Monday, 30 December 2013

An extended morning tea

This morning I continued on my catch up with friends plan.  Unbeknown to my friend (Vicki in the dress) I had arranged another one of our friends (Karen in the pants) to visit also.  Usually when we get together there is a couple more ladies in attendance but one is back at work and lives in Auckland and the other one is away on holiday.

I met these two gorgeous women about 16 years ago when we had just moved into the house we live in now.  All of us have kids of the same age so the eldest all went to school together and the youngest all met at kindergarten.  As I mentioned there are two more to this little group.  We had an awful lot of fun being members of the Kindergarten committee where we raised lots of money and made lots of fun times and memories.  In fact the teachers suggested we have more babies so we could stay on at Kindy!!

Our morning of tea and cakes then rolled on into a lunch of wraps and wine!!  Last time we all got together with the others we ended up having a lunch that lasted for 12 hours.  Should have known really.

 We also catch up on what each others kids are up to, and of course there was another beautiful garden to hang out in.

Many a good afternoon/evening involving nibbles and booze has been spent outside at the table and chairs over the years. 

 May they continue to do so for many years to come.

How true is this??

I am hoping that the weather will be nice tomorrow so TOF and I can head out to Raglan.  We have been meaning to go but neither of us want to go to the beach in this off on rain we have been having.  Although it is warm, rain does tend to put a dampener on things!!


Angels have Red Hair said...

Do ALL your friends have gorgeous gardens?? Come on there must be one with dirt for lawn and a patch of weeds for a flower bed!!

Wendy Rayner said...

Lovely to get together and have a good laugh X

Sandra said...

A 12 hour lunch with girlfriends sounds like heaven! and in a gorgeous garden, I need to gate crash the next one! x x x

Vix said...

A 12 hour lunch? I feel cheated, ours only lasted 6!! What fun though, lovely to stay in touch and both you, the surroundings and the food looked wonderful! xxx