Title: New Zealand for the over 50’s
Author: Jennie Bruce
Blurb: A gently humorous travel account of one couples trip of a lifetime touring New Zealand in a motorhome.
My Thoughts: We’ve been to New Zealand a couple of times now and find it to be a breathtakingly gorgeous country. Right now we are planning our third trip for midwinter next year – think red wine and roaring fires! Whenever we travel I like to read books both fiction and non-fiction connected to the country we are going to. NEW ZEALAND FOR THE OVER 50’S is the first of my New Zealand pile. This is a pleasant, easy to read little memoir of a Motor Home trip that Jennie and her husband did around New Zealand. They flew from England via USA and then stopped at Fiji on the return trip. It is a small book and reads like a blog report. There is so much to do in New Zealand that the short time they were there all they could do was get an overview. They missed so much out of the little book that I am sure they would have seen. Some of the things they didn’t like my hubby and I loved and her hubby loved fishing which makes my eyes glaze over. But it’s different strokes for different folks. One thing they did get to do which I won’t ever be able to do is attend a church service in the Christchurch Cathedral as it is now destroyed and still undergoing a decision about what form it will take – there is however a new cardboard Cathedral which I will be attending. We paid for the book – but if you can find a copy of it at the library then read it, otherwise it is not of much value if you’re looking for travel ideas.
Rating: D – Average – it was OK, a bit of a struggle to finish.
For more about the author – Could find no information on the Internet so the author is nice older lady who has retired.