Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter.

Happy Easter to you all.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A Blessed Day.

Perfect day in Picton.

 My day off and it couldn't be a better day, blue sky and golden sunshine sparkling on the waters. We sat and ate Easter eggs in the sunshine while we watched the little float plane go out and soar into the sky, while the Blue Bridge Ferry made its way to Wellington. We felt truly blessed, happiness welled up within,  all was well with our world, we hadn't a care anywhere. God was in his Heaven and all is well.
Silly; maybe to some, but a Blessed day to us.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Pink Rain Jacket

New Zealand has enjoyed the loveliest long hot sunner we have had for many years, we have grown used to the long lazy effortless days, until yesterday when the Heavens opened and the rain poured down upon us again. 
That was when I suddenly remembered I was meant to buy myself a good rain jacket at the end of Winter, it had conveniently slipped my mind. So when I went to work in the shuttle and had to get out and load people's luggage, I got soaked!

Today, on my day off we went into Blenheim; shopping. I managed to get myself a bright pink rain jacket from Rebel Sports, it has a hood and will fold-up and go into its own pocket,  so will not take much space in the shuttle and more importantly will not restrict me when I am driving the shuttle.
Actually I don't think I have ever had a rain jacket before, so bring on the rain I am ready.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

My new Great Grand Daughter Charlotte

Dear little Charlotte, was born today in Cairns Australia, weighing 8lb 3oz. She is so beautiful. 
She is my third Great grand Child.

Monday, March 04, 2013

Wine trail with our Pastor and Husband.

Today is another lovely day off work for me; I decided it was high time I got to go on a wine trail with lots of lovely wine tastings, I get to take plenty of lucky people around the many wonderful Marlborough Vineyards  but am unable to drink myself because I am driving the Shuttle. This time I shall have Erle as a sober driver so will be able to indulge, asked our best friends Wayne and Judy, to join us.  Judy is actually the Pastor of our Church,  Picton AOG. so I am not likely to get into too much trouble! In fact we just had so much fun.

We picked them up at 11am on the dot and drove to Cloudy Bay vineyard, it was so nice there in the sunshine swinging in the basket hammocks we could easily of stayed there for the day, but after a great tasting of their wonderful award winning wines out in the sun, we meandered off to Allen Scott's 
Winery where we enjoyed more wonderful wine and bought some.
 Next stop was Drylands Estate where we just fell in love with the dry Riesling with its lovely citrusy flavours, we shall have to return here another day.

 Final wine stop was at Rock Ferry winery where we stopped for lunch and a bottle of good Sauvignon Blanc to go with the Steak Sandwiches and fritters, we enjoyed. Such a great day we had together and it wasn't finished yet, we stopped off on the way home to visit Eddy the Eel and his pal Tim the Rainbow Trout, a huge old fellow with pretty speckles of colour all
over him. I took along plenty of bread to feed them all and just as well as Eddy brought out all his old pals, the creek was just boiling with masses of eels, we took care not to fall in among them.