It’s been quite the whirlwind of a kiwi road trip cut short, but we were lucky enough to traverse the northern parts of the South Island, stay in some wonderful places, see the summer turn to autumn, and get to Blenheim just in time to watch my brother get married. Despite daily stresses, changes and challenges, lockdowns, venue cancellations, guest cancellations and changes, I got to watch my little brother persevere through all the many challenges and marry his love, and my new sister-in-law in the most beautiful family ceremony (hand sanitizers, social distancing and all). They’ve made it home to Australia now, and we’ve settled down into self isolation with my family here in Christchurch. What an incredible week. time for some stillness now, time for gardening, baking, and helping Charlie get residency in this beautiful country with me ?