Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Art by cousin Caroline

See some of these amazing paintings that my cousin Caroline has done. I think she is really talented.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Family Snapshot

I thought you might like to see the rest of the family. This is all of us altogether just before Justine,her husband Lucas and their two adorable children left to start a new business venture in Toowoomba, Australia

Friday, January 2, 2009

Picnic at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens

It was another very hot day 28 degrees with a small breeze. We decided we would meet up with Mum and Dad at the Botanic Gardens for a picnic lunch. We sat on the riverbank and the ducks came right up and fed out of Danny's hand. After looking around at the rose garden and then the nurse's garden I brought a few plants for the garden. The sale of plants go to support the friends of the botanic gardens. I got some michelmas daisies, a creamy yellow daisy, a purple/burgundy pestomen and a purple tucrean.

We looked around the rose garden. Danny, Dad, Joseph and Bethany, we found this great ecalptytus tree with a twisted trunk to take this picture.

Hand feeding the ducks at the gardens.

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Welcome to 2009

What an absolutely wonderful day. I hope the following day's turn out to be as good as this one! We (Danny, Bethany, Joseph and I) met up with Mum and Dad at Spencer Park. Spencer Park is about 20 minutes from the city. There is a beach, a park, playground for the kids etc. Today and tomorrow is a festival, there are kid's rides, food, and the thing I like most of all was the flea market.
A view of some of the market stalls, you can see what a wonderful clear day, and turned out to be a very hot 28 deg, both Bethany and myself have terrible sunburnt arms...that wasn't so good.
These are the things I got today, basil,parsley, a old fashioned cigarette case with Queen Elizabeth II on it (I will use to store my business cards), teaspoons more details below. The other great things I got was an aromatherapy book, some Lavender essential oil, and some soy wax melts. For a full range of the aromatherapy products go to

I wanted to start a collection of these Apostle spoons, I was able to fossick around and found six teaspoons and a sugar spoon and also a jam spoon.
And to top off a lovely day we popped into Mum and Dad's and picked some flowers from the garden. A selection of fragrant roses, sweetpeas and daisies.