Kia ora tatou
Announcing a brilliant first. Great news - The Retreat has received its very first donations in kind. Incredibly appropriately, it's a gift that's all about sustainability, good nourishment and living at one with the land.
Gordon's creative flair is as fresh and refreshing as the good fruit which will one day nourish people staying at the retreat. His on-the-button vision for building up an orchard in a sheltered North-facing patch of ground is gathering momentum.
Not only is he building up a stock of trees and nurturing them ready for planting in the Autumn, but he's also gathering support for the plan... in the shape of donations of trees from Big Jims, Palmers, Fairfields, Mitre Ten - so far...
Just like heaven.
Watch this space for updates...