Let me tell you a story that really happened to us during our stay at Bethell's Beach Cottages.
Trude and John have contacts everywhere. They know everybody and everybody knows them!
So during our stay we often saw filming crew on the property. It is a nice experience! And again NZ - Kiwi people, not matter what job they do, they have that certain flair of kindness.
So the soap serie Shortland Street filmed a couple of scenes or episodes in the Te Koinga Cottage. Logic cause we stayed at Turehu Cottage.
That particlar morning we got awake at 6.30h in the morning. Imaging you are on a honeymoon and it is a rise-and-shine morning for you! Yihaaaa! The filming crew was a bit noisy installing everything they needed to be ready for filming when the actors and actresses came along.
Honestly said as we don't know Shortland Street we didn't know who we saw and who we talked to. Maybe we talked to one of your favorite stars of that show. Anyhow we had a nice chat everytime. So it came to a chat with one of the crew members as the nice guy wanted to know if they have been not to noisy in the morning. Well honestly said, my friend, you got us awake with the first birds! Oh they were so sorry!
So as we were early up we decided to go for another discovery trip. Returning back at the cottage we found a nice card from Trude with a message of the Shortland Street crew. They were very sorry having us disturbed that morning and they offered us a BBQ, ingredients to buy by ourselves. This means : GO GO GO and get yourselve treated.
So off we went with Trude to do some shopping.
Then each of us started preparing the dishes. We in our cottage some big salades and Trude and John in their house preparing some secret and marvelous things.
PUNCH! PUNCH! Njamnjamie! We got started and the champagne followed.
We had a marvelous time and BBQ with Trude and John. Thanks Shortland Street!
Go watch the BBQ album and have a glimp of our unforgetable evening!