15 October 2006
Beer, sun, surf and fun German stick throwing games!
Just had a lovely (apart from the tired beer-induced headache I'm enjoying) weekend for Ben's birthday (the fabulous French guy who's been a great friend almost since I stepped off the plane here) in Gore Bay - a really nice secluded little village halfway between chch and kaikoura. There was a whole gang of us camping there and the blazing Nor-wester (hot hot dry wind) kept us all warm. Paula (see photo), my friend Anna's sister, who is staying with us for a while came along and met a grand total of about one Kiwi! Bit of an international crowd! We drank beer til there was none, played a fun German stick throwing game (which seems largely just to be an excuse to drink beer in the sun - those Germans know what they're doing!) and argued loudly into the night of the worlds woes! Then we all nursed our hangovers on the beach, watching Frenchies surf, in the warm sun. Perfect. Happy birthday Benoitito, and thanks!
Posted by A at 9:14 pm