Saturday, 5 January 2019

'Tis 2019

First of all let me wish everyone a belated New Year.
How did you celebrate? Did you celebrate?
We didn't. We had our grandson staying
so thought we might at least sit up until midnight
 but he scooted off to bed about 10:30pm
and so we went not long after.
It still happened without us :)

We were a bit spoilt on New Year's day, a friend invited
 us out to lunch and we had a very enjoyable catch up
 with her at one of the hotels a couple of suburbs over.
That evening we were also invited to our son's home for the evening meal. We had a delicious cold meal, summer noodles, followed by icecream with a passionfruit sauce over it.

This was all finished off with rose petal tea
(coffee for my GKB) served in beautifully fine
 porcelain tea cups. So delicate. In the bottom
of the cup was an image in the porcelain of the
head of a Japanese lady. I think you'll see it
if you look closely at the picture below.

We all headed to the beach afterwards, next time
I'll take my swimming togs. It was a beautiful
 evening and the water wasn't too cold. Some of
us paddled, one of us decided the water was
too cold and another one guarded the cardigans,
cell phones etc. We headed home about 8:30pm.

After grandson headed back up to Christchurch
 we had a day or two just relaxing and then Sassy
arrived to stay for a couple of nights. She's missing
her family but once she realized we were actually
going to feed her and take her for walks she perked up.
She has been good and it's been fun having a dog again
 for a little while. We were out early for our walk this
morning as the forecast was for warm temps during
 the day, it's 31C at present. Unless it cools off somewhat
 she may miss out on her evening jaunt :)

And that has been our first week of 2019.
I hope yours has been just as relaxing.

joining Deb today for


  1. Catching up with you news I see you had a relaxing Christmas with your family. It's a treat to see you enjoying the sunny weather over in your part of the world! Your meal with your son looks and sounds delicious and so refreshing. Walking your guest pet dog will be good exercise. Sassy looks very sweet. Wishing you a happy and healthy New Year!

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed the holidays. Wishing you love and health in 2019!

  3. Sounds like you've started the New Year off just right...spending time with friends and family is so important. HOPE 2019 is full of lots of blessings and good health!

  4. Oh the beach sounds wonderful Diana. We have had unrelenting rain for almost a month and today the sun is out. We are all so THANKFUL. You do not realize how much you miss sunshine until it is gone for a month. Hoping we dry out this week.

  5. We didn't do anything either for New Year's Eve.
    You've had a great start to the new year.
    Hope the rest of the year is the same.

  6. That is beautiful start of the year. We also didn't do anything on 31st night. 1st was very for us, as my husband and I worked the entire afternoon for our tea business.

  7. My New Year's Eve sounds so much like yours...our grand-daughters were here and we all fell asleep before midnight. I woke up to the sound of horns outdoors.

  8. Diana, a day at the beach sounds heavenly! I'm glad you had a lovely day there. I didn't stay up until midnight either. I need my beauty sleep! xo

  9. Sounds delightful!! So glad you can get out and enjoy the beach. We have had beach like weather here in Florida the past week too, although a little cool and breezy, but those from the north would have loved it! We just don't take the time to drive over (about 1 1/2 hr. trip) very often. Love the teacup. That looks so beautiful with the face of the lady in the bottom. Very unique! We went to bed around 9:30 on New Year's Eve. Just couldn't keep our eyes open!! LOL. Getting old, I guess. Happy New Year to you and yours.

  10. Getting to walk on the beach is a wonderful way to start the year! Love your beautiful beach banner now too! It was quiet here and we went to bed at our regular time! heehee! Happy New Year!


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