Thursday, February 2, 2017

Out and about in the village

 First of all, thank you for all the kind Anniversary wishes, I feel so very lucky to have such lovely friends who dropped me a note, in your busy lives.

I had to run some errands yesterday so took my camera with me to take some photos of a few things to show you. 
Over summer the village becomes an art exhibition when local sculptors showcase their artwork in the public spaces. It is always fun to see what they do.
The lovely lady was made of the branches pruned from the grapevines,  from one of the local vineyards.
Selfie taking penguin family - cute

Time for a cuppa at the Mad Hatters Tea Party - this is on the roof of the local Four Square Supermarket

The summer weather has finally arrived and I had my first swim for the season in the sea. Even though the water was a little cold getting in, once you started swimming around soon warmed up.
 Looking out over the peaceful waters of Oneroa Bay ~ nothing like spending some time at the seaside

Also had to go to the dentist on Tuesday, to have a crown - and afterwards went to a little cafe for a coffee and with having an injection, my mouth was all numb on one side and made it so hard to sip the hot drink.
Felt like a small kid and was dribbling and was glad when the injection wore off. That is a little from my week and now I will go and spend some time pulling out a few weeds and make the most of the sunny day

Hope you are having a wonderful week


  1. How lovely to see that your whole area is just an art exhibition! Those sculptures are beautiful. I hope your teeth get better, and you will be able to enjoy coffee. Here, an early spring is knocking on the door...finally.Enjoy your summer,Carolyn.

  2. Those are gorgeous and upbeat sculptures that I am sure give your town a happy vibe.

  3. Wonderful and whimsical artwork, dear Carolyn! Love to see the beautiful blue sea, too. Wishing you a belated Happy Anniversary. Sending hugs xo Karen

  4. Some people are so original - who would have thought of sculpting a Penguin family taking a 'selfie'.
    I never have an injection at the dentists - I would rather grin and bare it, but my dentist is very gentle.

  5. A lovely week you had, dear Carolyn, apart from the crown, I should say, -but good to have one, when needed :-) Such beautiful weather you have. Nothing special happened here, this week, -apart creating a little, walking to town, windows looking and finding a few treasures for my work room , lol. Have a good rest of the week, dear friend.
    Dorthe, xoxoxo

  6. Lovely to see the artwork, and that sea does look very inviting.

    Happy February Wishes

    All the best Jan

  7. The penguin family is so cute! Hope your mouth feels much better now! Hugs, Diane

  8. My dearest Carolyn,
    thank you for taking us to this lovely place, wonderful things you have shown us!
    Getting a new crown, oh I rememebr last year, I had to get two new ones and I absolutely now, how you have been feeling after visiting the dentist!
    Hope you are better now and everything is fine now!
    Wishing you a happy and lovely weelend, my dear friend!
    sending Love and hugs and blessings, Claudia xoxo

  9. I would like to join the tea party with the hatters. Have a nice weekend.

  10. Have a lovely and Nice weekend from me Ria x ❤️

  11. Dearest Carolyn,
    Love that grapevine artwork!
    You show us some very happy Summer-time photos.

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  13. We're boating this weekend with our niece and her husband!
    I've read in the Herald about the Sculptures on Waiheke - I hope we get ashore this weekend to see some of them!
    I've done the wonderful art and garden trails there before!
    I'm having dental work at the mo too - not for the faint hearted is it!
    Enjoy your weekend Carolyn.
    Shane x

  14. Thanks for the wonderful tour of the artwork.
    Hugs Alessandra

  15. Have a LOVELY weekend, take care...

  16. How interesting to see the art exhibits. I love the Mad Hatter's Tea Party, that's so cute. And the lady made from grapevines is so creative, and the red flowers are pretty in the background.

    Carolyn, I had the same experience you had with the crown and coffee recently hehehehe.

    Have a restful weekend, my lovely friend.


  17. Dear Carolyn,
    Great sculptures made of different materials. Fabulous!!
    Many greetings

  18. This is such a curious post, I've enjoyed it so so much, thank you for sharing !

    Hope your week is off to a good start,
    I'm sending hugs and more hugs to you

    XX Dany

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  20. Your sculptures look such fun! Enjoy those summer days hope you have recovered from the dentist, I even find a check up horrible! Sarah x

  21. Such pretty pics, darling!
    We are currently digging out from over a foot of snow here in Connecticut :(



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