Taking two weeks out to live life at a different pace is to be recommended. Work sent me out to Hong Kong in early April, just before our two week Easter teaching break. Given that there's only the small matter of 11 hours flight time between there and New Zealand it made good sense to pop across to see friends in Aortearoa. The trip started in Auckland, made its way to Cambridge and the Waikato region, then across to Whitianga in the Coromandel for Easter weekend. Three nights in Wellington followed, including a drop in the temperature, before a one year birthday party in Cambridge and a closing couple of days in Auckland. I've Blipped some photos to my Blipfoto, with more in the Flickr set below.Many thanks to everyone who put me up! Heather and Ross, Jenny and Tom, Charlotte and Ram... and Josh and Sophie, Ruaridh and Iona and Tobias, and of course birthday girl Pippa.It's a lovely place and hopefully it won't take me another decade to get back there!via New Zealand 2014 - a set on Flickr.