Oneriri 28th Dec 07 - 1st Jan 08
Trip Start Jun 11, 2007
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We had rather long lunches, as we were invited to join the family and whichever guests were there that day and it was a really sociable and pleasant time. The dinners (as usual) were splendid and Wayne continued to regal us with "what was good / bad for you" and forcing us to consume beer / wine. (We're never going to loose weight at this rate)
Jane, Stephen and Barney left, although Jane said that her and Stephen would be back up at some time. Meryl's friend Leigh came to help her out and stayed for a while, she was nice. She has invited us to go visit her and have a look at her house. Apparently it's stunning and her husband made all the furnishings inside it.
New Years eve they don't have a party, rather a quite evening, with (more) good food and drink and there were just a couple of other friends there. We sat and watched the Royal Variety Performance (which was strange to be watching in NZ) then an Elton John concert until mid-night when we all got up and hugged each other. I got a few texts from home, which was really nice as it was still 2007 there. Then Robert and I excused ourselves and turned in.
Wayne & Meryl were having a New Years day party. They had loads of friends come up to the farm (one even arrived in a small helicopter, which he parked in one of the paddocks near to the house, very swish!). It was a nice time, although we didn't know anyone, most people made the effort to talk to us. Wayne did a spit-hogget again which was yum.