We have spent the past few days having a wee road trip to Tauranga, Whakatane, Ohope Beach and Te Aroha. Whakatane and Ohope Beach were first visits for me -Ohope is stunning and it just goes for ever! I sat on the beach and knitted while the boys jumped in out of the sand dunes.
Whakatane was a sweet town with a very cool retro cafe with funky old lounge chairs and vintage cups and saucers.
Loved Te Aroha - hadnot been here for years and years and years! Beautiful old town with gorgeous old villas at pocket money prices! A sweet town centre with 3 wool/ craft shops - I looked but didn't buy as I have such a massive stack at home and projects to work on. ( currently knitting 4 different things!!! Crikey !)
I love seeing small town NZ - standing in the middle of the road taking photos, the architecture, little traffic, buying a few things here and there etc.
It was a lovely welcome break but i could really do without the fights in he back seat that quite frankly could have ruined my little jaunt!
Now we are back to sort out hideous winter school uniforms, do drum
And trumpet practice which is seriously overdue ; a bit more knitting, writing of postcards and sorting out more healthy food!