It aint what you do, it's the place that you do it.
I wouldn't normally have anything good to say about a weekend spent editing and writing instead of in the hills (good weather in the Tararuas last weekend), but last weekend Whangaimoana on the South Wairarapa cost was about as nice a place as you could get for such a task. No internet, no cellphone reception, no phone and no other people meant no distractions. A table, and somewhere to charge a laptop were sufficient to get things done. Thanks to Stephen and Jo for the use of their bach.