February 13, 2003


Woodville today to stay at Aototara homestead. Large house with 4 bedrooms, snooker room, laundry room, large kitchen, large lounge, dining room, study room, outbuildings, large garden, tennis court. Lovely.

February 12, 2003

Still unwell

D still not too well.

February 11, 2003


D not feeling well.

February 10, 2003

Wellington Walk

Walked into Wellington to Bank and to shop.

February 09, 2003


Carried on to see Masterton. Then Riversdale beach on coast. Drove back through Te Wharau and Carterton. Scenery lovely.

February 08, 2003


Martinborough today to see the wine country. Took us roughly 2 hours. Decided to carry on to Masterton as places seem to be booked up due to weddings in the area. On way out we discovered Margrain Vineyard villas so we managed to book in here.
We had a balcony so were able to sit out and enjoy the good weather and the views of the hills.

February 07, 2003

Hutt River

Good long walk along river in Hutt. Very hot. Stopped at Parrot & Jigger for drink.

February 06, 2003


Walked into Wellington and found Immigration Office. Wanted to ask a few questions. Called into Visitors centre.

February 05, 2003

Broken down Land Rover :-(

Vida and Graham picked up the Discovery. Went to Kilbyne to take Graham's bike to be repaired. A leak on air conditioning. Had to call back to Land Rover garage and then take it to Supreme garage. They had to order part.

February 04, 2003

Wellington Walk

Jo and Carl left this morning for Palmerston North. We went a walk along front in Wellington.

February 03, 2003

Flying Burrito Brothers

Went into Wellington, Bank, shopping. We all went out for a meal to Burrito Bros Mexican Restaurant. Good food. Very enjoyable night. Taxi back.

February 02, 2003


Friends of V & G, Jo and Carl coming to stay tonight from Christchurch. They are moving to Palmerston North. Arrived around 2.00 p.m. Had a good night. Played Shut the Box.

February 01, 2003

"You're only supposed to blow the bl**dy doors off!"

Grocery shopping, library and then read in the p.m. Watched the "Italian Job". Good film.