Archive for May, 2011:

A trip to Hokitika

{ Posted on May 24 2011 by Renée }
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We're just returned from west of the Southern Alps!  It was time for a short holiday for us and so we went to the lovely seaside town of Hokitika to meet other members of the @Home New Zealand Bed and ...Read More »

Outdoor bathing and natural beauty

{ Posted on May 21 2011 by Renée }
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Today we picked up a cast iron bath from Christchurch.  We've got plans to set up an outdoor bath, perhaps a bit like this.  Imagine drinking our mulled wine, in a nice warm bath, under the stars, with snowy peaks ...Read More »

Photos of Autumnal snow

{ Posted on May 13 2011 by Renée }
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In a recent post we wrote about the first proper snowfall of Autumn.  We've now got some photos to show you.  We woke in the morning of the snowfall to this:               The village took on a magical fairytale character:                   Read More »

An important message for Australian travellers

{ Posted on May 09 2011 by Renée }
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We have banana cake! We understand that in Australia bananas are $12 Aus/kg.  We've picked up a whole box of bananas for much less and so much to the joy of recent Australian guests we have good supplies of banana cake.  ...Read More »

Scrumptious breakfast foods from local farms

{ Posted on May 02 2011 by Renée }
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This weekend we finally managed to have the time to attend a farmer's market to check out local produce for our B&B. We have been very keen to find a local source of bacon for our guests breakfasts. We are ...Read More »