You could be forgiven for thinking that I had run off with the "Goods"!!
But no, I can assure you that I have not & yes there are now two in the giveaway.
Firstly I will tell you about the cascade..
You see, it all began with Anna (our daughter) receiving notice to move from her house.
And when you move, all kinds of tidying & hiffing & reassessments are made.
It can be a very busy time.
It is at just such times that you can discover, that just perhaps, you may..have a spare cat & are simultaneously requiring draws...any kind will do.
This daughter status lead to acquiring one said pussy & a re-evaluation of one too small (no longer a bedroom...can't actually find the bed any more) room that really wants to become a craft room but nobody at all can move in it!!
So, a trailer was hired & this lovely old oak dresser was delivered to Anna's.
A small note..this was the bedroom of interest in tidy times gone by...but it really is the actual dresser.
The space has been cleared (well mostly!)
The test pots have been applied & fresh colours decided upon.
Now, early in this process , about when Anna got the notice....I received a particularly intriguing notice of my own. A message on Trade me & an unexpected listing that took my breath away & captivated my heart.
A listing for an adorable shabby chic vintage caravan.
I kept going back to have a look at it & the dance began...twirling round & round in my heart; flipping my emotions as if I was caught in the waves on the edge of the ocean & couldn't walk out.
"Yes you could do it..no I couldn't possibly, don't be ridiculous, besides surely you don't really want this caravan, there's just some kind of emotional connection going on here so you better just figure out what it is & let it go..."
But I didn't let it go & somehow...I made it through the process & bought her!!!!
I bought her on a "buy-now" as free delivery was a part of the deal & she was living in Nelson in the South Island & that's across water & along way away. I have hardly slept all week so huge was my step. Could I trust the other trader. Could I really find that much money! And would she arrive here in one piece?
Oh, & of course, where precisely would she live?
I cleared out much of my courtyard...a bit overdue anyway. Then one foggy???? yes foggy morning, about last Tuesday..
Having traveled all night & even bravely on the Inter-Island Ferry in the company of a nice man called Damon (who, by the way, had to fend off amorous admirers on the journey!!)...
This photo of Interislander Cook Strait Ferry is courtesy of TripAdvisor
She is a star & nearly as old as Rob!!
I have also had a big re-organize in my china cabinet (after the last tea party).
I came across these wee chaps & had some eggs one night with my tea.
Eating has been a bit by the by just this week.
Mind you, the last two nights Lucy & I have had tea together since Rob 's been at work.
I have so much I want to show...very soon!
I've also stumbled into Easter & figure the best thing I can bring to the time is gratitude.
And I am so thankful!!!
I am also glad that it's the time of abundance & sunshine here.
Easter would make a jolly good Thanksgiving time in New Zealand I have decided.
And so I wish you dear friends & visitors a wonderful, happy Easter.
I do so love this darling Margaret Tarrant picture.
You still have time to enter the "Good" giveaway.
One just because & the other..
for finding the name for this marvelous old tea pot (25 cups remember)
I will tell you all the suggestions next time.
It has been such fun.
Thank you for joining in...all the names are delightful!!
However will we chose just one!