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  Reply # 2060822 23-Jul-2018 09:40
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For my favorite winter break, its head for the nearest frozen dam to chuck some granite rocks around and partake of a dram or ten of Scotlands finest single malt whilst attempting to stay upright on both legs.

 

A very social, if a little chilly, time as a recreational pastime.

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2060831 23-Jul-2018 09:54
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Last time I went on a winter holiday is in 2012, where we went up north for a roadie for a few days. Was really nice to get away from everything and just relax.


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  Reply # 2060855 23-Jul-2018 10:11
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Most interesting and coldest winter holiday was when we went to Russia in 2000 to adopt two children. Icicles hung from the side of the train in minus 20C temperatures. Too cold to take a picture to upload here.





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  Reply # 2060861 23-Jul-2018 10:31
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On a limited income it is difficult to replace the Nokia E63 that falls apart. I use rubber bands to hold it together. Also have to keep it on charge most of the time.

 


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  Reply # 2060874 23-Jul-2018 10:46
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Oh, definitely last year when we spent a weekend in Ohakune. The first time my kids played with snow, and it was awesome! They had SO. MUCH. FUN.


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  Reply # 2060950 23-Jul-2018 12:11
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Just came back from Rotorua for a SPA trip with the family, very relaxing indeed.

 

We hired our own private spa at Polynesian SPA.


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  Reply # 2061022 23-Jul-2018 14:26
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The best holiday in winter was in 2011. I went overseas first time with my wife after getting married. We skimped and saved for 2 years and blew it on a vacation 2 weeks long in Queenstown. First time experiencing snow was worth it.


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  Reply # 2061047 23-Jul-2018 15:01
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Shark dive off Stewart Island.  Not quite winter, but end of April down that way feels like it!

 

 

 





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  Reply # 2061095 23-Jul-2018 16:13
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I've had a few good traveling highlights; walking the Great Wall in China, late night drifting downhill in Japan, boulder tossing on Lake Louise in Canada. etc

 

But one that sticks out in my mind was quad bike touring a massive cattle station in the outback near Alice Springs, and sleeping under the stars in a swag.

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2061102 23-Jul-2018 16:23
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Strangely enough I've just started back at work after taking last week off. Unfortunately it wasn't a planned holiday, or even remotely like a holiday.
It was a week off to add to my week of bereavement leave.
Two weeks ago my brother decided to remove himself from this world. Its something you never forget, that 2am phone call, and then a policeman standing at your door..
In the ensuing week of well wishers, funeral homes, txts, calls, instant messages, photo sending/receiving my poor old Galaxy 5 has all but shuddered to a halt. 
The screen is cracked (again) and it sometimes won't wake up to answer a call, or it sits there flashing screen on/off randomly. 
I've had enough death of late..
This was my brother in happier times
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#suicidesux. 




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  Reply # 2061122 23-Jul-2018 16:51
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My favourite winter holiday was Christmas 1999, when I spent 3 weeks in Winnipeg with my then fiance. It was a magical wonderland of Christmas lights reflected in the snow, sleigh rides, eggnog and true love!


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  Reply # 2061385 23-Jul-2018 21:24
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Best Winter holiday I had was when my wife to be arrived from the UK to visit for her UK Summer holiday, and it was Winter here. We had a marvellous time travelling around the far North, with beautiful cool, sunny days. Missed a few good storms by a matter of hours sometimes, and there was always a friend's home to stop at with mulled wine or the like to warm the insides. Travelled around in my golden HQ Holden somewhat similar to the one pictured here that I found on the internet. Alas, the original Golden Holden has gone to the happy HQ hunting ground long ago.

 

I would love this phone!

 

 

 

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  Reply # 2061456 24-Jul-2018 08:20
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My new favourite pastime is to head to Japan during our summer to find some of the best ever white stuff. The amount of powder you get is unbelievable.

 

It just happened to be a rare sunny day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2061497 24-Jul-2018 09:08
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A weekend in Iceland.  Sitting in blue lagoon hot pools - surrounded by snow and steam.


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  Reply # 2061692 24-Jul-2018 14:35
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A winter break in the Pacific island of Rarotonga is a fond memory. 

 

About 25 degrees in the day and everything is easy. They even use $NZ.

 

Be careful about what you eat or drink before snorkelling in the lagoon though wink


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