News from Cobden Garden Homestay,  Bed and Breakfast, Napier, Hawke’s Bay,

New Zealand.

11 September. The electricians and the plumbers are weaving their magic so we have electrical sockets in the correct places, new taps and an extra sink and so it goes on. At present our kitchen is a stripped-out shell but the cabinets are all ready and waiting to go back in place.  It has been a long process but we are counting down now.P1010961 P1010962








27 August. The programme for Hawke’s Bay’s second Food and Wine Classic – F.A.W.C. has been published and distributed and can be seen on We do have some vacancies for this period ( 1- 10 November ) so do check our availability and come enjoy a wonderful food and wine experience.

Summer FAWC 2013

8 August.  We are having amazing weather and I have not even prepared the garden for spring.  Consequently I am very busy pruning and tidying.  Some roses do not realise they should have finished blooming.  However I have had to sacrifice the show of colour in my garden so we will get a great show in November.


From here to the vase this morning.