The Land of Kiwis and Ice

I’m back! No broken bones and luckily not as sore as I expected to be. We had such a great time, I think NZ has made regular skiers out of us…

Two mad powder monkeys

Two mad powder monkeys

Just another lovely day at Cardrona

Just another lovely day at Cardrona


The view from our lodge


Sunset over Lake Wanaka

The elusive snow bunny, usually shy but this day preening for the camera

The elusive snow bunny, usually shy but this day preening for the camera

11 Responses to “The Land of Kiwis and Ice”

  1. 1 Lynn Priestley August 9, 2009 at 11:37 am

    It looks like you had a great time. Chilly but fabulous…how is the puppy?

  2. 2 Karen Tyrrell August 9, 2009 at 11:49 am

    Hi Katherine,
    Your holiday snaps are breathtaking! Glad you had a FAB time!
    I’ve only travelled to NZ in Summer … Karen

  3. 3 Katherine Battersby August 9, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Lynn, Frank was extremely excited to see us, but no more so than we were to see him! His excitement took up so much energy he passed out at 6pm and didn’t wake up until the next morning…

    Karen, I’ve found NZ equally gorgeous across seasons – it’s an amazing place, isn’t it?

  4. 4 Sharim August 11, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Huzzah and welcome back! Looks like you guys had a great trip. Glad to see the car is intact… ;)

  5. 5 Kathleen Noud August 11, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    Too cute! Glad you’re back in one piece ;o)

  6. 6 chrisbongers August 12, 2009 at 11:26 am

    Love the photos! Our family is going to the snow in January. Hope our holiday is as much fun as yours looks!

  7. 7 Katherine Battersby August 12, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Sharim – we were really nervous on our first day of driving through the snow (I kept having flashbacks of your honeymoon story…)

    Thanks Kathleen. One piece I am – one big blubbery piece from all the food and wine :)

    Chris, you’re going to love it! So much fun and craziness to be had in the snow.

  8. 8 Scrib August 13, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    LOVE your jacket – I want one! especially when I lose my little personal heater!

  9. 9 Katherine Battersby August 13, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    Thanks Syb! I got a LOT of comments on it on the slopes. You can always borrow my mobile personal heater (Frank loves to sleep on my lap or feet)

  10. 10 katswhiskers August 19, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    I couldn’t let this go without making a quip about the well ‘red’ rabbit!

  11. 11 Katherine Battersby August 19, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Thanks Kat! (love a good pun)

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A blog of ramblings about the world of writing and illustrating for children, by an author / illustrator who might just have a thing for rabbits.

Katherine's picture books, 'Squish Rabbit' and 'Brave Squish Rabbit', are out with Viking (Penguin, US) and UQP (Australia). Please e-mail if you would like her to blog about something in particular.

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