I went to the West Coast on the weekend! Probably you guessed that from the title but I thought I'd better clarify.
Sorry if this post is a bit scattered, but family have just got new phones and they are trying out all the ringtones. All of them! I made a comment about how trying out ringtones is really fucking annoying and apparently now I'm being irrational, or something, but it is hard to be rational when TEEDLE EEEDLE BOM CHICKA WOW WOW - TEEEEEEEDLE EEEEDLE EEEEP GAHHHH.
Here is a photo of a West Coast double-ended cow.
Also discovered that every small town in New Zealand has three things: pub, tearooms, and shop selling poorly-constructed crafts. You know the ones, stones with eyes painted on them and the name of the town stuck on in bits of wood, or something. Crapft! Have decided that if current life plan doesn't work out, I am going to move to a small town and open a shop called "Local Crap".
This was my favourite Local Crap Warning:
How do you tell what is the art and what is the stuff?
We also went to Franz Josef to see the glacier - it was absolutely pouring with rain but with a complete disregard for Dragon's instructions we went out anyway and spent half an hour trekking towards the glacier, which looked like this:
OK, just the one. (Photo taken by not-me.)
All in all, it was a good weekend! Even though it was three days of camping and no internet and no makeup (!) - although the girl in the tent next to me plucked her eyebrows at a camping table one morning, prompting me to think, 'who the fuck plucks their eyebrows when they're camping?' and then answer my own question five minutes later when I ran into a really cute German co-camper and wished I had plucked my eyebrows also.