About a hundred years ago, Fiona trained to be a nurse with Pam. We became good friends with Pam and husband Ollie, and as they also lived in Devonport we kept in touch.
Cutting a long story short, after their children grew up, they eventually went for a change of lifestyle and bought their farm just out of Temuka and did up the farm house.
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It was a massive restoration which included lifting it up and spinning it around to face the sun.
Ollie is a trained chef and along with his cooking skills and having Pam at his side, they’ve setup and run Olivers Farm Stay’s B&B.
We had just arrived at Winchester Domain Camping ground which is about 500 metres up the road from their B&B just as we did a couple of years ago.
Fiona looked a picture as she had just washed her hair and one side of her head all done up in curlers.. think Ena Sharples 🙂 .. Ollie and Pam pull up and pop their heads in the door.. 🙂
After a cup of tea in Rafe, they took us up the road to their local cafe in Winchester.
Several hours went by here and then we went straight to Ollie and Pams home for tea.
While we had a glass or two of nice wine, Ollie prepared the feast and it was just stunning. No wonder their overseas customers keep coming coming back when there is this standard of hospitality.
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The time ticked by unoticed as it does when you’re having fun but what a magic night and lovely to catch up with them both again.
If you’re in the area or know someone who wants to be spoiled with great food, in a comfortable place with some great humour thrown in. Check out http://www.oliversfarmstay.co.nz