|The lady Pukeko looked prim and proper in her pearls|
Here are just a few things I snapped on the way home, from our night away.
I take my camera most places and my husband is happy to stop the car so I can take some photos of interest, along the way. Thought you might like to see some little rural New Zealand towns.
We passed through Tirau, a vibrant little quirky town and love the corrugated iron works that were on most of the shops and cafes.
This little town is called Cambridge with a magnificent old white church - as you can see it was a grey old day driving down and rained most of the way, so taking photos was a little hard.
These two towns are predominantly there for dairy farming with a few charming cafes, boutique gift shops, galleries and antique shops for browsing.
The Autumn leaves were really pretty and just starting to change colour.
The first of June is officially the start of winter here in New Zealand.
Winter hasn't really arrived and on Sunday was a glorious day so we were able to eat our breakfast and lunch at the outdoor table.
Painting yesterday, I was still able to wear shorts and tee shirt, so I am enjoying the good weather while it is here.
Today is Queens Birthday weekend and Monday is a holiday - always great to have an extra day off, so will soon get back to the painting.
We are so close to finishing the lounge and will be very pleased to have everything back, to how it should be.
I hope that you all had a happy and relaxing weekend and now wish you a wonderful week ahead.
Also want to say a big thank you for the birthday wishes you sent to our daughter.