Well good bye West Coast and hello Holidays! Holidays as in Christmas and new years... and also Holidays as in vacation for a few weeks. We left Barrytown last Friday for a trip up through Abel Tasman National Park, Nelson, Wellington and Hamilton. I am currently in Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty on the East coast of the North island. Its not the chilly-air, wrapped up beside a fire, Christmas Vacation playing on the DVD, poking fun at my brothers, cooking with mom, having an TAB (Tasty Adult Beverage) with dad, and Christmas carols 24-7 on all the radios...but it will be nice. I have some great friends and a family that I will be spending it with... So although I will not be with my loving fam (whom of course I will greatly miss laughing and conversing and being with), everyone can sleep soundly as I will be very well taken care of! I know everyone was worried! Ha! But truthfully, take advantage of the chance you have to share meals and hugs and presents and love...after all...Tis the Season!