There is nothing quite like opening the curtains in the morning and being greeted by sunshine. We had had a frost overnight so it was a sign of a good day to be had.
A pretty pale blue sky joined the sunshine
and I made plans for my day.
But I required clothes before I put my plan into action. I wore a summer dress that I had found a few weeks back. Over this was a black shrug and then my woolen coat, because it was fresh first thing. Under this dress were black tights and boots and of course underwear!
I drove over to Te Awamutu one of the towns close to Hamilton where I visited the charity shops. I visited the relocated Hospice but decided they were a tad too greedy with their pricing. Considering we only pay $2.50 for clothes at the ones in Hamilton, Cambridge and Morrinsville. From there I went to the Red Cross and walked out with the above stash. Both tops 1/2 price $2.50 and $3, the basket $3 and the table cloth $2.
Next stop was the Salvo, but nothing leaped out at me so it was off to Habitat I went. I found the felted beret and salt container. The Indian print T shirt and basket came from the Animal Shelter charity shop which I went to on my way home. There is a St Johns charity shop opening in the main street early in September, so another visit will be on the cards.
After getting a text advising me NOT TO BUY ANY FOOD I headed off to visit and catch up with the very lovely Julie.
Apart from being fed on a selection of home made goodies Julie gave me a box of produce from her garden, talk about spoil me! All because I had a stash of bits and bobs for her that I was delivering.
Things to help keep her creative juices flowing.
Not that she needs any help!
It was a beautiful day for a drive and a beautiful afternoon to search out the colour in my garden. We are obviously getting closer to Spring because colour is starting to wake up.
And if this doesn't scream out SPRING I don't know what does!
Pretty colour to make my heart sing.
I would hate to tell you what this poppy head looks like to me.
Now before I forget again, I found this Trelise Cooper (NZ Designer) skirt for $6 at the Salvo near me at the beginning of the week. Nothing that special apart from being FULL CIRCLE and super COLOURFUL! Of course now I am thinking what I will wear under it and over it.
Time for some inspirational stuff.
WOW this must mean I am SUCCESSFUL.