One day, the boys got to participate in the local little league's rugby practice, which they loved, and which was pretty entertaining to watch. On Saturday, we explored the offerings of the farmer's market and lingered in the lovely park in which it was set up. That day we also visited a funky little shopping mall made entirely of containers, which came into being after a fairly major earthquake destroyed the more permanent mall in 2011. Yesterday was Jeff's half-birthday, and he chose to wander around in a nearby wine region. Few of the places we planned to visit were open, but we found some lovely surprises and had a wonderful time. We really love New Zealand and are looking forward to exploring more of the country in the next few weeks.
|Our cozy little Christchurch cottage, built in 1925|
|I'd love to tell you that the ball sailed across the pitch after this stellar kick,|
but, the truth is, it barely went three feet.
|The Watts Boys conspiring about how to get a try (goal)|
|A serene setting for a farmer's market|
|Re: START, a shopping mall made entirely of containers|
|Enjoying his last few days of being under 5|
|The Melton Estate|
|We aren't usually white wine drinkers, but we had to try the local fare.|
(There was one red in the tasting, plus we've been enjoying some
NZ fortified wines, aka port, in the privacy of our own home.)
|We love wineries where there is something for everyone!|