this was the view that greeted us n Saturday as we drove up the road to Ohau ski field, absolutely breathtaking huh... (last ski for the season - for us anyway)
We had a wonderful day skiing, really great spring conditions, great snow base, real soft and powdery and very forgiving if you happened to loose control 'cos you were really going way to fast (normally you would be more reserved 'cos you just hate falling off on the icy snow, but this stuff was just so cloud soft it wasn't such a problem at all!) My theory with skiing is if you don't can off every now and then, you're not skiing hard enough!!!
anyway, we came off the ski field to have a look at sections on our way back home, so we turned in here,
and found this one, what do you think,
I could wake up to these views everyday - oh that would be so so hard,
not sure I could cope with this view at all...
Rowing man has that twinkle in his eye, he's a keen man! We have an idea of the kind of house we want to build... hmmm
this is the street view we currently get from our Twizel holiday home - and a real close up -
you can manage to see Mt Cook, but all those darn power lines get in the way... of course new subdivisions have underground cabling now - thank goodness.
and this is the view from our bedroom window, but it takes in the neighbours garage, and the houses next street over...
I found this little treasure on Friday on the drive up to Twizel, I came up with my friend Sarah, and we stopped in Kurow to have a look at this pokey old second hand store - I am not kidding - it seriously needs a clean out, there was a path of old books and other rubbish winding it's way around the inside of the store that was only just wide enough to walk thru - just! But I found this little treasure...they are drawers off an old treadle sewing machine that someone has pulled to bits and tried to rearrange, but I am sure that I can use these. and do something with them. They have gone into our Twizel garage until I move up there and have some time ..
and on the trip home this afternoon, idle hands 'n' all that, I managed to do these 2 little stitcheries ...
This is a Bronwyn Hayes for a little sewing carry all needle'n'threads bag; from her Flowerbed book
and this is one of Rosalie Quinlan's wonderful needle keeps...
oh, and we had a very nice tea tonight with all the family - Mum & Dad, my 2 sisters and their husbands and children, and dogs galore, new lambs as well - and not on the dinner table - just the very young soft ones that need a little TLC inside for a day or three 'cos their mums have abandoned them - my sister's new baby grand-daughter Esme, who is only 6 weeks old! (and slept the whole time she was there) What a menagerie, but oh so much fun for Father's Day dinner!
well, hot tub heated, Rowing man is calling, time for a quick soak and then off to bed. It's been a great weekend,
have a wonderful week all,
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