Sunday, 7 November 2010

Manderley Home and Garden Festival

The sun was shining again yesterday, so we went out and about and off to the Manderley Home and Garden Festival close to Little River.There were about 140 stalls and William was happy that we didn't bring too much money because the arts and crafts were beautiful and I could keep on spending here. I did manage to buy a few things for Christmas though. People were also entertained by some salsa dancers and there was plenty of food and coffee which you could consume on a haystack.  Next year I will certainly come back here.

Manderley Homestead built in 1876, 3 of its rooms were filled with clothes, jewellery and paintings

The little NZ mermaids

Cock a doodle doo, a rooster for you
Like our hats and the yellow lipstick? Who bumped our noses?

Lots of goodies

Dressed for the occasion in pink and purple, even the hair: Ladies you look gorgeous

Yep we have beautiful tulips in New Zealand too

These children are more interested in the river. Isn't New Zealand a great place to grow up.


  1. Hi Marja. I love the funny little dolls of various sizes spread across the tables. The day looks gorgeous and the stream enticing. I got a big kick out the hat heads and their smudged noses. :-)

  2. Marya :)

    Excellent pictures,i really enjoyed.It appears that you have captured the entire beauty of Newzeland through your camera.

    Enjoy a nice day with lot of blessings and happiness.

  3. Isn't New Zealand a great place to grow up.

    Absolutely, I am envious every time I see pictures or video of your country.

  4. Lovely tulips, very special everlasting ones.
    Yes NZ is the greatest country for kids to grow up in.

  5. Wonderful set of photos dear Marja!Yes,I agree with Glennis...NZ must be a wonderful country for kids!Enjoy it to live there,Marja!I wish I could be there too...

  6. Hi Marja,

    this is incredible picture that i see. Loved to see tis rooster and hat.

    Just like to share with you a beautiful quote...

    "Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." - Albert Schweitzer

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