Monday, 12 November 2012

Caravans and fish

We decided it was time for a break away last weekend so my GKB put in for annual leave and I took my normal days off and we packed up and went up to the caravan for a few days.
Once we got ourselves sorted out we just sat around enjoying the warm sun. So nice to sit and relax with not a worry in the world.
We didn't bother with the awning as we weren't going to be there long enough to warrant the trouble of putting it up.
Thank goodness we didn't.
That night the temperatures dropped and the rain poured down
non-stop (and I mean non-stop) and the snow snowed.
Oh dear.
When we got up in the morning we found a pond outside our door and snow not quite right down to town level. Just a tad chilly!
We had a good few days of enforced slothfulness which we both enjoyed. My GKB went down to the lake to try for a fish, nothing biting, and I went out walking a couple of times.
The sun came out again the day we left.
 Oh well, thems the breaks.
Talking about fishing -
- my GKB has done quite well the last couple of times he's been out with the angling club. The photo above is some of the trout he caught about three weeks ago, including the prizewinner for the largest and the heaviest fish. (2.3kg which I think is 4lb 9oz).
 He was really chuffed. 
Then yesterday he arrived home with more, which I promptly gave to our eldest daughter who was visiting. And he had also won the raffle which was a box of assorted goodies - drink bottles (for youngest grandsons), daughters new beau scored the cap and I now have a lovely ceramic tile adorning my kitchen wall.
There are still several items to be given homes but that won't be hard to do. Perfume, lawn sprinkler, coffee mug and gardening gloves to name a few. It was a bit like a lucky dip. It's lovely to win something or receive something unexpectedly, isn't it?
And this year I have my sunflower seeds in on time!!!
I am sooo good :D)
Have a good week everyone


  1. Those fish look so gooooooooooooood! I love fresh trout and when I go to the mountains I usually make sure I get some! Camping and SNOW---hmmm, does not sound like a good combo. ps. as far as my family's cottage home---I don't think be saved.

  2. Your quick 'get away' sounds like it was fun... abeit a bit colder than you planned. But the relaxing and the fishing sound great. I also love your pictures on the sidebar of your family and areas around New Zealand... beautiful family and beautiful place.

  3. What a nice getaway you had and sounds like you had a great time. Pretty fish too. I haven't fished since I was a little girl. Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  4. Ah, caravanning! Many a happy holiday spent as a child in a caravan.. Sounds like a lovely break, despite the cold. And I love the ceramic tile. Very cheerful!

    And may your gardening prowess be rewarded with enormous sunflowers!

    Denise x

  5. Oh it is nice just to get away sometimes isn' it?
    How lucky to win all of those lovely things :)

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  7. Dearest Diana,
    How wonderful to have such a lovely day(^_^)v And winning these marvelous things.
    Beautiful Sunflowers♡♡♡
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  8. It does us a world of good to get away for a day or a week...
    love your little trailer...we are looking for one.
    Great prizes ....:))

  9. Dearest Diane,
    I came here again to know if you got my mails with the calender. I sent you second one yesterday again.
    I would be appreciated if you let me know you got it OK.

    Love you always from Japan, xoxo Miyako*


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