Almost exactly at this time last year (10am 9th November New Zealand time) Pinky and I landed in Christchurch, our first time on New Zealand soil. We were told it was a balmy 12 degrees, but when we stepped out of the airport we found it to be very hot and sunny.
It doesn't seem like a year ago today, it seems more like a lifetime ago. I am a different person from the one who went to New Zealand. I would like to say a better person, but the opposite is true. The only growing I've done in the year is in girth.