Sunday, September 4, 2016

New Zealand Part 4...heavy with photos 😊

Yesterday we left Jenny's place and headed off to see a friend of my Mums, who was also 91 last month. We got lost getting there so it took longer than it should have, but we finally found her and had a great visit. Then we set off for Whangarei...got there ok and then tried to find Raewyn.......we had directions just couldn't find the right roads. After a bit of a tiki tour around in the wrong direction we returned to the little township and asked!!!   We set off again and finally found the right place. Raewyn welcomed us warmly and we settled in for an evening of chatting. The family cooked a fantastic bbq dinner, nothing better than farm produced meat and eggs!! More chatting followed dinner and later on we retired for the night.
I forgot to say there was a spectacular sunset
this was the first photo, followed by

beautiful huh!!

This morning Raewyn and her MOML we out working, milking and feeding calves while we lazed in bed and had a cuppa....
this was the view we woke up to. After breakfast we had a walk around the farm
first meet Nigel

and Paddington. ..Miss Piggy hid away in amoungst the fruit trees so no photo of her

we walked across the paddock to see the cows that were due to calve

this new baby arrived last night (I think) and still had wobbly legs


We walked a little down the back of the farm and over the river 

How beautiful is this place?? This is the farms water supply, from an underground spring...the gravel was more of a gold colour, it looks pink in the photo. Would be a beautiful place to sit in the summer

we pursuaded Raewyn and the MOHL (man of her life) to have a photo taken after we had walked part way up a hill for a view

 Then Raewyn and I had a photo together,

the Farmer Palmer and his good wife

how wonderful is that view?



on the way back to the house we looked in on the new babies, how cute is this one!!
Afetr a quick cuppa Raewyn took us to her local quilt shop which was closed, but as Raewyn has a key I got to have a private viewing. Very lucky I know!
this is upstairs with a little of the Christmas decorating, fabric and patterns

and looking down into part of the main shop.

this fountain was near the front door ...I really liked this.
and the front of the shop...was a wonderful place, I could have spent ages wandering around looking at things.
Raewyn very kindly sold me some fat quarters that are the same fabric as the charm pack I used for the clamshells, so now I can mix these ones inbetween the others, and I also picked up a great stitchery frame.
Then sadly we had to say goodbye to Raewyn, we had a wonderful time with her and her family.......thank you Raewyn for making us so welcome. 
I am so blessed to have been able to meet another wonderful blogging friend.






8 comments:

I am said...

Hi Sue ,wow what an awesome place Raewyn has and how lovely that she took you in with welcomed arms,i love the pics you took of around the farm,its so green there and so beautiful,see you soon my friend xx

Raewyn said...

We all really enjoyed your visit, Sue and Hubby. So nice to meet you in the flesh!! Safe travels the rest of your holiday xx

Julie said...

Gorgeous photos Sue - am loving following your travels. Lovely pic of Raewyn & you. Gosh I think if I was inside that shop I would just want Raewyn to close the door & throw the key away ... that christmas area ... just heaven !!!

retdairyqueen said...

Great post
Loved all the photos
Iam hoping we will have time to meet Raewyn next week Fingers crossed

Elyte said...

Glad you finally found each other. Raewyn looks like the perfect hostess.

Fiona said...

oh what a lovely visit for you all..
Hugz

desertskyquilts said...

Raewyn is so fortunate to live there! Beautiful place, and I really appreciated all your pictures. And wow, what a sunset!

Chookyblue...... said...

clearing out some saved posts and thought I had commented on this one but so nice you girls got to meet up............