Thursday, 28 August 2014

A glimpse...

...of things to come.

My son and his wife are still with us but away out for a meal with friends tonight. We have been very busy and it's been a lot of fun but I'm quite pleased of a break. The weather has been really kind to us and although it has been cold, still winter, it has been mostly sunny. 
A few photo's now just to give you an idea of what we have been up to, then I'll try and catch up with some of you, whether or not I'll leave a comment I'm not sure, I'm a bit weary. And this is only what I've been doing with them, not everything they've been up to.

We've been to watch the little boys play soccer.

Visited Cadbury World.

Relaxed in the sun with family after church.

Taken a scenic trip on a heritage train.

Enjoyed a picnic in Timaru.

Visited the Historic Precinct in Oamaru. 

We've been to the Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo.

Driven past Lake Pukaki to Aorangi Mount Cook, the highest mountain in the Southern Alps.

 And some of us strolled the beach at Moeraki and played among the boulders.

We have covered quite a large section of the South Island so I'll expand on some of the places in later posts. I think they're going to need a holiday when they get home so they can recover, but then again, they are young and my GKB and I are older, so maybe not.

I hope you're all well 
and enjoying your week.

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  1. I hope you have a wonderful time with your family. Yes, they will need a holiday after visiting you.

  2. You've been busy. Thanks for taking the time to share the pictures. : )

  3. Oh truly have been very..very busy! I'm sure your short rest is welcome!


  4. Wow!!! BEAUTIFUL places in your country; just made me wish to visit, Diana.
    Scenic trip on a heritage train, Lake Tekapo etc; you must have been busy but happy for your great time♡♡♡

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

  5. Yes I agree, tiring but so worth the time and effort . Memories for them to hold dear to last a life time.Your country is so interesting to Me and beautiful. Weather turned around,I always forget that fact too.Enjoyed Your post.Denise

  6. What a beautiful way to see the countryside on a train! Love your photos...what an amazing trip! Sweet hugs, Diane

  7. Looks like you have been staying busy. Having family visit is fun, but sometimes it is nice to have a rest. Beautiful photos!

  8. I remember Lake Tekapo - lovely place

  9.'s so hard to imagine it being winter anywhere! It is awfully hot and muggy here! I'll take your winter, I think! :)

  10. Love the photo's; and as we head into autumn here, we have winter to look forward to; except that the weather was so bad here in August that everything is two months in advance of itself, including holly!

  11. I love the lakes and mountains in the South Island. Great pictures. :)

  12. I am so happy that you get to spend time with your son. What a blessing! Have a great week. Martha

  13. I love this post Diana, you've showed places I've been and your lovely images brought back very happy memories!
    although wonderful it is tiring having visitors, then you're sorry when they go!
    Look forward to more. Take care of yourself.

  14. Beautiful pictures! I really like the one of the heritage train.

  15. You do sound so busy! You live in such a beautiful part of the world and I hope to visit your country one day to take in all the scenery. Take care of yourself xx


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