Life for me is run on impulse! My cousin who lives in the South Island suggested a couple of weeks ago to come and visit her a week later. I was on 2 weeks of school hols, so thought what the heck and booked some flights! I'm lucky I've teens who are independent and can do their own thing!
I flew into Christchurch - these photos are taken over the South Island. I spent a night catching up with a Christchurch friend, and drove out of Christchurch the next morning without really seeing any of the city. My cousin drove up from Dunedin to pick me up and we spent the next 2 days meandering down the South Island through little townships, back to Dunedin!
Ashford wool and spinning shop is. Ashford is known worldwide for their spinning wheels and weaving looms. The shop is heaven! And believe it or not, I actually walked out of there without spending a cent on any wool or anything else! I did have an afghan at their delicious cafe, which is worth a visit alone if you are not into wool hoarding...
Hills Hats. It was an amazing shop full of NZ made things! Decent quality, which can be hard to find these days!
Black on Grey, which I highly recommend!
Barkers - there is a fabulous factory shop there. Plus Talbot Forest Cheese, of which some came home with me too! Such a sweet little town, with plenty to do and see! Lots more photos to come of the next 2 days!