Saturday, March 21, 2015

Happy weekend

Hello dear friends,

A few things that have interested me this past week and I would like to share with you.

On Tuesday night the Auckland Sky tower looked spectacular,  lit up brightly for Saint Patrick's day - DD took the photo, which is just down the road from where her apartment is.

Over lunch last Friday we were lucky to see in the distance, the Volvo boats out practising on the water {you may need to enlarge the photo to see them}

We went for a walk around the Viaduct and the North Wharf last weekend to take a look at the six boats lined up

Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean race started on Wednesday, leaving Auckland for Brazil. The race was meant to start last weekend but due to cyclone Pam, it had to be delayed.
This is the worlds toughest ocean race and an exceptional test of prowess and human endeavour, sailing in some of the most difficult and inhospitable seas.


On display is a model of the 'SCA boat' which is made up of over 100,000 pieces of Lego. 
The all women team look great wearing outfits of magenta.


Their motto ...
Amazing Women can do anything and be anything they want.

 Wishing you a happy weekend
hugs
Carolyn


 

26 comments:

  1. Wow so beautiful
    Happy weekend my dear xx

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  2. Oh so many beautiful pictures from a lovely place!
    Best wishes for a great weekend, take care...
    Titti

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  3. Dear Carolyn, you had a lot of buzz in town! I like the fact that you shared it with us. Groetjes,

    Hetty

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  4. I get seasick so can't imagine sailing for that long. Sure wish them all the best. Amazing lego boat. Have a happy Sunday! Tammy

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  5. Dear Carolyn, it looks so wonderful with the boats on the sea, and in harbour, too. I hope these wemen were having a fantastic race :-) (sometimes we need to be a little feministic !!) Have a wonderful weekend,
    Dorthe, xo

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  6. Dearest Carolyn,
    ha, I was as green as the Auckland Sky tower on Saint Patrick's day! ;o))
    [In Austria we don't have this custom, but I think it's nice to wear green cloths on St. P's-Day - and we will travel to Ireland this year. So this is already a little Irish Preparation! :o)]
    The Lego-boat looks amazing, and the motto of the Ladies is great (and true!!!)
    Lots of hugs, Traude

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  7. Hi dear Carolyn !!!espero que tengas un lindo día
    Cariños

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  8. Hello Carolyn
    Amazing indeed! Have a great weekend...

    Wanda

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  9. Happy weekend ...love Ria...x!

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  10. Have a beautiful weekend my lovely friend. I always enjoy all of your photographs and lovely postings.
    Love Jeanne

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  11. How many beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing with us
    Hugs
    Alessandra

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  12. Happy sunday and new
    week to you
    Hugs/AM

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  13. Wonderful slogan of the women dear Carolyn!
    It' s so beautiful in your country ....
    Happy sunday and week!
    With love,
    Geli

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  14. Amazing post again :) Love your blog <3
    Can you click in link in my last post ?:)
    http://kasjaa.blogspot.com/

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  15. Hope you had a beautiful weekend full of more wonderful things that caught your interest. Wishing you a awesome new week my dear friend.

    Hugs,
    ❤️Ana

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  16. Hello Carolyn, that is an excellent motto and probably one we should all live by. I enjoyed all your photos and loved seeing the Sky tower dressed in green. :-) Have a super week, Barbara x

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  17. Dearest Carolyn,
    That looks and sounds like another fabulous weekend you had.
    Enjoy a lovely week ahead.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  18. Dear Carolyn,
    seems you spent interesting and funny days!
    We don't celebrate St Patrick day here i Italy, but it seems to be a great festival at your place! :)
    xxx
    S
    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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  19. the tower looks amazing in that first photo!

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  20. Wow, i love that women team and their motto!! Exiting post Carolyne, thanks for sharing! And thanks for coming to my blog today. Seasons are changing here and i guess it must turn towards autumn now where you live? Happy start to your week!

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  21. Their motto is fantastic and so are their jackets :)

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  22. Your week sounds lovely Carolyn! Such special ladies to attend the Volvo ocean race. The competition is tough and the sea can be rough at times. They must miss their friends and family too.I hope they will do well!

    Madelief x

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  23. Carolyn, how exciting to see the boat races. The tower looks so pretty all lit up in green for St. Paddy's Day. Love the team's magenta outfits. What a lovely week you had.

    ~Sheri

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  24. How special and courageous must be those sweet ladies Carolyn! Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos and impressions. The tour looks really spectacular by night!
    Happy weekend
    Olympia

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  25. I think maybe we should all adopt that motto!

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Carolyn xx