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Over the past month DH and I have been privileged to visit some spectacular places in New Zealand. As an adopted citizen of this country, I can appreciate the beauty of its countryside, its lakes, its river, its beaches (just not our local beach), and its mountain ranges.

But out of all the amazing sights we have seen, there is one that never fails to inspire awe.


I even wrote about it at one point.

Such was this weekend that from our quaint but comfortable accommodation


We woke to this sight (doesn't it seem like such a hard life?) ...

Truth be told, I was woken to this sight. DH, assuming I was awake, informed me that one could see the ski lift lights from our bedroom window. Still half asleep, and unable to open my eyes, nevertheless I forced myself to do so when he told me it was six thirty in the morning. (It wasn't. He'd read the clock wrong.)
There were more incredible sights over the weekend which we were able to share with Son#3 and DIL#3.


While DIL#3 enjoyed the …

Unexpected

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Eager to start knitting up one of the recent yarns I hand dyed, I cast on for another pair of socks (not exactly unexpected - for me - but I did wait until I finished the pair for Son#4's birthday). What was unexpected was the way the yarn knitted up. I had subtle stripes that I really, really liked.

However, I didn't like the pattern with that particular yarn. So after completing the heel, I ripped back the entire sock and started again.

Nothing unexpected about that. DH has said before that I knit two socks for every one that I finish.

Besides, I reassured myself, a plainer pattern would be good for knitting in the car. (Actually, it doesn't seem to make too much difference as I can't knit 'blind' anyway.)


So again I have three different socks on the go. All are past the heel flap - just. All are the first sock in a pair. Nothing unexpected in that (although it would be nice if at least one was the second in the pair).

And I have more plans for more socks.

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Not Even

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Not even rain could dampen our spirits and ruin our weekend. After eight months, DH and I finally used the voucher our incredible family gave me for my birthday. And the wait was worth it.

After catching up with Son#3 and DIL#3 and visiting Night Markets (where I ate Butter Chicken in the middle of the street) we proceeded on to the coast where we filled in a few hours sightseeing and walking around a bird sanctuary.



Then it was on to our destination where we relaxed ...


Enjoyed some great company ...


Followed some creeks ...



Appreciated some awesome trees ...




Discovered what was around the next corner ...




Saw even more water ...


Found some mud ...


And somewhere to wash it all off ...


Too soon the weekend was over, but it was not without one last surprise: High Tea at 'The' Ch√Ęteau ...



So ends a weekend where I was truly spoilt. In fact, 'spoilt' does not even describe how I have felt this weekend. I could add indulged, pampered, loved, appreciated, relaxed, content, …