It is always lovely to leave the big little
smoke behind. ( we call it that as my children think Auckland is a tiny tin pot town after visiting big overseas cities!).
These hols we went down south to Dunedin. We did a day trip an hour and a half north to a gorgeous little town called Oamaru. It has kept all its old buildings , unlike Auckland. My children thought they were in a movie set! Especially after seeing the train out of the side of a building. Oamaru has a Steam Punk festival later in the year.
It was gorgeous all over - Victorian buildings, people dressed in Victorian dress, riding penny farthing bikes, good old fashioned service in shops, items wrapped up with brown paper and string, a textile shop, a fab second hand book shop, a lolly shop and generally deserted! It was wonderful!
Now if I could get a job down there, I would move! :). Cold winters, but that is okay because I would just knit, knit, knit!
Ryan learnt how to weave on a loom and now wants a loom for his birthday....