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Sincerely,  Sherelyn


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Blog #22  -  31 March 2014     (Welcome Ellen Chester of With My Needle)

Blog #22

Monday, 31 March 2014 ~

What an awesome time we had when Ellen Chester of With My Needle and her husband, Tom came to stay for several days in March.
Ellen's wish before arriving was that she wanted to see the local attractions and see what the locals did.






Ellen & Tom

Consequently we spent several days going here, there and everywhere -
Te Mata Peak  -  to overlook the Heretaunga Plains, Cape Kidnappers & the cities of Hastings and Napier.  The hills were VERY dry & brown due to having had no rain for weeks!
Bluff Hill -  to overlook part of the Marine Parade of the city of Napier and the Napier Port.  Unfortunately no cruise ships were in port that day.
Vineyards  -  drove past a few of the many vineyards throughout the Hawkes Bay : Te Mata, Black Barn, Elephant Hill (to name a few).  The vines were laden with plump delicious grapes.
Orchards & Cropping Ground  -   drove past SO many. Orchards of fig, kiwi fruit, apple, peach, pear, nectarine, apricot & citrus (orange, mandarin, lemon, lime) and land producing yummy things such as strawberries, boysenberries, raspberries, blueberries, etc. and crops of vegetable necessities such as potatoes, sweetcorn, tomatoes, onions, beetroot, etc.

Some of the places of interest that we visited & things that we did -






Participated in the Art Deco Tour of Napier township
and watched the video of the 1931 earthquake
and the subsequent devastation
which caused the rebuild of the city in this particular style




       Silky Oak Chocolate Factory, Museum & Cafe


Rose & Shamrock
Irish Pub

Havelock North






A wonderful
garden centre and cafe
(note the fabulously tempting, delicacies
in the dessert cabinet)


Read more of our happenings in my next blog.

To read what Ellen had to say about the Art Deco Tour & Opossum World

visit her blog -

OLDER POSTS  :  24 APRIL 2014 

Bye for now,

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