Taken a week to blog, and we have gone into another month, apparently it is now Autumn in my neck of the woods! I do like Autumn and Spring, both provide my world with colour.
I love the changes that leaves go through, and I found myself collecting and stuffing them under a pile of magazines. I remember when I was still at school, I had a massive heavy English book that was stuffed full of leaves and flowers being pressed. Dad ended up making me a flower press when they all fell out onto the floor at home.
At least when this colour fades from my garden there will be colourful leaves everywhere for me to get excited over.
I tried very hard to avoid going to any op shops last week as I was going on a wee road trip at the end of the week. But I lapsed and found this useful rectangle cushion, and yes it is useful and being used.
I had a call from Dawn to say she had emptied her kiln and my things were ready. This is my tiger onesie bunny, which I might have on my desk at work.
I am pretty tickled with my pet stones, just need to wire them and hang them in the garden where my two buddies are now resting.
Four yummy things on toasted Vogels bread
makes for a divine lunch, just saying!
No op shops but some wicked purple shoes
found there way to me via Trade Me!!
Oscar impersonating a Russian
dog doll, wish there were some inside him.
He reminded me that he is a bloke and prefers the cow boy look!!
I gave TOF a haircut,
turns out he is mainly Salt with a patch of Pepper at the back!
On Thursday morning I did a little bit of sewing, lets call it Duvet Couture. I made some harem style pants from a Batik Bali patchwork duvet cover, all this before I packed my car to go away for the night.
En route to Whangamata I did stop in Morrinsville and visit the Hospice shop there, it is always good and I did find the frock on the left and another Winter tunic that is in the wash. Then I stopped in Waihi as I wanted to have a proper look in Gevadi, which I did and only purchased more hair tie things. I was parked by the SPCA op shop so it seemed like the right thing to do by going in! Dress on the right is what I came out with.
Once I was at Whangamata I did a quick visit to a couple of places before heading up to my sisters where I was staying for the night. I had such a lovely time getting plenty of snuggles from my gorgeous little great nephews, and cuddles from the dogs.
My sister has a fish pond with gorgeous water lilies in it. I love the softness of the colour her pink one has.
The weather was gorgeous, warm and clear blue skies, it was so good to be on the coast again.
Somehow I didn't make it onto the beach this time!
My sister and one of her little grandsons,
so like his dad.
The reason for going to the beach was to help celebrate my god daughter turning 21. Isn't she just gorgeous, and yes she is very tall and I am extremely short!! Oh that is my improvised birthday cake, cream rice, fruit, nuts, and white chocolate, all I could find in the food cupboard at their beach house!! It got some laughs!!
Me and my god daughters mum Leonie, this is what cradle to the grave friendship looks like. We have know each other that long and I love it and her!
So it was a flying visit to the beach but I had the best time in the shortest time, I love catching up with these people and that place!
On Saturday TOF and I went for a drive to watch the Spares first game of rugby, well a pre season game, and OMG it was hot, not rugby weather at all. That is one of his mates sitting injured already!!
The Spare is on the ground in the left photo, number 14, and stepping out with the ball in the photo on the right. He said he surprised himself with how he went, I knew he would be really good, but then again, I'm his mum!!
Today we went to Frankton to check out the Thunder!! The vintage bikes remind me of dad, and the one on the right is actually one of his old friends bikes, Hugh Anderson, a racing legend round these parts.
It is the first time this event has been held and I think it could turn into something I might annually attend. I do like the old cars.
Trillions of motor bikes were parked up as there had been a massive bike ride to it, a fund raising toy run.
We sat in a cafe and had ourselves some refreshments while watching things going on out the window.
There was a Miss Frankton Thunder and a Burlesque show but we missed both of these. There was also a Tattoo competition, maybe next year I will be better organised!
Who doesn't like a line up of old minis. I learned to drive in a mini.
Each end of the main street were stages, and the band on the makeshift one above was bloody good, harmonica heaven! Oh and who knew Batman rode a bike?
This is me Tomorrow,
I have such a fun life!!