Hello to you all today!
Welcome to my happy place today! It’s so great that you make the time to pop in and see what Raymond and I have been up to, we love it and hope you enjoy your visits immensely!
I wasn’t going to post today… being that I have my exam tomorrow, but I just can’t do the studying thing today… it’s just not working for me. I’m wondering if maybe I’ve done too much? Two weeks to study one subject is a lot of time, and I’m finding that when I look at my books I just feel gloomy….
I felt the need just before, to tidy and organise my stash…. KB said that was a sign of major procrastination… I do not agree!!! I see it as a sign of a woman who has had enough!!! I love the subject the exam is on, love the clinical side of mental health, so have no problems with the idea of sitting the exam tomorrow, in fact, in a slightly nerdy way, I’m quite looking forward to it… it’s fun looking at case studies and working out case plans for them… OK, enough about that…. this is a crochet blog, not a bore-your-visitors-to-death blog!
So as it is another beautiful (although slightly nippy) day, KB and I went for a cruise beachwards to enjoy the views and breathe in some ocean goodness.
I love the beautiful blueness of the sky and the beach…. the waves were not huge today, but were breaking in a satisfying way!
Now in this next picture, I zoomed riiiiiiiiiiight in close…. see those white cloudy things in the background? They’re not clouds, that’s the South Island (I have been fascinated with the fact that you can see the South Island from Wellington since I was a child) and that’s SNOW!!!!!!!!!!!
Snow on those mountains! No wonder it’s been a bit chilly here in the last few days!!! The snow wasn’t there last time we drove around here about two weeks ago!
Lovely smashing waves, sunshine and ocean air…. it’s so rejuvenating…..
One of my favourite things about Wellington is how close it is to the beach and the bush…. it’s a beautiful city. As soon as I finish studying I’m job hunting elsewhere though… as lovely a city as it is, it’s still a city and I’ve lived in some incredible spots in New Zealand….. and there are more to discover!
Another lovely thing happened today! A parcel arrived by courier all the way from England, LUCKY ME! I won a giveaway held by the lovely Penelope! I love presents, unashamedly…. I love giving and getting them, they’re like fun love-parcels!
It was beautifully wrapped…..
full of buttons….
Other fun goodies….
Do you think those pegs will come in handy next time I’m hanging out the washing, Wonderwoman styles??? (wink wink)
And some lovely linen, which I classify as “nice ladies things!” I’m a total ethnic, Indian inspired hippy so have never ever owned something with roses and spots, the types of things bloggers are so passionate about! I’m very proud of my first lovely teatowel! I love it so much that it will never ever dry a single dish ever!
And I love the breakfast tray embroidered linen, it reminded me of my childhood… Mum teaching me how to embroider and make dressing table covers, so sweet!
So thank you so much Penelope! What a lovely treat! Make sure you all pop over to L is for Love, Penelope’s lovely blog and say hello! I love stopping by for a visit, she is a fabulous writer and makes some wonderful things… plus her daughter is named Alice, so she obviously has extremely good taste!
Meanwhile…. I’m off to maybe sort my stash, maybe read some of my notes from class, or maybe have a coffee and eat some cake! Possibly all three!
I finished my latest project this morning… knitted with some of this handspun wool… beautifully hand dyed NZ wool spun by my lovely Mum, and what a treat!
I’ll be back tomorrow to show you what ‘ve been up to!
Think smart thoughts for me as of right now!
Lots and lots of love from Alice and Raymond XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX