Tuesday, November 28

A Treat A Day

My BBrother has had to go off to work today, so I have some time on my hands.
I have been reading up on my favourite blog sites, & trying hard to leave some commets.
Challenged as I am, I cant work out how to use this Laptop computer, & I see my email inbox is full, & I cant seem to empty it! It is rather frustrating, & I am surprised that this computer seems so different to my old dinosaur at home!

Tomorrow I am being taken out for the day, by BFJ,& her Partner B. We will be travelling North to visit my eldest son & so I am very excited about that. We have not seen each other for some years now, & I cant wait to see him. I have never visited the city where he lives now, so it will be a very busy day.

I have had such a great time so far, & realise just how much I miss seeing all my wonderful rellies. I have been to visit my birthplace, & we have laid our mother's Ashes to rest, at her parents graves.
It was very moving, & even though it has been 9 years since her passing, it was still a sad time. I think my brother will miss having her ashes tucked away in his wardrobe!! But our mother had threatened him not to keep them, or she would haunt him! I am sure she didnt mind 'staying' in his warm & loving home.

I see on the news & other blogs that the weather has been atrociously hot in Oz, & the bushfires have been raging. How beautiful it is over here, & the green makes my heart ache, it is all so beautiful.

I have been very remiss about taking scenic photos, I have been so busy taking pics of my family, so I will have to really try to get some of the breathtaking greens, & the gorgeous roses! Flowers of all types seem to be so fresh & happy here. I had forgotten how dazzlibngly green & jewellike the countryside looks.

The weather has been perfect, even though it has rauined quite often, it has never been on my 'parade' & everything looks so fresh after the showers. Auckland is a very 'moody' city, weatherwise, & usually has 4 (or even 5!!) seasons in one day.

I must admit I am missing my "Aussie" family & will be glad to see them again. One of my lovely cousins has a little dog & he very obligingly let me cuddle him close.
We seem to have travelled such a long way & visited so many varied family members, I am reeling from it all, & will have to sort out my memories & blog about the hilarious things we have seen & done, once I get home again.

I spoke with GOM yesterday, & he tells me he is missing me too, & says the dogs are waitig for my return.


Helen said...

Hi Meg - I got mail to say you were back on so excitingly went to check - so glad to read your post & to hear you are having a wonderful time over there - as you can see from yr comments we have all missed you - we are anxious to hear your tales & pics - all ok here but hot,hot, hot & horribly dry - safe return & keep enjoying EVERY second of yr holiday....miss you....

h&b said...

Wow - I have missed out on so much - you left the country !!

Glad you are having a good green lush time of it all :)

meggie said...

Yes I am having a 'lush' time nof it!!!
These lovely NZ wines are SOOO nice!!

Cheers, Meggie.

aunty evil said...

Hi Meggie, I understand what you are saying, it is lovely to travel, but soooo nice to come home. I miss my bed, my pets and my home when away. And my pillow. Oh, and my family. And my computer. Actually, why do I go anywhere at all?!

nutmeg said...

It is VERY gratifying to read your "good news" family reunions and visits. Families do know how to get on; your's is a testament to this :-)

Jeanette said...

Hi Meggie
pleased your having a lovely time over there and catching up with family is always fun. Take care

joyce said...

I'm glad you are having such a great time over there in NZ. It sounds like paradise. One of the things on my list of Things-to-do-before-I-die is visit NZ. Maybe next year.

Angie said...

Oh Meggie, I'm so glad that you are having such a wonderful time! Sounds like a beautiful place! I miss seeing your blogs...hurry home! :)

meggie said...

Hi All,
It is nce to be missed!!
I AM having such a wonderul time,- I am now slurping from my saucer...because my 'cup runneth over'.

Yesterday was just BLISS, & I wish I could have put it all in a jar to take out to enjoy all over again.

And the best part- it is not over yet.
And then I will have the joy of returning to my family at 'Home'!

My SIL has started a family tradition here with their sons, & their partners & child- she prepares a lovely huge meal each Wednesday evening, & they all come for a 'family Dinner'. It was so nice to have the chance to join them all last night & enjoy the wonderful atmosphere.

Anonymous said...

Miss your posts Meggie! Glad you're having such a great visit....

Bec of the Ladies Lounge said...

lovely to catch up! enjoy the green. is there no drought in NZ??

meggie said...

Definitely NO drought over here- in fact yesterday it rained all day!
And there is danger of flooding in the STH Island!!
And it is all so green & gorgeous.

My float said...

I am really looking forward to seeing some of your photos. I've only been to NZ once, and that was about 15 years ago, on my own. But I loved it. I remember it being particularly green and lush, a real constrast to our stark bushland in Oz (although some places on the NSW south coast are very green...when the rain blesses us with its presence!)

Glad to see you're having a great time.

Stomper Girl said...

Great to see you're having a good time. Now get busy with that camera, woman, we'll be needing to see the holiday snaps!
Have fun.

Anonymous said...

Glad you are having so much fun...I definitely want to see pics...so get snapping!