Thursday, 23 December 2010

Merry Christmas from New Zealand

We have now been in our wee cafe for 7 weeks now and I can`t believe how quickly it has passed.  We have loads of lovely customers and are starting to settle down a wee bit.  Been making lots and lots of scones so am getting to be a bit of an expert, also loads of cakes and biscuits.

Still trying to get our head around xmas in the sun,  Loving walking along the beach after work, planning on having a very quiet christmas as we have been very busy in the cafe.  Found time to have a wee walk along the beach on christmas Eve.........

Me and my lovely husband Paul

The bridge that leads to Raumati Beach

Merry Christmas from New Zealand

Missing satsumas from home I used to eat them by the packet but found the next best things the cherries are so delicious here and I love the packaging on these ones.

Have a safe and happy christmas xxxx


A wee bit of crochet to finish off with my crochet christmas tree from royal sisters pattern just a shame that the background is so bleak

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

clothes peg bag


Just chillin in the sun crocheting daises(check out the slippers)
 a bag to hold my pegs and I love it..........

feeling the sand between our toes, looks a bit too serious though caught him mid thought
funky furniture, this chair was covered in flowers.............
wonder how long this took to get here and where it came

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Veggie plot

Our new home check out that deck great for topping up my tan.......
My hubbie digging over the veggie patch,  I am hoping to have a good crop of potatoes, carrots, swede and butternut squash.  I have also planted green beans, lettuce, peppers and a load of herbs..........

WIP nearly finished

Nearly finished with my blanket that has kept me sane during the last couple of weeks.  I started it before we left the UK 6 weeks ago, looks lovely on the back of my sofa.
I am hoping that this is going to be a cover for my bed finding it hard going though a wee bit fiddly but worth the effort.

falling in love with the coast

Oh I just love living beside the sea the sound of the waves crashing, going for walks on the beach and feeling the sand between my toes.  Watching the sunset just makes my day.............

Monday, 11 October 2010

we have got a car.......

We have bought a car, so seeing much more of this lovely country also very handy for the shopping...........
paul looks so proud of his new car............


Sunday, 10 October 2010

my day at the beach

Damn I knew I should have brought my surf board.............
We went to the beach today and it was a wee bit choppy.  I love the sea but it was blowing a gale and had huge waves look at the blue sky though, still very beautiful if not a wee bit cold and wet........

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Friday, 1 October 2010

spring in wellington

We went to the Botanic Gardens today, to get there you need to take a tram ride to the top wonderful views from the top.  The Gardens are huge, lots of windy paths with a new view around every corner and a wonderful way to spend a sunny saturday afternoon.  I love brightly coloured flowers hope you do too.......

                                             So pretty in beautiful colours too enjoy......... 

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

latest crochet..........

Not been doing much crochet but I have been working on this since I left the U.K.   It is going to go over the back of my sofa when they finally arrive from the U.K.  It is done in Dark Green, Navy and Cream and think it will be the perfect blanket when it gets cooler in the evening here.........

we have a place to lay our head

Finally after 3 weeks of living in holiday apartments we moved into our new rented home today.  Thank goodness we can get ourselves settled.  Looking forward to having our own telly, fridge and washing machine(paul is really excited about his new telly).  I have a wee bit of a garden so as soon as possible I am going to plant some veggies and get some flower planters to brighten the place up a wee bit make it feel like our home.  It is pouring down with rain today so perfect day for moving in and waiting in for delivery men.   I will leave you with a few photos of wellington in the sunshine.




Tuesday, 14 September 2010

visit to Albert park


Paul just hanging out in Albert Park
Just can`t get comfy hoping I dont get too many splinters................
I am just loving the colours look at that water and that sky.

My husband is planning on doing the skywalk and maybe sky jump.  Think he might need a wee push...........
This flower was growing in Albert Park.  If anyone knows what it is please tell me it looks similar to orchid.

First couple of days in New Zealand


Beautiful buildings in Auckland.  We walk past this church everyday I am not religous but I love churches the details in them are lovely.





arrived safe and well


Our families came to see us off at the airport.  Quite emotional for my sister and I.  She has promised she will come and visit.  Paul`s mum is already planning to visit next year,  she has visited Australia many times but it will be her first time visiting New Zealand.



We flew to Auckland with Emirates and I would recommend them,  although the flight was very long the cabin crew were fantastic.  Abit disappointed not to be upgraded to first class though...............We flew over the Maldives what a beautiful view from the plane the sky and sea are so blue just lovely

This is the entrance to Auckland Airport it is a bit fuzzy just how I was feeling.  When we arrived we were welcomed with typical scottish weather very nice welcome felt right at home straight away.

Friday, 3 September 2010

all our worldly goods packed and ready to go.......

All our stuff packed and ready to be shipped to the other side of the world.  Will take at least 2 months for us to be re-united with my crafty stuff having withdrawals already.  Took our delivery men 2 1/2 hours to put all the stuff in the van.

Really excited now, get on the plane on Tuesday arrive in Auckland on Thursday.  A long journey but so many good things waiting for us Auckland.

See you from the other side of the world xx