Interesting re rocks. I have some nice rocks, red agate and a few others collected from a river bed in the Coromandels. Forgot the name of It, but there is an old mine nearby. We are probably coming back to NZ round end of year. So if we pass through Thames I will drop in. My mother has now moved from Whanga to T.G.A so won't be traveling that road very often.
I have just written my first childrens book for 8-12year olds. New learning curve for me. Am self publishing. Should be printed soon. My second book is written but not worked on yet. I was lucky to meet an editor and her book designer partner at a Xmas party. Dont really know what I am doing, but doing it anyway.
Thats good to hear. We have a rock shop there that sells really nice crystals and Gems, raw rock and other things such as fossils. You wil have to call in next time you are over. I am trying to do a facebook page for them. What do you do.