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We visit Gwavas – an historical home

Gwavas is Welsh for permanent stead, as opposed to summer pasture. It sits in the Hawkes Bay, originally on 34,000 acres of a sheep and cattle farm. It is now around twenty acres of garden surrounding what was a twelve … Continue reading

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Two Princesses, A party and Lucy Brown has no idea what’s about to happen. 

Damen and Amy give us their bed We traversed the Waiheke waters and slept in a magical bed where I didn’t awake from peaceful slumber until 7.30am each day. Last one up! We breakfasted on sugar free berry pancakes with … Continue reading

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When old people buy burgers from young people…

Simone was going out so we decided we would get burgers before going home. We walk in and look around. The poster showed a new Alabama something burger and I have to say it looked good. “I’ll have that, but … Continue reading

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With all the kids to stay, we had a hectic but fun filled week. It was busy, noisy, fun … and we planned to do it on another school holiday week. We even made time to visit Tony and Duane where … Continue reading

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When you get a message from your kids that life is tough in one way or another, all you want to do is help and I was in the middle of cleaning out the ensuite cupboard deciding whether I should … Continue reading

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Saturday 30th July – thanks for listening

Yum cha seems appropriate for our last meal together, as we separate today. Ren heads back to Vancouver from San Jose and we back to New Zealand from San Francisco. I find myself pushing my thoughts in other directions to … Continue reading

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Friday 29th – chance meetings and like minded people. 

Most of the morning is taken up searching online, phoning and visiting possible places to buy redline Indian cotton diapers, as I learn to call them here. Tara has suddenly thought it’s possible we may get them here now they … Continue reading

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