Friday, July 17, 2009

I have been tagged ~ riding the luge.

I have been tagged by Sares from Loveleigh Treasures. Thank you.
So I have to share with you, my 6th photo from my 6th photo file and tell you about the photo.

A few years ago we had a wonderful family holiday down in Queenstown, for a week.
I think that Queenstown is one of the most beautiful places in the South Island.
It is a Winter paradise and if you like snow and cold places, this is the place to come to.
There are a lot of beautiful places to ski and we spent the day up the Remarkables, skiing on powder soft snow and under a beautiful clear blue sky.

Anyway, back to the tag photo ~ we had a fun day riding down a luge in a cart which was so much fun. I had just made my first run down and was so exhilarating!

I just had to share one more photo - this is the view from where we were riding the luge. As you can see the view was just amazing and you can see why Queenstown is a popular holiday destination.

I must now tag six of you Divas extraordinaire, to play the game if you want to, I understand if you are too busy.
Here are the tagees.

Jodie Everything Vintage

Leeann fabulously french

Millie the laurel hedge

Piitis Valkoinen pioni

Ni The Bear house


It is almost the weekend ~ I hope that you are having a great week.

DD is having a little party for her Uni friends tonight. She turned 20 back in May
and all her friends were working hard with getting there garments finished.
So now hopefully they can relax and have a nice evening.
Must go and make the meringues and do a lot of things that need doing here.




  1. Carolyn...this looked like a blast my friend...Now have a great safe and happy...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  2. Hi Gloria,

    It was a lot of fun.
    Valetino and kids went so fast but I prefered to go a little slower and lag behind.
    Hope you have a great weekend too.


  3. OMGosh! That looks like so much fun! OH! What an awesome tag!
    I wanted to let you know that I'm having a giveaway! Be sure to come on over and join in!

  4. Oooh, this may be very dangerous Carolyn, but I'd love to play! You looked as though you were having such a good time luging. And that pic of Queenstown is breath-taking. I had my 18th birthday there when we were back-packing around. Those were the days! Happy weekend.
    Millie ^_^

  5. Hi Carolyn!!!!
    You are too sweet girl...I'm so honored that you tagged me. I enjoyed going waaay back in my files to reminisce about an old photo!
    Your trip looked like it was loads of fun!!!
    I posted my tag post tonight...thanks again and have a great weekend~
    everything vintage

  6. Thank you for visiting, Kim.

    Also many thanks for telling me about your giveaway TattingChic. I would like to come on over.
    It was fun riding the luge.

    Hi Millie,

    Look forward to seeing your 6th photo, it will be fun.
    Queenstown is a picturesque place and would have been a neat town, for an 18 year old to be backpacking around there.

    Oh goodie Jodie, glad that you are going to play along.
    I look forward to coming over to see your photo.

    I must now go and get ready - daughter has some friends coming and I have been baking and preparing all day.


  7. dearrrrrrrrrrr!!!

    OHHHHH...I'm really exciting...

    THANKS alot for having chosen!
    You are so dear.

    I put some photos on my blog for a nice trip?

    Yours photos are wonderful!!!

    KISSES, KISSES my best friend!...a lot. NI

  8. It looks beautiful there. I don't know if I would enjoy the whole luge experience though. I don't usually feel the need for speed! It does look like you had a great time! Thanks for playing along and sharing your photos!

  9. Hi Ni,

    Glad that you want to play along and I look forward to seeing what delightful photo you share with us.

    Hi Sares,

    thank you for choosing me to play along. Always fun looking through old photo files.
    I had my foot on the brake quite a lot going down and just let my family race ahead.


  10. Carolyn I am running with this idea:

    Your family from a long time ago was from Scotland.

    My mother was born in Aberdeen, Scotland and lived there until she was 19 and was a war bride and moved to Canada.

    So I think we are family, we must be cousins.

    Goodnight dear cousin.

    Love Renee xoxox

  11. Oh how sweet Renee, I would so love to be your Cousin.

    Nighty night and sweet dreams.

    Sending hugs & love

  12. Dear Carolyn!

    Thank you so much for your allways so friendly comments!!!

    Carolyn, it is so honored that you tagged me!!:) But I have earlier taken part in this tag, name Fiskars, be friendly and look that post:))

    Your pictures are full of funny and beautiful memories, thank you for share with us!!!:))

    Have a beautiful and sunny weekend for you, my friend!!:)))

    Hugs, Marge

  13. Dear Marge,

    Thank you for your visit.
    I understand that you have already been tagged, sorry, it happens.
    I will look back at your post Fiskars.

    I hope that you have a happy weekend.

    Hugs Carolyn

  14. Great Post Carolyn!!!
    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

  15. Very Cool! You must of had fun! Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs, Lisa

  16. Hi Rosemary and I hope that you are having a good weekend too.
    I wonder if you have found some good finds in your rounds of the Garage sales? Always love seeing what everyone buys.

    Hi Lisa,

    It was fun and thank you for visiting.


  17. Hi Carolyn,
    Your photos are amazing and I would love to be there right now skiing alongside you... it's 100 degrees here (icky!). Off to get some ice water with lemon ;) Have a beautiful rest of your weekend!

  18. Hi Tracie,

    That would be so much fun to have you come skiing with me.

    I do hope that you manage to stay cool. 100 degrees!... wished I could send over some of our Winter weather for you.

    You have a lovely weekend too.

  19. Hi Carolyn,
    What incredible pictures. Looks like a beautiful place for winter fun.
    Hope you are having a nice weekend.

    Thank you for stopping by all through Lorri's home tour. It was fun and I know she has really enjoyed reading the kind comments. She sent me a thank you note to put on my next post. I will share it next time.
    Blessings to you and yours.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  20. Just blog hopping tonight and found yours. I have enjoyed reading it.. I love seeing all the different blog designs. Love your pictures. Have a Happy Sunday!

  21. Hi Celestina Marie,

    thank you so much for visiting today, always lovely to read your kind comments.
    It was great to see through Lorri's
    beautiful home and thanks for taking us on the guided tour.

    I hope that your weekend is going well.

    Hi Teresa and many thanks for visiting my blog. I look forward to seeing yours soon.


  22. Absolutely stunning scenery. No wonder you love this place!

  23. Hi Lavinia,

    Queenstown is a beautiful place and the scenery of snow peaked mountains and the lakes is just amazing.



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