Tuesday, August 09, 2011

This last weekend the hubby and I stole away to a lovely little bach in the wairarapa. The lovely owners of Providore Catering in Martinborough own a lovely place called "The General Store"

Running away on Friday we got to our weekend hideaway just around 2 pm and set out taking in the amazing scenery and warm inviting accommodation. We lit the fire, poured the wine and hung our jackets and cares at the door. (And even napped)

The house is set up among olive groves and slightly elevated so that you can see peaks of other little properties but still very secluded. The complimentary provisions were very generous. We loved traveling back and forth through the neighboring towns sampling the wares and cafes of the region. We had a wicked time at the Martinborough Hotel watching the All Blacks wip the Wallabies and feasted on beer battered fish and chips washed down with a pint of Emerson's Pilsner. The weather was brilliant for winter. Warm sun and lovely crisp breeze. It was hard to leave but had to come back home to our smiling kids and our sulking dog. Thanks Annie for watching the kids. And thanks mother nature for waiting to unleash the hail storm after we arrived home.

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