Tuesday, May 29, 2018

some of my painted rocks

Here are just some of my painted rocks. 
I painted them for the children to go out searching for, they are so excited when they do find them and usually take them home and treasure them for a time. 
But they are supposed to take a photo of the rock they find and post it on #marlboroughrocks. or #marlbrocks so I can see that they have found one of my little rocks, then, the idea is that they go out and hide the rock i a new place for other children to find.
I have been lucky enough to have had a number of rocks photographed and posted, it is so encouraging to get such a post, makes me so happy. 
Because we are a small tourist town where huge cruise ships visit often I suspect that many of my rocks have left NZ for exotic destinations. I do know one now lives in Thailand.
I have hundreds of different little designs I paint, some are easy so I do them often. Like penguins, flowers, bugs and strawberries. I believe I have painted approx 450 



Monday, April 23, 2018

Lake Mattherson New Zealand

On a bus trip round the South Island  we visited beautiful Lake Mattherson with its pretty reflections. There is a very peasant walk into this lake through old native bush full of bird song.



  Past a big swing bridge and many small streams.out highest Mountain.

 The reflections in the lake are of Mount Tasman and Mount Cook








Wednesday, January 10, 2018

the tale of the sheepskin.

Sheepskin tales.

I decided I would buy a lovely sheep skin mat for my Daughter for Christmas, I found a really nice one with a little fleck at the tips of the wool and bought it. Brought it home and put it on the spare bed. Porsche our Burmese Cat found it and liked it, lay down on it and said thank you I like it its mine.
 I rather thought she would get tired of it  and I would be able to give it to my Daughter, but she only became more attached to it. 
The shop had since sold out, so I rang them and asked if they could get another one from some other branch of their shop. 
About a week later a nice lady rang and said a whole bin of the sheep skins had arrived and asked me to send  a photo of the colour I wanted, hence the photos.  
Next day she rang me and said yes there was just one of the skins same as I wanted, it had been right at the bottom of the bin which apparently was up on top of many other big bins of stuff. Then I asked her if she would  please go back and get yet another one! 


With a sigh she said ok. hut it would be a different colour and it was. Turned out to be a lovely black tipped one. Just perfect as I wanted to give that one to my Grand son for Christmas as he has just purchased a new home. I bought the  nice lady a tiny box of chocolates for all the trouble she went to on my behalf. She was amazed couldnt believe anyone would reward her like that.
I was just so happy we still have Porsche's sheep skin and My Daughter and my Grandson have theirs too. Win win all round.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Swimming

First swim of the season and it was before Christmas, amazing. The weather has been unseasonably hot this year so the ocean is warm. Was a lovely swim with friends and a booggy board.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Reward from a bank.

While in town shopping in Picton I wanted some money from the ATM tried one and found a large sign saying  it had been vandalized and was not to be used til repaired, so I went further down the street and tried the next ATM but try as I might I could not put my pin number into it. The key pad numbers were all pressed down into the back so it couldnt be used. Off I went to the next machine and got my money out no problem, however I know from experience that the bank will charge me for using an ATM that is not from my bank.
When I got home I thought I had better ring the Bank and tell them their ATM had also been vandalized so it could be repaired The head office of the Bank of New Zealand was so pleased and grateful to me for telling them that they said I would get a .reward of $20 into my account! Wow who ever heard of a bank handing out rewards. 
Thank you Bank of New Zealand I appreciate the reward. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

my orchid

My lemon/lime yellow orchid is still looking quite good even though it has been hiding in the hedge to escape the winter chills. It has manged to flower happily there.