Here’s the last blog on New Year’s Day in Hobbit land. The weather’s amazing and non of us want to leave after such an amazing trip. Daisy looks so well it’s all ridiculous to think about what she’s been through. She’s scootered around Taupo, eaten pancakes in every town and played non stop. She has made some great new friends that she’ll keep in touch with and there are plenty of other trips to plan including a few Kiwi trips to soaking wet Shropshire I think. Harry’s been put to work on Wok’s farm with cattle herding and some sheep farming. We missed out on some ‘possum control’ but there’ll be other opportunities to come back and have another go. I’ve had the most amazing time horse riding with Alastair and Emma with a very unglamorous wobble off into the river. So, that’s it, we fly home later this evening and Daisy and pals are off for some last minute swimming. Very much looking forward now to going back to a new year, new start and building our new home.
Having an amazing time being on ‘stop’ although we’re missing the sunshine at the moment. We took Daisy dolphin spotting for the day yesterday and went around the Bay of Islands from our base in Paihia which was just brilliant. Poor Harry nearly lost his shorts boom netting which Daisy and crew thought was hilarious. So much so they’ve put a very unflattering pic of it on twitter. We’re living on fish, ice cream, beer and great wine. 2 more sleeps then we start to head down to Lake Taupo via Auckland for a couple of nights then we’ll end up in Masterton with more pals for Christmas. Happy Days!