A taste of New Zealand.
I'm back after a wonderful visit to the "land of milk & honey & kiwifruit." I had such a lovely time among family & friends.It was so refreshing to see all those entrepreneurial kiwis,lovely cafes,flourishing gardens with the Autumn hues and gorgeous beaches.
Welcome to Middle-Earth!
There was lots of catching up,walks,visits,laughs and delicious foods.
more good company...
A lovely friend Gwendolyne loaned us her extra car.
Allan, my brother from Australia also came to stay at Granny Ninja's house.. We visited Gwendolyne for a night.at her lovely “retreat”. She lives 2 1/2 hours out from Auckland so it is a lovely drive of hills,trees,sheep and cafes with delicious meat pies.
She has just become engaged. Selecting the ring has kept her eyes sparkling! The best part is that we all like her fiance Elliott.
and then there's the New Zealand animals!
It's been a week since I've been back. I'm rested,inspired & acclimated back to life in California. Dax did an amazing job of keeping the small vegetable garden alive,despite the ongoing deck construction,the sprinklers being disconnected,& temperatures of 105F (40.5C).
The first harvest of the season.
We savored the freshness as the memory of the taste will need to last us until next season when the garden should be back to "normal". Go well,and be gentle with yourself, Good night, Lizzie