Saturday, March 17, 2012

Swannanoa Country Fair

One fine Sunday I tootled out North Canterbury way for the Swannanoa Country Fair.
These were my favourite things.

I was a little disappointed there wasn't a cake baking competition. I've never seen one in real life and can only imagine the happy bakers' faces puffed out with pastry and pride.

Princess Diana on an ostrich egg was pretty amazing though!!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

March 11

Sunday was the anniversay of the Japan earthquake and tsunami.
Gareth and I spent the day at Riccarton Racecourse taking part in the Japan Canterbury Day.
It was really wonderful, with lots of people enjoying japanese culture.

And it made us both very nostalgic for our other little home in Sendai and all the fantastic friends we made.

Our thoughts and love go out to everyone who was affected by the horrible events that day.


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Napping, knitting, 96% full

96% full. Tomorrow we will wane.
We won't be waxing again until the 23rd of March.

E-wrap cast-on.

Someone ate all the macarons and fell into a sugar and egg-white dreamland.

(This last picture fits snuggly into Pip's Words and Pictures. And things just got warmer with the addition of a hot water bottle - first of the season!)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

a reason to make the bed

Holy moley I found the most wonderful blanket.

It's a double! an adorable double!

It matches the lovely cushion given to me by Vanessa and Warren from Two Squirrels Vintage (go visit them - they are opening an online shop on March 5th where you can find all sorts of good vintage things!!) and also the little deer cushion I knitted in Japan.

... and introducing sock otters holding hands.

a birthday

Hurrah for birthdays!
I made Alex this fruit tingle cake from Raspberri Cupcakes because he loves fruit tingles and he loves icing.
It was outrageous but totally delicious in small helpings.