My Sunday Photos | Winter sunshine & fun at the beach

Oh my, what a day of weather! In Wellington, today, it was almost possible to forget it was winter altogether. The sun shone gloriously and the calm air let the warmth shine through, without the usual wind chill factor bringing it down.

Sophie and Cocoa, the Cavoodle, at Worser Bay, Wellington, New Zealand on a beautiful winter's day.

Sophie and Cocoa, the Cavoodle, at Worser Bay, Wellington, New Zealand on a beautiful winter’s day.

The tide was super high and the waves rolling in, from far out on the horizon line, rode with great height and majesty, as the gentle sea breeze caught the peaks of the surf and threw it back, filling the air with spray.

Lyall Bay, from Dorrie Leslie Park, Wellington, New Zealand, on an amazing winter's day.

Lyall Bay, from Dorrie Leslie Park, Wellington, New Zealand, on an amazing winter’s day.

After a busy weekend, with a Birthday party, to accompany our youngest daughter to, on Saturday, a football game for hubby on Saturday afternoon, a sleepover (at our place) for our eldest daughter Рwhich also involved hubby taking them to see Jurassic World at the wonderful Embassy Cinema Theatre in Wellington, and a trip to Laser Force and Bowling on Sunday afternoon. Meanwhile, I enjoyed the sound of a happy house; with my youngest and second born daughter playing with their friends. A busy, but rich day.

Now, after dropping my eldest daughter’s friend back at her home, and enjoying a moment to enjoy the last colours of the day with my youngest, I am sitting back, watching ‘Dancing with the Stars’, and feeling very glad to take a moment to relax this Sunday evening!

Catching the last of the light, with young Alice, at Dorrie Leslie Park, Wellington, New Zealand.

Catching the last of the light, with young Alice, at Dorrie Leslie Park, Wellington, New Zealand.

I have the candles burning and a lovely Pinot Noir in my glass, powering my thoughts from mind to keyboard. I feel like I’m counting down till the end of this second term of school. Three more weeks (out of a long, 11 week, term!) and we’ll be on a plane to Singapore for a two week visit; and catch up with hubby’s parents – who are flying from England to meet us there.

Thinking of my own dear folks right now, who I haven’t had a chance to talk to on Skype in nearly two weeks. They are away on holiday, in beautiful Madeira – a Portuguese archipelago located in the north Atlantic Ocean. My only regret in living in New Zealand is not being close to them. I really wish I could be there for them more. They are planning on visiting us this Christmas, which I really appreciate – as it is such a long, tiring, journey from England to New Zealand.

Have a great week and hope there’s a burst of sunshine for your to treasure too xx

At Chocolate fish Cafe, Shelly Bay, Wellington, New Zealand, a winter's Sunday in the sunshine.

At Chocolate fish Cafe, Shelly Bay, Wellington, New Zealand, a winter’s Sunday in the sunshine.

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