Sunday, 6 January 2013

...just checkin' in...

I know it's a little late to be wishing you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year, but there you are, the year is disappearing already.
I hope that 2013 is all you are wishing for.

 I can't load any photo's at the moment apart from ones I've already used so I'm hoping that blogger/google will straighten it out soon seeing as several other people seem to be having the same problem. So today my post will have to be a little naked. Oh dear.

We had a whopping 35 or 36 degrees Celsius yesterday, today we are down to 16. Grey and wet. Somewhere in the middle for a few weeks would be really nice. Yesterday was lovely for lunch out with eldest grandson and my little mother. We drove down the plain to a little tearooms and sat out under the trees. Grandson has been staying with us since just before Christmas and is away back to Wellington/home tomorrow.

My GKB and I have both worked through the holidays so we are taking time off at the beginning of Feb. and heading away to the caravan. I'm looking forward to it, slothing by the lake and watching the fisherman. We have thought we should occasionally do one or two of the touristy things as well, so we can say we have, but I draw the line at bungee jumping. I don't mind watching but I don't see the point in tying myself to a large rubber band and jumping off a bridge! I shall pursue more sedate activities - like jet boating or white water rafting, ha ha. Or maybe just a leisurely ride on the lady of the lake - the SS Earnslaw.

We have finally demolished the gingerbread house. The kids from 4 to 83 all enjoyed it, a lot of fun. Have photo's, will show some of them someday :D)

Well I'm gonna sign off now and hope the photo thing gets sorted out soon.

Have a good week everyone.


  1. Your time in your caravan sounds heavenly - I hope you really enjoy it.
    I would dearly love to have some sun and heat - it is cold and really wet here.
    I just bet your gingerbread house was really tasty :))

  2. Can't wait to see the photos of the gingerbread house demolished! (if we can ever post new pics again?)

    Your caravan trip sounds wonderful. But I would fish too! Haven't fished in years, but used to love it.

  3. Hi Diana! Have a great trip and it does sound like so much fun.
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. Diana, thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I am your newest follower. I love your blog, it's so sweet. The gingerbread house is amazing! I love the sidebar photos of your family. I hope you enjoy your vacation.

    1. Welcome and thanks for your comments, Mary. I hope you continue to enjoy my ramblings.
      We're looking forward to our break away.


  5. Dearest Diana,
    Hello, thank you SO MUCH for your thoughtful comment. Although I'm still feeling a bit groggy, I finally start facing pc and catching up visiting friends (^^;)
    Wow, I DO hope you'll be able to enjoy the holiday; I can never guess the happy time with caravan♡♡♡ Looking forward to seeing the post, my sweet friend.

    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  6. bungee jumping??? I don't blame you!

    I Love that gingerbread house! Quite the make up. My dad was a baker and it was my job to make all the gingerbread houses each year for him. I have always continued the tradition years later.
    Happy Yew Year Diana. May it be a very Blessed year for you.

  7. It is nice that you mom is still around to enjoy! I wish my Mom was!! Hope you get your pictures to work again---you always have enjoyable ones to see. May you get some restful time come Feb.


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