And no one died!!
Sorry, but I always tell peeps that I have enough friends and that they will have to go on my waiting list until a current friend pops off!! Yes I have a warped sense of humor in fact some people do not find me remotely funny. Do I care?
Anyway, as I wasn't attending work today I phone the very lovely Julie.
She has the cutest shop called Threadbear Cottage out Kihikihi so if you are ever in that neck of the woods you seriously need to call in. For a start Julie has the most beautiful garden, care to have a wee look?
A lavender edged path leads you to her pond
full of huge goldfish and flowering Water Lilies.
An absolutely gorgeous fragrant and colourful flower bed.
brimming with exquisitely hand made
treats to purchase.
I adore how Julie fills well loved barrows,
baskets and even an old Beattie Washing machine
with an abundance of colourful plants.
The Giant Golly greets you at the gate
to let you know you are there.
I know where my little dolls pram now lives!
With my old bikes in her garden!!
We drank cups of tea, ate the most divine Louise Cake and Muffins with berries and white chocolate in them. We chatted and laughed so much that Julie then made me some lunch. This is only the second time I have been to Julies place and I just know I will be back there often. Some people you just instantly click with and you know they will be in your life for a long time. Sorry Julie, you cannot get rid of me now!!!!
Before I knew it my watch was telling me
it was time to go home.
Julie sent me home with a lettuce, a huge head of broccoli and some silver beet from her vegetable garden. My girls feasted on the beet this afternoon when I got home.
The first time I met Julie she drew me a detailed map of where all the op shops are in Te Awamutu, the town before Kihikihi. I managed to call in to one on my way into Te Awamutu where I found this doll called Anna Angel. I think she will end up moving to Whangamata to live with my sister. I didn't have time to check out the others on my way home which means I will have to go back. Oh what a shame!!!
Back home in my garden I picked Strawberries and collected eggs.
We grow Strawberries bigger than chicken eggs!!!
Well bigger than Bantam Eggs!!!
I had the most lovely time today,
Thank You Julie
for your hospitality.
Now I need to meet Leanne
and have that cup of tea we keep talking about!!