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... cattle, some beets, and thousands of tourists as it was the filming location of the Hobbits’ Shire in the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films. In all there are 44 hobbit holes in which the tourists stand in front of each one to get their photo snapped. The site is very cute and at the end we stop at the Green Dragon Inn for an ale. Now we can check Lord of the Rings type tour off our list.
[We had our picture taken ...
... before I shuffled off in embarrassment to find a quiet corner and SWEAR MY HEAD OFF! As a recent study has shown that if you get hurt, and you say "OUCH" it actually reduced the pain levels by half! Well, I can conclusively say, that the findings of that study were total utter bull squirt! I hurt from but my cheek to elbow! And no matter how many times I said "OUCH", it didn't reduce the pain any! Thanks for nothing scientists!! Pain level 3. Ta Mako! ...
... weather took over and the heavens opened and the thunder cracked so we sought shelter in the kiwi house with Kenny the Kiwi !! He hadn't a clue we were there but he was cute. All kiwis in captivity are English. As their night is during the day to allow people to see them and at 6pm the lights are switched on and he thinks it's daytime. We came out and it was still raining but what tickled me was the two english couples ( us and the two from Norwich) as soon as ...
... is celebrating its 175th anniversary. Version 45 of our plans had been to visit Waiheke Island for some wine tasting, but with all this going on, it felt best to hang around and take in the atmosphere. The harbour was buzzing as they had also got a buskers festival going on and there was loads of quality street entertainment. Just like Brighton in May, but with hot weather.
We headed back to our hotel and watched the celebration fireworks over the harbour and ...
We decided to have a lazy morning today (well, Marc went for a run, but Lotte and I snoozed), and take advantage of the pool and thermal pools of our tourist park. The pool was lovely, and we had it mostly to ourselves. Lotte, as usual, had great fun jumping in and splashing about. We then wanted to try out the thermal pools.
The advice was to take off any jewellery in these, so I took off my rings and put them in my trouser pocket but of course they fell out when ...