All The Family Huddled Around A Glowing Laptop

The times when the kids were growing up it was a tradition to have the laptop on and the Northern Hemisphere family watch as the presents are open. A lot has changed since this photo in 2017, the kids are young adults, my Dad is in a home, the Swedish side aren't allowed to travel to Wales due to COVID, and I won't be around the kids this Christmas Day. It's not so much the change, the kids were always gonna move on and with the divorce new rituals have been created. It's more that it's happened in 3 years, 2017 seems both a long long way away (as does January, remember then?), and yet close enough to touch. Whatever your routines are be prepared to change them, but keep the rituals . 

Accomodation in Rotorua, Any Recommendations?

The family (2 adults, 2 kids) are off to Rotorua for a long weekend end of November and would love recommendations.

Looking for something that's something like this:
  • own kitchen
  • two bedrooms
  • view of something nice (the lake?)
  • not too far out of town
  • "oldee worldee" (think luxurious ;-)
  • not cost an absolute fortune
  • avaialable 27th-30th November
Anything, anyone?
If so, drop me an email


styler said…
lake views are expensive
but there is this place
on the road to Auckland about a block away from the park whch has it's own thermal pools (3 or 4 i think)

this means
- the main swimming pools are in walking distance
- the park is obviously walking distance
- you don't have to pay to go to the hot pools (which is super expensive)
- it didn't used to be very expensive

but i can't remember it's name
Mike Riversdale said…
Thanks Sue, totally appreciate that - we think we tracked down the one you meant (but I've now forgotten it's name :-)