My mother lives on the east coast of our Island. She is about 3 hours straight driving from where we live. About 10 minutes from her place a few weeks ago I took this photo, can you almost smell the sea air?
In the town of Oamaru, this old hotel has stood abandoned for many years, such a shame but I am CERTAIN that one or two of my fellow bloggers would welcome the chance to help me renovate this place and we would then have a moving in party of gigantic proportions - what do you say? A lick of paint, some new glass and Bob's yer Uncle...I'll bring the drinks for the working bee.
If that place is too big, here's an organically air-conditioned property about an hours drive from my city, just mow the lawns and you're ready for the country life.
Not far from that place, you can buy some wonderful local produce and pies.....while you're eating that and having a quiet beer you can also join in with one of New Zealand's old stalwart bands Hello Sailor!