Hello all, Madame Muriel here again. It has been a busy busy week down here in Auckland. The HDHBEM had a birthday - unfortunately on a working day for my hostess, so the celebratory lunch was postponed until Sunday. Today we all went to BANZAI. As you know, I am of diminutive size and was totally overwhelmed by the size of the dish but we all enjoyed our lunch. Raw for her and cooked for the HDHBEM.
The bottles on display were all empty (pretty labels though!)
The she took me to the top of another of those volcanoes. She seemed real proud of them but this was the first time I had been driven to the top of a volcano!! Fully expecting to see smoke and a large hole, I was amazed that it was all paved car parking - a fence around the top kept the cattle and sheep off the car park. Amazing to see a farm on a hill in a city ;-) Anyway I sat on the fence while she pranced around taking photos of the city.
On the way back home we saw this
Now as you know I take my stitching with me everywhere I go. She doesn't. There were some days this week when she didn't even pick up her needle. I thought it would go rusty in the linen you know. To be quite honest, I was really worried about her (and the linen) but yesterday was more to my liking. She finished off some more Christmas ornaments. Well, not finish-finished but to quite an advanced stage and as they are for Christmas 2012 she's quite smug about being ready early. Here's number 11 and although the words say differently there are only two pipers on this and piper number two will appear this evening.
Meanwhile, Ka Kite Anou.