Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Merry Christmas everyone!

The pohutukawa tree (Metrosideros excelsa) New Zealand's official Christmas tree
Merry Christmas to my lovely friends and visitors! Although it's not actually Christmas day here in New Zealand, it's the day after, abut in many places around the world it is Christmas! I hope your day is as lovely and relaxing as mine.

Neve and Nana
We had a lovely day celebrated with family, extended family, great food and our six month old grandchild. We consider we are truly spoilt. Yesterday was 29 degrees Celsius with a high humidity factor thrown in caused by the remnants of the cyclone which damaged Samoa and Fiji. I was thankful that we had cold meats and cold salads, followed by cold desserts, and a lovely slushy punch!

Neve and Grandad
 Now that Christmas is over, we are off on a house hunting expedition! Yes, the fabulous news is, that we sold our property! It was on the market for one whole week, it sold almost too quickly, I wasn't quite adjusted to the idea of moving yet.

So we will be moving in February, but as yet we can't find anywhere to buy that we like. I think we've been spoilt in that department too. We've searched all over the North Island and perhaps we have way too many boxes that need ticking? The search continues - I'll keep you posted!

I am going to miss my strawberry garden
With the holiday season here, please don't take risks if you're driving on the road, and I hope you get to enjoy time with your family and friends.

Thank you so much for all your comments and emails over the last year, I love hearing from you, you give me encouragement and motivation in my creative journey.

See you back here soon!

Carole x


Doreen G said...

The Christmas tree flowers are beautiful-the strawberries are even more beautiful-but Neve is "much more beautifuler".
Congrats on selling the farm-onwards and upwards now.

Jenxo said...

beautiful photos Carole...have a lovely relaxing Boxing |Day....I have to work unfortunately....:(( good news on the house tho...

Jennifer said...

Oh my, that was quick! Just think - next Christmas you will be well settled in your new house. Little Neve is growing cuter every day, I bet!

Janelle said...

Good luck with finding that perfect home. Have a very happy holiday season.

Julie said...

Your granddaughter is gorgeous! What a whirlwind! (The house I mean, not Neve!) Good luck with your search, I'm sure 'your' property is waiting for you. Happy New Year xx

Linda said...

Glad you had a great Christmas! And Neve is adorable! They are soooo much fun, aren't they! I hope you find a place to move soon..... who knew it would be so hard!!!!!!!!

Lynn said...

We too had a lovely Christmas but our temps. were in the -4 to 15 F (-20 to -9.4 C )range here in central Nebraska.

Lottie said...

Congratulations on selling your home - and best wishes on finding a new 'forever'home. It's so exciting.

Ali Honey said...

That was a quick sale! Good luck finding your new property.
That's a dear wee grand child.