Well goodness me, did it rain the other day?! This was the back yard...
And this was the front, which is much worst than the photo I showed the other day isn't it? We were lucky, others had floods in their houses and the South Island didn't fare too well at all with some farms completely under water.
But after the rain we have had the most beautiful days. It's really quite warm again which is absolutely heavenly. The washing will dry on the line too which I love. So on Wednesday, after kindy drop off, I took myself for a nice walk around the village and went into shops that aren't too suitable for taking children into. And it was so lovely.
Here are some photos the Anglican church, which is quite a landmark in the village. It's a very pretty church, this being the small old one and not the new one. The archway is beautiful as well,
and the picket fence, and the gardens,
even the headstones too.
And while I was wandering around I stepped into the Antique Shop. There I spent a good part of half an hour sifting through baskets of doilies and other linen. What fun that was.
Here are a few little treasured cloths I found. After a good soak and an iron they have come up a treat. I'm so pleased with them I'll have to go back for more.
The idea was to cut them up and make a garland for little Sophie's bedroom. But now they look so much nicer I just can't cut them, well most of them anyway.
This is a hanky but perfect for a garland I think.
And this one Lululiz won't let me go near with a pair of shears!! I couldn't anyway. It came with a huge brown stain on one corner but that's mostly gone now. This mat was the most expensive at $4. What a bargain! The others were only $1 each. Think I can afford a few more.
But why are they so worthless? So much work goes into them and they sell for pittance. I'd have more fun with these than a metre of $12 fabric.