Monday, 10 May 2010

Monday, My Day.

Monday is my day off. After everybody left to go of to school or work I went for my Beach walk. Try to do this every day. I'm in love with the beach.

Some people are lucky to life on the beach.

When I came home I enjoyed a great cup of coffee on the veranda in the sun. I think Autumn is the best season in New Zealand.

My goal is to paint every Monday a door from the hallway. There are 12 doors so this will keep me busy over the winter.

But this looks already great, don't you think so.

While I had my paint brush in my hand I gave this basket a make over. Will show you the result soon.

Time for some lunch with some blogging. We are lucky, the girls have a weekend job at a local cafe/lunchroom and sometimes they bring the leftovers home for us.
For lunch I'm having a feta/pesto/pine nut scone. Normally I have just brown bread with cheese so this was more than delicious.


willywagtail said...

So now you are on the painting trip too! You are a very busy lady but it is certainly rewarding to see such huge changes that you have made yourself. CXherrie

Nicola said...

I so agree about Autumn in New Zealand. The weather is great and the trees are so beautiful.

Corine said...

Elke dag even naar het strand, dat klinkt me als muziek in de oren! En zo'n lekkere lunch hebben we hier ook regelmatig, de oudste wekt ook een een bakkerij/lunchroom en restanten weggooien vind ze zonde :)
Succes met schilderen dze 'winter'
Groeten, Corine(THUIS)

Margie said...

Oh Lien, I am so happy to see you back blogging and I so love your shop, I want to craft and have a shop also. I am so glad your dream came true. your shop looks fabulous. I wish you all the best. Big hugs to you and the girls. I have missed your posts. Enjoy your mondays. Hugs, Margie.

Beach Vintage said...

Oh my, do you live in Napier? We visited last month and drove through on the way to Hawkes Bay. Such a lovely part of the world.


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.