It's been a crazy busy few weeks at the café and today we felt like 'running to the hills'. So we did... we took Hugo on a little hike to Mount Holdsworth. The light was beautiful and the smell of the forest was intoxicating. The river was fresh after a day of rain and was revitalising.
I'm not one to make new year resolutions, but I am determined to take more photographs of the four of them together, more of Ian and the children and I will try get myself in there a bit more often too.
In the school holidays we took the children north of Masterton to Cwmglyn Farm (pronounced Coom-Glin) where Biddi the owner makes the most exquisite cheese from her free range cows. The sweetener for the children is the Middleton Model Railway located on the same property and run by Biddi's husband.
While you taste the cheeses the children get to push buttons and make the model trains go round and round the tracks.
A must visit and of course to purchase some cheese straight from the source.