Since I last blogged about the goings on in my neck of the woods there has been....
...a drive out to Raglan to our favourite Manu Bay.
The surf was doing it's thing and a surfing competition was happening so we sat and watched for a while.
The Pohutukawa trees are all blooming in flaming red just in time for Christmas.
The sun was out and the day was gloriarse to say the least!!
The wharf was a hive of activity, people were fishing, boats were fishing boats were docked, and the fish and chip shop was amping.
The second hand shop had this fabulous little table and chair set out side for sale, so very tempting!!
....a day at the races for sun which resulted in me becoming a taxi driver later on due to a little bit too much consumption of alcohol by the young ones. But I don't mind, they are brilliant company!
So glad that the spare has stopped wrapping the heir in loo paper and is wrapping his arms around his beautiful girlfriend.....
...and his mum! He kept saying I had lacey undies on my head, well it wasn't, it was this.
Inspired by a post that the fabulous Vix did on scarves and the many ways to wear them on your head I went for a plaited up do.
....I took up a daily challenge on facebook to photograph nature for a week and had plenty of divine things to chose from as the garden is performing to it's best.
My daily submission was so easy to do and most enjoyable so thanks Sue W it was fun.
.....this week was the last week at work as we finished on Friday for 3 weeks. So it was head down and bum up to get everything done before the end of yesterday. Pleased to say Mission accomplished.
I ended up going in 4 days in a row so outfit preparation in the morning kept me busy. I could probably turn up in my PJs and the lads wouldn't bat an eyelid, but I do like to throw an outfit together for me. I dress for my pleasure, no one else.
....Tex kept me busy.
He has been enjoying ice cream even tho he is still piddling inside.
Our big old boy isn't half the cat he used to be. He used to be as big if not bigger than Oscar. As a family we have discussed what to do and I am of the mind that I do not want him to suffer. At the moment he looks fine but how do we really know? Do we keep pets alive longer than is kind because we cannot bear to be parted with them? Tex has had both quality and quantity in his life and has been much in his very long life. So a difficult decision is probably going to be looked at in the New Year. But in the mean time I will enjoy his company while on holiday.
....there was a cousin catch up that took place. I met two of my second cousins for dinner and then we went to 'Trees at the Meteor' an annual event that we went to last year.
With a door entry of $6 we wandered about and marveled at the imagination these creators must have. All proceeds from this event are given to Women's Refuge and Hamilton's Mens Night Shelter.
All photos here were taken using my phone so not the best quality but you get a peak into this awesome event.
My two favourites were these. One on the left made completely from crocheted doilies. The one on the right from drift wood and shells.
The tiny trees were an absolute treat!
This knitted tree took me five attempts to get a photo of as it kept being unintentionally photo bombed by other people at the event. All apologising while I was beside myself with laughter!
The event is all about 'Compassion not Consumption' which I do think people do tend to forget at this time of the year.
Written on the back of the program was this:
...give time this Christmas
for your soul, and for others.
'specially those feeling
and the punch
this Christmas season.....
I think we will continue to support this every year for sure.
Kiwi's will get the take on one of our beer brands bill board messages here.
I thought these were brilliant!
....there was another dinner out, this one was my work dinner and it was such a good evening out. Twelve adults and five kids sat around a huge table at The Good Neighbour a really nice restaurant. We sat down to a four course feed and plenty of drinks, good banter and laughs flowed all evening. As if that wasn't enough my awesome bosses gave us all and envelope with cash in it yesterday, four hundy each to be exact. I work with what has to be the best bunch of people ever, we all get on famously and my job is perfect for me. I think I have said it before but I will say it again and again, I LOVE MY JOB!!!
It is now the weekend and TOF is out fishing today so I am having a good old catch up at home. Hopefully I will not leave it too long in between posts as I am now on holiday. HOPEFULLY!!
I will leave you all with this sign from the Trees at the Meteor.
So very very true!!
Keep it all in perspective people.