Thursday, October 4, 2012

Back at Last

I have been fairly busy trying to finish off an old WIP  which I won’t show yet, as it looks a bit of a jumble. In the mean time DH and I have had our 22nd Wedding Anniversary. For the first time ever I was asked if I would like to go somewhere for a couple of days. I jumped at the offer, but when we chatted about where to go, and couldn’t agree, I suggested I organise it, and make it a mystery for my DH. He was quite happy about that ( very unusual as DH likes to be the organiser) I had to tell him we were flying, but it was still in NZ which made him a bit nervous. Flying, unless its to Australia doesn’t do much for his nerves. Smile The planes are too small. P1000981 AnyP1000983 way we took off very early Friday morning to Nelson, and had a wonderful 2 1/2 days there. We arrived home Sunday evening. The mountains with the snow greeted us when we arrived. They are at the top end of the Southern Alps. The weather could not have been more perfect for the 3 days.
A couple of hours after we arrived, we were picked up and taken on a wine tour. A couple of minutes before this photo was taken on a look out, I literally fell out of the Tour van. My heel caught on the step, and I had two men just standing there watching at me fall. P1000867 P1000868 I am so surprised I never really hurt myself ( only my pride) as I was holding my camera, and not wanting to break it, rolled onto my side when I fell. The Tour operator said “nice roll and you haven’t even had a drink yet.” We went to 4 wineries and bought 3 cases of wine, which will be delivered home.. Saturday we went to the markets and spent a lovely 3 or 4 hours wandering. This is so different for us, as usually if we go anywhere its for a reason, and we are on a timetable. I managed to go into a fabulous shoe shop and bought 2 pairs shoes.

P1000874 P1000889 our motel
I had booked a rental car, but then cancelled it, as we were staying so close to the town we were able to walk everywhere.  We wandered around the water front to have drinks and dinner Saturday night.P1000939 P1000940
P1000917 P1000913 P1000937 Sunday we wandered into town again and had breakfast after which we went by cab to the airport.P1000949 We checked in, then walked about a kilometre and a half to the WOW museum where they used to hold the Wearable Art Show. We saw some of the wearable art from previous years, and they were fabulous, but NO photos allowed. On one side of the Museum they had a display of Classic Cars which was amazing to see. P1000957 P1000967
All in all, an excellent weekend,  the only problem was I couldn’t blog on my tablet. I have been going around in circles trying to sort it, but after one phone call ( to the Phillipines) it turned out to be my browser. All sorted now.
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Sheila said...

looks like it was a great break.. a nice way to celebrate an might have to give my DH a lesson or 2. No fabric shopping on this trip???? a little birdie tells me you may have made up for that since returning home

Raewyn said...

Sounds like a fabulous weekend!!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

looks like you had a wonderful time! nice that you were able to cancel the car also and just walk. Looks like DH was satisfied with the trip.

Frances Leate said...

What a wonderful weekend and I am feeling envious as it was our anniversary about a week ago and it is a long time since we have celebrated it properly - maybe next year. Nelson looks great and we will put in on our itinerary for when we next get to NZ. Take care.

Julie said...

What a fabulous trip you had, and how lovely that you could just relax and enjoy the journey. A pity about the van exit, althouh you did exactly the right thing and saved your camera!LOL