With our caravan hitched up behind us, we traveled away for a weekend in the country. And I was pleased to find a little stitching time too. I was sheltered from the hot Wairarapa sunshine, nice and shaded under our awning. I didn’t do a great deal of stitching, but every little bit helps, doesn’t it?
We had a lovely weekend away with our caravan club friends, camped by a pretty little duck pond. The pond residents got up to all sorts of ducky antics to keep us amused, quacking loudly when annoyed by their neighbours, then swimming serenely in the pond.
The resident ducks
There were horse events going on at the adjacent grounds – before they compete, they walk the horses around the course to get warmed up and orientate themselves. We had the use of a meeting room overlooking these grounds, so had a good view from one floor up.
Checking the course
On Saturday we went out to a cafe for afternoon tea, and the owner also had a gorgeous Christmas Shop, chock full of all sorts of beautiful items. I love Christmas, and although I was tempted by several lovely things, walked away empty handed. Sometimes there is just too much choice, and I can’t decide!
A corner of the Christmas shop
As the weekend progressed, the weather changed and by the time we packed up and started the journey home, up and over the hills, it looked like this.
Misty rain on our journey home.
It was a lovely weekend away, and after our two hour journey, we arrived home to sunshine again. The caravan was unpacked, a load of washing put on, and we can finally relax with our feet up, before we have to ponder the big question – what's for dinner tonight?