Friday, December 03, 2010

Nyle winning the Marlborough half marathon

My Daughter Nyle, halfway through the Marlborough half marathon race, which she walked as a Race Walker.
Nyle WON this event.
She race walking at full speed here among the vineyards of Marlborough.
The short video which was supposed to be a still shot is of her crossing the line as the winner in a time of 2hours and 11 minutes. Well done Nyle.

videoClicking on the video should allow you to see Nyle crossing the line and some of the crowd watching her do so before I lowered the camera and caught her legs!

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Hanging baskets of flowers


Two baskets with Lobelia and other flowers and a small bird ornament in one.

One of my many hanging baskets of glowing colour, I think these might be Livingstone Daisys but I could be wrong, however I do know they are lovely and brighten our patio.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Time for a joke.

A little boy was doing his math homework.
He said to himself, 'Two plus five, that son of a bitch is seven.
Three plus six, that son of a bitch is nine....'
His mother heard what he was saying and gasped, 'What are you doing?'
The little boy answered, 'I'm doing my math homework, Mum.'
'And this is how your teacher taught you to do it?' the mother asked
'Yes,' he answered.
Infuriated, the mother asked the teacher the next day, 'What are you
teaching my son in math?'
The teacher replied, 'Right now, we are learning addition.'
The mother asked, 'And are you teaching them to say two plus two, that
son of a bitch is four?'
After the teacher stopped laughing, she answered, 'What I taught them
was, two plus two, THE SUM OF WHICH IS FOUR.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

My favourite Orchid.

My favourite Orchid is flowering again, after an absence of flowers for 2 years, because of heavy frosts. the photos were taken one month apart as the flowers opened.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Qantus Award winning Photo.

Godwits in flight,
Photographed by David Halliett of The Press Newspaper. Scanned from the Newspaper.
A wonderful photo I wish was one of mine.


Qantus Award Photo winner.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Win a road trip in NZ

Just click on Icon, answer 2 easy questions and your in the draw.


cars for sale

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Just a little joke for the day.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Mussel and Peach Frittata.

Since you all enjoyed my other recipe for mussels I thought I would share another.

Mussel and Peach Frittata.

12 cooked chopped Mussels 1TB Olive Oil
Chopped Onion 1 clove Garlic
2 TB Parsley 2 TB SR Flour
1 Egg separated Squeeze Lemon juice
Half cup Chopped cooked Peaches Salt and Pepper
Mix everything together with egg yolk, then beat egg white stiff and fold gently
into the mixture. Stir til mixed. Pour into a oven proof pan and cook in oven on medium heat til nicely set and cooked..
Or this can also be cooked as fritters, fry spoonfuls in hot oil on both sides then drain on absorbent paper.
Or cook in a fry pan on top of stove til set then put in over under the grill to set the top and finish the cooking.





Friday, April 30, 2010

Curried Coconut Mussels.


I decided to share with you all the special mussel recipe that we like. Hope you try it and enjoy it too. There are no hard and fast amounts just use what you have.

Curried Coconut Mussels.

Dice a large potato and a large onion and fry lightly in butter till part cooked. Add 1 t sp Curry powder salt and black pepper stir till mixed in hot pan. Add a can of Coconut Cream,about a cup full of chopped cooked mussels and simmer a further 20 minutes, stirring.
Serve over steamed rice with a green salad.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Porsche playing in her basket.

Porsche loves her basket, she plays with some of her toys in there too sometimes.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Nyle and Shane


We spent a lovely afternoon in Nelson visiting My daughter Nyle and son-in-law Shane. Eating Chocolate eggs and hot cross buns.
Nyle won 2 gold medals yesterday in Christchurch, for 20km Race Walking.
Well done Nyle.

Friday, March 19, 2010

A great excercie.


EXERCISE FOR PEOPLE OVER 50

Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room at each side.

With a 5-lb potato bag in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides and hold them there as long as you can.

Try to reach a full minute, and then relax.

Each day you'll find that you can hold this position for just a bit longer.

After a couple of weeks, move up to 10-lb potato bags.

Then try 50-lb potato bags and then eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100-lb potato bag in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute.

(I'm at this level.)

After you feel confident at that level,

put a potato in each bag.





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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

St Patrick's Day

Happy St Patrick's Day to you all.




Sunday, February 14, 2010

Buller Half Marathon


My Daughter Nyle finishing the Buller Half Marathon race walk at Westport, winning her class and fist lady home.
Well done Nyle, the weather conditions were atrocious by the sound of it.
Congratulations you did so well.
To read of Nyle's winning race walk click here to go to her blog.
This photo is from her blog.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Our visit to my sweet Great Gran Child





We have been planing for ages to go to Nelson to visit my grand daughter Teagan and her little daughter Katie May, my only Great Gran child. Today we had the great pleasure of visiting them. I asked Teagan if Katie May could put on her lovely new dress, and Teagan agreed to do so. The long pretty purple dress looked so lovely on her and Katie May looked so very much older than her 2 years. She is an intelligent wee girl and loves to watch children's TV, in her special pink chair with her pink and blue What Not toys that she was quick to show me.


I went armed with lots of sweeties, cause all little children adore sweets and Mother's seldom allow many, that is what grand parents are for; to spoil the little dears. Katie May really enjoyed her lollipop.



After a lovely visit to Katie and Teagan we journeyed on to have lunch and a bottle of wine, with my Daughter Nyle and my grandson Kayne. We had a great afternoon together til Kayne left to assist Shane with his deliveries.
Just time for a quick visit to my other granddaughter Shakara as we drove through Nelson City.
Then it was time for the long drive back home, but what a happy day spent with my family.