I'm a Kiwi, born and bred in Christchurch, still grieving for my hometown with the destruction it has experienced from those huge earthquakes, and so proud of the tremendous spirit shown by those who live there. I now live on a small block of land with a small kiwifruit orchard, 40 kms south of Auckland. I love to travel. Ireland will be fantastic, I know. This is a first time visit. The opportunity came up with my nephew getting married in London June 3, so there's going to be quite a family reunion there. My sister now lives in Jo'burg, so we decided it was time to holiday together, in Ireland.