Thursday, February 24, 2011

Silly Me!

Bay of Islands-Wow!!
Just realized, my very first blog didn't post so you probably don't know what the heck I am on about duh! So I will start again.

The renovations have finally finished and we are now open and ready for business.

We have had our very first guests arrive at our Home-stay last Thursday. My husband's niece, her husband and their two little girls are staying with us for three weeks intending to see all the sights we can fit in over that time. As they are our first guests they are acting as guinea pigs, so to speak but as they are family they don't mind a bit.

We are having a couple of breaks out of Auckland, to Bay of Islands and Rotorua. Both places are an easy car journey from The Haven. There is lots to see and do on the way to the Bay of Islands, and our base in Rotorua is ideally situated to all the attractions and also relatively short journeys to Mt Maunganui and Taupo.

Will let you know how it all goes.......

A Week later!

At last! a minute to sit down a record events of the week - so many of them too!

What a lovely young family we have staying with us at the moment - they have made themselves totally at home and are lovely company to have. The children, aged 3&7 have made good use of my girls' toys and games that I had in storage for such an occasion. Due to weather being warm and sunny they have played out in the garden quite alot.

The B&B side of things is going well, my lovely husband keeping me in check with my haphazard table setting - there is alot to remember and think about constantly - but I will get the hang of it I am sure.

Very glad we bought a new washing machine before the visitors arrived as it has been in constant use!

We had a short trip up to the Bay of Islands, we all had a marvelous time. Our accommodation was basic but clean and reasonably priced and in a good situation for walking to cafes etc. A day was spent on a trip to the hole in the rock and on the way we were privileged to see many dolphins.

Better go and hang out some more washing, till next time......

ps. will try and attach some photos!