Waiwhenua Homestead Farmstay
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... Vineyard and factory work such as frozen meat works and Heinz-Watties locally.
Cheese and milk, and lamb is bloody expensive considering the amount of fields of cows and milk you have to drive past to get anywhere. I understand this is because it gets exported and locals have to pay jumped up prices, even though they live next door to the field where the lamb grew up. In other words, I reckon they get a raw deal. But they don't seem angry. They just get a gun, go out ...
... resisted the urge to *****slap her, instead opting to say "THAT'S REALLY MEAN" and crying. My crying lasted for 5 long seconds until daddy gave me some Smarties, which of course made it all better. After that, I generally walked around whilst I was supposed to be being observed for symptoms of anaphylaxis, and got as much free stuff as I could. My prize blag was a really cool Dora the Explorer toothbrush off Philippa who is daddy's boss. It's interesting how I was never that ...
... Incidentally Amy refused to take them off all the next day.
On the Sunday morning, I was planning to cycle up our local mountain- something that I have been meaning to do since getting here. On the first attempt, I estimate I got half way up. I did it in 36 mins, but I suspect it was the easier half. The second time I tried, I got up early and was well motivated. Seven mins into the ride, I got not one but six lumps of glass in my ******n tyre so ...
So, the morning of Amy's birthday arrived and Tom was delighted that his daughter turned 3, but even more delighted that he had requested a later 9.30 start. Up we got and present opening began. Amy was quite excited and kept telling us it was her birthday and said she was called three. Bless. She had a great time looking at all the presents and cards and then polished off a birthday breakfast of fried egg sandwich.
... no one was out kayaking in the estuary on a Sunday morning at 11 o’clock, the dry Mancunian accent came back ‘cos it’s cloudy’. Not sure us British would get anything done with that attitude!
The day ended nicely with our neighbours coming round for pre-dinner cheese and biscuits accompanied by local Sauvignon Blanc (‘Sav’ darling) and Fig, Port and Cardamom paste from the farmers market.
Now about those ...
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