Sunday, March 01, 2015

Blenheim Women's section RSA 70th Anniversary

Blenheim Women's Section of RSA  ( Returned Servicemen Association)  70th .Anniversary.

This Ladies section of the RSA was started only a few days after my birth, Mum went with me just a babe-in-arms to join it, so she has been there as long as anyone has, so ofcause she had to attend the big celebration dinner. I just went along to help her with the wheelchair  and look after her, but I  also enjoyed a lovely meal and a glass of good wine.

There was a good turn out for this dinner and wreath laying.

We all walked around to the Memorial Clocktower to lay two wreaths in memorial of the fall solders during the wars. The wreaths were laid by the Male RSA members.
 Flags were flying beside the clock tower. The flag I have photographed is actually the Australian flag, the New Zealand Flag was flying on the other side of the Clocktower.

 Seymore Gardens looks so pretty, as they always do.

After the exhausting walk to the Seymore Gardens where the Memorial Clocktower is and back again pushing Mum in the wheelchair over our bumpy footpaths,  I was more than ready for the lovely dinner and the wine. The temperature outside today is 30 degrees or more, quite sweltering!.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

My 70th Birthday Party

My 70th Birthday party.
Such a huge milestone, that so many people do not make, must be celebrated and celebrated well I decided, so I arranged a small select dinner party at the Local RSA, just my family and a few of my favourite people. I even bought a dress for the occasion, first I have owned for about 20 years!

I chose to dine outside on the balcony since it was a lovely balmy evening

 We has such a wonderful evening, nice people lovely delicious roast Pork dinner with Bubbly wine, then afterwards we danced the night away to the Ukalali Band. ( Sorry can not spell the name of these small guitar type string instruments of many types.)

We really did have a hilarious time.

 The band played all the songs we knew from way back then, we sang our hearts out and had a blast. I couldn't have asked for more enjoyment and happiness from my night. It was so lovely to dance with my Husband again, its been ages since we did so.
I also danced with several others including Wayne, who had to work and missed the meal but managed to get there in time for the dancing and a couple of wines, and my sister Rowena.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Balcony flowers.

A big pot of pretty
blue Lobelia brightens up our balcony.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Picnic and fishing day

With an unexpected day off and a wonderful hot summers day, couldnt resist going for a picnic and a bit of fishing from the shore in Queen Charlotte Sounds. I had plenty of good 'bites' but never caught any fish, lost a few hooks and sinkers though! Erle broke his rod so never got into the fishing. Enjoyed a nice impromptu picnic and a swim, the sea was quite warm so I had a quick dip. The sea warm nice and warm on the top layer but much colder deeper down, very refreshing.  Erle took a photo to prove it but it got lost in the ether somewhere. A very pleasant day and I only got mildly sunburnt, Erle not at all.  So good just to relax by the sea in the sun, and read my tablet where I have a good book by Brice Courtney and am enjoying it.

 A perfect day.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

My Hanging Flower Baskets

My Hanging Flower baskets
I have very little actual flower garden, such land that is available I plant vegies mostly so most of the colourful flowers I have are in pots or hanging baskets. Fortunately they are starting to show some pretty colour, they should look great for Christmas. Even my orange lilies are looking good.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Post cards we sent from Cambodia.

Erle and I nearly always send a postcard back to our address to make sure that all the others we send actually do get sent, also it is often things we saw but didn't get a photo of. We posted these 2 along with masses of others on 10th August and they duly arrived yesterday 13th November! We had given up on them altogether.
Happy Cambodian Children having fun.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Being Rowed around Ha Long Bay Fishing Village

Christine and Pauline sent this photo of our day in Ha Long Bay when we were rowed around the Fishing Village by an old lady, who rowed us under part of one of the small mountains and all around the bays. A very happy enjoyable but extremely hot day.