My first New Zealand getaway

NZ sketches by Yukari Iwasaki inner child playground


Last weekend I had a quick weekend away to New Zealand; Count’s motherland!

Unfortunately Cyclone Lusi hit New Zealand which meant that Saturday was a non-stop rain with 120km/hr wind in the afternoon!

This didn’t stop us from enjoying our time in New Zealand as Count’s family operates a small but very bountiful orchards full of figs, avocados, citrus and plums!


The entrance to the orchard, Yukari Iwasaki inner child playgroundThe entrance to the orchard…



picking avocadoes in New Zealand, Yukari Iwasaki inner child playground

Picking avocados in New Zealand

Orchard's honesty box by Yukari Iwasaki, inner child playground

Orchard’s honesty box

My NZ muse, Ted; Yukari Iwasaki inner child playground

My NZ muse, Ted

figs from the orchard, New Zealand, Yukari Iwasaki inner child playground

Figs from the orchard, New Zealand

The lifestyle was so different from what I am used to in Sydney where they just walk down their driveway to pick up limes for the drinks, basket full of figs lying around the house, fig jam stewing in the kitchen and collecting eggs from their chicken.

Count’s family cat, Ted was kind enough to be my patient and elegant muse and I have a perfect souvenir from my too quick of a trip to New Zealand.

Cheers to letting go,

Signature of Yukari Iwasaki, blogger of Inner Child Playground

Yukari Iwasaki

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