Sunday, February 01, 2015

January Round Up

Bye bye January and hello February!  Where did that month go? 

Here's a couple of pics from the last few weeks, some of these you may have already seen on Instagram.

The garden has been pretty prolific this summer - we could have feed the whole neighbourhood on our lettuces and silver beet!  Hot and dry weather has meant lots of watering so I'm very thankful we have an easy watering system that goes on with the flick of the tap.

Last week Zoe started high school!!  Now that really makes me feel old.  So it was down to uniform shop to try on the skirt then have it hemmed, can't have it that long and also get her jersey embroidered. So the verdict on starting high school, she loves it so far!

My very first Book Depository order arrived recently, on the same day I started back at work so I was happy to find it waiting for me after work. I'd seen several good reviews about these books last year.

This summer has been hot, hot, hot!  We couldn't have asked for better weather during our holidays. We also had a day out in Napier recently, just look at that ocean and blue sky!

This basket is where I store all my over dyed threads and every January I like to sort it out - put threads back on the rings, etc

Hot weather means lots of cool drinks and Hubby came home with this one day so we've been trying out lots of fruit punches. This one has ginger beer, lemonade, tropical juice, slices of oranges and lemons and plenty of ice, delicious.

So now February has started and tomorrow is Hannah's first day of school for 2015. This year she is Year 3 and this stage, we've no idea about which class she'll be in. Her school has had a reshuffle of the junior classes due to teachers changing schools and going on maternity leave. She's one excited bunny though, can't wait to see some of her friends.

Waitangi Day is also at the end of the week, meaning a public holiday for us, so a long weekend, yay. We've got no plans to go anywhere, just lots to do at home.

As I've been sitting here preparing this post it has started raining!! What a lovely sound on the roof, we sure do need it.

Off now to do some lunchbox baking xx


Julie said...

My lettuces have not done well this summer, the rest of my vegetables have. Both my children are off to new schools - high school and intermediate. Big changes for them.
Have a great week.

Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore said...

We've had rain on and off today. We certainly need it here too. I see we can expect more over the next 5 days. I don't mind really because the gardens and lawns really need it. I love the new header on your blog.

Catherine said...

Just caught up on your holiday posts ~ looks like a lot of fun times and memories! And your juice looks yummy! Beautiful stitches on your BBD piece!

Maggee said...

Hello! Looks like a great summer vegetable crop this year! Yummm... Best wishes to the girls starting school. And you going back to work... Hugs!

Brigitte said...

I hope Hannah had a wonderful start of the new schoolyear.

stitcherw said...

Looks like you're having a good summer, and how fun they are both excited for school to start. Loved seeing all your warm weather pictures, as I see over a foot of snow out my window at the moment, can't wait for our summer to come back. Your earlier post of Strawberry Fields is looking great, lovely coloring.

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