Tuesday 29 March 2016



As I was in New Zealand and would be passing through Wellington, Judy and I arranged to meet for coffee.  As we recognised each other over the outdoor space at the Ta Papa Museum Judy's pace quickened and she came towards me with arms outstretched ready with a great big hug.  

We had only ever met once before for about an hour and that was six years ago during my last visit, yet when we sat with our coffees it was as though we had been life long friends comfortable in each others' company.

When it was time for the obligatory photographs (oh how we both hate posing for photos) we agreed to be snapped with our backs to the camera as well facing it and would decide later which ones would hit the blogs.

We enjoyed a lovely couple of hours chatting until it was time to say goodbye.  'Till the next time!

Credits to FinecraftedDesigns and Pixabay.

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Sunday 27 March 2016


Take a Word has asked for BUTTERFLIES this week and that reminded me of the lovely lilies I received from Daughter No 1 earlier which were so magnificent I spent some considerable time capturing them in photographs.   I loved their almost overpowering perfume and the wondrous texture and milky colour of the petals and knew that there would little that could enhance their beauty ... other than a butterfly perhaps!

 Thank you for the challenge, Marie.

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Tuesday 22 March 2016


We're dancing at the Three Muses this week and that reminded me that, because of the 'sleeping sickness', I hadn't prepared anything suitable.  Never mind, I was sure there would be something in my back catalogue ... and so there was!  So dusted down and renamed here is my entry for Let's Dance.

Credit to FinecraftedDesign, IreneAlexeeva and Bluesse.

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Sunday 20 March 2016


I'm back .. suffering powerful jetlag, but as it's the beginning of a new week it's also time for a new challenge so here's my piece for Take a Word's Spring Equinox.

Credits to Pixabay.

I will be back later with a few holiday stories and photos - so watch this space.

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