Thursday, December 29, 2011


I think if I made a list of all the things I could truly celebrate it would be a long one, and it is good to stop and count ones blessings. At the very top of the list would be 48 years  of marriage. Paul and I celebrated our wedding anniversary of December 14th  after all the ups and downs of the past few months this Anniversary became very important to us.
As we were 48yrs ago.

 We decided to go away for a couple of days.... forget the house, the insurance assessor had been and  we know sometime the front room will be pulled apart and new flooring etc will go down meanwhile we have the contents of the room scattered around us, quite depressing at times so we turned our back on it all and took off.
This is what the living room looks like with the dolls house which is taking quite a bit of the space., and this is a tidy room!  others have things from the front of the house scattered through them.

Our destination was Wanganui, not too far, just an hour and a half's drive south from here. We had two nights down there and mostly had a relaxing time, although the weather was damp we did enjoy a trip up the river on PS Waimarie, New Zealand last paddle steamer.

Two nights out to dinner were also treats. we chose a motel with a restaurant so it was only a short walk to dinner. An excellent Chef, the meals both nights were outstanding. we need an excuse to go back again.

I am very grateful for all the messages I have received both through the blog and by email, I have yet to answer them all, as sitting at the computor does not agree with my back so I only do short spells at a time, I share with you one message I received......

Life can and will test us with every breath,
beauty can be enjoyed in the moment which we give thanks for.


Mouse said...

ohhh your dolls house is gorgeous ...and so glad you managed to get away for your anniversary ish date .. looks a fab place :)
hope your back starts to be better soon .. take care and wishing you a wonderful stitchy new year :) love mouse xxxx

Mary Joan said...

Love the wedding photo's. You got married on my birthday! Your dolls house is amazing! I'm glad you managed to get away. Hope your back gets better soon.

Take Care

Mary Joan

Annie said...

What a lovely way to celebrate your anniversary and, at least for a short time, forget about all of life's troubles.

Kind of cool that the doll house gets such a prominent place for a while!

Take care and I hope you feel better soon.

Carol said...

48 years together is a wonderful accomplishment these days, Lee--congratulations to you and Paul.

I'm hoping your luck will turn around in the new sure have had some hard things to deal with over the past few months. How nice to get away for a few days and just relax...

Take care now and I wish you a happy, healthy 2012.

Rachel S-H said...

Congratulations on your anniversary.

Listochek said...

Weddings pictures so lovely! Happy anniversary ,Lee!

geeky Heather said...

Congratulations on 48 years!!

Catherine said...

Happy Anniversary - here's to many more! Sounds like you enjoyed the much needed time away. Wishing you much peace and happiness in 2012!

Annette said...

How nice for Paul and his bride (you) to get away together. Your doll house is Gorgeous, have you ever decorated it for Christmas? I understand why you only had a small tree this year dealing with the flood and all. Well here's to a very Happy and Healthy New Year for you and Paul.

Catherine's Sewing Corner said...

you haveome lovely thingsa on your blog. love the quadrielles. I have become your newest follower. Happy new year
x catherine