Monday, 25 June 2018

What made me happy this week - 25/52

It has been one of those weeks with so many happy moments for me. But the highlights have been catching up with people. I have been out for lunch Friday, Saturday and Sunday!!!

Yeah there is nothing quite like sitting down to lunch in a cafe with your girls.  Friday was me and the Webber Woman as we had a bit of a SuesDay.

Saturday I met these two, my cousins Jan and Annette.  We had lunch at the Cafe at the Hamilton Gardens.  After our catch up Jan had to bail on us so Annette and I took a wander around the magnificent gardens as the day was glorious. 

Today I met up with this bunch of lovelies and we had lunch then we went to see the stage show Sister Act that was on in our Cities Theatre.  OMG it was fantastic.

But earlier in the week this lovely young man was back in the country for a week, so I went and caught up with him at his grandparents home. He is a good mate of my eldest son and his family call me his other mum.  So awesome to see him after five years!!  And he is still the same.

So I have been feeling pretty good.  There is nothing quite like a good old catch up with people that make you happy!!


 A bit blurry but you have to sing it to the tune of 
'these are a few of my favourite things'.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

What made me happy this week -24/52

When you were a child did your mum, grandmother or even an old aunt have a tin full of buttons, carefully saved from old clothing?  Did you spend many a blissfully happy moment playing with them, lining them up or making patterns? Well I did, funny how discovering a discarded old tin of someone else's old buttons brought back that memory for me.

I wonder if small children are still doing this or has modern technology taken away such simple pleasures. I could still happily line up old buttons, how about you?

Another thing from my childhood memory bank was loving the intricate designs on my mother/grandmother's old thimbles.  I was super stoked to get these three off Trade Me the other day and rather enjoyed cleaning them up to their former glory.  So much nicer than the ones on offer today.

Last week in the Waikato it was Feildays, which is like 'Big Day Out for Farmers'.  For you non New Zealanders it is a huge Framing Expo that is held annually and the weather always falls apart and RAINS.  In honor of this Farming get together Toebee and Oscar donned the checkered flannelette.

I have a re-newed interest in Crystals and very happy with a selection of New Zealand ones I got the other weekend at a Spiritual and Wellness show I went to. (it was amazing and I had the most incredible reading done to)

Above are: Jade or Greenstone, Citrine, and Amethyst.  I love them in their raw form better than highly polished, but that is only my preference. 

Going clockwise: New Zealand Quartz, a very cool book, Rose Quartz and the most amazing pendant.  Fossilized shells in stone, it is like wearing the earth and the ocean all at once!!

After an incredibly busy week at work and play me and TOF had one super lazy weekend which has been wonderful.  Big is outside somewhere being a Big Cat while the others have all had their pre sleep snuggles.



***Enjoy the coming week***

Monday, 11 June 2018

What made me happy this (last) week - 23/52


Any day that doesn't rain in Winter is a good day in my book.  I do not mind it being cold as long as I can see the sun in the sky.  And after some very wet days we squeezed in a couple of beautiful sunny days.

The Chinese Toons that are normally pink 
are yellowing off and will be naked soon,
but my word they look stunning
against a pretty blue sky.

I have Daffodils flowering now, 
I think my garden is some what confused, 
but I welcome the colour.

Everything in the Hamilton Gardens
was showing off 
 in the sunshine on the weekend.

Oh how that sun made the ocean glisten
out at Raglan.

Loads of guys were out enjoying
the surf and that SUNSHINE like me.
Except I was not in the water!!

While out visiting my friend Dawn
I set up a display of her creations on her lawn
in the glow of that sun. 

When the sun disappears the curtains get drawn and the heater goes on much to the delight of our pets.  Every evening there is a jostling for best position on the floor for maximum heat!!  Sheba will share with Toebee, but if Big is first no one goes too close.

And when it all gets too much and they have been sufficiently cooked all pets retreat to higher ground to continue with their slumber, usually next to me on the couch. 



Monday, 4 June 2018

What made me happy this week - 22/52

I've done it again, I'm a day late!!  Guess that is because we are on the last day of a long weekend in my neck of the woods.  NZ is celebrating the Queen having a birthday.  So HAPPY BIRTHDAY Liz, and thanks for the day off work.

My last week has been full of happy moments,
and little day trips for me. 

On the Monday my youngest son and I went out to Raglan as we both had the day off work. We saw the cutest lost baby seal on the wharf, enjoyed lunch out at Manu Bay and watched dudes out surfing. The waves were pounding those Rocks we love to sit on.  My eldest son's girlfriend and I went back out to Raglan on Saturday, another lovely little trip which included visiting some SHOPS!!

It finally got cold enough to wear long sleeves and more layers,
so frolicking outside in the garden took place.

Well I was also celebrating the arrival of some BOOTS!!

More Boots??!!

Cool mum!
Boots are made for walking AYE??

We had a death in the coup but I am happy that I got to have some farewell hugs with old Joan before she gave up.  

The Blackbirds are happily feasting on the last of the berries on offer.

And on Sunday TOF and I hit the road and headed north to Auckland to catch up with his mother.  While he was in hospital she had a stroke and ended up in Hospital.  So now that he is well on the road of recovery we managed to get up to check in on her.  She is doing really well and managing back at home. Phew they are all on the mend!!!