This has been our tenth trip over the last 20 years. Our daughter was married here 13 years ago and our niece three years ago, and so many of our family and friends have been here too.
Our hearts are full of years of wonderful memories – far too many to put on paper. Memories of kindness, commitment, energy and a love of life that is infectious, joyful and makes ones spirit lift.
This trip has continued our great love for you all. We came here after retiring from our business to relax and rest our souls. We leave at the end of this week having immersed ourselves fully in the rhythm, lifestyle and friendship of your wonderful culture. With respect, we humbly thank you.
We will back in 2015 to join you in your exciting 50th Anniversary Constitution Celebrations – you couldn't keep us away! Until then, be sure you are tucked in our hearts. We love you. Meitaki Maata.
Denise and David
Lower South Island (cold!)