We collected Max and Rose at 1pm and drove over to Waipukurau to see Neil and Dawn (Noel’s uncle and aunt). When we arrived Rachel (Noel’s cousin’s partner) was there but left after a while and Sue (Noel’s cousin) arrived. She brought with her a plate of delicious muffins. It was good to catch up with them all – we had last seen them at our wedding.

We all had a good chat and a cup of tea and various treats to eat. And there was a friendly cat too. 🙂

A couple of hours quickly passed before we had to leave so we could be back at Max’s before it got dark. On the way back the light on the hills was beautiful.


You can just see Lake Poukawa in the distance to the left, with the red & white tall aerials.


We had dinner at Max’s before going home to do some admin.