Lady Norwood Begonia House, Botanic Gardens, Wellington NZ

A magnificent old Victorian glass house creates the perfect environment for these stunning examples of begonias and delicate plants. Then while having lunch the table next to us is invaded by disgusting sparrows, cleaning up the crumbs left by the previous diners.

Niagara on the Lake

Our friends had advised us not to miss a trip to Niagara on the Lake. We didn’t know what to expect but we were pleasantly surprised by the history, the beautiful traditional stone buildings and the colour of the timber homes and businesses.