Back at work now (one week down) ... and feeling the post holiday come down.  Road trip up the North Island on New Zealand to Auckland, KatiKati and New Plymouth in the car to do the rounds of parents etc...

Then down to the sunny Marlborough for some New Years sailing.  We had New Years eve at Furneaux Lodge (http://www.furneaux.co.nz/) which was great.  We hired a nice 38 foot yacht and sailed around the sounds for a good few days ... soaking in the nice warm NZ no-ozone sun :)  Needless to say came back pretty brown.

There is something about New Zealand Xmas and New Years in the summer and amongst the NZ landscapes that i have never experienced anywhere else in the world.  Unique.