Last weekend, my husband kindly took me away to celebrate my birthday for a night. After having bought a new car we were keen to go for a drive down country, to try it out.
We went back to Huka Lodge again, to spend Saturday night there.
This is the perfect getaway for a quiet night - there is not even a telephone, or television in the rooms.
On arrival in our room waiting for us, was a chocolate cake and a bottle of champagne.
It was a wet old day driving down, but once we arrived was pure bliss relaxing and sitting in the spa pool and swimming in the pool. We were able to dine alone, on the outdoor deck alongside a roaring fire. I felt so lucky to be able to spend a happy weekend with my husband, laughing and talking and having a fun time away.
Cocktail hour was from 6.30 - 7.30 and was interesting chatting to other guests staying there.
|The canape potato fries were delicious|
We were lucky to have a well known New Zealand opera singer, Deborah Wai Kapohe sing an enchanting rendition of Pokarekare Ana, a traditional Maori love song.
It was truly beautiful and bought tears to my eyes and gave me goosebumps... it was particularly moving and emotional for all in the room.
The dessert for me, was the highlight of my meal, little meringues with kiwi fruit.
Thank you to all who visited my little place, at the French Party, Anita had so kindly hosted for us all.
It was fun and am grateful to have met so many new friends and lucky to discover some fabulous new blogs and many thanks also, to new followers.
Just made me want to pack my bags and head back over to France with seeing all the wonderful sights and places to see and visit.
Wishing you all, a happy weekend