the weekend that was










+ the last one before our return to the UK for a wedding

+ waking to the birdsong, including a ruru (morepork) – new zealand’s only native owl

+ another long one for us, starting with anzac day (also my sister D’s birthday)

+ installing our new knife block

+ and some candle holders, bought years ago, stored until yesterday, waiting for a home to put them in

+ nic’s parents visiting for the day and us taking them to a superb lunch at batch winery, then a walk along palm beach

+ finding a tiny kina shell to add to my collection

+ PC coming over for taco friday. this week’s menu: prawns with avocado mousse + tamarillo & habanero salsa

+ D&M staying saturday night

+ lunch in the sun at goldie vineyard’s tasting room & bistro

+ an afternoon & evening spent out on our deck

+ rich chocolate ganache with home-made tamarillo, vanilla & cayenne sauce

+ a sunday morning swim at onetangi

+ followed by breakfast

+ then a nice long walk along the beach

+ before dropping D&M back at the ferry

+ and stopping on the way home for island gelato

+ sofa time, writing up house notes for family who might stay whilst we are away, giving them a break from the craziness of life on a farm at calving time

+ and a simple sunday supper

+ whilst watching gambit

[weekending with amanda] – how was yours?

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