Akaroa Sports Events

Akaroa Sports Events The terrain of Banks Peninsula makes it exciting and challenging for many sports. Every year the runners, swimmers, and cyclists get a chance to prove their fitness and endurance with three much acclaimed races. Various types of watercraft have their chance to show what they are made of too. Takahe to Akaroa…

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Return to Poland, continued

Dogs in Warsaw

As the whole of Dunedin’s City Centre is a no go area for dogs, I was so surprised to learn and see dogs everywhere in Warsaw. You can take them into bars, cafés and restaurants. They walk freely with their owners on the main streets and shopping precincts, they ride free of charge on busses and trams.

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Letters From Poland

Warsaw, Aug-Sept 2014   (read also Ewas first post on her trip home) My mum asked me to look through my old desk and sort some stuff that I had left behind. Taking into account that I left home more that 44 years ago I was not sure what was she talking about. It turned…

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Ewa in Poland

Going Home for a Holiday Hi, I have just come back from a marvelous 3 weeks in Poland spending most of the time with my Mother, Sister and friends. It was a lovely time of the year, late summer, with warm sunny days but not too hot. Over next the few days I will bore…

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The resurgence

The Resurgence – Abel Tasman, Nelson

The Resurgance
The Resurgence is set in 50 acres of tranquil wilderness with 5km of bush tracks. Surrounded by birds, this relaxed and friendly Lodge is a perfect base for exploring the Nelson Region. Select Boutique Lodge Rooms or self-contained Bush Suites on Dinner B&B or self-contained basis. Dinner is a highlight with 4-course lodge-dining showcasing Nelson wine and produce. The Resurgence is the closest 5-star accommodation to the Abel Tasman National Park and also offers easy day trips to Golden Bay, Kahurangi National Park or Nelson art studios and wineries. Let your well-travelled hosts help you plan activities such as kayaking, hikes and birding trips to winery and art tours. A child-free, smoke free resort with pool, spa and massage therapies; ideal for honeymoons and for active couples who enjoy good food and nature.

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Winter Gardeners at Fyffe Lodge

Winter at Fyffe Lodge   Like everyone else throughout New Zealand at this time of the year we have heads down and bottoms up with pruning and trimming.   With some 60 roses on site it takes us a while not to mention the grape vine and the stone fruit trees.   Stringing up the…

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Fletcher Lodge .. Our last Season

Before we get head first into spring cleaning and start getting ready for the new season here is a quick summary of the last summer at Fletcher Lodge.   The season started very, very slowly with both October and November officially declared by us as the worst ever.  Fortunately this poor start was made up…

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