Sunday, January 1, 2017


Jill and Ethel are looking forward to a happy year during 2017.

Jill and Ethel agree with this poster behind them, Celebrate good times all the time.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016


I saw these cows on a shelf at my friend’s house. I thought they were wood but when I took them off the shelf to take a photo I discovered they were china with no makes identification.

Pat and Edna enjoy the visit to see the cows.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Grandpa Jonathan and Grandma Esther's Family

Grandpa Jonathan and Grandma Esther’s family have  arrived and will stay with them until they can all find a house to live in.

The Grandparents show their son, Thomas and his wife, Sarah and their two children, Alice and Simon around the property they are renting at the moment. Getting close to the cows and drinking fresh cow’s milk is a new experience for them all.

The cows are quiet and the family are able to pat them.

The men will share the milking duties each day.

The horse has been watching the family with the cows and allows them to come close. The family hope to be able to ride the horse in the future.

Grandma Esther and Sarah take the children to where the hens are and collect the eggs.

They meet together again and have a picnic lunch by the river. They can see that there are a lot of fish in the river so they will be back again another day to do some fishing.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

ANZAC 2016

Serene and Thelma admire the Gallipoli inspired cloak that has been made for the Defence Force. It will be worn by high achieving military personnel. The cloak is called Nga Tapuwae and honours battles where New Zealanders have fought, those who have died and those who have returned home.

2016 marks 100 years since the formation of the Royal New Zealand Returned and Services’ Association (RSA). Since it was founded, the RSA has been an integral part of New Zealand’s communities and New Zealand Post pay tribute to the important role it plays with a special stamp and coin issue.