Sunday, November 8, 2009

What an awesome weekend....



I had a fabulous time on our weekend away - down at my BIL and his wife's beach house at Cooks Beach. Unfortunately I forgot my camera.... how blond was that!!!! The weather smiled on us.... sunny and warm. We ( Hubby and his two brothers and one sister and their spouses)met up on Friday evening and started the weekend with a lovely meal produced by Denise. Next morning Peter (DH) and brothers Graham and John and BIL Grant went out on the boat to fish and dive for scallops. No Fish :-( but Graham got the quota of scallops. Meanwhile my SIL's ( Denise, Mary and Philippa) and I went for a BIG walk..... we were away for nearly 3 1/2 hrs. Mind you there was the rest while crossing the harbour in the ferry ( 5 mins) and the coffee stop we had in Whitianga!!!! but it was a 3 km walk back from Ferry Landing to Cooks. Later in the day we headed back to Whitianga with the boys for a few drinks before having another awesome meal. Today started with a walk up to the top of Shakespere Point ( for some),a big brunch and then off to coffee at Hot Water Beach before heading home. Trip down took just on 3 hrs with Friday night traffic but much better coming home - only 2 1/2 hrs.
Got home to find this lovely card in the mail from the amazing Deirdre in Ireland. So beautiful and cheery. It come with some lovely goodies as well so I was very spoilt. This card is part of the Card Chain Challenge that the incredible Deborah Nolan organised ( along with a number of other amazing things she is involved in!!!!) So a huge thanks to Deirdre for the wonderful creation and to Deborah for organising it.

As part of the CCC I made a card for the lovely Judy.  I did a wee sneak peek a few weeks ago so will show you the full card later in the week.
Wishing you all a great week and thanks for stopping by,.

6 comments:

Suzanne C said...

Your day sounded so lovely! Good company and visiting! The card is gorgeous and such happy colors!

Tiffany said...

Yum! Scallops - I love! Glad your time away was so enjoyable for you Dawn, you are so deserving of relaxation! Beautiful card and so lovely to receive such a wonderful surprise!

Kathy said...

WOW wow wow....this card is awesome Dawn...love love your coloring!!!!!! Stunning :)
Hugs,kathy

Virginia L. said...

You won something at Jennifer M.'s blog!! Go check!! YAY for you, Dawn!!!So happy for you!!! Happy blogging!

Vanessa said...

Congrats on winning over at Jennifer`s blog! And Deirdre`s card is lovely - so sweet to send some goodies, too! Can`t wait to see your card for the card chain challenge!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Jacqueline said...

So glad your trip went so well and the sun shined on you! This card from Deirdre - so colorful and cheery!