First up some exciting news!
This Saturday 7th March, my blog is being featured on
over at Kris's lovely blog
Junk Chic Cottage
So if you would like to know a little more about me
I would love you to pop over and have a look!
I told you a couple of weeks ago of the impending
visit of my oldest and dearest best friend.
I was all of a flurry cleaning the house from head to toe.
Everything had to be perfect
so the windows were gleaming - the cushions all foofed up
flowers and candles in place, baking treats in the tins
all ready for our very special VIP visitor!
My husband mentioned a couple of times
'is the Queen coming to see us'!
They just don't get it do they.
After work on Tuesday I picked Ange up from the airport
(I snapped the photo above as we left the airport on dusk)
and we didn't stop talking until she left on Friday morning!
That's what best friends do!
In preparation for Ange's visit
I decided the guest room needed freshening up
I painted the old dressing table with
Annie Sloan chalk paint in French Grey
then finished it with several coats of AS Soft Wax.
I was thrilled with the result - Merci Mary dear!
My friend Mary at A Breath of Fresh Air
inspired me to try this colour!
Do pop over and visit her gorgeous blog and please
tell her I sent you!
We enjoyed an action packed few days
visiting the 'Wow' exhibition at the museum
(I'll do a post on that next week).
Also the Auckland Art Gallery where we both loved
the "Soom" installation created by a very talented
Korean/New Zealand artist Seung Yul Oh.
It comprised of sixteen oversized transparent PVC bubbles.
'Soom' translates as 'breath' in Korean.
It was quite magical!
And all too quickly it was over and she was gone....
we had a wonderful time with lots of laughs and reminiscing,
On Saturday morning things were back to normal.
I spent a couple of hours
'dead-heading' the roses in the Nancy Steen Rose Garden.
I'm part of a group of volunteer rose lovers
who help out to ensure this public garden is looking it's best
at all times. It is visited by a huge number of tourist
who join the city bus tours, so we want them to
leave with a lasting memory of a beautiful garden!
My long time blogging friends will know I'm a lover of
old fashioned roses.
I belong to the NZ Heritage Rose Association
you can go here for more rose photos!
On Saturday my blog is
I'm joining Amy for Five on Friday
Take care and
be kind to one another
Merci à bientôt