Tuesday 23rd December:
Today we moved to the motel at 219 Johns Road, we decided that this year being here longer and as both of us were on holiday that us along with Yas and family need some space. When I was over in January 2014 when Yas had pneumonia I rang around checking prices and places to stay for a while. The motel offered a great price and allowed Rory to stay over if he wants for NC, the motel is fully serviced and self contained, not far from Yas and family and also a good location for us to get across to the rest of the families on the east side. Martin and Angela (my sister and her husband) have loaned us a car which we are so grateful for it is a Mazda Roadster MX5 sporty model.It allows us to get around without having to take Yas car off her.Even though the main Johns Road runs along the front of the motels once inside with the door closed we dont hear the traffic.The managers allowed us to pay the motel off during year so that when we arrived we had no money to pay - bonus. We go back to Yas and Ad's on January 3rd staying there until we return home to Aussie. Ad minded Rory today for us as we went to meet my good friends Loraine and Jacky from Air NZ for a coffee,Yasmine is still working, we had to meet them at the Copenhagan Cafe in Harewood Road at midday, it worked out really well as we were able to go straight from the cafe to the motel for a 2.00pm checkin.
Below photo shows the lad outside the motel with the car - hood down - LOL
Below two photos taken at Yasmine's house