Saturday, 12 November 2011

Going Home To Matt's

Funny isn't going to stay with our son could feel like going home!!?
 The boys have been sowing seeds in their sunny laundry.
 We haven't been down to the Kapiti Coast for ages & ages. It was so nice to get away for a day or two & to be met with such charming hospitality.
 Everything so neatly & artistically arranged.
 Now, these legs have a little history, indeed they do. About the time that Matthew was doing a paper round, I heard a great deal of clunking & banging on the front porch early one Saturday morning & sticking my head out the door was greeted by legs..walked home from a garage sale & bought for the princely sum of $1.
 It was so nice to relax & make ourselves at home.
Very quietly rural spot with lots of interesting wild life all around, not that you can see any in the photo. I even heard a frog or two.
 And a vege garden with a nearly worm farm. The icecream container of wriggly tiger worms traveled with us to their new abode.
 We picked Fynn up from school on Tuesday. He's 7 & a delightful boy.
 Fynn & Pop had a great time exploring all the functions of Pop's Ipod nano watch. Apparently it told them that Pop had walked a million steps since April..impressive!
 While the master chef prepared us a delicious dinner..
these two had a door to replace in the bathroom.
Yum!! (first nights tea)
 and wonderful!
 I was treated to a small private concert after dinner.
 We even help with dishes in this household!
 The boys playing a wee trio. It was such fun.

 Then we got out the brace & bit to help us break in to the drinking coconut that we found at the supermarket earlier in the day.
 It was delicious & the flesh was really weird..kind of like firm coconut jelly but nice.
 Lovely sunsets down that way.
And really nice messages to stumble across.
There was quite a lot of detouring on our journey. In part due to gorge closures but also lots of stopping off at all our vintagey haunts. The first stop was 30 minutes up the road from home. Here's a wee clue as to what I found.
Wishing you a wonderful week. See you again soon.


  1. So glad you had a wonderful time, it looks just perfect and sounds like Matthew is doing a brilliant job of raising Fynn into a lovely young man. That dinner looks delicious!

    Got to be a sewing machine :-) How wonderful.

  2. Forgot to say, makes me want to start out all over again! See if I could do things better.

  3. Sounds like you had a fantastic time.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  4. What a lovely post Catherine, filled with family fun and beautiful photos. I'm sure Flynn enjoyed having his grandparents come for a visit.
    Have a lovely week,
    Anne xx

  5. Catherine, you give so much of yourself in your blog posts which is what makes them so delightful to read.

  6. Oh my goodness I stared at that photo of dinner for ages, just kind of pretending I could taste it - what a tease! It looked divine!!!

    Love the mannequin legs, I have a set of those too (well, three full mannequins, three that hang on walls, a few couple of torsos and a vintage dressmaker's dolly). I used the legs as a bookshelf for a long time but got sick of how the books kept sliding off and lacked the effort to do something about it...

    Is that an old Singer sewing machine? The kind that comes with its own table with beautiful wrought iron frame? Mum had one of those when I was a kid. A few years ago when I worked at our local Sally shop, we were called out to pick up some items from a house, and our boss had us decline the singer sewing machine with it's table, on account that it didn't work. The poor lady had no idea what to do with it, and I regret that I didn't just say "I'll take it off your hands!" because they're a treasure even if only for decorative purposes!

    Anyway sorry for the nostaligic ramble... I should actually be getting us ready for Playcenter!

    Have a great day! :)

  7. Warmth, joy, a touch of the whimsicl and a heck of a lot of love; that is what this post and your whole blogging essence is all about. Happiness radiates from those photographs and the faces of those boys regardlessl of their ages.

    The food looks perfect; I love veggies.

    And to see a picture of you! Well, that just made my day.

  8. I love the picture of the three generations - quite a likeness there!

    Pomona x

  9. I have just found you from Magpie chicks blog, such a lovely blog you have. You know I really have to learn how to make my blog look more yummy as yours and Magpie chicks does!!


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