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    Sunday, November 11, 2007

    Fresh Asparagus Sculpture et al!

    A slow start after a late night...
    Debbie took us to this amazing Sculpture Park
    Interspersed amongst 42 acres of wonderful garden are around 90 fabulous sculptures.
    Some of course as usual are only “Beauty in the eye of the Beholder”
    It was fantastic
    Here are some of my favourites

    "Nature’s Lace" by Jan Gosling $3,100

    Barbara Smith "Traumatised" Price on application

    A Living Racing Granny

    This wonderful woman is 90 in December and she got herself all the way up the hill.

    "Cut Grass Collective" $200 each

    Thought this was clever

    "Charm Bracelet" by Fiona Garlick $4500
    I loved this grouping

    Beautifully positioned isn't it great?

    I’m not sure who the artist was.
    And then there is the mad wrapping of trees!!!

    Called "Yards" only $2000

    And "Teenage Boys Bedroom" ...Priceless!!!
    So it was farewell to the park, lunch at the excellent French Style Cafe, The French Tart, sporting probably the best date scones I have had in a while. The Blue and white stripe awning...situated on River Road Hamilton.A quick visit to Debbie’s lovely Mother Dorothy, and off to Taupo.

    John and Sue our Taupo hosts have a superb town house with a wonderful structured garden.
    They have a lot of style….it’s a joy to wake up and gaze out to this.

    So back to food.
    John made Whitebait Fritters

    Once again yet another whitebait recipe

    250 gms whitebait
    4 eggs separated
    Little flour to bind
    Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper

    Fry in large spoonfuls in butter and oil till golden each side.

    These accompanied pre dinner drinks.

    Some lovely Fresh pan fried fish, Salad, Fresh Asparagus, Salad from the garden.

    Followed by Brownies with Icecream and Cream
    More wine of course.
    We rolled down to bed and prepared for the next leg of the journey

    Goodbye to Maggie the dog.
    So cute.

    I would award this establishment
    Great food, great wine, good bed, Superb company

    So far so good and it's only Day 3

    1 comment:

    katiez said...

    Great photos!
    It looks like you are having a wonderful time... and, yes, you are staying in a perfect 'establishment'!