We had a grey damp drive all the way to Wanaka, but it's not actually raining here at the moment. The car was severely tail-heavy with all the gear in the boot - and three bikes hanging on a rack from the towbar. A couple of times we hit small bumps and the suspension completely bottomed out, so we didn't have much travel left!
Eddie & Kristine's house has been dramatically transformed, with the main house and the small flat now joined by a sunny atrium. Nothing is 100% finished (bare wall boards awaiting plaster, etc) but it's becoming liveable very quickly. Just the lounge and kitchen-dining to go!
Later: I took a photo in the pub yesterday - this is the epitome of cool style. I wonder if it's comfortable?