Today was a day of shopping, relaxing, and not having girls’ own adventures…

Started with a sleep in followed by a delicious breakfast at Caffe Massimo.

Then it was off to Takapuna Market where TappingBetty found the ultimate souvenir.

We were strolling strolling around the market, having purchased big at Tracey H’s parents’ jewellery stall when we came across a guy selling peanut butter made from Australian nuts.

But it was not the peanut butter that caught our attention it was the somewhat grubby picnic rug sitting under the peanut butter.

It was the Malcolm tartan.

We asked the vendor where he got it – he said it was from a garage sale and to make him an offer…

TappingBetty channelled our late father* and made the vendor an offer – after a bit of bargaining the rug was ours (hers).

Then it was back to the hotel to organise dry cleaning of rug before heading to Devonport and the ferry to Auckland…

* On a trip to England dad found a McCallum whisky window and had it shipped back to Australia.