Monday, January 26, 2009

one girls treasure

I think I've always been a bit of a collector, and I especially love a mix of vintage and new, and of course the thrill of finding a wee treasure or two to add to my 'bits'! So, while on holiday I have happily done a little rummaging. I have a bit of a thing for old kitchen paraphernalia, especially old bread knives and bone-handled knives - anything really with a sense of history, and not too precious such as these simple little Crown Lynn bowls and dishes. So, here are some of my finds!

My daughter Milly, at age 9, seems to have inherited my magpie tendencies! The lovely old tin is her treasure box, for photos and cards. The wonderful kerosene signal light was from a fabulous store in Napier called Caravan. Julie, the owner, has a great eye!

How I love my little 1950's camp stools!
I can hear my father saying ' what a load of old rubbish' - which just proves the old saying that 'one man's junk is another man's treasure'!!

And with thanks to my lovely neighbours Mike & Maggie for the goodies from their garden! Pin It

Friday, January 16, 2009

at the bach...still

OK - I'm starting to feel just a little guilty for still being on holiday! The truth is I am consoling myself with a little work - just a little! It's hard to immerse oneself in budgets and projections and other big business words when the beach calls!
Our beach is glorious on any given day - and in any mood as you can see.
Our little local Waipatiki Beach Farm Park campground has just been voted one of the top 10 in New Zealand, which is fabulous recognition for the owners, Bill & Ann Perry.

This blogging counts as work doesn't it? I can kid myself for only a few days more! Pin It

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

at the bach

Happy New Year! I'm happily still ensconced at the family bach, and have literally come over the hill today to find an internet connection, several messages on my cellphone, and to try and do a blog entry! It will be brief - struggling with a foreign computer already has me wanting to escape civilisation and head back to the beach and the bush and the bach.

Anyway, we greeted the New Year in Waipatiki style with a long long table of friends - 30 or so sat down to a fabulous shared meal which everyone had brought something to. Crayfish, lamb, beef, gorgeous salads etc, and crowned off by Trishy's amazing chocolate tart, before we rushed off to the New Year countdown at a disco under the stars! Strange but true, and much fun!
The table before dinner - its byo chair, cutlery, plate and glass!
Its quite idyllic really - reality will set in again soon thats for sure! Pin It
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