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Wake up surprisingly okay considering I've had about 5 hours sleep. Time to pack up, although this time it has some novelty value as I attempt to pack everything into the new holdall. Yay, it (just about) fits! Feels like it weighs a ton though. Typically, today is a rubbish day in Sydney, cold and raining. Come on Sydders, it’s my last day! …
Weather better but still fresh. We have been enjoying the wonderfully polically incorrect breakfast TV presenter who has been having an ongoing rant about malformed biscuits (Cameo creams: a bit like custard creams) and as a result viewers have been sending in pictures of their misshapen biscuits. He has been advocating dwarf tossing and so it goes …
... and a full tummy, everyone decided that for dinner we would have the apple crumble Krissy had made - this was a great idea at the time, not so much during the night when Lewy kept saying he was hungry.
Later on we settled in to watch the ids play and had a few glasses of red before retiring. Everyone had had a full great day of catching up and Lewis was so at ease he just wandered off around their house playing all day.
... in Taupo which didn't leave a lot of time to explore as we were arriving around 6pm and leaving by 8am.
I Taupo I did however go with a big group to the hot springs and have a little bathe, so I managed to fit in an activity! The bus also stopped at mud pools for a quick gander at the bubbling pools and whiff of the sulphur being given off. It was cool to see the earth bubbling away throwing mud high into air as the bubbles burst through ...
... day basically playing. Playgrounds, eating, reading, etc. We get some great sleeps and get to Christchurch quite early the next day. We’ve heard a lot of the city since we’ve been here. Many say “it WAS a great city” until the big earthquake that knocked it down in 2011. We were quite surprised to see how much of the damage is still really visible. In some parts of the city it looks as if the earthquake ...
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