Saturday, January 16, 2010

The big and the little!

I just had to share this photo of a big cruise ship in port and a very cute little boat sailing around the harbour.
Wouldn't you like to go on a cruise around the Islands? I know I would.
Jodie, ( a blog friend ) is on a cruise at the moment and I bet she will be having a marvelous time.

I was sorry to hear from a friend, who also makes Teddy bears, that her husband passed away.
Sending much love and hugs to Christine and her dear daughter and may the memories they hold in their heart bring healing, peace and comfort.

The past week has been a busy one and I have not had much time to sit and visit my blog friends.
Many thanks for visiting me and I look forward to coming over to say hello.
Today we had friends over for lunch, so I look forward to sharing some photos with you as we had some delicious food, to eat.

Wishing you all a very happy weekend



  1. Love and hugs to you
    Blessings my sweet friend
    Love Jeanne

  2. Caroly-Looks like the Moma bear and the baby bear! I'd like to be on either one--going anywhere! I am sorry to hear about your friend's loss. Take care :)

  3. Would love to join that cruise! Have a wonderful weekend too!

    xx Lola & Nora:)

  4. what a cute photo! I would love to go on a cruise, too :)
    my heart goes out to your friend & family... how sad is that.
    have a lovely weekend, darling Carolyn.

  5. Oh, I would so LOVE to go on a cruise. That's how I met my hubby!

    We used to go on one every year and/or go to Hawaii for vacation but with our doggies we can't go anywhere, no one to doggie sit.

    I am so sorry to hear of your friend's husband's passing.

    I've missed you this week and was wondering if all is okay. Ah, yes, I know how life can get really busy at times!

    Have a wonderful weekend!


  6. Dear Carolyn,
    Week-end Blessings to you!
    Have a good one.

    When I look outside and see our wintry weather, I think hummmmm you are having milder weather than Kansas! Hope you'll smile at the sun and take a deep breath. Lucky you!

    God bless,

  7. Thats's a great picture, Carolyn! I'm not sure I would feel too good sitting in that smal boat ...

    Have a great Sunday!


  8. I am so sorry to hear about your friends husband. Do pass my regards on to her.

  9. Great picture!!!!!Also I saw your post on Fiji, I was ther years ago, and loved it!!!!!Maryanne

  10. Your Photo of the two boats is great!
    I am very sorry to read about the death of your friends husband - please offer her my condolence!
    Big hugs to you, Traude

  11. Thank you Jeanne for your kind visit.

    Many thanks Susan, yes, it is like the Mama and baby bear!
    As you say to be going anywhere ....would be nice.

    Thank you Lola and Nora and I hope that your weekend is going great.

    Hi Susan,

    Always great to have a visit from you, dear friend.
    Have a lovely weekend.

    Hi Marsha,

    How wonderful that you met your husband on a cruise ~ very special.
    That is one thing about owning pets, going on a holiday can be a problem.
    I have missed getting around to visit you and look forward to doing it soon ~ things have been busy here.

    Thank you Deanna. I am grateful for the beautiful sunny weather and got some sunburn on my arm yesterday, ouch! ... even though we were sitting under the sun umbrella.

    Hi Julia,

    It looks so teeny next to the huge boat, but I have seen it out sailing around on the harbour and it looks fun. Happy weekend

    Thank you CC, that is very kind of you.

    Hi Maryanne,

    Thank you for your visit and glad that you had a trip to Fiji.
    It is lovely and warm at the tropical Island.


  12. I Love the photo - I am a little unsure about the cruise idea. I love it in thought but am not that good on the sea so wonder how I would be!
    Hugs to you for the new year, it's going to be a busy one.

  13. Hi Carolyn,
    That photo is so funny. That would make you feel small, wouldn't it? I know Jodie must be having a great time.
    Prayers for Christine and her daughter.
    I will be looking forward to your next post.

  14. Hello darling Carolyn I love the picture of big and small. David and Goliath.....


  15. Thanks for your visit Traude, always great to hear from you and I enjoyed visiting your blog today.

    Hi Suzi,

    Lovely to have a visit from you and I hope that your year is starting well.

    Thank you June, for your kind words.
    I am sure Jodie will be having a great time and we will see some photos when she returns.

    Dear Renee,

    You, Jacquie and your Mum are in my thoughts and prayers, sweet friend.


  16. That photo is fantastic! You tend to forget how huge cruise ships are until you see a little boat next to it!

    So sorry to hear about your friend's husband. I hope she and her family are doing ok.

  17. You sound so sweet in your post, Carolyn, and, I am touched by your feeling the pain of your friends. I am sure that we all wish for them comfort. :)

  18. What a great photo! That little boat is cute....
    I am probably the only person who has no desire to go on a cruise. Well... at least not out in the oceans. hahaha
    Have a wonderful day!


  19. I love cruise trips...I was on one a couple of years ago and it was fantastic!

    Many blessing to your friends...

    Have a great Sunday dear Carolyn, cheers: Evi

  20. Just stopping by to say hello. Looks like we have all been busy with life. I do love you new header and background. ~jermaine~

  21. Thank you Haute-Shopper, for your visit and kind words.

    Hi Charity,

    Always great to have you call by, thank you for your kindness.

    Thanks Mary, yes there are some people who do not like going out in boats. Even traveling on the Waiheke ferries, there are commuters, that every time it is rough go a pale greenish shade.

    Thank you Miss Eve, for your visit. Glad that you could go on a cruise.
    Seems to be a nice and relaxing way to take a holiday.

    Many thanks Jermaine, seems to be a busy time of the year with family and one thing and another.
    I look forward to coming over to visit you.


  22. Hi Carolyn, that sure is a large ship! How nice that you had a lunch with friends. Looking forward to your photos. One of my new year's resolutions is to have friends over more often. Be sure to stop by when you make it to California!!
    Sharon :-)

  23. What a beautiful photo Carolyn. That ship is HUGE!

    Thank you so much for your kind words on my new heathy life. I do feel great these days and I am grateful.

    Blessings, ~Melissa :)

  24. Oh this is the most delightful photograph. I hope your friend is covered by God's grace to get through such a difficult time. Two of my close friends lost their mothers this week.


  25. Thank you Sharon, and the same if you ever make it to NZ would like it if you came to visit us.
    I was in the USA about 25 years ago.

    Hi Melissa,

    Glad to hear that you are feeling great and much luck with the new healthy life.

    Hi Karen,

    So very sorry to hear about your two friends that lost their loved ones. It is so very hard, I know.
    Thank you for your visit.


  26. Funny photo of big and little!
    Think a cruise would be a nice thing to be on right now, Carolyn. invitation to your lunch with friends.
    If not, at least tell us all about it!

  27. What a great photo! And haven't you had days when you feel like that little boat next to that giant cruise ships? I think my mountain of to do's since returning home to Europe after a month in America has me feeling that way today! LOL!
    All the best,

  28. Hi Carolyn,
    Love the boat photo!
    I haven't had much time for blogging either.
    So sorry about your friend's husband.
    Take care,

  29. Hi Carolyn, I just wanted to let you know that I miss you, I haven't been seeing many posts of yours lately, come back!!!!!!! Miss you!!!!!!!

    And....look out wee wee little ship!!!! Look out!!!!!! :)

  30. Oh my! That tiny little boat looks like a toy compared to the big one. So sorry to hear of your friend's loss. So many seem to be losing their battle these days or losing loved ones. Very sad times for some. Glad to hear that all is well with you. Wishing you a most wonderful week. Blessings, Tammy

  31. Hi Barbara,

    The invitation is there for you Barbara ~ if you ever make it down under. I will post some photos soon.

    Hi Toma,

    I know what you are saying ~ so often I feel like the little boat.
    Good luck with your to do list!
    Always hard to get back into the swing of things again after a lovely holiday.

    Hi Rosemary,

    I have seen all you have been making and fully understand not being able to blog as much.
    Thanks for your visit.

    Thank you Charity for your sweet words. I just seem to have been busy but look forward to posting some more.

    Many thanks Tammy and wishing you a wonderful week too and glad that you could visit.


  32. Hi Carolyn,
    Good thoughts and prayers toyour friend Christine!
    Hope you are busy doing something fun!


  33. The Duchess of Tea has bestowed a title upon you. Her Grace requests the honour of your presence at the knighting ceremony to be held at Rose Tea Cottage.

    The Duchess will be honoured if you accept the award she is presenting you by copy and pasting it on your blog.

  34. Hi Constance,

    Many thanks for your kind visit.
    I am actually cleaning some windows and it is very warm over here.
    I actually feel like going for a swim in the sea.

    Hi Duchess,

    I look forward to coming over to visit and I would be honoured to attend the Ceremony. Thank you.
    By the way ~ we have Prince William over here and I am going to do a post on his visit.


  35. thank you so much!! It really means alot :)
    awesome picture!!

  36. Hi Carolyn,

    Sorry to hear of the passing of your friends husband! I will keep them in my thoughts and prayers.

    Enjoy the week my friend!


  37. Was lovely to discover your beautiful blog ~ Free pretty things for you.... and thanks for visiting my blog.

    Many thanks Karyn for your kind words, always lovely to have a visit from you, dear friend.


  38. What a beautiful award. I always enjoy spending time on your blog! Have a good week! ♥

  39. Thank you Diane and I look forward to coming across to visit you.


  40. Hihihi. Very cute picture. How did you manage to find it? :p

  41. Hi Fe,

    My husband took the photo ~ he was waiting to go out on another ferry berthed at the wharf, and thought it would be a fun photo.



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