Thursday, October 24, 2013

Beautiful sky

I took these snaps the other night as the sun was setting. Isn't it beautiful?

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Spring is truly a fabulous time to be out in the garden. I love seeing all the flowers burst to life after winter, and the wonderful smells from all the different types of flowers. I've always had a soft spot for pansies, they always seems such a happy flower, geraniums are a favourite too.

What are your favourite flowers?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Easy Muffins!

The kids made these on the weekend, so easy and so yummy!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

The Rose Garden

I love roses! My Dad grew the most beautiful roses when I was growing up, so we were always surrounded by them. Mum always had some inside in a vase, and I remember they always smelled divine!

I only have a few roses. SIX to be precise. Four of them were here when we bought this house 8 and a half years ago, I've since planted 2 more - Mother's Love and when Dad passed away, I planted Father's Love in his memory.

They are late in blooming this year, maybe because of our cooler weather for this time of year, maybe because I pruned them a bit later than I usually would. I'm not sure. I know they would never win any prizes, but I do love their colours and smell. They are summer to me.

And I have followed in Mums footsteps and often have some in a vase.

My most favourite rose in the World is "Birthday Present" My Nana had one when I was growing up, and later on Mum & Dad grew one. I think it may only be available in NZ.

Birthday Present

It is a deep red climber, with the most beautiful smell!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Botanical Gardens!

Today my friend and I took the girls up to Araluen Botanical Gardens where they had some fun on for the kids for the school holidays. The nature trail was up first, and was very hard. There were 3 to choose from, and having older kids, we went for the hardest, we didn't get it completed, but we still enjoyed it. Next we had lunch, which was slow due to business but tasty! After lunch was craft activities, the girls decided not to participate in the first part, and go for a ride on the train instead, by the time we got off the train, it was time for the clay making, which they all loved.

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