We spent the day today with our old neighbours and great friends, the Watson Family. We went with them to a pumpkin growing competition. Caleb Watson had grown an American pumpkin which he had entered. We had a great day. This is Joel and Caleb in front of his pumpkin.
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Having the famous New Zealand take away, Fish'n'Chips, with friends Wayne and Bernice Leyser and their lovely children.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
We are back at our old home, Hastings. We drove up here from Wellington yesterday and have enjoyed our first day catching up with friends. This is the view from Te Mata Peak, a popular look out point. (a borrowed photo, we haven't got up there yet)
Saturday, March 22, 2008
The weather continues to be beautiful and we have continued to enjoy it. On Easter Friday we went to Kaitoke Regional Park where Rivendell (The Lord of the Rings) was filmed. All that remains as evidence of this is a sign. It is a beautiful area just minutes from Mum and Dad's home.
Anna-Marie is the only one who has been giving fly fishing a go. It is quite an art but she is learning from one of the best, her Grandad. This is her first trout caught on a fly rod.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
For those of you who don't know, we have travelled back to New Zealand for my sisters wedding. Unfortunately Mark could not make it back so early but will be joining us in May when his semester finishes. This is Matthew and I with one of my other sisters, Nicola, who travelled from Switzerland with her daughter Amy for the wedding. We had never met Amy so it was a real treat for us. She is very cute!
We have enjoyed being able to go for bush walks again. Upper Hutt, where we are staying at my Mum and Dads, has a lot of walks just a few minutes drive away. The weather has been beautiful, nice a warm and sunny so we have been making the most of it.