Saturday, September 29, 2018

Back to Spring time


Arrived back home to see the pretty magnolia blooming in the garden ~ Joy!
Brixton Belle is such a gorgeous shade of bright pink and has large saucer sized flowers, with creamy inners.
It is so great to be safely home, had a wonderful time but I am always happy to be back.
We arrived in Auckland at the unearthly hour of 4 am on Sunday morning and that was a little bit of a shocker after leaving Charles De Gaulle airport from Paris, on Friday morning and  having a lengthy stopover in Doha of over 8 hours. We flew Qatar Airlines and must say that we had a really good flight,  lovely cabin crew and the flight was over 17 hours from Doha to NZ,  watched a few movies to pass the time and ate some good food, a few glasses of champagne and happy to say I managed to get some sleep.

We caught a cab into the City and then had to wait for our first ferry which wasn't until 7am.
To fill in some time my husband went over the road for an egg and bacon muffin and coffee and tired and bleary-eyed, we watched the sun coming up for the new day.
Freesias are the perfect flower to give fragrance to the home, can't get enough of them and especially when I can pick them from the roadside, on my walks
 Bluebells and violets, also love them


Hope you are having a lovely weekend dear friends and look forward to coming to visit you and see what you are up to. 
 Lastly my white camellia is blooming again, so good to come back and see what is in the garden

 Life gives us a fresh bouquet of happy moments every day

Will share a few snapshots with you soon of the holiday
hugs
Carolyn

40 comments:

  1. It must be nice to be home after all your adventures, Carolyn. Looking forward to the snapshots.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you Amalia and yes there is no place like home sweet home. Will share some photos soon
      Carolyn xo

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  2. It's so nice to see beautiful colors of your spring while I have welcomed the visit of autumn

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  3. Thank you Roughterrain crane, enjoy Autumn and all the beautiful colours around there.

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  4. Lucky you!:) Spring time is so nice!

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    1. Spring is a wonderful season when everything wakes up after winter

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  5. What a wonderful holiday you must have had! I look forward to hearing more about it. Being greeted by the beautiful magnolia, freesias, violets and white camellia blooms is a lovely way to be welcomed home.

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    1. Thanks Linda and it was lovely to be greeted with some colour in the garden.
      I look forward to sharing a few photos soon

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  6. That was quite a journey that you had to make from Paris, but lovely to get home safe and sound, and then find such lovely spring flowers awaiting your arrival.

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    1. Thank you Rosemary and yes it is always good to be back and having the beautiful flowers blooming was extra lovely

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  7. Lovely pictures and the Autumn is just around the corner!
    Love from Titti

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    1. Thank you Titti and good luck with your move.
      Hugs
      Carolyn

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  8. what a lovely magnolia! Glad you had a good trip

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    1. Many thanks Juliet and yes, the magnolia is pretty but that flower has now blown off and the petals are on the ground.

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  9. Dearest Carolyn,
    Spingtime ...must be wonderful now, to be back home and see the Magnolia!
    Here it es getting colder, Autmun is here, and I guess, the frist frost in the nights will come soon...
    Thank you for your lovely mail, I will answer soon! Just came back from Mum ;O)
    HAve a happy week, my dearest friend!
    sending lots of Love and hugs, Claudia xo

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    1. Thank you dear Claudia and hope you had a lovely time away at your mums.
      Yes, we are on opposite sides of the world and enjoy different seasons.
      Hugs
      Carolyn

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  10. Yeah spring for you.....autumn for us....always strange but true....love from je Ria 🧡🍁🍂🌻🌾🍄

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    1. Enjoy Autumn dear Ria and many thanks for the visit
      Hugs
      Carolyn

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  11. Ahaha, we're back to autumn here!^^
    The feeling of the incoming beautiful season is wonderful, enjoy it!
    Beautiful pics, lovely blossoms! :D
    XO
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Silvia and hope you are having a lovely weekend and enjoying autumn there
      Hugs
      Carolyn

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  12. Beautiful images.
    I loved the porcelain bunny.
    Good entry for the month of October.
    janicce.

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    1. Thank you Janice for your visit.
      Hope you are enjoying October
      Carolyn

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  13. Lovely post dear! Have a great week! xx

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    1. Thank you and hope you are enjoying the weekend

      Xx

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  14. Welcome back …
    You've shared some wonderful flowers here.
    Enjoy your Spring.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thank you Jan and I hope you are enjoying autumn there and having a great weekend
      Carolyn

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  15. Glad to hear you had a nice trip. Lovely to get home too such pretty flowers. Our growing season is starting here with the change in the weather and I am very much looking forward to that. Happy October!

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    1. Thank you Tammy for the visit and happy October to you
      Hugs
      Carolyn

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  16. Love and love Your flowers, especially the magnolia. We're back to autumn in Italy.
    Hugs

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    1. Thank you Alessandra,
      Enjoy Italy in autumn
      Hugs
      Carolyn

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  17. Dearest Carolyn,
    The long flights are the only downside of inter-continent travels. We know the feeling too well. In the end it counts if you arrived safe and with all your belongings. One good night sleep changes the outlook and than we can hold on to new precious memories. We too just got back from our Canadian Rocky Mountaineer experience. Lovely memories and the days were often long and filled but you have to for such distances.
    Sending you hugs and I wish I could get some of that fresh freesia perfume!
    Mariette

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    1. Dearest Mariette,

      The long haul flights are no fun and good once you arrive.
      I look forward to hearing about your Canadian Rocky travels.
      Hugs
      Carolyn

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  18. Dearest Carolyn,
    I happy that you got back home healthy after your long flight! When I have to fly for a long time I also watch one movie after the other - I'm not really able to sleep in the plane. So nice that spring-flowers welcomed you in NZ :-)
    Hugs Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2018/10/mach-mal-blau.html

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    1. Thanks Traude and yes I am like you and enjoy a few movies but when the one flight was 17 hours straight ( the longest flight ) , I actually took a sleeping pill which I never do, but this helped and was able to get some sleep.
      Happy Sunday
      Hugs
      Carolyn

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  19. Welcome home it must have been strange being greeted by spring after your visit to Paris, look forward to hearing more about your trip to France. Sarah x

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    1. Thank you Sarah, for your visit.
      Will share some photos of our France trip soon.
      Enjoy the weekend
      Hugs
      Carolyn

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  20. Beautiful flowers!! We have autumn now in Germany and it's very cold and wet... I miss the spring and summer times with beautiful flowers.

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    1. Thank you Liana Laurie and it is interesting that you have autumn there and we have spring.
      Enjoy your Sunday
      Hugs
      Carolyn

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  21. The pink magnolia flower is so pretty, Carolyn. I've never seen them in pink before. There is a magnolia tree in my neighborhood, and the flowers are white and BIG. I'm glad you had a wonderful time on your trip. That's a long plane flight, but it sounds like you made the most of it.

    Happy October, and Autumn has arrived in my area.

    love, ~Sheri

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    1. Happy Autumn dear Sheri and enjoy your Sunday.
      The pink magnolia is a pretty pink and love the colour.
      Hugs
      Carolyn

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