In this last post about Shippey’s takeaway and Fish and Chip restaurant, I combine two of my favourite things: Food and Detail.
The fish may be NZD $8,00 per piece (about USD $4,00) but it was quality fish, fresh and well cooked.
Every last one of us enjoyed our meals and the kids were then less grumpy and more ready for the drive back to my friend’s house. Each of them were given the option of an ice-cream or a milkshake for dessert .
Little Mr. tried to wrangle both but after way more deliberation than was really necessary, went for the milkshake which turned out to be more than he could manage so I got some funny family shots of him and Himself grinning with their heads together, a straw each in the milkshake and later determined looks on their faces as they tried to outdo each other on the drinking front.
In reality of course Himself held back and staged things so the Little Mr. could ”win” the contest, but put up a good “show” for the camera and in his determination Little Mr. filled himself up so much on milk that once he was back in the van he curled himself as much into a little ball as was possible with a seatbelt on and swiftly dozed off for the whole journey back.
I’m delighted to have visited this area again… the visit in my teens made an impression that lasted (at least in snippets) and I was surprised what memories of the Treaty House and Waitangi area came flooding back once I was there again.
I like this area of New Zealand… but sigh… if only it had the drier South Island weather that I adore and a few of the Southern Alps it would be perfect LOL.
Seagull on the approach…