This group of lovelies spent a morning cleaning mould off our dining and living room ceilings (a.k.a semi-tropical foot prints), as well as stacking bricks, tidying up a passion fruit vine and taking unwanted green waste to the tip. Plus, they left a Christmas card, which when opened later revealed a present: a free haircut. They work for Adshel: the company that owns Brissy bus shelters and rents out ad space on them. Every year they do volunteer work. This year they chose mummyswish (link on side) to dedicate a day of their time. Fabulous.
Walking 3-4 hours return into sub-alpine environments; the beauty of Milford Sound (or more correctly fjord); relaxing and enjoying the company of my partner and son were a few of the delights of New Zealand. It helped me to breathe in deep again.