The Old Manse
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John Martin is regarded as founding the town in the 19th century, the first streets in the town were set out in the pattern of the Union Flag. Many of the streets are named after foreign cities visited by Martin.
We will be visiting 4 wine producers in the area on the tour. The first on the list was Murdoch James, where we tasted a selection of their wines. Before we sampled each ...
... some nice bits and admired the pink & red frondy seaweed, very different to the huge strips of this morning.
We returned via a newly established reserve, through flax and reeds, grasses and seaside plants, just as beautiful in its own way but exceedingly wet underfoot. More jigsaw (I will NOT be beaten!) and a delicious tea of pork chops & salad before, yes, you’ve guessed it – more jigsaw doing.
... the weekend. Which I am sure mother would have loved for her birthday…sorry again haha. Got up on Saturday and after cooking a lovely breakfast with some exquisite pans and chopping boards! Any way, had a wonder into the square to look around and then we went for a walk up the Rimutuka Incline which was once the old rail way track from Wellington. Was a good old walk but really good because it told you facts about the railway on the way up and what happened. ...
So while it's not a bad job overall and we could stand to make a decent amount of cash at it, neither of us is hugely enthused with it and we thought we'd go try something a bit different. It's called Wwoof - World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. The basic idea is that you homestay on an organic farm, and in exchange for helping out around the farm for a few hours each day you are provided with room and board. ...
... manage to sink a bit of good quality wine at the end of the second day whilst Karen holds court with midwifery stories. As my DIY work apprenticeship with Dave also carries on, I begin to believe that I am being played for a fool. 'Is this some kind of secret husband training camp you've signed me up for?' I bark at Karen. 'Are we actually paying to be here?' My question brings laughter to the room although I never actually receive clarification either way! We finish ...