After a pretty busy season Robert and I decided to take a few days off and go away. Our ten year old grandsons were visiting Christchurch from Auckland so we decided to drive down there and pick them up and take them to Akaroa on Banks Peninsula with us. We spent four lovely days there. The weather was amazing, the boys had one swim andÂ decided that it was a bit cold and I, after much deliberating, decided to go swimming with the Hector Dolphins. This was amazing although there weren’t a lot of them. We took the city boys to aÂ working farm where they rounded up sheep in stock pens and through gates separating them. It was so much fun. We are now back home and ready to tackle any new guests who come along, not literally though, the break has certainly revived us and we are waiting to greet you all.