Last year I lived in a cottage on the outskirts of the centre of Napier. It was one of the cottages at Riverbend Family Lodge http://www.holidayhouses.co.nz/properties/3169.asp and had much to commend it: not least of which was Greg and Kendall's friendship and help. It was very handy for Petanque and just a short step from the Croquet Club.
This year Wendy and Martin are having a cottage put in their 'garden' and I shall live there. Mind you their 'garden' runs to 5 acres and is what is known in New Zealand as a 'lifestyle plot'.
The Cottage (the name of my new home will be revealed in due course) is to be built below the house and where the avenue up to the house joins The Paddock:
The Cottage is not built on site but in a factory and brought to the site on a lo-loader and craned into position. The Cottage has been built and will be brought to the site in a week or so. In the meantime the founds have been dug, the piles set and the services brought to the site.
5 days ago