Monday, 31 March 2008

Granny & Grandpops Arrive

It was fantastic to collect my parents from the airport almost a year after their first visit. Gracie hit it off with them almost instantly, and by day 2 there was plenty of giggles from Gracie in Granny & Pops' bedroom over their morning cup of tea! 

In an attempt to beat the jet-lag, on their first full day we drove an hour north and took in some of the sights. We started at the Honey Centre, which is pretty much exactly as it sounds!!! We then visited the Farmers Market at Matakana, had lunch at the amazing Patisserie there, walked at Goat Island Marine Reserve, enjoyed a stroll and a play in the waves at Pakiri Beach, listened to mum playing the pianola in  The Historic Village of Puhoi, and stopped for dinner in Warkworth!!! What a day; Welcome Granny & Pops!  

Out for dinner in Warkworth
Gracie & Granny
Gracie in a 'buzzy bee'at the Honey Centre