After being delayed by typhoons en route from Zimbabwe our container of sculptures finally arrived four weeks behind schedule.
For our staff Christmas gathering this year we all hopped on a bus and headed to Greg and Rachel Hart's beautiful Mangarara Station in Central Hawke's Bay.
November 2018 marked the tenth bi-annual Hospice Holly Trail which has become a landmark event for Hawke's Bay and an amazing fundraiser for Cranford Hospice.
While Bruce and I have been pondering this 'time out' in Vanuatu, the obvious challenge was ensuring that life at Birdwoods was able to continue at full tilt.
After 15 happy but incredibly all-consuming years with Birdwoods, the big news for Bruce and me is that we are going to be taking a Grown Up Gap Year in 2019.