Monday, October 30, 2017

A few favourites for October

 Hello dear friends,
A little hydrangea love

Where do the days go? Nearly at the end of October and how can that  be!
As you may have noticed there has not been a lot of blogging going on in my life lately.
A lot has been going on here and it's all good. I felt like I needed to take a little break and have missed you all and look forward to coming over to say hello and see what you are up to.
Work continues around our house and today the scaffolding finally was taken away. After the house and the roof were painted it is pleasant to be able to walk out onto the deck again as the doors were only able to be opened a little and to not have the unsightly iron bars everywhere. Will share some photos soon.
Don't know how the scaffolders could listen to their hip hop, rap music and every second word seemed to be a profanity, which made me have to shut the window to block it out.  It was all too much and went out for a little walk, to get away from it all.
A sweet little family of white ducks, so cute

Will share a few photos from around my little part of the world. This sweet family of white ducks have taken up residence at Matiatia Wharf and I love to see them waddling about

It was wonderful sailing home on the car ferry last week. Far away in the distance you can see the Sky Tower and the City of Auckland. The sky and sea was the most amazing blue
Violas, such sweet little flowers

My Cecil Brunner rose is blooming again

Do hope all is well with you all and many thanks for reading my blog and all the lovely comments you leave.

 Another evening and the same little family of five ducks
Sending hugs and wishing you a wonderful new week


  1. The hydrangea has a gorgeous color and the white ducks are so sweet, dear Carolyn. I can imagine that you were happy to see the scaffolding go and look forward to seeing pictures of your renovated home.
    Have a wonderful week!

  2. My dearst Carolyn,
    what a wonderful post and so lovely pictures! Yes, sometimes it just needs a little break ...I am glad , to hear, that all is well! Lovely phtosoy you show us from Springtime in your country!
    Here it es getting colder and we had some wet days again ... but still no frost, hope, it'll take a bit, before the first nightfrosts are coming ...
    Have a wonderful new week, take care and enjoy those bautiful days, my dearest friend!
    Sending much Love and hugs and blessings, Claudia xoxo

  3. Hello Carolyn - what a cute little group of white ducks - I wonder if there will be any ducklings amongst them later in the spring.
    One of my bug-bears when workmen are around too is the constant noise from their "ghetto players". It seems that they are the same the world over.

  4. Hello Carolyn,
    What wonderful pictures...the perfect way to start my day. Hang in there, the work will be done before you know it.
    big hug

  5. are you?....What a beautiful roses and owww That sweet ducks ...happy week love Ria x ❤️

  6. Love the ducks, Caroline , and your gorgeous rose, what a beauty. Yes having peace around yourself, is sometimes a good thing . I hope you can soon invade your own home, without having others decide the music :-)
    Hugs, Dorthe

  7. Gorgeous as always!Have a great week! xx

  8. The little ducks are so sweet, Caroline, and so are the pansies and roses. I hope you have some peace and serenity soon. Sending hugs xo Karen

  9. Welcome back! Thanks for the peaceful and beautiful pictures
    Hugs Alessandra

  10. I'm very happy for you dear Carolyn!
    If you don't blog to enjoy your life is definitely a good thing!
    Lovely photos, that ducklings family is so sweet! :)

  11. That little family of ducks is so cute, Carolyn. What a sight they are. They remind me of my siblings, all five of us. Your roses are beautiful, and I love how you bring them in the house and put them in vases. I've never seen hydrangeas in that color, it's gorgeous.

    Wishing you happy November days, Carolyn.

    love, ~Sheri

  12. Oh, my - your hydrangea picture is gorgeous! Enjoyed your others so much as well (sweet little ducks). Glad the project is moving along for you.

  13. I love the sunny pictures. It seems it it always summer in your country. Enjoy your new home and forget about the music. Groetjes,

  14. It's lovely to see your roses blooming again. I always enjoy seeing the flowers in your garden when ours are no longer around. It must have felt as the work in your home has been going on for ages, look forward to seeing what you have done. Sarah x

  15. Beautiful summer photos.
    Hugs from here

  16. Yes........where does the time go?! Love all your photos Carolyn. Those hydrangea are such a gorgeous color and those ducks are so sweet. I hope you enjoy the rest of the week and have something fun planned for the weekend.

  17. Love the colour of the hydrangeas, and, oh my!
    That little family of white ducks, is so cute.

    Wishing you a happy November

    All the best Jan

  18. Lovely post and so lovely pictures!
    Have a beautiful weekend, take care...

  19. Your hydrangea pic is beautiful and the little duck family is too cute! Thanks for sharing all these lovely pictures!
    Have a nice weekend!
    Gaby xo

  20. I've recently heard a rumor of a time thief, it is the only explanation.

  21. I'm sure you are glad to have your house back. Seems renovation has been going on for quite some time. Peace and quiet is a wonderful thing. Happy November!

  22. Dearest Carolyn,
    sometimes you just need a break ... that's okay :-) But I'm very happy about your new post! I think I would have had the same problems like you with the scaffolders. A walk is the best thing you can do - and the ducks you saw ar so sweet!
    Thank you very much for your kind words to my Iceland travelogue! You told me that you were "just watching a travel show on Iceland" - do you also want to make a trip to Iceland? We had no problem with "many hours of daylight" - we slept like marmots, because we were always very tired in the evening after the excursions...
    Many hugs to you and best wishes,

  23. I don't know how I missed your blog all this time. But now I have found you! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your bears. I am your newest follower and will put you on my sidebar so I don't miss any posts (I read from there). Have a wonderful day! Hugs- Diana

  24. Maravilhosas imagens. As flores são um encanto. Feliz semana. Cumprimentos.

  25. I want to have an exiting time on the sea, too. Happy Sunday!

  26. the photos are soooo warm, especially the duck family. robe de soirée longue


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