Tuesday, July 15, 2014

While the boys were still in bed...

Anyone wandering through our back yard this morning would have been highly amused to see a pyjama-clad woman in a dressing gown, snow boots, a macintosh, and gloves, lying on the muddy, frozen grass with a camera.  Admittedly I felt silly starting intently at the ground, but to find frosty subjects for macro pics is a game of patience and careful study of a very small area of ground!  

Saturday, July 12, 2014

How to make a Yellow Coat

Find a regular 100% wool blanket (preferably not off your own bed...TradeMe is a better option!)

Track down a sari for the lining - again, you can find just about anything and everything on TradeMe...
Cut them up and sew them together and voila!  For the gloomy grey days in winter, this is my own bit of sunshine :)

Friday, July 11, 2014

Deserting desserts

It's been a while since we've had a ladies evening of sorts - birthdays have run out! Bronwyn organized and gathered a group of ladies from church to meet at Ginger & Garlic for dessert - I left early because Nick had arrived home from his week away at the annual School of Theology in Palmerston North.  It was certainly winding up to be a fun evening though!

Monday, July 07, 2014

Day 1: Holiday Visits

No prizes for guessing today's destination! Sharon and the kids and the boys and I met up with Betta at this lovely destination for a browse and coffee and chat and a laugh. We let the kidlets amuse themselves outside in the sunshine. Awesome start to our July holidays!