...getting dressed early
to make the most of the two days on offer!!
Black and White. Sandals, sleeveless and summery because the weather was super pleasant!! Oh yeah, we had Sunshine!!!!!
...visiting a friend to pick up Tomato Plants
her hubby had grown
Did not expect to get given an entire tray!! Some have made their way to Raglan to go in our friends vegetable garden the rest will be spread about our garden.
...Checking out the school gala
happening down the road.
I haven't gone to one of these at this school since my lads finished going there. Back in those days I was on the PTA and believe me our Galas rocked!! We had the best team of mums and we raised some serious coin for the school.
It is still pretty much the same as when the boys attended, especially the adventure playground and small school pool. I purchased some Petunias from one of the stalls manned by a couple of the old teachers that are still there, it was lovely to catch up with them all.
...hanging out in my garden
admiring the Lobellia
that is cascading and looking pretty.
And of course some selfies were in order!! Washing was done, put out, bought in, put away, and my book had a fare few pages read!!
...heading out to Raglan
as the sun went down
to stay with friends for the night.
We drove out after dinner as TOF had been to work for the day. We also had to pack the hunting equipment, ie the fishing gear as he was going out fishing the next morning. I wasn't sure I could go around the corner as the sign said 55 and I am only 52, but I guess because TOF is older I was able to go with him!
The sun had well and truly left by the time we arrived but the glow was still happening on the horizon. People were out walking, dining in the many eateries in Raglan, and life was good!!
...watching the Moon arrive
From our friends deck we watched a beautiful full moon slowly rise through the darkness and clouds. Occasionally interrupted by the odd firework that was still being lit.
...for waking up
to an amazing view
from the guest bedroom window.
And this is downstairs!! The views up stairs are nothing short of stunning. The weather was perfect, sunny, beautiful blue skies with the gentlest cool breeze.
Our fishermen had left at sparrows fart, and we watched many a boat head out to join them. I wondered if there were indeed enough fish for everyone.
...enjoying a lazy breakfast
how to spend Sunday at the beach.
We watched boat after boat drift down the harbor out to the ocean. They just kept on coming. Isn't the view divine?
Small planes flew over head and landed at what we call the Raglan International Airport, a paddock know as Raglan Air strip I think. We came to the conclusion these must have been learner pilots as they would land and take off over and over.
...checking out the local Market
We wandered through town to the Raglan Market held in the original old school buildings. Cool market and the school building is so quaint. I reckon my elderly Aunt that lives in Raglan probably attended this school back in the day, pretty sure she is knocking on the door of 90 if not already there. I bought a loaf of Ruapuke Sour Dough bread and some Tahitian perfume. Definitely going back to visit this Market, but I will take more cash with me. Tad low on the readies today, after my expensive week of health maintenance.
We checked out a few of the quirky shops that Raglan has then rested in the main street in the middle of the street on a bench seat, and took in the ambiance of Raglan on a sunny Sunday. We toyed with the idea of having a pub lunch in the garden bar but ended up buying filled rolls and heading back to Dianes to have them on the deck with an icy cold beer.
...welcoming home the fishermen
with there catch of the day.
Needless to say, we dined on fresh fish for a snack while still in Raglan, and for our dinner tonight at home. More is on offer tomorrow night, as we all know, Fresh Is Best!! Oh and said all the correct things you say when your husbands have been out fishing and they tell you it was hunting and gathering for the survival of their families. No pleasure, all hard graft of course!!
As always the drive home was enjoyable, if not a little slow as there were a few cars towing boats that we got stuck behind. The farm land is looking lush after the rain, and hay/feed has been bailed, while rows of crops have been planted.
I love how the plowed and planted paddocks look even if difficult to photograph in a moving vehicle. What an enjoyable time we had out at Raglan. Warning to Diane and Grant, WE WILL BE BACK!!
Oh yeah!!! I sold TOFs little old car. Just look at all that lovely CASH!! Shame it has been ear marked to go on some bills. Dam those Bills!!
...sharing some funnies on my blog