Evan retains an interest in chemistry and ‘things scientific’. He’s also developed a passion for the bagpipes and plays with a local band. He can often be heard practising at a suitable distance from the cottage and has had many favourable guest reviews. His other interests include astronomy, engineering projects in his large workshop and distilling schnapps (fruit brandy).
Liz was born in Switzerland and still speaks Swiss-German. As a young child, her family left Switzerland to farm in New Zealand. Her mother was a fabulous cook, gardener and homemaker, but it took Liz some years to realize that she enjoyed being a Home Engineer / Domestic Goddess too! She likes to experiment with different cuisines. (She has been known to read about some exotic dish, then do an internet search and try out the recipe.) Liz loves to cook, share her recipes and care for all those who visit. She also enjoys being in the garden and reading, when she has time to relax.