I am soo much more relaxed now. Tyellas let me rant and rave about XBF as much as I wanted. As she possibly knew him best of all my friends her insight into him was invaluable. We had so much fun and such a busy weekend. Wellington put on it’s best face for me. The weather was amazing.
I arrived on Friday evening to be whisked away to a chocolate dessert that was hugely satisfying and hit exactly the right spot.
The evening was filled with catching up and chatting chatting chatting.
Saturday we went to get a pirates hat after we had breakfast at THE LOTR crew cafe; ‘The chocolate fish’- They do an excellent salmon and egg dish. We drove down to one of the regional parks where we stopped off in Rivendell. A magical place. We then went to the Stansborough Grey Weavers where I treated myself to a scarf with the shadow weave I selected one with red as the grey grey is too much for me. Mind you I would disappear like the hobbits did.
The pirates party had great potential but was sadly interrupted by the weather. In short; it got cold. But it was fun from a perspective of meeting people. The dinner we had afterward was not repeatable and the restaurant in question will not be frequented again.
On Sunday after coffee at Fidel’s (you can put the spoon in the coffee and it stands up) accompanied by a Brioche the size of our heads, we went shopping. Tyellas took me to one of her favourite jewellers and there it was The ring. It wanted to come home with me and it did. This ring was made by Jens Hansen The maker of the one ring Mine is silver with a garnet set into it. It is awesome Tyellas wanted to give me something for my birthday as well as a remembrance of NZ and herself. This ring is perfect. I will take a picture this weekend. Of course I cried afterwards. The tears are quite easy flowing at present
Then we had lunch with friends of hers before it was off to the alpaca farm. We had a brilliant time there. Specifically the part where we were killing the milk bottles was fantastic. For the uninitiated. Killing milk bottles: Fill milk bottle with water. Put on top of some logs. Take ferocious looking (sharp) sword. Step toward the bottle. Sword foot forward. Swing sword attempt to cut slice off bottle. If latter does not work it will be knocked off and land about 3 m further. If successful the victim will bleed its’ water. Repeat exercise until well and truly sliced. Finish with vertical chops. Get body bags for recycling the left overs in.
The the weekend was over But wait there is more! Over Christmas I will be going again
Tyellas thank you again for this weekend you are a She even gave me her bed to sleep in.