Friday, November 26, 2010

A little slice of NZ

We’re back from our trip away, back to the real world again! We had a fabulous time visiting Akaroa, very relaxing, we walked lot’s and we needed to after all the eating we did! Akaroa is a lovely little French village, surrounded by hills in a lovely bay…

100_6953 (935 x 702)We picked a good time to go, the weather was perfect and there weren’t too many tourists. There were no fast food chains, no supermarkets as such, just lovely little specialty shops…

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Very romantically French…

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We weren’t allowed to take any photo’s from inside this shop but I can assure you there was lot’s to oh and ah over. I fell in love with so many of the little cottages…

100_7102 (935 x 702)100_7009 (935 x 702)100_7014 (935 x 702) 100_7103 (935 x 702) I was awed by the gardens, roses and geraniums in abundance and the perfumes were amazing! I have come home with renewed inspiration for my little garden.

We did all the touristy things, we took a cruise around the bays and were spoilt to see a mother and her calve…

100_7126 (935 x 702) They are called Hector dolphins and only live in this area of the world. The calf was only about a week old and the size of a rugby ball!

Can you see an elephant in this picture?100_7114 (935 x 702) You may have to enlarge it to see it. Amazing!

And here we are at the top of the hill…

100_7076 (935 x 702) 100_7077 (702 x 935) I love this photo! And here’s some shot of our little cottage…

100_7164 (935 x 702) Our little rental car100_7165 (935 x 702) The backyard that went up and up…100_7166 (935 x 702) Lot’s and lot’s of fruit trees and a vege garden we were allowed to help ourselves to! This one was taken for the kids, lol…100_7050 (935 x 702) 100_7175 (935 x 702)Well the real world is calling so I better go and take part once again.

Have a great weekend!

2 comments:

Farm Girl said...

Wow - looks beautiful, what a great place you stayed in, a home away from home. Sounds like you had a fabulous break.

Bev C said...

Hello Michlle,

Thanks for sharing your holiday break. It certainly was a pretty town and lucky you to be able to pick the veggies.

Happy weekend to you and your family.
Bev.xoxo