It was a special occasion, the Squires birthday, and we chose to visit the superb Mission Estate Winery. Though there is more to this place than food and wine.
Eight days later we face together quite happily another roadtrip and a birthday.
UPDATE: Time has got away from me this week. The result is I didn't complete my post about our roadtrip to the East Coast last month. In the interim here is a tweaked older post about the first segment of our trip.
January requires a more concentrated organisation if we are to celebrate our birthdays in style. This year was to be no exception with a smidgen of luxury and not a tent in sight. Though it would not involve an overseas destination. It would involve a slice of New Zealand paradise. Our Country. Our Tūrangawaewae - Our… Continue reading It’s Summer – Let’s go for a Roadie to Taranaki
Recently we had the experience of staying in a place that was once a grand 19th-century hotel. Which sits proudly on a hilltop overlooking the Waitomo Caves. It does sound very posh doesn't it, well, as it so happens the Queen's head once lay on a fluffed up pillow on the first floor, during late… Continue reading Have you stayed in a Haunted Hotel?
There is another place aside from the Bay of Plenty where the sunshine hours are plentiful with brown sugar coloured sand beaches. Which makes this a hotspot for most visitors and locals heading to the Nelson area in Aotearoa. If you have a steadfast soul and are a lover of walks, you get to discover… Continue reading Follow the Golden Weather to Takaka
Ahhh, food. It is a subject dear to many people's hearts and souls. Especially mine! It brings people together in wonderous and in not so jolly times. Perhaps one feijoa ice-cream at a time. Let me share with you a few snippets about just a few old-style local kai [food] that seems to be still… Continue reading Eat like a local: Kai with Soul