Biked around the waterfront to Waitangi this morning to have coffee at our favourite cafe where the tuis sing, the bellbirds twitter and the pukeko strut around the yard ….. but our plan was foiled!!

Back to the village, returned our bikes, off for coffee which ended up being lunch at it was after 2pm. ┬áSilly really, as early evening we headed to Kerikeri for a bbq with friends who used to live in Christchurch. Fortunately, after a lot of chatter and a few drinks, the bbq wasn’t ready too early and we had a very pleasant evening – calm and warm enough to sit outside and enjoy their view of native bush and a waterfall on the river.