With Anzac Monday-ised this gave us another long weekend break. John and I decided to take the team and their children away for a weekend retreat to Martinborough. We hired Ferrymans Cottage a two bedroom plus sleep out with it's own ensuite, owned by Paul & Jane Wright (http://www.martinborough.com/ferrymans/). It's got everything that you need for a home away from home. The whole idea of our weekend away was to relax and get to know each other better. I think we accomplished that .....
The highlight of our weekend was hiring pushbikes and cycling around the vineyards and visiting Stone Henge Aotearoa. Those who had bikes took them, otherwise we hired them from Christina Estate (http://wairarapanz.com/see-and-do/martinborough-bicycle-hire-christina-estate). Our plan was slightly set back when we realised that Marcell was too little to ride his bike around the loop and that we would need a bike with a kiddy carrier. Except they didn't have any. However we improvised and put a cushion on the back carrier and Marcell was dubbed around. The bikes we hired were in good working order and with baskets so to carry our bottles of wine in. The bikes cost $25 for the day plus helmets, although there were many cyclists out and about, that weren't wearing them. With the map in hand and vineyards in sight, we set off.
Next months theory training will focus on retail and completing their icolor certificate. June's practical training, will focus on hairups.
Plus remember its Mothers Day on 10th May. I hope she's treated special on the day because she deserves it! Congratulations to Cheerie Kidd, the winner of our Mothers Day promotion.