It was lovely to go for an evening walk yesterday. The season is maturing, the berries ripening in time for late summer, the grass seeds golden and ripe. I loved seeing the flowers and identifying all the different plants growing along the roadside. The best things in life are often the simplest, don't you agree?
Having moved to rural New Zealand, I am determined to enjoy all that being 'in the country' (as we say here) has to offer. The annual Wairarapa Agricultural & Pastoral Society Show is being held this weekend, so the young man and I trotted along to see what was to be found! For the benefit of... Continue Reading →
Today was my last day at work. I feel happy, sad, angry. A bit achey where my heart is, and sometimes a little bit weepy. Redundancy, and the stress surrounding a restructuring is a very, very horrible experience to go through. On an objective level, this exercise was just a 'numbers game', and not about performance. The human cost... Continue Reading →
Well hello there, and a Happy Sunday to you! Thank you so much for your lovely comments and support for my latest sock pattern, Sprig. I'm so happy that you like it! With Sprig finally off my radar, I've been focusing on finalising the pattern for my next design, Daisy. With each passing design, my concepts seem to... Continue Reading →
The Kowhai tree in the garden has suddenly sprung into life this week and from what seems like nowhere, beautiful golden blossoms have appeared. I swear I didn't even see it budding! Sitting outside, enjoying the last bit of the warm evening air, doing a spot of knitting and drinking a nice cold beer, I... Continue Reading →
We've had a bit of bad weather this week, and by this afternoon, cabin fever had hit big time. I dug the young man out of his bean bag and off we went down the road. It is heartening to see how lush and green everything looks after the sun-baked brown of summer. The culverts are full of... Continue Reading →