Tuesday, 26 May 2015

A window with a view

On Friday afternoon my GKB and I decided it was
 time for a trip down the harbour and a visit to his sister.
We arrived in time for afternoon tea - good timing.

looking up the harbour towards Dunedin
I took the camera because I wanted to get some shots from her kitchen window.
The house overlooks a small inlet in the harbour near Port Chalmers.

Looking across to Roseneath
And even though it was cold I wasn't allowed to take them from the window. 
The reason? It overlooks my SIL's back yard and her washing was out on the line!

Sawyers Bay and around to the right to Port Chalmers
So while the others sat inside drinking hot tea and coffee 
I went outside and took the shots above
with the clothes line at my back and their bounteous garden in front.
In another city you would pay a lot of money
 for the views they have of the harbour.


Not the cup we had at my SIL's but one we had while out and about one day.
I thought it was quite elegant for a tea rooms but maybe it was because 
the tea room was attached to a garden centre.

joining in with:
Martha's favorites
roses of inspiration

That's it for this week.
Short and sweet. 
Keep well until next time.


  1. Lovely views and I love the teacup.

  2. Your sister in law has gorgeous views! Thank you for braving the cold to share these awesome photos with us. The tea cup is so pretty. Love the colorful flowers. Have a wonderful week

  3. Beautiful views and anyone living in a place like that is truly blessed. So glad you took the pictures and shared with us. The tea cup is so pretty too! Hope you have a great day.

  4. How beautiful Diana!! I love seeing your photographs of the views there!! And doesn't coffee or tea taste better in a china cup?

  5. What gorgeous photos you've taken, and I love that pretty teacup!

  6. Hi Diana, what gorgeous pictures and such a pretty place. I had to laugh at the washing line though! :)
    Many thanks for the info on the chive plant - and you are right, I remember now that last year I bought chive plants. It is so good to know what it is :))
    Have a good week :)

  7. What a beautiful view.
    I would have like to see the clothes line. : )

  8. What a wonderful view from your SIL windows. Oh my goodness what a beautiful place she lives in.

    cheers, parsnip

  9. What a lovely view and teacup!

  10. What incredible views and you captured gorgeous photos. Love the pretty tea cup.
    Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Hugs, CM

  11. Beautiful views! I would hate to leave. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  12. OMyGoodness...doesn't your sister*in*law know that we all LOVE to see clothes hanging on a clothesline..?.I want a line really bad...
    Love all your pretty pictures.

  13. Definitely a grand tea view.. I'm sure that your little tea cup kept you warm while breathing in all the beauty.... Thanks for sharing the lovely photos...Hugs

  14. What lovely views and such a pretty teacup.

  15. Dearest Diana; What a GORGEOUS view your sister-in-law has♡♡♡ I smiled about you needed to go outside :-) Is it really cold now?; it is unusually hot during the day! Lovely the cup with beautiful flowers♪♪♪
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in New Zealand, xoxo Miyako*

  16. Wow...with a view like that, I would always be finding something to in the kitchen...either a lot of cooking or dishes or BOTH!! Beautiful!

  17. Those are truly gorgeous views! And your cup of tea is lovely. Have a good weekend sweet lady. Hugs, Diane

  18. Hello sweet Diana! My, what gorgeous views! Thank you so much for sharing them with us :) And the tea cup is oh so pretty! I am sure tea tastes even sweeter from it.

    Thanks for joining Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!

  19. It looks just beautiful and lovely.. I'd love to visit.. Nice you arrived for afternoon tea.. Happy Weekend.. with love Janice

  20. The views are beautiful and the cup of tea sounds wonderful. You sure do a nice job with your blog. Always a pleasure to stop by. Have a fine week ahead!


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