Monday, June 4, 2018

And so now it is June

I feel like the month of May went by in a flash and it was a busy time and did not get much of a chance to do many blog posts or visit you dear friends, so hope I will get to do this soon.
So now will share a few snaps of what I have been up to.

We had a weekend away with friends in the Hawkes Bay, a good time to enjoy the last of  Autumn days, before winter. 

Napier is a beautiful Art Deco City, with wonderful, charming old buildings so will show you around

The first night we stayed in this old Country Hotel, that had originally been built in 1909, for the Hawkes Bay County Council. It is only one of two significant buildings to have survived the massive 1931 earthquake. I like that the Art Deco grandeur and elegant heritage of this building has been preserved.

With the  Autumnal leaves, and blue skies, it really was pleasant time to visit this gorgeous place. Enjoyed lunch at a winery and the tree lined entrance way was really beautiful

I hope you had a wonderful weekend.
We have a lovely long weekend here, today is Queens birthday only at the moment it is pouring with rain, thunder and lightening is all around, so good to be cozy and indoors on this winters day.

 So will leave you with some candlelight and flowers and wish you a happy new week


  1. MY dearet Caroyln,
    thank you for lovely Autumn pictures! Yes, time is running so quick .... almost half the year is gone again ... here summer arrived, it is so hot, but we also had lots of thunder and rain during the last days ...
    Have a great week, my dearest friend,
    sending much Love and hugs, Claudia xo

  2. I really like and admire Art Deco architecture and have often thought that Napier must be a nice place for a visit. Your autumn is looking golden and blue and rather lovely.

  3. So glad that you enjoyed your time away in Hawkes Bay. Autumn is a lovely time of the year when the skies are
    blue. Napier looks like an attractive city. Rain or shine I hope the month of June will be a good one for you and your family.

  4. I like very much the art deco and that building is awesome. Thanks for sharing Your great weekend

  5. Hi Carolyn...always so strange you autumn...we spring........we have beautiful weather. Here in Holland we enjoy from me happy week Ria x 💜

  6. Excellent post (as always)!Thank you very much :)

  7. I love your posts - they're always so beautiful and have a feeling of calm and relaxation. Thank you.

  8. Your autumn in the forest is lovely. I see you walking there.
    Beautiful candlelight stained glass and such fresh flowers!
    Have a beautiful day,Carolyn.

  9. Dearest Carolyn,
    The Art Deco grandeur is indeed fabulous!
    Strange to read that you are going into winter... but here the summer is almost there and hope that I will be released from my healing time. Two-and-a-half month for me was ENOUHG!

  10. A wonderful day! It's a blessing to see beauty in the small details. I love art deco. It's too bad they don't incorporate more ornamental detail into modern buildings. I can't imagine people 100 years from now looking at most of our contemporary structures and admiring them. Wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead. :)

  11. So lovely to see your Autumn colours.
    So glad you enjoyed your time away.

    Happy June to you!

    All the best Jan

  12. The blue in the sky is very beautiful. This is a present from nature.

  13. It is so hot here that I am really enjoying your autumn photos. Sounds like you had fun, Caroyln.

  14. What a lovely and beautiful post...
    Warm hug, Titti

  15. Love that architecture style!
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