Thursday, January 04, 2007

Stop Off in St Arnaud and Say Hi !!

If you're touring the South Island and you find yourself in St Arnaud, pop in and see Mark and Marianne at the Alpine Store. They're a great couple and from their village store website it looks like they're very well stocked.

We know Mark and Marianne because we bought our current house from them. And no, they weren't the ones to paint the lounge an eye-bleeding blue They gave up their careers and bought the village store just over a year ago and from all accounts are doing a roaring trade - well done guys!

In fact, there's a hotel for sale in St Arnaud... hmmmmmmm

It looks like a beautiful area, and we shall see for ourselves soon as we are off to Abel Tasman for a kayaking and camping trip mid-Feb and thought we'd see if we can pop in en route.

Saint Arnaud is a small alpine village located in the north of the South Island. It is situated at the northern end of Lake Rotoiti west of the mountains of the Saint Arnaud Range and 80 kilometres southwest of Nelson.

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At 1:53 AM, Anonymous Jon said...

Now Helen, you're not off on a 5 day trip next week in Abel Tasman are you? Cos that would be VERY weird!!

At 2:08 AM, Blogger Helen Leggatt said...

Yep, 23rd (ish) for a couple of days there, Pohara Beach campsite! Have article to do so part work!

Where and when are you there?

At 10:23 PM, Blogger Mazzy said...

It would be our very great pleasure to see you. Hey - and free coffee for anyone who can say they are from the Planet Zog.

Gret to see you have had a great Christmas break, and we look forward to seeing you!


At 10:26 PM, Blogger Mazzy said...

actually - that was 'great'!!

and thanks, also for the disclaimer regarding the colour of the lounge.....

Seriously - come and see the best general store this side of the black stump. We know you are discerning wine drinkers, and I am sure you will be impressed. M & M xx

At 8:46 PM, Blogger Shagen said...

Was that picture off a post card?

At 10:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fairly certain had a coffee in your store Monday the 4th Dec last year on way from Murchison to Blenhiem, can I claim a free one next time we pass thro when we move to Godzone 2008

At 4:38 PM, Blogger Helen Leggatt said...

Shagen, I rather think it is a postcard photo as I certainly don't recall taking it (or indeed climbing to that height!).

Hope you and yours are still enjoying your life in NZ!



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