Sunday, 21 February 2016

A wonderful day out with blogging friends




We spend a terrific time with Diane and Bill, blogging friends from Australia. In the morning we headed off to Akaroa and had lunch together. What a treasure to meet such lovely people and a pleasure to show them around.



We did something different this time and went to Fisherman's Bay garden, about 20 minutes from Akaroa. This private garden is an absolute paradise with gorgeous flowers and native plants, great art, like the corrugated cow and stunning views.


You never get enough from the views from Akaroa either


I hadn't been to the Giant House for a while and took Bill and Diane there. I hadn't seen these swinging girls yet with trumpets on their head.


The hot summer put the whimsical and colourful mosaic creations in the limelight. We then got back to Christchurch again. A fantastic day


19 comments:

  1. How wonderful to meet blogging friends in real life and it looks like you all had a delightful day in Akaroa. Glad to hear the weather was pleasant.
    Your photography always looks so professional Marja.
    On a side issue doesn't William look well!
    Keep shining
    Big hugs
    Peggy xxxxx

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    1. Thanks dear Peggy. William is doing really well so we are lucky

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  2. Hi Marja - what wonderful photos .. and how much fun to meet up with Diane and Bill ... that Garden looks amazing ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Yes so much fund to meet people in real live We had a great time

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  3. We heard about the recent earthquake near Christchurch and though of you. I am glad that it was not nearly as bad this time, but I'm sure you-all have had enough with earthquakes for a while.

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    1. yep we've had enough e're not done though. Sad for some people as it triggered lots of anxiety and worse

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  4. Hi Marja! As always a pleasure to visit here and see your photos and writing. Quite an artistic endeavor at the 'Giant House'. I love when people show their creativity in unique and unusual ways. I do hope you and your family are well and that life brings always new and wonderful things for you to explore. :)

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    1. Thanks dear Same wishes for you. I think exploring makes life fun

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  5. Yeah, I also heard about the earthquake, glad to hear you guys are okay.

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    1. yeh just a scary reminder but not much damage. We might get another big one though

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  6. A day well spent, as they say: meeting with friends, having lunch together, beautiful scenery all around, and ..awsome pictures.
    Many happy returns of such a lovely day!

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  7. How nice to meet bloggingfriends, I follow Diana for a long time now and recognized her immediately. Had to think of you hearing about the recent earthquake again.

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    1. Thanks Marianne the earthquake was a bit scary but not much damage this time pfew

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  8. Wonderful to see your husband regain his health. Soft rolling hills surrounding a beautiful blue cove where boats bob up and down is a scene of serenity and the perfect place for you and your blogging friends to visit. The recent earthquake shakes a hard won sense of security and is a stark reminder, yet again, that life is unpredictable. Now that I have come to know your precious part of the world through blogging, NZ is more than ever in my thoughts.

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    1. I love you poetic language "soft rolling -----" Yeh our sense of security is not strong overhere but that also reminds us to enjoy everyday now you can

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  9. So nice you showed your blogging friends around in Akaroa. That Fisherman's Bay Garden looks spectacular especially together with the views of the sea.

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  10. So lovely to see you all having so much fun with your blogging friends.. We do meet the most wonderful people around the world Marja.. And it is so good to see you and your hubby looking so well..
    Have a wonderful time and I so loved where you took me.. So many wonderful views...
    Love and Mega Hugs to you Marja..
    Love Sue xxx

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  11. I wish i can visit Christchurch in my next visit to NZ, hopefully there will still be in the future. My sister in Auckland asked me if we will visit Rotorua, Waitomo or Christchurch and i chose the latter. Someone said the ruins of the earthquakes are still there. How lovely to meet with blogger friends, i love to see my blogger friends too.

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