The highlight was shearing a sheep although there was a host of other things which will be detailed in another blog.
We were feasted with vast quantities of NZ wine, a fantastic BBQ and and birthday cake all courtesy of Helen and Terry.
The evening was organized by my manager Peter Bramley and his wife Margi (in collusion with Lyn) and I think it sums up the philosophy of New Zealanders and was one of, if not THE best birthday treat of my life!
As the start of my 60th birthday celebrations I was taken to a farm near Invercargill for a brilliant surprise evening. Prior to leaving I had no idea where I was going - all I was told was to make sure my clinic finished by 4.30pm. The farm belongs to one of the surgical secretary's and her husband (Helen and Terry O'Meara) who treated us to one of the most friendly and hospitable evenings of my life.