Mid-winter Monday


That’s me, walking on the second bridge down by the inner harbour. I had to set my iphone up on self-timer and RUN to make it there and looking relaxed. I like to take shots which invite the viewer to join me, which is why these little self-timer ones work for my blog. So come along, let’s have a chat.

It was a lovely crisp morning, with the fog just lifting and only the top spire of the Auckland Sky Tower showing above it – I imagine it would have been much more picturesque had I got out of bed an hour earlier!  Still, I treasure my Monday and Tuesday at home, and get a lot done in those days before I’m catching the early bus into the city on the last three weekdays.

This morning, instead of working on my children’s book, I’ve been playing with memes and new designs for Redbubble. I quite like this latest one:

It can be found on numerous products on this site. Don’t forget to click on the product tab to see all the t-shirts/cushions/prints that have the design on them.

Anyway, the weekend was great. We here in NZ have Christmas in the heat of summer, and usually it’s a bbq or meal of cold meats and salads, so by mid-winter, we’re ready to have a mid-winter Christmas party enjoying the traditional fare from the UK – steamed pud, roast meat and vegetables, and mulled wine. My friends and I usually dress to theme as well, just for the fun of it. And – bless them – they went along with the plan to dress up french style, so that I had an excuse to wear my Outlander French Season outfit again. They were all wonderfully attired, and the evening was a roaring success.

Roll on the next opportunity to celebrate life together, I say.

I’m going to get some work done now. I hope. Maybe. Have a great week.


  1. bigdoh · June 20, 2016

    You always seem to have so much fun! What a great idea to have a Christmas celebration when the weather fits in with the cozy Christmas food! It’s summer full on here! High 89’s and 90 the last few days. With no water in sight to play in, I’ll stay inside with my AC!xx

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