We get some lovely thank you's and notes left in our farmstay guest books in the Homestead and Cottage here at Struan Farm.
The Homestead can be a bit hit and miss, guests don't always take time to leave us lengthy notes, but the Cottage guests tend to go on and on about what they've enjoyed. I always check the books when I do my clean up after people leave. It energises both John and me to hear what people have enjoyed most about Struan Farm, since that's really why we do this.
This thank you left for us this week wins the creativity prize (so far):
A lovely origami crane, crafted out of one of our paper napkins! It was left by young honeymooners from Japan who stayed in the Homestead. Their guide, Shinsuke Igarashi, spent the night at Jim's Hut, cooking a BBQ dinner for everyone down at the river. They were in the area to visit Hairy Feet Waitomo and Waitomo Caves, before heading to Matamata and Hobbiton for the day and night tours.
For Japanese the crane is a bird of happiness, a symbol of good fortune and longevity. Love it!