Not really in hiding. BUT I’M STILL HERE. I’m alive! Wait… did anyone notice I was gone?
It’s been a long, long time since I posted, so I thought I’d give you all a bit of an update on where I’m at and what I’m doing. I intend to get posting again more frequently because I miss it!
In January of 2017 I travelled over to New Zealand and have been living in the beautiful, spectacular Queenstown for the past year and a bit. WHAT A BEAUTIFUL PLACE.
For those who haven’t ventured to this side of the earth, let me tell you: New Zealand truly is something special. From the endlessly breathtaking mountains, lakes and glaciers of the South Island to the tropical coves and geothermal wonderlands of the North Island, this is a stunningly unique place to be.
‘Cause this is a film blog, I can’t not talk about the movie locations situated here. The recent Mission Impossible movie for example, with those jaw-dropping helicopter scenes shot over the sweeping fiordland of Milford Sound (also the home to the unfortunate crash landing in Alien: Covenant).
The snowcapped peaks of The Remarkables mountain range are featured in lots of cool blockbusters including X Men Origins: Wolverine, Vertical Limit and The Water Horse.
None other than Isengard itself and many of Middle Earth’s destinations are right here amongst the regions of Queenstown. It’s a Lord of the Rings fanatic’s paradise here! Learning all about why Peter Jackson chose New Zealand as a shooting location for the world famous movies has been endlessly interesting. Yes, I’ve been on a number of LOTR tours and been lucky enough to explore the WETA workshop. Cool right?!
More on all of that later.
Some of the cool things I’ve been up to in the past year and a half include:
- Bungy jumping the Nevis (eek!)
- Skydiving over the beautiful Lake Wanaka
- Trying (and failing) at skiing
- Experiencing the awe-inspiring glowworm caves of Waitomo
- Meeting a whole range of interesting people and gaining so many valuable friendships
- Turning my dislike of cats into a like of cats (I’ll explain another time properly)
- Lots of flights and lots of movies on flights (teaser)
Anyway, there’s a quick update with some photos below for you to have a sneak peek.
I’ll be doing a couple more posts in the foreseeable future so please stay tuned. Let me know what YOU’VE been up to in the comments!