Easter Bunny

Easter

Big Happy Easter Hugs from us all at Jester House. We love Easter, the 2 days off and the 2 days of hustle and bustle in the cafe. We love watching the children racing around the garden searching for eggs and

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Little Library

Little Free Library at Jester House

The Little Free Library is now Open. Little Free Libraries are a global phenomenon. Now, a new Little Free Library is open on the Tasman’s Great Taste Trail at Jester House, joining the movement to share books, bring people together

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Lavender Shortbread

Secret Recipe No 1

We love to share and are often asked for our recipes so here is No 1 in a series of special Jester House recipes. We hope you enjoy it as much as our cafe customers do. Steve, our exceptional baker,

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Post Love

Sending Love Project

The Sending Love Project is about honouring those we care about and to take a moment to let them know. Jester House has dedicated the month of February to creating a space for people to connect with those they love

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Jester House Royal Family

Jester House Royal Family

Doesn’t everyone want to be a Queen or King? even if it is only as part of the funist aristocracy. We’ve had Princess Harriette and a Lady Judy in the family here for years, as well a Tickle Monkey and

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Art

Get Arty in the school holidays

It’s nearly the school holidays again and that means the kids are home or your grandchildren are staying and you need activities to do with them. What could be better than a trip to the country and a visit to

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Nice pair

In May, all around New Zealand, individuals and businesses get involved in Pink Ribbon Breakfasts. This is the major fund raising opportunity for the  N.Z. Breast Cancer Foundation. Breast cancer is an unfortunate fact of life for many woman but

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Grateful to Mother

My Mother was a big influence on my path in life , her interests, enthusiasm and sheer joy has helped to mould the person I am. I’m grateful to have my Mother still able to come and stay with us

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Autumn Scavenger Hunt

Autumn Scavenger Hunt

When our children were still at school, well actually Harriette(28) and Pip(27) are both still studying, the school holidays were always a time to kick back and relax. Being at home with no morning schedule was what they looked forward

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At Loggerheads

It is amazing what you find when you start filling the woodshed for the winter.  I started cutting up a big branch trimmed of our gum tree when I came across this smile. As sometimes happens when you are dealing

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Bees Come a Calling

Bees Come A Calling.

As much as we love bees and plan to have a hive in our garden in the not too distant future, this particular arrangement didn’t really suit us. So a quick call to our trusty gardener Nick who has a

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Winter Dining

Winter Dining

The joy of sitting by a roaring open fire cannot be denied. Egypt, our 17 year old cat can testify to the benefits of warmth and comfort. I would go one step further and add a meal to the experience

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Pink Ribbon Breakfast 23rd and 24th May.

May is the month for Mothers. Firstly, Mothers Day on the 10th and then throughout the rest of the month all sorts of different groups holding Pink Ribbon Breakfasts to raise funds for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation. This

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Easter Egg

And the Winner is…..

School holidays are a fun time at Jester House as we run a free school holiday activity for all our younger guests. As Easter marked the beginning of this school holidays we ran with the Easter theme and held an

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Share a Cup of Kindness

Share a Cup of Kindness

Last year Steve and I explored Sri Lanka over our winter break.It was a fantastic 4 weeks and I can throughly recommend Sri Lanka as a wonderful holiday destination. One of the main reasons for our choosing to go there

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Jester House Easter Egg Hunt

The Great Easter Egg Hunt

Everybody loves Easter. It doesn’t come with the stress of Christmas, there is a 4 day holiday, long enough to go away and relax and there is of course all those delicious chocolate Easter eggs and hot cross buns. Steve,

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A Mystery To Solve.

This lovely watercolour painting of our home was spotted in a Nelson op shop by some Jester House customers. They mentioned it to the shop staff who rang and told us it was there. Steve popped in to check it

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A car park Triumph.

From my office I look down over the car park. Sometimes this is not a good thing as I witness some truly  unbelievable parking maneuvers.  On the positive side I also get to see some amazing vehicles pull in. Today

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Wallowing Eels

The eels at Jester House are usually rather feisty but with the lack of rain and such warm temperatures they are anything but. The creek they reside in has slowed up to a very slow trickle and the water is

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