Aparima Motor Lodge
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... the farm jean Hastings and Havelock North, selling a lot of berries through their roadside stall and the local farmers market...you can imagine I was in my element there. I actually arrived just before the season started and helped them prepare for the start of the season, tidying up the roadside stall, putting up shade canopies and helping Fay (Bruce's mum) prepare for their Christmas party.
Once we started picking saw the arrival ...
... 3 or almost 4 volcanos is such an amazing experience. Mount Ruapehu, Mount Pihanga, Mount Tongariro and Mount Ngaruhou (Mount Dome) are picture perfect, still all active volcanos. I am quite blessed to have a view like that when I open my door! The team is also really nice. I live in a tiny cabin as they call it, more a shoe box, but it’s actually not too bad. The only little disadvantage (or maybe also relief haha) is no wifi! So really living back ...
... means that nobody really wants to be at the beach anyway. Except a couple of mad surfers who wore wetsuits but must have still been cold. Took the boys down to the river mouth which was rushing out at low tide and made for interesting waves that push there way back up the mouth and nearly caught us out a few times as we stood by. Started raining so we ran back to the campervan and made dinner - steak tonight.
... received a very positive rating from ERO which everyone in the organisation is thrilled about. On the day we visit the child care centre there is a special lunch for families being prepared and I meet a parent who takes a break from the kitchen to discuss the very personalised and supportive approach the teachers at the centre have taken to helping herself and her child make the transition from home to centre. There is a beautiful display on the wall of a tree with each leaf ...
Went exploring today on foot. It is a beautiful city. Wide pavements with parks and streets lined with tropical plants. It has beautiful old architecture and real modern buildings too. First impressions - warm air but it doesn't burn. It has a Hawaii feel as we came in from airport. Lots of beautiful sculptures and malls with their own ...
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