We spent about a week at the end of February doing nothing much except work and lessons. I walked down to the cafe every morning and did a couple of hours work there. Then I walked home, had lunch and did a couple more hours work. Mike has been helping our host with various internet and electricity related issues. Antonia has been studying (and spending inordinate amounts of time on the phone with friends in various time zones).
On 1 March, I drove to Picton to pick up my parents who had just flown in to Christchurch and taken the train up. We hadn't seen each other for 11 months! We spent the first week in the Abel Tasman area, before setting off on a whistle stop tour of north island.