It's scorching today, the hottest day of the year so far, I reckon, so perfect for a wee outing to Russell for lunch at the Duke of Malborough.
We decided to take the car ferry over from Opua which is really sweet. Once when we were going over the ferry had just left when we drove up so they reversed it back to pick us up!
We had a wander around when we arrived as Russell is so pretty, especially on a day like this, and as it's not really summer yet it's not filled with people and all busy, so it was lovely.
The Duke has been bought by new owners and they've started doing it up and are making a really great job of it.
You can't beat a nice shandy on a hot day!
View from the Duke.
A few hours were spent soaking up the atmosphere then we headed back for the ferry and home. Off to the cinema tonight to see Red.
Mum had a wee rest in preparation
Tomorrow I'm going to make some soap for the first time so stay tuned! Oh and remember this ~ The Great Macaroon Disaster ? Well Lloyd and I were watching Australian Masterchef, as usual, last night and they made macaroons. Somehow Lloyd has persuaded me to try again, he said we could do it together, so sometime in the not too distant future I'm going to get my pinny on and give them another try. Oh yes!