Feels like being on Drover's

on July 18, 2010

McLeod's Daughters is one of my favorite TV shows. It's all about living on a cattle farm somewhere in the Australian Outback. Far from civilization as town people know it. That's kinda how I felt today when I took a walk along the farm I am currently living on. Only that New Zealand is a lot greener than the Australian Outback and your nearest neighbors aren't hundreds of miles away.

Yet the size of this place is also tremendous! I have forgotten how many hectars all the paddocks make up but let me say you could easily fit a few small villages in. The landscape is breathtaking and I could walk around for hours taking pictures. Put a few online on Facebook, here's a few impressions to get you started:




You'll find more pictures here...

Speaking of TV shows... today I was also reminded of another one of my favorite series The Gilmore Girls. Rory and Lorelai have (to have) dinner at Lorelai's parents' house every Friday. Well, the Rockells have a big dinner get-together every Sunday. Luckily - unlike in the series - these dinners here are held in a very pleasant atmosphere. All the kids get to watch TV and play and run around, then there's plenty of food, talk and laughter. I am so stuffed from all the delicious chicken, veggies and ice-cream *yummy*

Tomorrow Lukas starts kindergarten again and Eliza goes back to school. Getting back to routine after a six week break might not be easy so we'll see how things go in the morning. I need to go to town to get an IRD (tax number) and open a bank account. Unfortunately the car kind of broke down today so we don't know yet how we're getting into town.

2 Kommentare:

Claudia said...

Mc Leod`s Daughters is also one of my favourite TV Shows. And it seems like you are at Drovers Run.
Have a great time there! :-)

cynthia said...

The photos are wonderful. I wish I could see the motives in the reality. ;)

PS: You want to see my photos from Norway. At the moment I am busy, but I try to load them on facebook in the near future.

Have a great time!