Jester House Royal Family



Jester House Royal Family

Doesn’t everyone want to be a Queen or King? even if it is only as part of the funist aristocracy.
We’ve had Princess Harriette and a Lady Judy in the family here for years, as well a Tickle Monkey and a Grogan.
It’s all part of the fun of life, to give yourself a title beyond Mr/Mrs/Ms.

Now we have decided to update our loyalty system to give us more opportunity to treat you royally.
We still want to treat you on your birthday and we will treat you for becoming part of the family,
but now we can also treat you for coming regularly too.

For every dollar you spend you earn 1 point, once you’ve earned 200 points we send you a voucher for 20 Jester Dollars.

Our new system uses your eftpos or credit card (or both) as your loyalty card so you don’t need to carry anymore cards and it’s all perfectly safe with paymark.

To join Text: jester (space) your email address to 4664 or go to the steps and you’ll soon be part of the royal family.

The loyal royal servers look forward to giving you a right royal time here at Jester House

Bees Come A Calling.


Labour Day and the cafe is closed as it is a Public Holiday but that didn’t stop the arrival of hundreds of guests looking for somewhere to alight. Fortunately they didn’t need feeding, just a site for a new home and they found our crab apple tree the perfect resting stop.

As much as we love bees and plan to have a hive in our garden in the not too distant future, this particular arrangement didn’t really suit us. So a quick call to our trusty gardener Nick who has a great working relationship with bees and also happened to have a new empty hive waiting for a colony. He duly arrived, the bees had well and truly settled and Steve had made a box ready for the transfer.

It is incredible how calm the bees are when they swarm and it required no protective clothing to take them from the tree and into the box. A bit of strategic branch clipping was needed and  with one last snip they slid into the box, the box was sealed for the journey to their new home and the job was done.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         It was rather amazing,that during the process of moving the swarm  Steve only sustained one sting and Nick none at all.                                                                                                           IMG_8221IMG_8224This is the second occasion we have had a swarm of bees alight at Jester House so we think there is a message in that. Steve now has the perfect excuse to get his design hat on and draw up a bee palace so that we can have a hive here. It will be situated up the hill where it is a little warmer and also away from our visitors who are sometimes a little frightened of bee hives.

We hope the bees are happy in their new home at Ngatimoti and we look forward to a wee jar of honey someday.