Thursday, 31 March 2016

My March Memories

March 2016

These are the memories I want to share


with my family overseas,

and also with you my dear blog readers,

a few little snippets

 of our life over the past month.

We attended a wonderful celebration for

the marriage of

Claudia and James


12 March 2016.

That was the same day as my husband's birthday

so a double celebration for us! 

Thank you for your visits.

I am behind with my visits to your blogs

 however, at last I have a

relatively free weekend, 

so I'll be over to see you in the next day or so!

Take care and

be kind to one another

à bientôt


Epsom fences

Last Thursday I joined two friends for lunch at
 Little Jimmy's
a new cafe at Greenwood's Corner
to celebrate my recent birthday.

On the way home this brick wall caught my eye
and I couldn't resist stopping
to take a few photos.

I hope you like them. 

I'm joining Tex of the Run Around Ranch

Thank you for your visits

Take c are and
be kind to one another

à bientôt


Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Views of Auckland Waterfront

With the lovely weather over Easter
we visited the waterfront and viaduct harbour.
There were a few clouds about
but with the temperature at 28°C
we had an enjoyable walk.

It's now early Autumn and in a month or two
the days will start to draw in.
This weekend on Sunday 3rd April
Daylight Saving finishes.......
I'm thankful for such a magnificent summer
it has truly been one out of the box!

Wishing everyone, everywhere
your best summer ever too!

I'm joining Gemma for Ruby Tuesday Too
Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia, Sandy and Jennifer for 
Our World Tuesday
Thank you all for hosting.

Thank you for visiting over Easter

Take care and
be kind to one another

à bientôt


Sunday, 27 March 2016

~Happy Easter~

Happy Easter

dear friends!

Easter Sunday has been
a beautiful early Autumn day of 26 degrees C here.

As most of you know both our children
are living overseas....
it's at special times like Easter and Christmas
that we miss them the most.

We've just had a long conversation on the phone
with our daughter and granddaughters in France, 
before they attend
the Easter service at the Cathedral.

We're hoping by this time next year they will
be with us for Easter in New Zealand!
I can hardly wait!

I hope you all enjoy your day with


I'm joining Karen for her last

for this year
Thank you Karen

I'm also joining Judith for Mosaic Monday
Bernideen for her BTTCG party
Thank you both for hosting!

Take care and
be kind to one another

à bientôt


Thursday, 24 March 2016

City Fences

I took these photos with my phone
on a stunning late summer afternoon.

We are seeing more and more security gates
protecting homes and the people who live in them.

Sadly it's the inevitable result of increasing population
and higher density housing
in a growing city of 1.7 million people.

I grew up in a small country town
where we didn't even lock our doors.
The crime rate was non existant back then.
Sadly that is not the case anymore.

I'm joining Tex for Good Fences

Thank you for your visits

Take care and
be kind to one another

à bientôt


Monday, 21 March 2016

Blue Lady Portrait

 I received a lovely birthday parcel
from the family in France.

My four old granddaughter
did this fun sketch for me....
I'm the blue lady!!!

I made this little Easter card for one of the girls
a few years ago.
I love the vintage image
of the little girl and her rabbit.

We're now in Holy Week with Easter
fast approaching.

I'm joining Jeanne for

Thank you for your visits

Take care and
be kind to one another

à bientôt


Sunday, 20 March 2016

Moments in my Week

This is the pretty card my friend Rose
sent for my birthday.
A heart shaped garland of hydrangea flowers,
gypsophila and berries.

My new watch - a present to myself!

I'm relishing every bloom my rose gives me
as Autumn approaches.
In past years I've had roses until the end of May.

The April copy of New Zealand House and Garden
a packet of yummy salted caramels from 

Early morning walk on Kohimaramara beach.

I'm joining 
Amy for Five on Friday
Karen for Sunlit Sunday
Judith for Mosaic Monday
Bernideen for BTTCG
Stephanie for Roses of Inspiration 

Thank you for your comments

Take care and
be kind to one another

à bientôt


Friday, 18 March 2016

New Zealand Summer Farm Fences

We've had a few trips away this Summer
and I take photos out of the car window
as we speed along the country roads!
If we stopped every time I see a photo opportunity
we would never arrive at our destination!!

On this particular pre-Christmas excursion
there was a lot of hay making going on.
Farmers were cutting hay, baling and wrapping it
quickly and efficiently while the weather was fine
just in case the weather changed.

Have you noticed that farmers talk a lot about the weather?
That doesn't surprise me as the weather determines
all activities on the farm.

I'm joining Tex for Good Fences
Eileen for Saturday Critters

Thank you all for your visits
I'm hoping to visit you all this weekend,
however it is my birthday on Saturday so there could be other plans afoot!

Take care and
be kind to one another

à bientôt


Wednesday, 16 March 2016

The Louis Vuitton Cup

The Louis Vuitton Cup
was won by New Zealand on three occasions.

This yachting cup 
decided who would be the challenger for
the Americas Cup yacht race.

I took this photo back in 2013 at
The Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron
where it was proudly on display
in the trophy room.
My husband was a very keen yachtie
and has been a member of the club for over 40 years.

I snapped this photo on the same day.
It is the Roll of Honour of members
who lost their lives in
World War 1 and World War 2.

I'm joining Gemma for

If you have something red to show
why not pop in one Tuesday and join us!

Thank you for your visits

Take care and
be kind to one another

à bientôt


Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Brittany blues

My daughter sent me this photo
in August last year.

It's the beach in Brittany
where they spent their holiday last year,
 but for the life of me
I can't remember the name of the town!
Just a little glitch in the memory bank
so please whatever you do,
don't mention the A or D words!

I looked back at her original email
hoping she would have written the name
but like all mothers, she is very busy
and 'on the go' with three girls
so she often emails photos without a message!

If when the name comes back to me 
I'll let you know!

Thank you everyone for your visits

Today I'm joining Jeanne for
Blue Monday

Thank you so much Jeanne for
carrying on with Sally's party
I'm sure she'll be looking down on us all
to see what we're up to, don't you?

Take care and
be kind to one another

à bientôt



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