Sunday, September 19, 2010

Two years ago today...

Please forgive me for this long overdue blog posting. Lots has been on the go since I last wrote but I am focusing this post on the immediate occurrences.

I can’t believe that it’s been two years since I became a Mrs with the Mr. My how time flies! And what a weekend of celebration it was. Friday afternoon, we borrowed the panda-mobile and headed to Martinbourough for the weekend.

Panda mobile!

We stayed at a gorgeous resort that had individual cabins with beautiful fire places, kitchens, and private patios.

We spent the weekend cruising the town and headed South toward Cape Palliser, the most Southern point of the North Island where the constant wind and rough weather have carved out deep crevasses into the rocky shoreline. It was truly stunning.

Cape Palliser

Some woolly friends.

On Saturday evening we enjoyed a prix fixe 6-course meal prepared by the head chef at our hotel. Everything was sourced by local farmers and fishermen and each meal was paired with wine from the local region. After 6 different kinds of animal and multiple glasses of vino, we practically had to roll ourselves back to the room!

Sunday was even more beautiful. Went for a morning run and bike ride through the wineries and then headed to a local farmers market to grab a true feast worth of produce. We then headed to the nearby in Tararua National Park and hiked into the incredible Waiohine gorge with rushing water and a beautiful waterfall. We chilled out, soaked up the sun, and had a scrumptious picnic before making our way back to Welli-town.

A cozy nook in the sun for catching up on my reading.

Cruisin' the wineries

I can’t believe that it was exactly two years ago that Mummy and Daddy Piller walked me down the aisle at the farm in front of all of our friends and family where I shared I do’s with the greatest guy ever. And now here we are in New Zealand two years later. Who-da-thunk it?!
Exploring the Waiohine gorge


A tui bird! They have two voice boxes and can mimic any sound they hear. People often say that if you hear a monkey outside your window, it means that the tui birds had recently been hanging 'round the Wellington zoo! :)

Hands up if you had a great weekend!


  1. Congrats E&P. btw, that looks more like a dusky mobile, not a panda mobile.

  2. Happy Anniversary to both of you. Looks like you had a fantastic weekend. That 6 course meal sounds divine!