Friday, October 21, 2016

It's the weekend

It was such a gorgeous day today... one out of the box.
The sky was clear and blue, here are a few photos. The first one is where my dear husband and I went out to lunch, Wai Kitchen overlooks beautiful Oneroa Bay.
Because we have a long weekend here, Labour day is on Monday, the boats are moored and tourists have started to arrive and the place has suddenly got very busy. The wonderful weather attracts people and it is the place many people want to flock to

The pigeon pair - spotted the two wood pigeons again on my walk, sitting side by side on the power lines looking as if they were having a good old chat

 Now to finish off, my beautiful rose has started blooming again so I was happy to put one in a vase and enjoy the sweet fragrance.
 It's the weekend ~
Wishing you all a happy weekend


  1. That looks a fantastic location for lunch! It is lovely to see your rose in bloom again. Have a wonderful long weekend. Sarah x

  2. Thank you Sarah and hope you have a great weekend

    c x

  3. What a fairy location for luch!!! Happy and great week end to yuo
    HUgs Alessandra

  4. Enjoy ...Darling happy weekend love Ria x

  5. Dearest Carolyn,
    wonderful pictures ....wishing you a great and beautiful Weekend, my dear friend!
    Here it is grey and wet, hope, it will stay dry over the weekend, to do some work in the agrden. Not all done befor winter is coming.
    Sending much love and hugs, Claudia xo

  6. Such beautiful day!
    And seems you really enjoied it! :D
    Beautiful pics!

  7. Lovely post dear!Have a great weekend! xx

  8. All looks so lovely and sunny. Beautiful here too, spring seems so long away.

  9. Such a beautiful place to have lunch, dear Carolyn! There is something so soothing about looking out over the water and watching the pretty sailboats go by. Love seeing the two wood pigeons side by side. Everyone needs a friend :) Your rose is exquisite! Sending hugs and wishes for a lovely weekend. xx Karen

  10. That rose is so unique ... so many folds. And such a pretty pale color. I do love those days when the weather just couldn't be more perfect. Have a good weekend.

  11. The fragrance will make your weekend happier. Why don't you welcome the pair pigeons to your home?

  12. Beautiful and inspiring post, darling!
    Happy weekend!


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  14. The view over the bay is beautiful with the calm water and all those boats out there. I hope you are enjoying good weather with blue skies today. Wishing you a lovely long weekend full of good things.

  15. May your weekend too be as hapy as ever, darling Carolyn, and thank you for sharing such a lovely post, your rose is simply stunning !

    Much love

    Xx Dany

  16. Your English Rose is stunning Carolyn. I was gifted two rose bushes for Mother's Day last year and I'm happy to say mine provided me with over a dozen pink blooms. Each one was so unique and the fragrance filled the entire room. They really are stunning, yes?!

    Such a lovely day you are having and perfect view for lunch!

  17. It looks like you are in the right place for a wonderful weekend!
    Greetings from Maine, USA

  18. Looks lovely Carolyn - now you have me dreaming about Spring.

  19. Wow, a great place to have lunch with a view at the deep blue sea and your first rose......First roses are always the best.
    Have a nice Sunday!

  20. Dear Carolyn,
    What a peaceful place to have lunch..
    I just love your rose. Mine have been struggling this year.

    I am so touched that you made Lily booties! I send you an email with my address. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
    It was so thoughtful and most generous of you.

  21. Dear Carolyne, so good to see you again! Youre beautiful post evokes a lovely holiday atmosphere. Love your rose, and hope you have a delightful sunday! Love, M.

  22. Dear Carolyn!
    You live in paradis ...such a beautiful place on earth and your rose is a dream!!!!
    I wish you a very happy new week!
    With love,

  23. Just look at that beautiful blue sky, it is grey and raining in the UK. Wish I could hop on a plane and come for a visit! Enjoy the rest of the week xx

  24. Goodness ... that does look a glorious location.

    Hope your weekend was special, I'm sure it was.

    Thank you for leaving us a beautiful rose I can smell the scent from here ...

    All the best Jan

  25. Carolyn, your rose looks very different than the roses here. I just love this color, it's so soft and pretty. And one of the things I love about roses is that they withstand the harshest weather. Very sturdy flowers, indeed.

    Have a beautiful week, Carolyn.

    love, ~Sheri

  26. Dearest Carolyn,
    Sorry, I'm trailing behind but I wish you a happy week!
    But what a joy, also for me, to see spring evolving on your end of the world.
    Such a joy to see the birds getting active and the first roses... So much to indulge in.
    Our weather is still great but we have had some very cool nights and that makes it chilly in the morning and evening but today it was pleasant. I'd taken my short suede jacket with me to the Country club where we had a Low Country Boil from our bank as an annual appreciation for their customers. I was a bit late after my choir rehearsal but Pieter did get me a plate and I knew where I would find him and my reserved seat.
    Sending you hugs from a 1st soprano voice and I'm really enjoying this.

  27. Hi again - thanks for your visit, darling!


  28. Your travelling is really great and inspiring for all of us.


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Carolyn xx