Last week we took off to Turangi. Middle of the North Island of New Zealand, 40mins away from the skifields on Mt Ruapehu. Not a lot to do there but relax, ski and walk if you're so inclined.
Very enjoyable, there's something about not being at home and therefore not having to worry about the house, gardens, chores that need to be done. We spent a lot of time driving - a day in Taupo, to the mountain to ski, exploring other areas - and we spent a bit of time walking - lovely tracks and walks there - and some just blobbing.
While M and I didn't ski - we just sat and manned the pit stop - the kids did and they had a blast. B had never skied before but took to it like a duck to water after a lesson and G, having been for a week with school, just said bye and away he went.
So good, we think we'll take them again next ski sesson!