New Zealand 40th

Well, the NZ 40th was just phenomenal!  In short I got to spend an evening with the people I love, eat fabulous food, and drink amazing wine!

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The offical 40th Birthday wine list

I held the function at Hayes Common in Hamilton, and a big big shout out must go out to Andrew and his team – the food was amazing, and it was the little touches that made the night so special.  A bespoke wine list for my guests was just superb! Continue reading “New Zealand 40th”

NZ, you little beauty!

My father just turned 70, and we came back to NZ to celebrate this milestone with Family and Friends.

The trip had us arrive in Auckland, travel to rural Te Awamutu and then on to Whitianga for the weekend.img_9757

I think I have been in Melbourne just long enough that on this visit it was like I was seeing all these places for the first time – and the tourists to NZ are right – this is an amazingly beautiful country!  Just driving from Te Awamutu to Whitianga had me wanting to stop at every corner to take a photo of the lush landscape and awesome vistas (as each corner was almost an Instagram moment, I was pretty active on my postings, so check out my Instagram for the trip in pictures). Continue reading “NZ, you little beauty!”