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Blogland is awash with Christmas posts at the moment and while my Christmas holidays have begun, I thought I would share something less festive with you all. With study over for the year, I have finally had time to sort through the photos I took back in September, on a trip to New Zealand. Feeling tired and wondering how we were going to make it to the end of a challenging year, the mister and I impulsively decided to fly to the land of the long white cloud for a bit rest, rejuvenation and inspiration. We hired a car and toured around the South Island, taking in as many of the amazing sights as time and the weather would permit. There was so much to see in this beautiful country that I am sure we will be back in the future. For now I shall content myself with the memories that these images evoke.