Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Final Page

It has been just over 2 years since our first guests came to stay at Kiora Cottage and since then we have had around 128 guests (not counting repeat visitors) from at least 12 countries. It has been a great opportunity for the children to learn communication skills and have a lot of fun with a lot of different people. The visitors book is a great way to remember all of our visitors and it now has only one page left in it. Of course family visits are the best and tonight (fingers crossed) my mother should be here to enjoy the cottage for the first time too. She missed a connection from Amsterdam yesterday so is running a day late, but all going well she should be on the train to Usa right now. It is fitting that she will be our last guest for 2008 and that we will be able to start a new visitors book from 2009. We are looking forward to many more visitors and many more great memories!
Today I let the chickens out for the first time after they laid their eggs (still 5 each day at the moment) and they are enjoying wandering around their new mud pit... Now I just need to work out how to get them back in there this evening so the foxes and stoats don't get them... Hopefully Mum will be there by then and can help do some shooing!

1 comment:

  1. Hi there Jo - got your card today and tried to write email but got returned to me. Pretty sure I copied the right address?! Mine is jo(lastname)@ihug.co.nz if you email me I will send original email and we will hook up then. Great blog and lovely chickens! Hope your mum arrived there safe and sound. A little stressful to miss your connection. Have you moved? Looks gorgeous - not quite like my memory of Tokyo - more like where Mum was based - amid the rice fields and the mountains of Nagano. Look forward to hearing from you soon. Love Jo