Rush Munro’s Ice-cream Parlour is a Hastings institution and has been around for many years. Generations of families have enjoyed eating their ice-creams here since 1926 and the company is still going strong. It is one of those “must see” places when we travel up this way, and today that is where we went.
My sister Kathleen and her husband Dennis happily accompanied us there today and we sat in the courtyard in the dappled sunshine enjoying our ice-cream sundaes. And very tasty they were too.
There was a water feature playing and I watched as the sparrows happily jumped in and out of the trickle of water. They shook their little bodies, flapped their wings, and seemed to be having a great time in their very own personal shower.
We returned to the rellies home for a leisurely lunch and had a great time catching up on all the news, and putting the world to rights, as our age group is apt to do. Returning to our Pop mid afternoon, Dick was busy on his ride-on mower, cutting the lawn in front of his guests caravans and campers. We lifted our large mat so that he could cut right up to the caravan. A couple of quick passes back and forth and it was all done
One of the young men living here has a young 6 month old rook called Charlie which he raised from a week old chick. Charlie is quite tame and was having a great time flying around, but comes back when called. He seems to get on quite well with Caesar, the 2 year old British Bulldog.
Caesar nearly came to a sticky end last night when prowlers jumped over the fence in an attempt to abduct him. The police were called, and searched the orchard looking for the offenders, but we slept through all the drama and never heard a thing. As an “entire male”, (you know what that means) Caesar’s worth as a stud dog is considerable and he is a very desirable dog of his breed. Extra steps have now been taken to ensure his safety.
We were joined by caravan friends Dave and Rae today from the Wairarapa Caravan Club, who are also travelling up to Putorino for the National Caravan Rally over Easter. Other caravan buddies are expected tomorrow, so we should have a great group here for 4zees in the afternoon.