In case you have not guessed already, The Optimist is on holiday. Even optimists need to recharge their batteries and reinforce their optimistic view of life. A short break in Hanmer followed by a spot of camping in Temuka is just the thing.
I hope you had a great Christmas and are planning wonderful things for the new year. If you are an environmentalist, I hope you use this time to get close to nature so that in the new year, you can stop bleating about it being overrun by humans.