I arrived in New Zealand just in time for an Antarctic chill to sweep across this beautiful (double or kind of triple) island nation.
Throughout the last week we’ve had unusually cold temperatures, particularly at night and in the morning.
Rain has been on and off. Sometimes during the day the temperature has warmed up to be rather hot. But for the most part, the wintry weather has been a shock to the system for this born-and-raised California girl.
It started last week, shortly after James and Brett completed their Guinness World Record.
I really can’t complain, considering we live in the north part of the North Island – the region furthest from the Antarctic than the rest of New Zealand.
The cold snap – which brought snow to the South Island and stormy weather to Auckland – meant 8/9 degrees Celsius or 46/48 Fahrenheit for us up this side.
Down south in Christchurch the temperatures plummeted to 1/2 degrees Celsius or 33/35 Fahrenheit.
I survived with the help of newly bought slippers and the use of layers and sweaters (jumpers in Kiwi talk).
Wish me luck as I try and keep warm, an entirely foreign concept for me… no pun intended.