Fun Times

3 Jul

This week has just flown by, I have done so much so think it is about time to give you all an update. The Winterfestival is now finished, but all the different activities and entertainments will definitely not be forgotten too soon. The images above show some of these things. We went to watch Ice Hockey for the first time ever. The teams were Southern Stampede vs Dunedin Thunder, brilliant names! It was really fun, but a bit painful to watch at times as they were pushing, banging into each other and fighting.

We also watched Stars on Ice on the Ice Ring which is located outside in the middle of town. Furthermore, we watched a street parade at night, called the Mardi Gras, where people made their own masks and lanterns to enter the parade. Then afterwards there was a concert by the harbour, with lots of bands and great music. In the daytime we went to the Arts & Craft Market, seeing some great local handicrafts and artworks. My favourite is definitely Mouse Illustration , it is a bit different to what I would normally like, but that is what I love about her jewelry, it is different, pretty and so much fun!

Another day, we headed up to Coronet Peak (one of the mountains) to watch Speight’s Dog Derby. This is a race for dogs and their owners, running and sliding down the slopes. It was hilarious, but also very confusing and very loud (barking and shouting). Afterwards, we went to watch a Dog Barking Competition, extremely funny again. The dog that barked the loudest won, however, if the owner could not get their dog to bark they would have to get on all four and bark themselves, so funny! Click here to watch some of it!

Then, guess what?! Snow, snow and snow! So guess what we did…skiing of cause!

Hopefully it will snow more so that we can get more of this:

One Response to “Fun Times”

  1. jon olav vik (kommende svigerfar til margareth) :-) July 4, 2011 at 7:53 am #

    hello again – its fantastic to see those pictures – skiing with that fantastic view behind… here home its summer and rain 🙂 in the weekend we where in wedding together with J.H. and Margareth….

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