Friday, October 21, 2016

It's the weekend

It was such a gorgeous day today... one out of the box.
The sky was clear and blue, here are a few photos. The first one is where my dear husband and I went out to lunch, Wai Kitchen overlooks beautiful Oneroa Bay.
Because we have a long weekend here, Labour day is on Monday, the boats are moored and tourists have started to arrive and the place has suddenly got very busy. The wonderful weather attracts people and it is the place many people want to flock to

The pigeon pair - spotted the two wood pigeons again on my walk, sitting side by side on the power lines looking as if they were having a good old chat

 Now to finish off, my beautiful rose has started blooming again so I was happy to put one in a vase and enjoy the sweet fragrance.
 It's the weekend ~
Wishing you all a happy weekend

Sunday, October 16, 2016

LIfe is busy

Dear friends,

Hope all is well with you all
 We had the pleasure of having our dear daughter home for the weekend and we always enjoy our times with her. Going for lovely long walks and having her back home.
Out on our walk we spotted a Mother duck and ducklings - could not get any closer as it was private property and sorry it is not very clear

Last week I downloaded a new upgrade to my iphone and after that I could not get anything to work, my computer, fitbit wasn't telling me how many steps I was taking, and then was not able to download photos. Thankfully after spending time with the Apple help desk I  now have the operating system Sierra and everything seems to be up and running again. Very frustrating when you are unable to get things to work, so now I look forward to coming over to visit you.

 Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible
~ Dalai Lama

Hope your weekend is lovely and now wishing you a happy new week ahead

Sunday, October 9, 2016

World post day

Today in a world where much of our correspondence is by email and texts, it got me thinking there is something very special and satisfying, receiving in your mail box and reading a handwritten letter or card.
Did you know today, the 9th of October is World post day?
What better way to embrace this beautiful tradition is by sitting down and writing a letter to someone special. 
The words are so true, 'To get a letter ~ write a letter

Thank you for your sweet visits and comments you leave for me and I want you to know that I appreciate them very much
Hope that you are having a happy weekend


Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Spring is in the air

Spring is a cause for joyful celebration ~ It's finally warming up and it is almost here.
Ahhh! ... it is going out for a walk along the road and been able to pick one of my favourite flower, the freesia. This is such a lovely thing to do at this time of the year.
I love to fill vases with little posies around the house in the bathroom on the kitchen windowsill - wish I could embed this photo with the divine scent

Spring the season for rebirth, renewal and regrowth
Green grass
baby animals and birds 
 We have had a lot of rain, but I like that it is making everything grow well in the garden and will share some photos soon. 
The past week has been busy so hence not a lot of blogging going on. Can't believe that October is here - how can that be? 
 the days and months seem to be going so fast!
Do hope you are having a beautiful week, my friends

Friday, September 23, 2016

My week, with a few photos


My week has been enjoyable and here we are again, it is Friday  so now I will share a few snaps with you.
With my love for nature this little bird made me smile when I looked outside. Taken in the tree from DD's bedroom window, he/she is back again. The brightly coloured parrot did a little pirouette and you can see the video. As much as this bird is beautiful to look at, it is not good for our native species of birds, like the tui as they are competitive when it comes to getting food and sometimes upsetting and displacing our native species.

Down near where the ferry comes in this goose can often be seen there, making a loud honking noise and making its presence felt all around.

Many thanks for the kind birthday wishes for Marcel,... here are a couple of photos taken on our night out. We dined at the O'Connell Street Bistro in the private dinning room. The restaurant had been closed for about 8 months, due to a fire. So happy that they are up and running again as the food and evening was really great

Now to leave you with some pretty roses and to wish you a very happy weekend


Saturday, September 17, 2016

A little sunshine on a rainy day

The  rain might be falling hard here today and it is predicted to be like this for the next couple of weeks, so I will bring a little sunshine to my post today.
On my walk I could not help but get out my camera when I saw the daffodils waving about in the breeze in some of the gardens around. I love the bright yellow colour  and it always makes me feel happy seeing them

Tonight we are celebrating Marcel's birthday. 18th of September is the actual day, 25 years ago we were excited to have you come into our lives and join our little family.
The photo above was taken when our children were asked to model for a hairdressing magazine. They were given a nice haircut and style and featured in the magazine, so that was a fun thing for them to do.
Happy birthday and may it be a great year ahead. The graduation was a few years back,  and we are so very proud of all you have achieved in your life

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams .... live the life you have imagined
~Henry David Thoreau

Just want to say, many thanks for the kind notes you left, and I am feeling much better and over the flu now. Appreciate the kindness of each and everyone and value your friendship
Wishing you a happy weekend


Saturday, September 10, 2016

Apricot roses for the weekend

Hi dear friends,

Have not been around much on the computer as this past week have been feeling a little fluish, with a cold and sore throat. Travelling on the ferry boat sometimes, it is hard to escape the winter ailments that are doing the rounds, with other travellers, coughing and sneezing. Wednesday I spent nearly the whole day in bed sleeping and felt a lot better for doing this

When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is ~
to be alive,
to breathe
to think
to enjoy
to love
~ Marcus Aurelius

I just wanted to pop in a wish you a happy weekend and hope all is well with you. Look forward to coming over to visit you soon