Saturday, June 20, 2015

Shortest Day Caturday

 It is the shortest day here in NZ - the days will now return to getting longer and spring will be upon us in a couple of months - yippee.  We know we mumble about the weather a lot, but it keeps everyone occupied in the country at the moment.  Towns in the South Island are smothered in snow, and towns only just north of us are flooded.  Our city though has not had much, it was just a tad chilly and we had some rain over the past two days, with promises of more to come in the next few days.
We read our friend Debs blog last night with things that made her smile yesterday.  These are some of the things that made mum smile too.  Her colouring books which she thought she should show.  She couldn't choose so she brought both.

 Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom is full of lovely gardens and animals, birds and beautiful pictures.
 Probably most famous is Secret Garden, full of twisting vines and flowers with each picture being a treasure hunt too.
These made mum smile too.  She looked all round town to find these sheepskin slippers in her size, she could only find some them in a size 8 or 10, not in the size 9 she wanted.  Her lovely sister in law tracked some town, so mum now has these.  She said they make a huge difference as she can quickly slip  them on to shuffle to the bathroom, when her tootsies used to get cold.

Today was the annual art show in Wellington, and mum was able to rug up in her jacket and scarf and layers of merino tops and go and meet her besties.  They went to the Belgian beer pub for a tasty lunch and then wandered round.  If mum had lots of money she could have bought lots of paintings, but as the cheapest of the ones she liked was $750 she left them all hanging on the walls.

A quick wander round, then th the girls stopped for a coffee and were lucky and ran into another couple of friends which made for a good little chitchat.

So home to warm up the house.  The bed is made with fresh sheets and pillowcases and mum has a new book to start reading tonight - bliss.

Hope you all have a great Caturday everybuddy.


  1. What a super~duper day Poppy!
    Those colouring books look lovely, very smart!

    Paintings at $750...A picture of you on the wall, would be worth
    10 times that Poppy!x...And, nicer to look at..HeHe!

    Yep! I've been out, spending money on silly things...Like l do!
    Great fun...I love shopping! Nearly lunch time..Couple of duck
    eggs to~day and toast! Curry for tea later! Might squeeze in
    a can of beer! Cheers!x

  2. Sounds like a really lovely weekend, Poppy!

  3. Those slippers look heavenly! If one has to go for a walk at night, wearing those slippers are way to go.

  4. Sometimes the art is best when you just enjoy it on someone elses' wall. Mum says AMEN to keeping the tootsie warm. She has al-pack-a socks!