Friday, 4 May 2012

rural charm

Winter is fast approaching in New Zealand.  For the second morning now, we woke up with frost on the ground and for the first time, the girls slept with electric blankets.  They were rather worried at the idea at first, but the warmth was more comforting than the thought in the end!
We left the Bay of Plenty and headed towards Rotorua to see the geysers and stayed at the most adorable cottage at the Apple House Farmstay.

Bay of Plenty - pizza by the beach, collecting and sorting out shells 

Rotorua - bubbling mud and thermal pools, shooting geysers

Apple House Farmstay 


  1. Hi Viv! How are u guys doing? Looks like the Fayets are having lots of fun! Take care Viv ! Say hi to JB and your lovely girls. Shall be following our journey round the world via this log :) keep on posting stories for us!


  2. Thank you guys for sharing. It looks a far cry from KL, yet you all seem so "at home" in your fleeces and hats!
    Carla,Luca, Nick and Isabelle

  3. Richard's family11 May 2012 at 22:56

    Thank you for your stories, they make us dream and travel far away from our daily lives.... Looking forward to seeing you back in Europe in the autumn! Sophie, Guillaume, Ulysse & Louise