Sunday, 25 February 2018

What made me happy this week - 8/52

Sometimes the simple pleasure of having something in storage, finally getting it out of storage, and most of all getting to use it!!  

Feast your eyes on this!

This gorgeous colourful Chandelier has been wrapped and boxed and also patiently sat in a safe corner in my garage for at least two years, waiting for the perfect day.  That day finally happened and my lovely electrician called and installed it, above that gorgeous wood and mint green table and chairs of ours.  Now I have some equally gorgeous colourful fabric to make a table cloth to go below it on the table.

This has made me incredibly

Sunday, 18 February 2018

What made me happy this week - 7/52

This morning I went to the Zoo, Hamilton Zoo to be precise.  I was invited to make up the numbers with one of the guys from work and his family as they had booked a Lemur Encounter.  Who was I to say no, and OMG it was soooooooooooooooo good!!!

We got to feed these little dudes and dudettes and the babies some snacks as they had already had breakfast.  So glad I tagged along, Lemurs are ADORABLE!!!

Monday, 12 February 2018

Raglan and life in general!!

Ok because some of you wanted more on Raglan you are getting it!!  

Parked in the reserve on Cliff St I sat in the car and ate my lunch with the windows down and some of the locals for company!!  The got the crusts and the extra lettuce that got pulled from my sarnies.

Three of my favourite shops all on the way or on the wharf.  I have been in then so often that the owners have all presumed I live in Raglan!! 

My purchase is 'Baby Stan' pot from The Monster Company.  I have a mix of their stuff and Dawns at home now.

Standing outside the shop called Soul the view is up the harbour so I went for a wander as the tide was low.  The view back to the Blue painted shops on the Wharf is lovely.

I have not wandered along the edge of the harbour for years, not much sand, lots of rocks and stones, but still lovely.

Parked again in Cliff St but closer to town I wander along the path that leads to the bridge that takes you over the sea to the Camping Ground.  Believe it or not, but I have never done this before!!

I had a strong desire to walk on the sand and paddle in the ocean so off to the beach I went. Only taking photos and leaving my footprints!

Before I drove home I headed out to Manu Bay and then up high above the main beach to enjoy those glorious views.  With all my senses being satisfied with my coastal visit I treated myself to a coffee and some cake for my drive home.

Now for other stuff that has been happening:

Our youngest sons (wearing white shirt in right hand photo) girlfriend (wearing white in left hand photo) turned 21 so we all attended her birthday bash in town. Our eldest son and his girlfriend came with me and TOF (couple in front in right hand  photo) pretty sure you can see me and TOF.  It was a pretty nice night out, and so cool to have us all together!!

How pretty are Purple Asters?

I saved this baby from being a play date with Toebee! 

I have this very cool basket woven out of old plastic strapping that a certain young cat took a fancy to. I love how it is made from recycled plastic.

Darling Old Biggles Mc Big Cat aka BIG
is very much cruising his way through life.

Oscar my little old man was feeling the cold the other day when it was raining so he made himself a nest in my blanket.

Sheba is always on the go and always has a ball or toy to play with,
so no wonder she is zonked out at night time.

And of course there is Spunk muffin himself,
If he gets any cuter he will get arrested! 

There have been daily gatherings from the garden 
be it produce,or flowers,all is gratefully received. 

I was given 3 kilos of Tomatoes
so they got made into SAUCE!

I read an entire book the other day
as it was raining
and TOF was out fishing!

The hunter and gatherer on board the boat
showing off one off his catches.

All my Parked  rides are now Parked and Thrive!!

I have made a new garden and immediately had to CHICKEN PROOF it as the girls were eyeing it all up.

Maybe later in the week I will take you on my walk in the Hamilton Gardens in the RAIN!!  So beautiful and so colourful.  

But before I sign off and head to bed,
check out some new looks I am trialing.



***Good night***


Sunday, 11 February 2018

What made me happy this week - 6/52

Driving out to Raglan in little red with a shop bought sandwich and eating it in the company of some local sea gulls.  

I visited three of my favourite shops, walked on the black sand, paddled in the ocean and breathed in all the goodness of being by the sea.

***Thank you Raglan***

Sunday, 4 February 2018

What made me happy this week - 5/52

A brief get together with some of my girls, well ok, maybe brief is an understatement, we did another 12hr session!!

I first met this bunch of lovely ladies 20 years ago when my youngest was starting Kindergarten. Whenever we get together we solve world problems, share memories, show photos of our kids (we all have two each all similar ages) and basically yarn the day/night away.  Plenty of booze got consumed, nibbles were nibbled, and there was hula hooping and tap dancing performances by some of them, and midnight swimming by others.  How can you not enjoy time spent with a bunch of top bitches!! Here is too many more of these lengthy times together.