25 February 2013

I am going to New Zealand!!!

I have never travelled out of Australia before. I have often thought I might like to go to New Zealand or maybe even Canada, but I haven't really been blessed with the travel bug.

Anyway - Dear Husband had to travel to New Zealand for a week last week for his work, and when he found out he had to come home for six days and then go again, we decided that it would be a good chance for me to go too! I had to make a mad dash to arrange my passport.

His work had lots of trouble finding accommodation for us, as the test cricket is on and everything was booked out. They found us an apartment in Mosgiel, but that sounded too far out of the city for me, being stuck without a car. I managed to find a small studio apartment in Dunedin near the Octogan, and asked them to change the booking.

Husband will have to work for the first few days and then we can have a mini New Zealand holiday! We will be in Dunedin for the first week and then we are travelling by train/bus to Queenstown. I have booked the Hilton in Queenstown. It looks lovely and there is a little ferry across to the city, so should be fun. We hope to do the Milford Sound tour while we are there. Then we travel back to Dunedin and leave from there to come home.

I am super excited! I am so looking forward to the beautiful scenery. That's why I decided on a train/bus, so hopefully we can see lots on the way.

Unfortunately we won't be visiting the North Island, where our dear blogging friend Chris (Diet Coke Rocks) lives.? Maybe next time ........

Dear husband brought me home some spending money for my trip :-)  He forgets I have a credit card ;-)

19 February 2013

I play with food!

I get a lot of pleasure playing with fresh, homegrown/homemade, healthy food!
When I went to school I excelled in Maths, probably because my dear Dad was a Maths Teacher and absolutely loved it. Consequently, when I produced good grades at Maths I was put in an extended Maths class instead of "Home Arts", or the cooking, sewing, crafts class! I was the only girl in the class, along with about six boys. So, I didn't learn to cook or "home-make" until I was married (at 18) and needed to teach myself.
Last year I met up with some of my old girlfriends from school. They were talking about the fact that they have no interest in crafts, knitting, cooking, gardening etc. I didn't admit it, but I LOVE it!

05 February 2013

I opened an Etsy Store!

How exciting! I opened an Etsy Store and will be making lots of crafty things to sell.
I am only shipping within Australia to start with, but I may change that in the future.

Pop over and have a look :-)