Monday, 28 January 2013

First Blogaversary!


Well, I thought I ought to blog today, as it is my first Blogging Anniversary! Yes, I've been here a whole year, how incredible is that? (If you knew my techie status you would be equally amazed!) And what a year it's been (nothing like a few cliches, eh?) Met so many lovely bloggers and their blogs and learned so much by 'doing'. I may have wandered quite a way away from my initial concept, but you know, I don't really care! I like to keep up the textile link, but now and again life intervenes and you just stop doing things; but that's ok. You all seem to like reading about all the other stuff so I'm going to be more relaxed about it. Here's to the next few years!

The story continues from New Zealand. First I want to show you something you saw 'in the raw' as it were, fresh from Cathy's kiln.


Kit and Jim found just the right piece of wood, sanded it roughly and gave it a lick of white paint, then 'no-nailed' the tiles on. It looks great, and they are so very pleased with it...you see it as soon as you walk in the front door! Well done Cathy, I KNEW it would look good!


The spa arrived the other day. They had booked a crane, a trolley and 3 men to site it at the end of the garden, over the fence. The driver turned up on his own with a crane, but no trolley. "I'll give yer a hand!" he says, cheerfully. "She'll be right. Gotta coupla skate-boards, mate?"

I didn't believe him However...................


Yup, you just wouldn't, would you? But they did, and fortunately it is now up and running. Despite having warm water in, which I thought was mad in a hot climate, it really is refreshing when the sun is beating down!


Krissie, Bex and Kit enjoying a well-deserved session in the spa....without Dylan and Fraser!

I went in myself this afternoon, and it was bliss. Imagine yourself, at, say, LA Fitness. In the spa. Without those women who insist on reliving the last 3 episodes of TOWIE. Without the creepy gent who spreads his limbs round the spa and wants to make conversation. Without the bubbles stopping after 15 minutes. Without having to shiver while you shower in the icy changing room. Add in brilliant sunshine and a gentle breeze. A gin and tonic on ice. No one else around. Ah, this is the life!

16 comments:

  1. Happy Bloggaversary, It is amazing to see how our blogs develop over time, it's a wonderful reminder of what you have actually achieved and what a way to spend the day, I am soooo envious of your trip to New Zealand.....
    SueXxx

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    1. Hi Sue, thank you, I hope to go from strength to strength!! ;)
      Lovin' the sunshine too! Lx

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  2. Happy birthday to your blog!

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    1. Thanks Sue, and to yours too! (Big-blog-sister, at 3 years old!)

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  3. Happy Blogaversary !!! .... and many more to come ... ;-)
    You celebrated it in a proper way, in that tub !!!!

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    1. Oh it is sweet, Els, a real treat! Lx

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  4. Yup, it sounds like bliss... especially after the weather here (that you are pleased to miss, no doubt!)
    Happy Bloggaversary..... keep crafting and enjoying life.
    Jo x

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    1. Hi Jo, Thanks, I think it's going ok....must try and get some textile stuff on it soon!!!

      Loving the weather here, it will be a real wrench coming home to the cold!Lx

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  5. The hot tub looks lovely! I love the Skateboards - very ingenious!
    Claire

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    1. Oh Claire it was a hoot, I just did not believe the guy when he said it! Krissie says Kiwis are like that, great problem solvers - they have to be because they are crap planners!!! Lx

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  6. Happy Blogaversary! Enjoy the spa! :) x

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    1. Hi Ada, thank you, and yes, I certainly will!!! Lx

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  7. Happy blog birthday :-) I have told tommy all about your Shire post with the hobbit houses, they are so amazing, he's a huge lord of the rings fan and queued up for 8 hours for the premiere!! love seeing your happy sunny warm family photos, been so busy to comment but I'm still here :-)!! xx have a wonderful time....happy memories xx

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    1. Hi Ada, it was a super visit, `I just longed to have one of those Hobbit Holes for my own! Still enjoying our time here, another 11 days to go and we shall make the most of every one, I assure you! Lxx

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  8. Happy Bloggy Birthday Lynne :)

    Only in the Antipodes would skateboards suffice ... here they'd be muttering about elf and safety and heading home I'm sure!

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    1. Hi Annie, and thanks! They are now thrilled to bits with the new spa and it is already getting very well used, so it was all worth it in the end. But dear me, what a carry on! Kit has often remarked on the very laissez faire manner in which the elf and safety laws are observed out here!

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