In 1956, Mum sailed to New Zealand on board the Southern Cross to spend time working as on occupational therapist in Wellington. During the 6 week voyage she met John Tatham, a kiwi sheep farmer from Homewood Farm on the SE shore of the North Island in the Wairarapa region. Mum was warmly welcomed by the whole family and spent a lot of time at Homewood, which she loved. Now it is farmed by Andy, one of John's sons, and his wife Jan. Rob and I have been similarly welcomed to Homewood this week, and now I know why Mum has raved about it all of my life!
Here is "Papa John" with his son Andy