After almost 2 weeks of being on the road (so to speak) with almost no Internet for 6 days, I'm back in the city.
I had a wonderful time in NZ and down South.
Here is the new addition to my children's family of NZ native birds. From right to left Kane Kakapo, Samuel Montgomery, Jim Frayne and Henry Meads.
The small ones in the front are Brian Ravenscourt and Tiki Boomer.
After flying back to Sydney from Auckland I managed to unpack and re-pack in 12 hours, then set off down to the South Coast of NSW for a long weekend to celebrate my friend BB's birthday. We rented a large beach house with a wood-burning stove, which was just wonderful. The weather was amazing: sunny and clear, but cold, around 15 degrees C during the day and 5 degrees over night.
We went on lots of bush walks in the area. As you may have noticed above, my new J Crew Monarch scarf has arrived. I love it, and have been wearing it almost constantly.
The J Crew herringbone cashmere above has had a lot of use too.
Despite the cold, my crazy 12 year-old went swimming in the surf! She was totally numb when she came out!
As it was B's birthday, we drank a very large amount...... and cooked a lot of very delicious food.
On the back deck there were some very tame Kookaburras. D stroked their tails!!
Another shot of the scarf!
The back deck, table set for brunch
The boat ramp.
How are you? Any holidays or new purchases? I had a look at the new J Crew stuff on the website and was deeply underwhelmed. I'm still pondering pre-ordering the mosaic sweater.....
Any pre-orders for you?