Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Saying goodbye to November!

I don't know about you, but I can't believe its almost time to turn November over on the calendar and say hello to December.

Recently, we had a lovely night away staying at Huka Lodge in Taupo so will share a few photos taken there.
It is a gorgeous, picturesque place and we have stayed here before,  and always love the tranquil setting
On arrival a waiter brought us a glass of champagne and we can now relax, after our four hour journey.

It was great hearing the sound of the bagpipes and seeing the piper dressed in a kilt, and calling all the guests, to gather for cocktails and dinner

We choose the outdoor table with a lovely fireplace, which was romantic and the food very good

The gardens are beautiful and lovely place to walk around
Thanks so much for your kind visit and taking the time to leave a  comment. Look forward to coming to visit you
Hope you are having a lovely week


  1. Dearest Carolyn,
    oh you are right, time is running so quick, November is almost gone, tomorrow we have the first of december ...where has this year gone?
    Lovely Lodge, wonderful with the Bagpipes, I love them!
    Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week too, my dearest friend,
    sending Love and hugs and blessings,
    Claudia xo

  2. I hope that December brings good things to us all! xx

  3. Thanks for your Nice is a hard time now....friday it is his Sad Ria x ❤️

  4. That looks a delightful occasion Carolyn - piper, champagne, and a lovely setting - December almost here! it has taken me by surprise too.

  5. Oh Carolyn, such a beautiful place to spend some days. Wonderful with the Scottish "detail" ,and your romantic dinner setting. You are so lucky to visit such a wonderful place.
    Yes December is here tomorrow, already, and I`m afraid it will disappear as fast as November and all the year did. :-)
    Hugs to you, and enjoy !!

  6. All looks so summery and not at all frosty as it is here. Enjoy your summer. xx

  7. Interesting post my dear, thank you for sharing :-)

  8. Looks like it was a lovely night away :)

  9. Hi Carolyn, Yes this year seems to have flown by as we are about to begin the last month of the year. Love the beautiful pics from your lovely getaway. It looks so inviting and charming. How nice to hear bagpipes calling for cocktails.
    Wishing you a beautiful month of December as we celebrate Christmas. Blessings my friend, xo

  10. Dearest Carolyn,
    You for sure are enjoying the beautiful spring season and some special outing.
    Four hours driving is not too bad. If we go to Florida the minimum is six to seven hours and all the way to Miami is some ten hours, but we always do break up the trip.
    It is important though that we at times do get away and relax and indulge in special events!
    Hugs and happy Advent Season to you.

  11. Hi Carolyn! Enjoy your Advent season!
    Monique 🐾🐾

  12. What beautiful grounds! So well manicured. Instant serenity! Hope you had a rejuvenating stay. Happy December!

  13. This is lovely, Carolyn! So green and lush! So glad you were able to get away. Sending hugs xo Karen

  14. Very awesome pictures and grounds, thanks for sharing!Happy december
    Hugs Alessandra

  15. Hi Carolyn!
    Definitely the time in spring go faster that in autumn, November was a pretty long month for among rain, short days and chillier wind...
    Enjoing the sweetness of the spring like you do is the best way to spend this period! :D

  16. Time flies. I hope December slows down, there is a lot to be done :-)

  17. ✿゚ه° ·.
    Lugar encantador, a primeira foto é super linda!!!
    Bom fim de semana!
    💕ه° ·.

  18. Hello Carolyn, it’s December 4th already – where did November go? I loved all your photos, what a very special place that is. Happy December, hugs Barbara x

  19. Dear Carolyn!
    What a dreamy hideaway!!!!!
    Like in Scotland ...hi hi!
    Hope you and your family are fine!
    Enjoy this time before Christmas!
    With love,

  20. It looks like a lovely place to stay!

  21. No finer way to say goodbye November as you welcome in December - and it's the 7th already.

    Happy December Wishes

    All the best Jan

  22. P.S. I have a feeling it's already the 8th December in New Zealand!

    All the best Jan


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