Monday, 27 February 2017

Mosaic Monday - Ahoy There!





NEEDS MUST!

It's time for me to do some computer housekeeping!
I have far too many photos on my computer
and I'm having difficulty finding the ones I want to add to my posts!

So I'm systematically going through them,
moving the 'keepers' to my external hard drive
and deleting the ones I no longer require.

While doing a stint of sorting I found these photos
so I thought I would share them with you.
Life on the water in summer of 2017.




I have another reason for far too many photos.
My iPhone 7 Plus often takes photos in bursts
and I end up with 10 or more of the exact same shot.

If any of you have the same phone
and can tell me what I'm doing wrong
please tell me!!!





My husband perving looking at boats - a favourite obsession pastime of his!!
In summer we're on the water
and in winter we seem to spend a lot of time walking around mariners!




On a trip ashore we took photos of these beautiful donkeys
on Ponui Island.
My husband said donkeys have been on the island
for as long as he can remember!
that's 70 plus years!




I'm joining Maggie for Mosaic Monday
maybe you would like to join us
if so follow the link and you will find a great group of bloggers
sharing their photos.
Maggie will answer any questions you might have
or I'm happy too as well!

Thank you Maggie for hosting!



Take care and
be kind to one another

à bientôt

Shane








Thank you all for popping in to say hello - I love reading your comments.
With my work committments I visit as time allows - usually at weekends!




Saturday, 25 February 2017

Five on Friday - NZ House & Garden






I subscribe to New Zealand House & Garden Magazine
so I thought I would give you a sneak preview of what's
inside this month's issue.





This country home appealed to me for it's
casual living style.
The family kitchen is filled with treasures
collected by the owners over a lifetime.




One of several bedrooms with french doors
opening on to the verandah to catch the breeze
on balmy summer evenings.




What really caught my eye was the Summer House
a wing off the side of the main house
with a delightful entertaining area
looking out on the paddocks and livestock beyond.

Do you subscribe to a magazine or just buy one occasionally?
 I keep several folders of clippings torn out of old magazines
 for future houses/renovations, paint colours and finishes,
and kitchens/bathrooms.

Wishful thinking if the truths known
but I'm always hopeful  - who knows we could win Lotto tonight
the big prize is $7million!

If I won, I would still want a comfortable understated home
with wooden joinery, french doors, shutters
an open fireplace and a window seat in the living room!
I like light and airy spaces.
A modern country kitchen and bathrooms would be on the list too!
Glitz and glamour are not for me!
I might show you some of the clippings from
my 'Kitchen Ideas' folder next week?





I'm joining Amy for Five on Friday
thank you Amy for hosting!



Take care and
be kind to one another

à bientôt

Shane





Thank you all for popping in to say hello - I love reading your comments.
With my work committments I visit as time allows - usually at weekends!


Monday, 20 February 2017

My Summer Garden - Mosaic Monday




Welcome to my summer garden
with a little glimpse of what's been flowering
over the last few months.
I wish I could transport the fragrance that wafts in the air
as I water the garden in the early evening 
it's my favourite time of day
when I feel all is well in my little world!




I'm always planning my next garden!
When we downsize in the not too distant future
I plan to design my garden with fragrance and texture in mind.
My dear mother lost her sight in her latter years
but she still appreciated the beauty of a garden
by touch and smell.




'It is a golden maxim to cultivate the garden for the nose,
and the eyes will take care of themselves'.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson ~



I'm joining Maggie for Mosaic Monday
do follow the link and visit some of the other bloggers.
Thank you Maggie for hosting!



Take care and
be kind to one another

à bientôt

Shane




Thank you all for popping in to say hello - I love reading your comments.
With my work committments I visit as time allows - usually at weekends!



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