Friday, February 6, 2015

It's the weekend again!

 Hello dear friends,
After a busy week, it is great to have the weekend here again and a long weekend for us.

A trip to the dentist, {another appointment scheduled on Tuesday for a crown,} sigh! don't you just hate having to see the dentist, sewing an outfit for a friends 50th birthday we have been invited to and hope to be able to show you the finished outfit soon.

Here in New Zealand, it is Waitangi Day named after the town of Waitangi, which is located in the Bay of Islands and where the Treaty was first signed.
The restored Treaty House, once belonging to James Busby

Held each year on the 6th of February to celebrate the signing of the Treaty between the Maori and the British Crown, NZ's founding document on that date back in 1840.
Te Whare Runanga {the house of assembly} the interior of the carved meeting house

Due to the weather looks like it is going to be an indoor one here.
We badly need rain as the garden is dry and water tank is running low, so we welcome a shower of rain.

Hope you manage to relax and take a little time for yourself this weekend


  1. My dearst Carolyn,
    thank you for this lovely and so interesting Post!
    Hope you will have a wonderful day, even, it will be indoors ;O) And, I hope too, you will soon get the so important rain!
    Wishing you a wonderful and blessed weekend, my dear friend,
    sending Love and hugs!
    Claudia xoxo

  2. Indeed , the visit to the dentist is never a happy event . Hope you get some rain and enjoy the long weekend Carloyn :)

  3. So beautiful pansies, i long for spring.
    And i hope you have a calm and fine
    Take care

  4. Hello Carolyn,

    Enjoy your celebration weekend!

    Bad luck having to visit the dentist......but, you are in good company as we are in the same position.

    The old photograph is such fun.

  5. Hello Carolyn,
    Thank you for welcoming me back to Bloggland – it’s good to be back.

    I’m in the process of having new crowns too. The preparatory work is done, but I’ve still got a little while to go before it’s finished. I really don’t like the dentist, and I dislike the bills even more!

    I love the photo of the pansies; we have a while to wait before they flower again so it’s lovely to see them on your blog. I enjoyed reading about Waitangi Day. I must admit it’s something I had not heard about before. Enjoy the day and the weekend.
    Love Barbara x

  6. Visits to the dentist are never ever pleasant:) Well, with the exceptions if he/she says everything is OK:)
    Have a nice weekend!

  7. I always hate February so I loved seeing those beautiful pansies, as it's our winter month they are making me look forward even more to spring. I won't mention the dentist , oops I did. Enjoy your week end out doors.

  8. Hello Carolyn,
    You have been busy! I hope you enjoy a nice calm weekend. the picture of the assembly room is beautiful.
    Big hug,

  9. Very interesting post.I love your pictures. Have a lovely week end

  10. The inside of the meeting house is gorgeous! My parents visited NZ and I just loved seeing all the carvings by the Maori. Have a good weekend! Wendy

  11. Hello Carolyn!
    It's never funny going to the dentist!
    It's interesting your post with a little bit of history of New Zealand, I do not know it!
    I wish you a nice weekend!

  12. Hello Carolyn
    Your pansies are lovely and one of my favourite flowers. Hopefully you will get a good rain this weekend. Enjoy the events you have planned!

  13. Good luck with your dentist appointment Carolyn. And enjoy your weekend! Rain is never fun but it's sure good for the garden :)

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  14. Dear Carolyn-
    Bad luck that you are to have a crown, my friend,-yes I hate such visits, too and also the expensive bill, which here is about 642 dollars !!
    Your pansies are so lovely, and I will love to see the outfit you are sewing for your friend !!
    I hope the Waitangi Day, will be a happy celebrating, even maybe inside, and wish you a lovely weekend ,my dear !! Hugs from Dorthe

  15. I hope so....i need love love...❤️❤️❤️!

  16. Oh the dentist has not been my friend lately!! Hope it goes well for you! And I can not wait to see the outfit you sew!!!! Such a talent you are! And that meeting house is beautiful! I always enjoy learning history bits from where others live! Glad you all are getting rain....happy day friend!!! Nicole xo

  17. Hi Dear Carolyn, I too just came from the dentist and having my completed crown placed. I am not a fan either and of course the high prices.
    Your pansy flowers are lovely and mine are in winter bloom at the moment.
    Wonderful pics of your celebration for Waitangi Day.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend and the dental work to be done promptly and over with quick.
    Hugs and Blessings.

  18. How are you, Carolyn?

    Beautiful publications that you share with us, so I thank you.

    I see you still lovely :)

    Warm regards from Gran Canaria


    See you soon ....

  19. Happy Waitangi day! Dare I say it then, that I hope that you have had rain if it is what you need! Perhaps not while you were enjoying any outdoors time though! xx

  20. Those pansies are beautiful, Carolyn. You do take some of the prettiest flower pictures. I hope you get the rain that you need. We are in much need of rain also, and it will be raining here all weekend. I'm very thankful of that, not to mention I love the rain!

    Have a nice weekend, Carolyn.

    love, ~Sheri

  21. I hope the trip to the dentist will go without too much pain! Have a wonderful weekend and an amazing Waitangi Day :)

  22. Dear Carolyn,
    I want to thank you so much for your visit... it is always such a joy to see you there..
    Thank you for this most interesting post. And.... The photo of the pansies.
    They are such a happy little flower, and I love the feel of the petals.
    Weather man reports rain tomorrow in my part of the world.. Rain here is always needed.. We get so little...
    I am still working on the little bear... Have not picked his name yet.... Want to wait till he is finished. Thank you for your name suggestion...
    Enjoy your weekend, Carolyn.

  23. Hope you are enjoying the weekend Carolyn:) I love pansies!
    ~Anne xx

  24. I love pansies with their sweet little faces. The first pot of flowers I always buy in the spring. Happy long weekend and good luck at the dentist. Love Jeanne

  25. Dearest Carolyn,
    How lovely and you are looking forward to some real special events!
    Yes, I finally managed to have a long and deep night sleep after weeks of poor resting due to the time difference between The Netherlands and the USA; dealing with Mom's illness and later her death.
    So yesterday we had a relaxed and very lovely day with a perfect gift for my birthday; a 5-course dinner by lady chef Maria at our local Italian Ristorante da Maria. We felt pampered and happy with so much love. The outpour by friends the world over has helped me so much in coping with this across 8,436 km. So I'm way behind as I did reply to all the comments on FB and LinkedIn and now back to my blogging friends...


  26. Bom domingo! Bom semana, amiga!

  27. Hello Carolyn!
    Nice to catch up again. I don't like the dentist either...just had a crown myself. Why do we feel like a sacrificial lamb in that chair?
    Hope you get the rain you need, your beautiful pansies would be happy too. :)
    (The house of assembly is beautiful!)
    Have a lovely Sunday!
    Hug to you...Barbara

  28. Fab pics!
    Hope you are enjoying your long weekend :)


  29. love carolyn, I was very happy about your visit !!! I love pansies in the first picture !!!
    I hope I'm reading from them again soon, all love of angie from Germany

  30. Hi Carolyn,

    I am so sorry to hear that you have to have a crown put in. Having had that done a few times ~ I had a problem with one and had to have it redone :\ I will attest to the fact that it's NO fun whatsoever!

    Your little flowers look so sweet and I am glad to hear you are receiving some much needed rain .. even if it falls on this event. We have had continuous rain here in Washington state and it would be nice to have a little break!

    Enjoy your day:) xxleslie

  31. Hello Carolyn! Im sorry for the dentist, I know what you mean, hate to go there too! The holiday is very nice, interesting history and celebration. We need rain too here, otherwise they say wont have water next summer. Happy Sunday dear xo

  32. Poo Carolyn, I really hate to see dentist, so I'm with you on your trip there! Instead that celebration is very interesting, I've never heard of it before! :)

  33. Dear Carolyn,

    Wishing you a lovely week! Hope the weather isn't too bad! Enjoy the sewing.

    Madelief x

  34. My Daughter just went to the dentist and has 2 more visits, she sound tired. This was interesting. Hope you feel better .

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    Happy Valentine and lots of hugs!
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  36. Beautiful pansies! I hope you have a wonderful weekend - sometimes a rainy weekend is a great time to rest and relax. I'm back blogging and hope you'll stop by and say hello!

    xo Mary Jo

  37. Never fun visiting the dentist, I know! Interesting post and lovely pictures again...
    Have a happy weekend and take care,

  38. I enlarged your photo of the interior of the carved meeting house. It is truly magnificent and so intricate. Your pansies have great colors, too.

  39. The best part of going to the dentist for me is the twilight gas! grins. I had a cracked tooth worked on and I looked forward to the gas that they offered to help me relax so I hope all goes well for you. It isn't one of my favorite places to visit, but sure am glad we have dentist these days. They can sure help us out with dental issues. All the best to you.


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and I look forward to visiting you.

Carolyn xx