Earl Grey

Was it Earl Grey in the laboratory with the teacup?  Or the Chinese mandarin in the arboretum with the hedge clippers? I like a good mystery – don’t you? Earl Grey tea has been popular since the 1820’s.  It’s origins are uncertain and there are contrasting stories about how this fragrant tea came to England.…

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The Trapper’s Rest

On the West Coast of the South Island we take a much needed break from driving.  Distances do not look much on the map but roads in New Zealand can be torturous. With earthquake damage on one side of the island and cyclone damage on the other we negotiate many roadworks where top speed is…

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