Nearly had a long weekend! We were away at Tekapo with friends, and woke on Sunday to a wonderful blanket of snow. Burkes Pass was closed, and chains were required elsewhere. In all, about a foot of snow fell – up to half a metre in some places. By lunchtime the roads were cleared, and we had the green light to leave town. Actually, a bit of a disappointment if I was to be honest. Snowed in round a warm fire wouldn’t have been too bad.