Liam & Danny's Honeymoon in NZ (part one)


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November 7th 2010
Published: November 30th -0001
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Dudes at DuderDudes at DuderDudes at Duder

First pic of Liam and Danny :-)
Well our first fully fledged UK visitors are here! My friends Liam and Danny from Swindon, who got married in June this year, decided to choose New Zealand for their honeymoon and landed in Auckland on Saturday afternoon. We whisked them away to One Tree Hill for a view across the city but the cold breeze and lack of warm clothing meant we didn't linger too long. Still, we wanted to introduce our friends to the sights of our home city before taking them home to Takanini.

It's been almost 3 years since Glynn and I came to New Zealand and since we last saw Liam & Danny. Funny how time barely seems to have passed when you catch up with old friends! Saturday night saw us attending an excellent quiz night with our sci-fi group.

On Sunday, we had a brunch date with our surrogate family Liz, Allard and Nicola in a favourite local eatery called The Pizza Box. Contrary to the name, the venue serves awesome breakfasts and it was a fab way to start the day. Back home it was time for our friends to plan the rest of their 3 week stay before we headed
Sheep!Sheep!Sheep!

These bleaters were everywhere and left behind plenty of evidence!
out to enjoy the sunshine at Duder Regional Park.

It's been over a year since we were last there and I forgot just how lovely the views are from the hilltops overlooking the Thames region and distant mountains of the Coromandel. Sheep surrounded us everywhere we went and we found ourselves playing a serious game of dodge the poo! One of the young lambs we saw was too lazy to stand up and run away from from us. Instead, he shuffled along on his front knees in a slow-motion attempt at escape. It was hilarious!

Tomorrow we are off on a 3 day trip to Rotorua. Hope the sunshine follows us down there!




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Karate KidsKarate Kids
Karate Kids

Not sure which one of Glynn and Liam is Mr Miagi and which is Ralph Macchio!
Feet UpFeet Up
Feet Up

Jude, Danny and Liam take a break at the Duder lookout.
The HoneymoonersThe Honeymooners
The Honeymooners

Great to have you here, guys!
The HarrisesThe Harrises
The Harrises

We were there too!
Bay WatchBay Watch
Bay Watch

View over the bay, complete with sheep.
Lazy LambLazy Lamb
Lazy Lamb

Seriously, this was how the little guy tried to run and escape from us!
Accio TreeAccio Tree
Accio Tree

Liam tries a Harry Potter spell but the tree stays put.
Shut GateShut Gate
Shut Gate

Dude, shut the gate.
I am ManlyI am Manly
I am Manly

Men, looking manly. Allegedly.


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