A short day trip in NZ (1)

I haven’t written anything for my blog for a while…

I’m still in Richmond, New Zealand and enjoy spending time with my man’s parents here.

Today I went on a short day trip with my man and his parents. We visited some spots and I will write about them for several days. (Although I should write everything today, I don’t know why but I’m very busy everyday. Sorry guys!)

Spot 1: “Jester House”

It’s a cafe and B&B. We had lunch here. It was a comfortable wooden house cafe and as it’s “Jester House”, there were some things of jester… Dolls, shoes, paintings etc…

They serve local, fresh, organic foods and it was delicious. (I had seafood chowder containing fresh and smoked fishes, and mussels. Around here, it’s famous for mussels and it’s really nice!)

We walked around a garden after lunch. The garden was just lovely. Many beautiful flowers blossom in this season. There is a small river in the garden and we can see the big tame eels near by.

Although I just looked at the outside of the building, there is an accommodation which is the shape of the boot.

It takes about 40mins from Richmond to “Jester House” by car. I recommend to rent a car and go there when you come to the Tasman region in the South Island of New Zealand.

“Jester House”   jesterhouse.co.nz

 

Once in a lifetime.

Last night I heard that one man passed away a month ago. He was almost 90 years old.

The man is an old friend of my man’s parents and my man often played with him in his childhood. I also met him when we came to Richmond in New Zealand.

The last time we met him in his birthday party was about a half year ago and he was fine, so I was very surprised about him.

Even if we meet our family, friends, and colleagues every day, we might not be able to meet them never again after that.

It is a once in a lifetime chance.

So please remember to spend a precious time together with every person.

 

How to get along with someone.

I come to Richmond in New Zealand a few times a year. Here is my man’s hometown and his parents live here.

Although we stay at their house when we come here, I was always nervous and my tense atmosphere affected everybody.

But at this time, obviously the atmosphere is so different that my man is surprised. I don’t know the reason. I just changed one thing.

It’s to call their name.

For example,

“Good morning, (name)”

“Thank you, (name)”

“(name), shall we ~?” etc…

I feel it seems to have a psychological effect. Actually, when people call me my name, I have friendly feeling towards them.

If you have a person who you want to get along with, try this simple way!

 

Welcome to New Zealand!

I’m back from a short rest.

Now l’m in Richmond, New Zealand.

Richmond is a town which is close to Nelson in the South Island of New Zealand. This area is Waimea Plains and there are farms, orchards and wineries around here.

Especially it’s famous for wines above all and we can drink many grape varieties… Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, and Pinot Noir etc. (I like Sauvignon Blanc and I had often drunk it before although I stopped drinking now.)

Anyway, I will spend Christmas time here and enjoy a green Christmas.