We're booked into a luxurious new holiday home for the week so you're welcome to picture me relaxing by the open fire, sipping aperitifs. More likely I will be crashed out on the couch after an exhausting day on the mountain chasing my kids.
After much tossing and turning about accommodation I decided a holiday house would suit us better than a hotel, hostel or B&B. The place we'll be at has all the mod-cons - DVD player, gas-heated water, electric blankets, slow-cooker, dishwasher - a true home away from home. The weather can be unpredictable in the Central North Island so if we do have to spend a day indoors at least it will be comfortable. Budget-wise, cooking our own food will save a lot. I will have done a big shop at the discount supermarket before we left.
I hope you are having a good day wherever you are!