Thursday, June 15, 2017


Sadly, today we have to head home.

This has been the most lovely time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

The kids have been good (mostly) for Bex while we've been away.

There is an issue that has to be dealt with, and Steve is taking today off work, travelling down to Cambridge and dealing with it for us.
I'm not going to elaborate on that, but it's something that has to be sorted out TODAY.  Thank god he's able to go down and sort it for us.

And we can still enjoy our last day away, knowing that he's got it in hand.

I took a few photos last night while out at dinner:

ABOVE:  The lady at the cruise boat business recommended this eatery ... so we went there last night.

 ABOVE:  We both had the seafood chowder... it was AMAZING, can thoroughly recommend it!

This place specialised in ribs... and the platters they kept bringing out to other diners were friggin HUGE!!!

ABOVE:  It was like they kept bringing out half a cow!  I don't know how people could eat all that!   edit: this photo courtesy of Google Images.  But indicative of the rib platters served there.

I couldn't even eat all my seafood chowder... derr.

ABOVE:  The waterfront at night, so darn pretty... and blue.  Gotta love the blue lights.

Right... time to get a move on, pack up and hit the road.
First stop... visit Lacy.


A dog named Whiskey.

And eating jet planes on da road...


Finally home after a long trip... lots of traffic and fairly slow going in some places.

We spent a bit of time with Lacy this morning, meeting her new puppy:

 ABOVE:  This is Whiskey.  She's a pure breed Chihuahua.  Very small and cute.

 ABOVE: Jono's dog Misha loves her!  So adorable.

 ABOVE:  Just  a teeny, tiny handful of puppy.

After that visit, we headed south...stopping here and there for food/piddles and so on.

 ABOVE:  It was a hazy day... GOODBYE FAR NORTH.  It was an amazing, enjoyable holiday and we can't wait to go back one day.

 ABOVE:  I had to climb up a steep, slippery fence line to get that photo... meanwhile, Stew stopped and yakked to an Australian man who was on holiday too.  
He was on his way up north, heading for Cape Reinga.  Stew told him we had just been there.

ABOVE:  I had company on the fence line.  We just love fantails.

It's lovely to be home again.  It's noisy, busy... but HOME.

Time to wind down and relax before heading off to bed.  


  1. Yum that all looks so good!

  2. Anonymous10:25 AM

    Shaggers hip omg lol :) xx #2

  3. If you both had chowder, whose ribs are those?

    1. Anonymous3:52 PM

      They do look yum! A neighbouring table is my guess so Chris could show us how good they looked.

    2. I got that photo off Google Images. Not the other diners tables... though it was tempting.

  4. Anonymous3:54 PM

    Glad you've had an amazing time away. Thanks for taking us along and showing us the amazing sights and food. Bex and Steve really are beautiful caring young people. They are lucky to have you and vice versa.

  5. Anonymous8:00 PM

    First time commenter here....have been following your blog for quite some time though. So glad you had an awesome time up north. I grew up in Kaitaia so it was so nostalgic to see your pictures and hear about your travels. Thanks for sharing! Fiona

  6. What a wonderful few days just so neat to share the journey. You are/were so lucky to have Bex she is pure gold and your son did good picked a pearla!

    1. Naw thanks Sharon very sweet , I'm just glad they had a amazing trip away we did have good fun this end as well 😊

  7. ALL COMMENTS AND REPLIES THAT CAN/DID CAUSE A SHIT FEST ON MY BLOG HAVE BEEN REMOVED. I don't want our holiday to be marred by conflict.

    1. Oh ffs I missed all the drama!!!!

    2. You are so funny Tracy. Love ya chick.

    3. Welcome home lovely, glad you had a great time 😀

    4. I missed it too Tracey, but Im glad you removed them Chris You have had a nice break away lets leave it that way.

  8. Love you like I love Smurfs Mum XXXXXX

  9. Darn the trip is over! Glad to hear you made it home safe and sound.


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