Saturday, June 26, 2010

The beach

We checked out the local beach during the week, this is some of the coast line off South Taranaki...

The wind was blowing and the clouds looked threatening...

The second cliff face you can see in the picture is actually the edge of Shells new farm! Far too high to fish from, but there has been mention of it being a great place for hand gliders or kite surfing. The water looks far too cold for this little bear though!

I would much rather stay and look at the view from the comfort of the car!
Shells DH often goes out on his kayak for a fish, kahawai, blue cod, lemon fish... Mmmmm...

Just a few more days before my travels continue, we have one or two more sights on the list so let's hope the weather co-operates!

Until next time
Bear Bear

Friday, June 18, 2010

Hey Mum, We found this old portrait!
Do you recognize them? Can you see any resemblance? Apart from being furry of course!
I wonder what their lives were like...

Bear Hugs
Bear Bear

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Well I'm here in Taranaki staying with Michelle from So far I have helped Michelle and her family shift to their new farm job, we have explored the farm in between showers of rain, once we got stranded in an old haybarn...

And we've been doing lots of shopping...

First off we bought some mittens to keep my paws warm! And then headed off to the LQS, 'Cinnamon Lodge'

This is the fabulous Claire who owns the shop, I got lots of snuggles and got to see a lot of great quilts too! The quilt I am sitting on has six blocks that are weaved from bias strips (sorry the photo doesn't show it very well) to form different patterns. The one behind us with the Matryoshka dolls was so pretty.

There were lot's of little nooks and crannies to explore

And I made some new friends

And just look at this beauty

There's such a lot of work gone into this quilt, it's going to look stunning when it finished!

Unfortunately I cant share what I bought here yet, as it is for my next host!
We have plans to do a little sightseeing as soon as the rain stops, so make sure you check back here soon.

Bear Bear