Things I’m Loving & Grateful for this Friday

Loving this week…

Sunshine after a cold snap, with a sprinkling of snow on distant hills.

Scorching Bay, Wellington, New Zealand, 29 May

Books to escape into, that I can carry around in my back pocket for opportune moments via my iPhone. I’m hooked on Jayde Scott’s ‘Ancient Legends’ and onto book six in as many days!

A kind neighbour who gave a couple of hours of her time to ensure my hubbie and I actually had dinner out – just the two of us – on our Wedding Anniversary this week.

Photo books by Snapfish (especially with 50% discounted) that I can easily put my favourite photographs and poems in to make a family coffee table book.

Photo poetry book

Beaches that are clean and quiet, with driftwood, shells and other natural finds that make play so easy and add to creativity.

Being able to share happy news so easily, with Facebook. A cousin, as well as old friends got married this week. It was wonderful to see photographs so soon after their happy celebrations.

Enjoying indoor play spaces when it’s quiet, mid-week, in term-time on a blustery, cold day.

Junglerama, Petone, Lower Hutt

Loving the night sky over Wellington, especially on the south coast -where light pollution isn’t a problem. There’s an amazingly talented and skilled chap who captures it in a way that leaves me in awe… go check him out – thank you markg!

Long shadows on late autumn days and sunshine, that’s a gift and to be appreciated, between the rougher days, especially at school pick up time!

Long shadows on late autumn days

Loving my family and their willingness to enjoy the moment – even on the eve of the first day of winter they are out, dancing under the stars, jumping on the trampoline, bathing in the spa (whilst I sip a Pinot Noir by candle light).

Last night of autumn!

Rocking into winter and looking forward to some snow action on the ‘magic mountain’ – Mt Ruapehu – before we head off to Santa Barbara to live in September. Don’t worry – we’ll be back in New Zealand before long xx

Have an amazing weekend!

Lyall Bay with the surf up!