Saturday, August 14, 2010

Today's view from my bedroom window

Today has been wet and miserable but when I looked out my bedroom window this morning, the kayakers out for their adventure for the day.

Adventure tourism is one of the highlights to bring tourists to New Zealand, so I guess if you come this far, you make the most of the kayaking regardless of the weather.

The image is blurry because of the rain and the fact that it was taken through the glass of my bedroom window but I thought that capturing the moment was worth it.:-

Rather them than me.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Never get tired of that view

I think my sons think their Mother is a bit crazy the way she keeps on raving about the view from our home in Taupo.

Yesterday and today we have had crisp, frosty mornings followed by clear skies and the most fantastic views of 'our' mountains with fresh coatings of snow.

Just never get tired of that view:-

Three Sisters, Two Generations

Yesterday we went to visit to with our Aunt Grace who, today, will reach the milestone age of 101:-

The occasion meant she could be reunited with two of her sisters for the day:-

Aunt Grace is 101, Aunty Bettie (in the middle) is 83 and Lydia, our Mother, is 91.

The used to be two more sisters, Dorothea and Marjorie, so it is nice to think the remaining three can still get together from time to time.

In addition there were three sisters from our generation as well:-

Yours truly on the left with sister, Barbara, in the middle and sister, Linda, on the right.

We got to have a cake cutting ceremony although we understand this was to be repeated with other family and friends today.

Where is my five star treatment?

The cats at our home live pretty well, in fact, I think they get five star treatment so how come Koko was found licking the condensation off the window on a cold and wintery morning:-

Koko gets fresh, lukewarm water every day so why did she think the service was not good enough or was she trying to give us lessons in the window cleaning department?

Considering the windows are ceiling to floor the window cleaning could take quite some time.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

The things that cats do........

Cici's coat has become quite glossy and more 'orange' since coming to live with us. Linda wanted to capture a picture but was totally ignored by CiCi - you have never truly been ignored until you have been ignored by a cat:-

Have you ever had a 'cat scan'?

If Linda puts out a new quilt on the floor to get a better look at it you can be absolutely sure that either Kaiser or Koko will appear so that they can have first turn at lying on the quilt.

We know that all quilts that come to this home have to be 'cat scanned' before use. In this case Linda was showing me a quilt that had been given to her by her quilting friends for her 60th birthday and Kaiser appeared on the scene:-