I think I'm in love.
I love the scenic beauty, I love the fresh food that you can get in all the tiny restaurants and coffee shops, I love the people, I love the ocean with all the little bays, I love the solitary feeling you can get strolling on the beach, and I love the ice cream. It is like nothing I have ever tasted. I loved the south island with it's mountains, lakes and sheep. I love the fresh air and the wind. I do love New Zealand.
Today we took the ferry from downtown Auckland to Devonport and did a little shopping. I should say I did some shopping; the rest of the family did some sightseeing, then went to the playground and the library.
In Cushlas's Village Fabrics in Devonport, I found the most beautiful selection of patterns and fabrics. It was difficult to make a selection and be on my way. I finally settled on the cute little sheep for pillowcases for the girls. Mandy snapped this photo as I entered the shop ; I think they all knew that I would be occupied for awhile.
This country is only missing the rest of my family, my friends, and my Bernina. Give me those, and I could be perfectly happy here.