Saturday, 25 February 2017

You are never too old to make some new friends!!

What a fabulous and busy little week I have had, and very enjoyable. Monday I headed over to Cambridge to visit TOFs older sister.  We get on really well so visiting her is always a nice way to spend some time. I also visited the local Hospice shop and introduced myself to a fellow Blogger who lives in Cambridge, who I instantly clicked with.  More on her later!!!

In the Hospice I found some cool little flat shoes to put away for Winter, and the delightful glass clowns came from Habitat, I called in there on my way home.  Work was busy this week so getting out and about was very welcome.

I went out to visit Dawn one afternoon as she had some new things to show me and a swarm of bees she wanted my help with.

This is the swarm of bees!!

Some young lads stood under a tree over the electric fence and watched us hammer in metal rods into the ground to set up the swarm.

This swarm of bees will be heading off to a variety of shops and galleries so it was wicked to see them all as a group.

Cicada shells remind me of when my lads were small and how they loved to collect them.

I love these Sea Gulls, they too were destined for the big wide world.

Meanwhile back home in my garden the girls were having a meeting on the edge of the empty box garden that they think is there dust bath.  I have put the Cock in the garden, and not one of the girls has noticed.
Just when I thought the girls had stopped laying I discover Maybelle in the Vege garden having a snooze.  On closer inspection with a quick feel under her I was pleasantly surprised by nine eggs.  She on the other hand was some what miffed with the removal of said eggs and certainly made a song and dance about it.
I rescued some Daisies off the lawn as it is due to be mowed this weekend.

 Does anyone else think that leaf looks like a Tractor Seat?

After being out at Dawns place I did some rearranging of her creations in my garden.

Over the years she has given my numerous left overs and seconds that have found their way into the garden. I have mini totems, crooked houses, dead dollies heads, fish and other treats.

I have finally been brave enough to move the large totem from the pot on our deck out into the garden.  I love it out in the garden.

The Happy but ever so Humble Bumble Bee is the latest to join us.

Big loves the back yard but with the warm days but with the invasion of the kitten who now roams the garden on a daily basis, Big is hanging in the front garden. At night he chills in doors but always has one eye out for Toebee who just wants to play.  Thankfully we have Sheba who loves Toebee so much.  They have the most hearty style of playing in the evening.

These two are the most entertaining to watch.  Toebee ends up covered in saliva as he spends alot of time with Shebas mouth wrapped around him.

Being part Labrador she has a soft mouth and with her lovely temperament she takes the face grab all in her stride.

They truly are best friends, may it continue as Toebee gets older.

In fact as I type Toebee is asleep on the couch in between Sheba and Oscar and last night he slept on the end of our bed with the dogs.
Today I frocked up as Sue W and I were off to Cambridge to meet up with our new Blogger friend for a ladies lunch date, the one I mentioned at the beginning of this post. We turned our outing into a SuesDay so we stopped in Hamilton East to check out the op shops before heading over to Cambridge. 

We both had a good chuckle at this Fantastic Weight Loss device.  So easy, just dial away your tummy, yeah that will work!!!
We had a look at the op shops in Cambridge, had a coffee and shared a divine piece of carrot cake, followed by a good look in a very cool Antique shop. The sort of shop you need to be careful you don't knock anything over.  I was taken by the street art down an alley way, nice and bright.
I found these two bags in the Salvo.  Both a small, super cute and I could not resist either of them.

This is a large beautifully embroidered Indian shawl.  They make great light weight wraps, but it could equally be sewn into a tunic style top. I actually found it in the Hospice shop in Hamilton East.
So meet Chris from 'Diet Coke Rocks', such an awesome lady, full of life like us two, needless to say we got on super well. Birds of a feather flock together remember!! She has the most beautiful home, a sewing room that Sue W went weak at the knees, and a garden full of delights, oh and two adorable little dogs. How gorgeous is the Hobbit play house? If only I had taken the trailer!!

We had lunch at the Good Union which is housed in an old church that had a previous life as a Touristy art gallery and cafe.  The place is lovely and the food was to die for.  The conversation flowed freely like wise did the laughing.
One of the staff took this photo of us three on Chris's phone.
So lets raise a glass to meeting a new friend and having a bloody good day out with an old friend.  Life is far too short to sit at home, get out there people and have some fun.

 Time for this bird to hit the hay.

 ***Good Night***


Nancy J said...

The Church in Cambridge, when it was a church way back in 1937, was where my Mum and Dad were married!!! Then some years ago it was painted pink!!! and was the café and gallery. No it is wonderful to think so many can enjoy the beauty of an old building, does it still have the upstairs part? Love that pottery, what a talented lady. and Chris, I will have to find her blog and visit. What fab op-shop goodies. Enjoy your weekend. Ours might be noisy, the air show is at Ohakea both days.

Raewyn said...

Always fun to meet a new friend and fellow blogger, Sue. Lov all the art from Dawn in your garden - nice that you have a new bee to join you there. Hehe I still love to colllect Cicada shells....!

The Webbers living a life at the beach said...

Twas grand day indeedy :D

Julie said...

Everything made me smile in this post Sue - how wonderful you got to meet a bloggy friend. I met up with one yesterday too .... all the way from Australia!! Dawns pottery looks amazing - as usual. That leaf ... there IS a plant called "tractor seat shrub" - it could well be that same bush.

kiwikid said...

Hee hee I met with a blogging friend yesterday too...the one above. We had a great time. Lovely you could meet Chris. Dawns pottery is amazing we looked at some at the LilyPad nice to see it in your garden.

Vix said...

How fabulous to meet a fellow blogger ad to get on like a house on fire.
I love Dawn's bees and the animals in action. All those eggs, too! xxx

Polyester Princess said...

That swarm of bees is utterly cute! And how great that you got to meet a fellow blogger. Love the photo of the rescued daisies, and indeed that leaf looks remarkably like a tractor seat. xxx

Chris H said...

*waves* Hi Kiwikid!
It was an awesome meet up... thanks for becoming my friends.

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