Things I’m Loving… My Precious!

It’s been jovial week in the Middle of Middle Earth with much merriment at the market and frolicking at sunset.

At the Hobbit Artisan Market

Wellington The Hobbit Artisan Market

Sunset at Princess Bay

Breakfasts have rolled into elevenses and lunch, with little space between, and liquid fuel has been a necessity for kick starting the day – as well as a little magic ale for ‘chillaxing’ with at the end of the day.

Banana split for lunch at Scorch-O-Rama, Scorching Bay, Wellington

There’s been a Guinness World Record broken on our local beach, with the most sandcastles to be built in one hour totally 1,564 – smashing the previous record of 683 – which was set in Britain a few months before.

Guiness World Record broken at Lyall Bay

There’s been a world premiere, red carpet event in the city (you’d have to have been on planet Mars to have missed it!).

And an Air New Zealand Hobbit adorned jet plane flew low over our house on its way to the red carpet flyover…

Hobbit plane on way to red carpet!

And I loved watching this video on the last minute touches to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – they were literally working right up to two days before the premiere! It’s incredible to see the technological work that goes on behind the scenes to make a movie in this age.

Now we’re bracing ourselves for the countdown to Christmas (last night we went to ‘Carols on the Lawn’ for Charlotte’s annual sing along – which helped to get us in the spirit – so far I’ve just been thinking ‘spring cleaning’!).

Looking forward to a long, hot summer, with plenty of outdoor fun and adventure!

Karaka Bays - Sophie rock climbing - her natural learning P.E.!

Just got to get through one more school week for Charlotte… an eighties disco tonight, a pantomime next week and her ‘Love of Dance’ weekend of shows (and dress rehearsals prior to that), then I’ll have all three of my little ducklings home to chase around after.

My three little ducklings

I better go fill the advent calendar boxes Charlotte made (blog post about them here) and organise some activities for Sophie and Alice to keep them amused too!

They are certainly active children (Grandma and Granddad are you sure you want to spend six weeks with us in January and February!) x

This is what happened last night – on return from ‘Carols on the Lawn’ (a little improvisation acting based on nature images flashing up on the TV)….