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A week of firsts

Published over 4 years ago by Margie in Guests

We are nearing the end of another busy week at Kaimai Country Lodge.  This week we have had lots of fun with guests from Sweden, England, Argentina and Norway.  We have had a lot of people from England before but this it is the first time we have had guests from Sweden, Argentina or Norway.  

We had several guests having  dinner each night with much hilarity around the dining table.  Pam, one of our English guests, was celebrating a birthday. So I made another Annabel Langbein recipe - a cloud cake.  It was the first time I had made it and luckily it turned out really well. It was delicious and a gorgeous pink colour which I decorated with some candles and rose petals from the garden.  It was like strawberry ice cream on a cheese cake base.  It is a shame I forgot to serve the berry coulis that was supposed to go with it.  It stayed in the fridge.  I always seem to forget something, must be a sign of age creeping up on me.  Anyway, it didn't matter as it tasted delicious.  

Pam and Ian had been referred to us by their son and daughter in law who stayed with us earlier this month.  It is great that people are referring their friends and relatives to stay, we must be doing something right.  

Our Swedish guests love seafood so we had a feast of mussles followed by Sake Roast Salmon (another Annabel recipe).  I am becoming quite a fan of her recipes as they are pretty fail safe and always taste delicious and aren't hard to make.  

Our Norwegian guests are keen to go horse riding while they are here and we are also booking them on a trip to Hobbeton.  We also have a couple from Idaho staying for 3 days.  They have been exploring the Katikati bird gardens today and places in and around Katikati.

Here is a picture of the Cloud Cake:-

Never a dull moment at Kaimai Country Lodge

Published over 4 years ago by Margie in Guests

On Friday we were expecting a family of 7 adults from Hangzhou in China.  When they arrived there were 6 adults and 4 children which was quite a surprise.  Only one of the party spoke any English but that did not seem to hinder communication.  They were a very happy family and the children were...
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Another glorious day in paradise!

Published over 4 years ago by Margie

Well after yesterdays blog we didn't get to the Avocado Wine and Food Festival as we had some returning guests come for an impromptu stay.  They are an Australian couple who loved it here so much when they stayed last October, this time they bought their daughter and parents.  So we had a full...
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Katikati Avocado Wine and Food Festival Today

Published over 4 years ago by Margie

Well after several days of blustery gale force winds today has dawned sunny and warm and still.  A perfect day for the Katikati Wine and Food Festival.    We didn't get there last year as we had a full house of guests but today Greg is going to stay with the guests and I am going to check out...
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A glorious morning

Published over 4 years ago by Margie

I am so used to waking early to prepare breakfast for our guests so today although we don't have any guests staying today was no exception.  I was up at 6 with the birds.  I am so pleased I woke up early as the sunlight on the lodge, the garden and the surrounding hills was quite...
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Blooming Roses

Published over 4 years ago by Greg in Lodge

Here are some pictures of the roses and hibiscus flowering in the garden today. It is a super sunny day today and the garden is looking it's best.
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Visitors from France

Published over 4 years ago by Margie

Well Christmas has been and gone and apart from the rather not so good weather we had a great time.  Our lodge was full of B & B guests and it turned out that all but one were from France.  As Greg's family originate from France he too can claim to be a little bit french. Our guests all...
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New cafe/restaurant at Waihi Beach

Published over 4 years ago by Margie in Eating Out

Some good news here is that a new cafe / restaurant has opened up at Waihi Beach Hotel, from all accounts it is wonderful.  It has only been open a few weeks but is already talk of the town and several people have been there and they all raved about it very enthusiastically.  We have a very nice...
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The festive season

Published over 4 years ago by Margie in Lodge

The festive season is upon us and it is all go at Kaimai Country Lodge.  We are expecting a full house over the Christmas and New Year period. We have a couple coming from Hong Kong for 5 nights and several people from the UK.   Our guests are keen to dine with us on Christmas Day so we are busy...
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