Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Good start of the new year.

We went away for a long weekend and I think that was a great start for 2009.
Anouk our eldest daughter had a sleepover for 3 night at a friends place so this was the first holiday-weekend without her. It was a bit strange and we missed her all, but we new she had a great time as well so that makes a big different.

A few weeks ago we bought a new big family tent so we have to try it out and we went camping in the Wairarapa in a Little town called Martinborough well known for the great Vin yards.
It's a good shopping place as well with lovely shops. On morning André was out for a long bike ride and the girls and I decide to go shopping and try to buy something in each shop. Of course we didn't do that but we came back with some great buys, new and second hand.

In Greytown we spotted a great sock wool boutique, JOY, where I bought some nice wool for a new pair of socks. I forgot to bring my knitting needles but in a second hand shop I found a pair so I could start strait away back on the camping. I bought some wool designed by Kaffe Fassett in my favorite lavender colour, and some autumn coloured one to make a pair of socks for André.

We went for a walk true the wine fields, visited a lavender farm, visited some places out of my book; crafty girls on a road trip were we had some lovely coffee and brownies, found great shops, the weather was super,so we had a great time. In my imagination it was much longer than a long weekend and it was just a warming up because over two weeks we go away for the real summer break, camping again.


the contented crafter said...

Lucky you! It all sounds so wonderful. Cherrie

Elly said...

Volgens mij hebben jullie je heerlijk vermaakt! De foto's zien er in ieder geval goed uit! Enne... ik heb iets voor je op m'n blog, kijk maar eens!

Marianne@Songbirdisnesting said...

Greytown! Oh dat herinner ik me nog. Daar zijn we ook geweest. Erg leuk stadje vol met antiekwinkeltjes. Ik kon niet zo veel kopen omdat het allemaal weer mee terug moest in het koffer. Ik heb er toen een kiwi gekocht die nu elk jaar met kerst in de boom hangt als herinnering aan onze fantastische vakantie.

Sarah said...

ohhhha sounds like my type of going away weekend!

Anonymous said...

Ziet er erg gezellig uit. Ooit hopen we nog eens jullie land te mogen bezoeken, mijn schoonvader is er vorig jaar geweest en de foto's en film is prachtig.

Anonymous said...

i want to share it with you.

Christy said...

How lovely to start the new year in the middle of summer. When you can bask in the fragrance of flowers and walk in the evening light.


This is the first time that I write in my blog.
I am Jacoline, me and my family emigrated to New Zealand from The Netherlands 3 years ago.
I can tell you, we went through some hard times in those 3 years, but we found our dream.

We bought a lovely home close to the beach. I spend a lot of time in our garden which has a lot of fruit trees, a nice vegetable garden and great flowers.

I love to shop in secondhand shops and garages sales are the best invention ever.
My days are filled with craft, cooking , baking and of course my 3 girls.
I try to have a beachwalk every day and on wednesday I join the quilt club.

We are still busy with rebuiling the house to make it a great home.
We like traveling and like to discover our new country.
I keep you updated with new stories, recipes, ideas and pictures every week.