Whilst I was in New Zealand recently for my Granddad’s funeral, I spent a couple of days hanging out with my Dad. He is recently retired and finally has the time to let his green thumbs (probably entire green hands, actually) run rampant.
If you’re within striking distance of Darfield, check out Ian’s Garden at the Darfield Farmers’ Market for all sorts of plants to add to your garden. He specialises in fruiting plants and has amazing varieties of succulents, just to name a few.
One day, we had a lazy start to the day (well, I did) and headed in to Darfield for a famous Darfield Bakery pie. I couldn’t resist a wee piece of lolly cake, that famous Kiwi delicacy. Plus I converted Dad from flat whites to cafe lattes. As you do.
After we’d dragged ourselves away from the gorgeousness of the double sided fireplace, we headed off on a little tiki tour. That’s Kiwi for a scenic drive with no particular purpose.
Dad’s house is located in the foothills of the Port Hills, a standout feature of the Cantabrian landscape. Just sit back, relax and enjoy the gorgeousness of the scenery. Spectacular right? I decided at the last minute not to take my camera so I’ve had to work with my iPhone. Not too shabby considering.
Rural Canterbury Tiki Tour
Have you spent much time in this beautiful part of the world? It’s the perfect place for a tiki tour.