Sunday, April 07, 2013

Easter Break

Hi All

Oh yes, I know I am a little late in posting this, just the way things are in my house these days.  One thing at a time lol.  I do hope you all had a fabulous Easter though, as we sure did.

Easter was lovely, the days were hot - yes, very warm for this time of the year.  Lauren and Chris came and we all had a lot of laughs and did things which was good.  I wasn't allowed to take photos..... they are just private people really - of what we did, but I did manage to get one of them before they left.

Lauren and Chris, April 2013

So what did we do....

Chris put the chairs together for my new outside table and chairs.  I had managed to get the table together, but the screws on the chairs were certainly elusive.  Chris fixed them though by sorting out the thread for the screws.  Will have to wait for new seasons things to arrive before I can get an umbrella though as there was not one to be found for love nor money!  Here is the results....

All ready for next summer now.

We went to Napier, did a little shopping - haha, I bought a new clothes basket as mine was totally falling apart. My only purchase.  Lauren did a little bit of shopping too and we had fish and chips on the beach for lunch.  Totally delicious and relaxing, and with fresh fish, mmmm nothing better.

I baked....yummy, some Caramel Cookies.

After the kids had left for home, I popped around and spend an hour or so with Katrina, shared a glass or two of bubbly, something we have not done in an age - and yum, it was just so lovely,  Katrina and I swapped our little Easter gifts, as we do every year.

From Katrina to me

From me to Katrina

My little Easter display

So that is Easter for 2013.  Far too many Easter buns and chocolate, but that is Easter!

I have also had a few days off from work, not that it seemed like it with things that cropped up.  But all good.  I just needed a bit of a break.  This year has been extremely busy and with the drought things have really been busy.  For all of us.

I have stitched and sewed a bit, and that has been wonderful.  I will share pictures next post.

I thought I would have a bit of a stitchy afternoon yesterday, Katrina, Janet and Lisa popped in to share.




It was a fine old time with lots of catching up, stitchy talk and eating!

The days have turned very cold all of a sudden.  I have not had the urge to light the fire, but crikey, it is sure close.  It is certainly soup time and my lunch today was this...

Don't you just love soup!

Thanks for stopping in, I do love your comments and read every one.  I want to make changes there too, so I can reply to your comments.  I think I have become a bit computer unsavvy with blogger of late and need to check a few things out.  I have added my Pinterest tag into my side bar if you would like to pop in there.  I love Pinterest!

Take care...



Alison said...

Nice to hear all your news. I'm really looking forward to seeing you in October. Will email with details! :)

Lesley said...

Those are lovely Easter gift exchanges and your cookies look scrumptious.
Glad you got your table sorted out,ready for next summer:)

Karoline said...

Glad you had a good Easter. Your Easter exchange is lovely