Ugbrooke Country Estate
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... I went to a local organic café with an inviting atmosphere and good vibes, ordered a cup of tea, exchanged pleasantries with the barista and some of the café patrons, and started re-reading my favourite book. Looking into that cup of tea as I waited for it to cool off enough to take my first sip, a spark of genuine joy struck me and took me by surprise. In that moment I decided to embrace that spark and let it grow. I latched onto it. I decided right then and there to shake ...
... br> In Picton we promptly boarded the boat and wasted no time in getting out on the water. It was an overcast morning with a heavy mist in the air. Before we even got to our fishing spot I was handed a beer. We cruised thirty miles out to the mouth of the Marlborough Sounds.
Here we got the rods out and started hooking on the squid bait. I have never fished like this before. We dropped the line to the bottom and within seconds felt the nibbles. My ...
... LOVE this wine"; “how long has it been oaked for and stuff?”; “Sparkling wine is my FAVOURITE!!” etc etc) was too much for Mr H and me, so we left for our next vineyard.
Next, we set off to the Framingham Vineyard (www.framingham.co.nz), established by an engineer called Rex Brooke-Taylor, who took the name Framingham from his ancestral home town near Norwich, England. Here, I was offered 5 wines to try ...
... going to another shearing show tomorrow so we needed to get to bed early. 23/02/2014 We got up at 6am and had breakfast, said our goodbyes to Donna and Jock and got on the road to Pahiatua show. The show starts at 8am and Hef needed to grind his comb before. The heats started early as there was no woolhandling. Hef had a poor shear and was next into the semi-final. He was really gutted but accepted he had a poor shear and we went for breakfast. We phoned Dawn ...
... seal pups often swim their way upstream to play safely in the pool under the waterfall. It wasn't the right time of the year for us to see the 'crèche' but there was a big group of seals on the rocky beach. Hurrying back into the car to escape the rain, wind and chilliness we drove on to Kaikoura. On the way we all spoke enthusiastically about having fish and chips for lunch and, as we arrived in town, under a veil of heavy rain, we spotted a takeaway. Adrian allowed ...
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