Pictures from our lunch trip to Jester House in Mapua on Wednesday. I think, traditionally, John and Lucy do lunch with the teacher trainees on the last Friday of the training, but since Amanda had to leave early on Thursday, we went on Wednesday.
So - first picture is the sign outside Jester House, and the second picture indicates that the sign is correct: they have live LARGE eels in the stream beside the restaurant. You can buy beef on a stick to feed to them; we didn't, but we went down to see them.
[aside: sadly, some other restaurant up in Golden Bay had eels in a stream nearby, too, and someone came and took them all - killed them for food, I believe]
Third picture is most of the group hanging out on the terrace waiting for lunch.
Last picture is actually before we left to take the two vans to the restaurant: it's Sarah P-C dancing. She - and a few others - often just break in to some kind of dance as they're walking around. It's quite joyful.