You are probably wondering what happened to 17 – no I do not have a fear of the number or any other superstitious nonsense. I simply realised that it was only 16 days to go till we leave and that I counted the days incorrectly, so unfortunately 17 will never feature here. Let’s hope I’ve got it right. For those of you non-kiwis L & P is a drink we have here. It is called Lemon and Paeroa (Paeroa being the place it originated). It is rather a unique and enjoyable fizzy drink and is BIG in New Zealand.