Sunday, July 11, 2010

Greetings from a Wintery NZ

Winter has finally set in here in New Zealand with some beautiful frosty mornings over the last few days. At least they turn into sunny days even if it is still a wee bit cool for my tastes.

It doesn't snow in Auckland so I shouldn't complain as at least I get to spend more time scrapping.

Finally got to tidy up the vege garden for Winter this weekend. A bit late I know but up until now it seems to have rained every weekend since Autumn. Got rid of all those weeds, hubby dug over the patches not being planted, then we spread sheep pellets & finally a layer of pea straw to keep the worms warm so they can work the ground over the rest of Winter.
Lots of self seeded lettuce growing so we can still enjoy our salads which is a good thing when one is trying to lose weight. A continuous battle there LOL!

School holiday's in NZ at the moment & we enjoyed the company of our grandaughter Darcie for a few days. Watched her play soccer which is always fun. Reminds me of when our kids were young where every Saturday morning was spent at either Soccer, Rugby or Hockey.
Took her to see the last Shrek movie which I think was every bit as good as the 1st.

Running a series of Art challenges at Scrapbook Flair over the next few months. Love seeing how creative the members are. The 1st one of sketches has produced some amazing works of art.

That's about it for now - Mary


  1. A wonderful read Mary, you sound like youre having loads of fun with Darcie, I havent seen the last Shrek movie YET! But Im sure its as good as the first as I enjoyed that one alot. Good for you with the viegies, hubby has trouble growing weeds lol Guess thats a good thing hey xx Yvonne (Crimsonskiesauau)

  2. Hi Mary, just checked out your blog. Sounds like you are keeping busy one way or another. It is quite cold here in Drouin also, especially the mornings.
    Barry and I look after two of our grandies each holiday time so that keeps us busy. They are seven and five so easier to manage now.

    Look forward to popping in again sometime.

    Hugs from Australia,

  3. Hi Mary,

    Where do you find the time to make such amazing pages? :) You seem really busy with all those things :D
    Looking forward to see & read more from you.

    Hugs from Suzan (SuzyQ_1 at SBF)

  4. Mary, your blog looks fantastic!!! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful scraps posted soon :)

    Hugs & Smiles!

  5. Mary you are so talented, I love your blog and all your scrap pages. I also love your singing well done Hugs x