I have ticked the important boxes, like...
- July day at Turoa with my friend for her birthday
- got paid for work to be on snow at SnowPark for an event we were involved in
- In Sep near my birthday I did a spring summit hike to the crater lake (Whakapapa side)
I've also continued to purchase kit for Japan. Latest item is Sorel Boots (Helen of Tundra) to keep my tootsies warm and dry wandering through the village. I've also kept trying Japanese foods at various restaurants and events and started to learn a bit of Japanese (but I confess haven't looked at this for a few months!)
So it's been a quiet winter in NZ for me. It's a shame to miss out on the snow brought in by the spring storms. I hear it has been awesome this month! But soon I will be back into it, a whole other land, a whole other culture, in the middle of our summer to boot. Not long now to wait.