Sunday, 3 September 2017

Why, these are a few of My Favourite Things!

Julie Andrews sang about her favourite things in Mary Poppins, and let's face it, we all probably sang along with her.  Spring is starting to Spring about this part of the world which is making me extremely happy.  The colour is returning to my garden, YAY!!

So here are some of my favourite things,
what are yours?

Avocado and Manderines,
obviously not together,
but such great things to have for lunch.

Catching up with my incredibly talented friend 
and seeing her Native Birds.

Coming home with more clay treats to hang on my garden arches.

Walking around Lake Rotoroa on a sunny day with Sue Webber
and rewarding ourselves
with a coffee and this gorgeous view.

Baking cake,
in fact a Banana Cranberry and White Chocolate Cake to be exact.

Finding cool shit in the Op Shops,
all found over the last month.

Getting my grown up glasses,
 no more ready readers for me,
real prescription ones for work, home and driving!!

My abundantly flowering Kaka Beak!! 
A must for any NZ garden.

All the glorious colour returning to my garden,
the stuff that makes my heart skip a beat or two.

Being up early enough to get a glimpse
of the sun coming up through the trees.

Happy sleeping pets.

Dressing up Oscar!!

Dying the under part of my hair HOT PINK!

Moving, re-arranging and adding to my Wall of Whimsy.

Having Toebee on my lap when trying to use
my laptop most evening.

Enough sunshine to get Shadows!!

Treating myself to bought Tulips and Iris's
because I cannot bring myself to pluck the colour from my own garden.

Finally getting to have a guest room 
because my Day Bed arrived early,
so decorating has taken a back seat.

Totally enjoying this entertaining ball of fur and fun. 

Being grateful for having such a good life, surrounded by family, friends and enjoying every day given, and having help with staying BLONDE!!

See you soon,
stay happy, stay well,
and stay kind!!


Sunday, 6 August 2017

Adventures in photos because it is late!

With all my good intentions to blog on a more regular basis gone out the window again, here is a catch up via my trusty camera.

The Op Shops have been visited, but my best buy is the bed end for my garden, watch this space!

Once the rain had stopped I ventured out to Sue's in a rather saturated but still picturesque Karakariki.

Down her inviting driveway for a cuppa and a catch up and see poor Max with his stitched up snoz!

I picked foliage to bring colour indoors but someone kept attacking re arranging my arrangement!

 The joyous return of flowers is happening in my garden!!

 So I picked some for inside and my assistant has left them alone.

I have been out to Dawns place to see all the creations.

We packed her car and delivered some stock to a Gallery in the countryside, leaving behind poor Webb.
A new Totem was erected in the garden of the Gallery and some of Dawn's birds watched on.
Dawn was selling some seconds so I purchased this set and TOF and I have been using it for our breakfast.

I also bought a bunch of her  large wired daisies and attached them to my Arch.

My Kakabeak is smothered in flowers.

The Heir and I took the dogs for a walk near his place on a sunny Saturday, past friendly nags, water and along winding paths.

Then on a sunny but chilly Sunday TOF and I were accompanied by the Heir and the Spare and the dogs on a drive out to Raglan.

The big dogs had a ball running up and down the beach and in and out of the sea, so they had to travel home in the back much to their combined disgust.

Big is tolerating his little mischievous brother Toebee.  Sheba and Oscar had Stella round for an afternoon as she escaped her yard and I got a call.  Toebee is still very much enjoying many an adventure and catching up on sleep!

Potted colour was $1 each so I topped up some pots.

TOF and I went to the movies and watch Dunkirk,
amazing film, so well done.

We went out to Raglan again today,
it is becoming a habit!!

We had a late lunch of Fish n Chips on the Wharf.

We drove out to Whale Bay,
it was windy and wild!

*And now I must go to bed*