In 2 weeks we are going to be visiting our daughter in Melbourne,
Australia, with trips to Sydney and Brisbane. On the way, we will be
spending 5 days on the North Island of New Zealand–Auckland,
travelling down to Whakatane, Rotorua and Hamilton.
I would appreciate it if Orchid members from those areas would
contact me directly to let me know where I can see good handcrafted
jewelry. Also would appreciate on purchasing good opals.
I’ve heard that I’ll probably not get any bargains; however, I want
to purchase enough to be able to claim part of the trip as a business
trip. I’m studying the Paul Downing book on Opals, so I can feel a
little more comfortable with what I am seeing and considering. (And
if anyone knows of a beekeeper and/or blueberry or raspberry grower
anywhere, my husband would appreciate knowing about that, too.)