Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Greetings to the Francois Family


Happy Campers, the Francois family


Francois family at Graestone

Bonjour Erik, Valérie, Nicolas et Pierre, c'était notre grand plaisir de vous rencontrer, et cela vous aidera, et un moment spécial ensemble ce matin. Nous avons partagé nos blogs, vous avez rencontré les garçons! à côté, et nourris Orlando, Grenadier n'était pas très sympathique, peut-être qu'ils avaient déjà un petit déjeuner. Les oiseaux de bébé ont été visités, et nous ont fait des suggestions pour des endroits merveilleux à voir dans l'île du Sud. Et, comme notre famille de Rotorua était ici, et Laurie et Gina de Wellington, une maison pleine pour le petit déjeuner. Nos meilleurs voeux pour vous de continuer Voyage sûr et excitant en Nouvelle-Zélande, j'espère que le Sud, vous offre une grande hospitalité, et de leur suite, en Australie et en Asie too.Our ce qui concerne de très bons, et Jean Hugues, et tous les autres ici, Graestone le 26 Décembre 2013.


We had a full table at breakfast this morning, Laurie and Gina from Wellington, our family  from Rotorua, and Erik,Valerie, Nicolas and Pierre from Belgium. The Francois family are on a 11 month trip around the world!!! You can read about it all here at            


We were so happy to meet you, and hope your continued travels in the South Island give you great hospitality, exciting adventures, and stunning scenery.

Quotation of the day, Mary Oliver

“Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.”

Greetings from Jean


Linda said...

Sounds like a great time, Jean! Joyeux Noel a tous! :)

Nancy J said...

Linda, to you too. A joyous day on 25th, and today on 26th, very much so all round. Cheers, Jean.

Julie Fukuda said...

No better way to spend the holidays, than with family and friends.

eileeninmd said...

Nancy J, I hope your Christmas holiday was a happy one. Sounds like a fun time. Wishing you all the best in the New Year!

KB said...

What an adventure by the Francois family! And, you know French! Impressive. I knew French in my younger days but I think that I've forgotten it all.

I hope that your Christmas was good!

Nancy J said...

Hi Julie, Eileen and KB, we did have a wonderful Christmas. KB, I cheated!!! Google translate, type in your own words, select the language, press " Translate", then copy and paste. My French was what I learnt while studying Physics, sitting at a desk in a classroom for French Language, in about 1957!!! But I thought for Pierre and Nicolas, to get a blog post in French would be great fun. I can count to 10, and a few more phrases, that's all. Greetings, Jean.

Our photos said...

11 month trip around the world, that is a big trip, Nancy!

Nancy J said...

Yes, a wonderful experience for them all, if you click on the link to their blog, you will see where they have been so far, amazing places, and for the boys,(and Mum & Dad) unforgettable. Cheers, Jean.

Michaele said...

What a treat for the holidays! I will have to go check out their blog. Sounds fun and interesting.

Here I Am Carrie said...

NOw when I read the the french I thought does your talents ever end. Then read you google translated. Well at least you had the talent to do that. What a house full making for lots of fun and visiting. Well it's all over and time to get back to normal routine well not really as gearing to head south for me means anything but routine. Well your New Year brings all your dreams to reality. Love and hugs Carrie

Nancy J said...

Hi Michaele and Carrie, the adventures of another family, exciting beyond my dreams even. Yes, visitors and family home or travelling on ,very quiet here, not even a baby bird chirping, they seem very quiet too. Maybe if I hide and watch, when Mum comes back with lunch, they will cheep. Cheers to all, Jean.