17 February 2011

Personal: Happiness is......

Today Greg and I celebrate 10 years of marriage.  I can still remember so much from our special day....my flowers, the cars, the music, being surrounded by family and friends but most of all the commitment we made to each other.  As I look back on the last 10 years there has been laughter, tears, overseas travel, a new home, 2 beautiful children, but most of all we have learnt to grow as a couple as well as individuals. 

So yes, today is a celebration of not only where we have come from but also where we are heading to.  And I couldn't ask for anyone better to take that journey with.

ps:  yesterday I got my dress down from the top of the wardrobe....and well you know....I couldn't help myself :-)

07 February 2011

Personal: A Piece of History

Recently, having spent a fantastic weekend in Naseby with friends, we decided to head for home over the Dunstan Trail.  We stopped at the Jail in Styx for a picnic lunch by the river and then headed over the trail.
The track was first used by gold miners seeking the riches of the Dunstan gold diggings in the 1860's.  It was the shortest route at the time from Dunedin to Dunstan (Clyde).  It would take horse drawn drays 2 - 3 weeks to complete the round trip from Dunedin to Dunstan and back.
There was usually an overnight stop at the Styx.  The "jail" was a lock up where the gold bullion was protected.  The chains which where used to padlock the the gold chest in safety are still in place today.
I would have to say it was an awesome trip and if you have a 4WD I would highly recommend it.

below is the "jail" at Styx