Today was a public holiday, "Waitangi Day" to be exact!! Basically a National holiday, a paid day off work, a day off school, a day to celebrate (or not for some).
|photo borrowed off the internet|
Basically a legal document signed by the Chiefs of Maori Tribes and the representatives of the Crown, The King/Queen of England.
This photo is also borrowed off the internet. I would have learned all about the treaty when I was at school and the importance, but it has been over shadowed through the years with protests and other such things. On the whole the day is celebrated officially up North at the original site of the signing and around our country by New Zealanders in numerous ways. It for some has become a political affair and I cannot be bothered with all the nonsense that goes with that, so I think of it as New Zealand Day, a day for all us Kiwis to enjoy the day how ever we choose.
I chose to take photos of my friend Dawns gorgeous home that is For Sale.
(she asked me to do this and is cool with me advertising on my blog)
Her six bedroom home is set on an acre of park like grounds with five car garaging/workshop. When she lists this property on Trade Me it will be listed as Acorn Letterbox for sale with huge house and grounds.
There are lovely big decks back and front and gorgeous gardens.
Freshly painted and ready to welcome a new family. So if you are interested or know someone that is looking for a slice of paradise in the country you can leave me a comment and I will pass you on the the seller. This would be ideal for a large family as their is a country school very close by, or as a bed and breakfast/home stay type of business.
Of course I got side tracked with beautiful things in her garden and the ominous clouds gathering above us.
I love her Snow White and the Seven Dwarf Gnomes in her garden!! And the bird bath is one of her seconds that is for sale.
Friday tomorrow so work and school for the masses. Me, well I am off out with a friend taking her on an op shop tour of the Tron. Hopefully I will have wonderful things to share with you all.