Sunday, September 24, 2017

A Night Away and a Magazine

Look what came in my mail recently.  Yes it is the latest Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments magazine.  Lots of little projects to do once I get into stitching again.

Then yesterday hubby and I drove down to the Hawkes Bay to attend an engagement party of a friends daughter and the Bay put on some nice weather for us.

This morning we woke to an even better day with a great view out our motel window.  The coffee bus was tempting, but we went into town for brekky with Miss 21 who also stayed with us (who we won't be seeing until Christmas now).

Then after brekky, we went for a drive up Bluff Hill as hubby hadn't been up there for a while, and watch the work going on in the Port.

Below is the hubby and I.  Miss 21 has plenty of her and I but not sent through yet.

Then for being a good sport (I go up Bluff Hill often) he drove me through to Hastings so I could have a look in K-Mart and the reason I wanted to really go to Hastings ..... Spotlight, where I did restrain myself and only got a new ruler and some fusible wadding.

Monday, September 4, 2017

I Got It!!

It took some looking as a few places had sold out, but finally from Patchwork Plus over in Australia I got my 2017 Simply Christmas book last week.....yay!!

I see a project I want to do so need to my stitching mojo into top gear and get onto it.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

I Went To Fiji Part Two

Yesterday I showed you some of our pictures of the Fiji trip we went to last month.  Here are some more today.

It was a great holiday and I can't wait to go again.  Next time it will be the sons choice where to go for his 21st, so I wonder where he will choose.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

I Went To Fiji Part One

This time last month I was basking in the sun in Fiji.  Left New Zealand and its frosts where we had to wait at 6am in the morning for the plan to de-ice due to -3 degrees Celsius temperatures to 30 degrees Celsius temperatures in Fiji.
This trip was was to celebrate our daughter 21st birthday instead of having a party and it was a great compromise.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Beetroot Relish

For the A&P show here in October I also made some beetroot relish but OH NO!!! I forgot to put it on the entry form.  Always next year. 

 I love this relish and usually get scoffed down fast.  This time I used a different recipe to what I usually use and it is from the famous New Zealand Edmonds cookbook that I own six of.... you can never have enough.
You can find the recipe by following this link and enjoy this yummy relish too.