All work and snow play...
Trip Start Jun 04, 2009
79Trip End Sep 06, 2010
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Hope you haven't forgotten about us over here. Things have settled down a lot for us on a daily basis now that we both have jobs and the ski season is coming to an end. It’s been a fantastic month though so I thought it was worth dropping you a note to tell you all what life in Queenstown is like so you can feel like you are here too.
First of all our house is almost perfectly situated a 10 minute walk from town, I say 'almost’ as that 10 minutes includes a very steep hill. Against all odds however I have grown to love the hill as it means we have a beautiful elevated view over the lake and gives me a well needed exercise a few times a day. As it’s the end of the ski season and the start of the summer season we’ve got a turn over of housemates at the moment and I’m not entirely sure who lives here and who doesn’t anymore
So, as I mentioned, we both have jobs now but nothing really to get too enthusiastic about. I’m working in a t-shirt shop with lot’s of cheeky/funny slogans which proved very amusing for my first day but now I just seem to grit my teeth every time people come in and read them out to each other in fits of giggles
We’ve been tearing up the ski slopes as often as possible, while I was working for about three weeks before Steve he managed to ski everyday and I went a couple of times a week during the day and then two times a week for the night skiing which was always great fun. We could get up the mountain in time to watch the sunset and then the flood lights came on and it all became a lot more of a challenge to get down the hill, especially after a few drinks and not skiing on the lit runs! Stunning views of the valley below with Queenstown lit up always made night skiing a highlight of the week. Unfortunately we had the last night ski last week as the snow is disappearing and they estimate only another 3 weeks left of the mountains being open at all. I’m trying to upload some silly skiing videos we took to this page so keep an eye out for them – it’s a shame we didn’t think to do it earlier in the season when the snow was better, so you will just have to use your imagination a bit
In other news my waistline is still suffering from the stuffing I gave it in South America and treating myself to fancy lunches while at work, Steve on the other hand has managed to ski himself skinny in no time so we are quite the unbalanced couple at the moment! It really doesn’t help also that we’ve started baking all the time, cakes, cookies, chocolate cornflake cakes etc which started as a cheap snack to take up the mountain for an energy boost and has now become a hobby of horrific consequences!
I’m so excited my Dad is now coming to visit for a week in October so have been doing lots of research into all the fun things we can do together. I can promise you a much more dramatic blog to read after his visit. (Everyone keep their fingers crossed for good weather for us!) That’s all for now, if anyone else would like to look into last minute flights we would love to put you up and show you around town too.
Lots of Love
Amy and Shop-keeper Steve