I finished stitching my Santa block in Mt Maunganui. Here he is with his sack of toys, going off to gather us the reindeer and climb in his sleigh.
We are up in Mt Maunganui over Easter attending a caravan rally, one of 50 vans and campers. I discovered one of our neighbour’s had a lovely quilt on her caravan bed and she kindly allowed me to take a photo to share. Margaret loves dogs so was delighted to come across this quilt in a quilt shop, fell in love with it and just had to buy it.
Margaret’s dog quilt
We were gathered at Mt Maunganui College for the 25th CCNZ National Rally. A double celebration as it turns out – with the National Rallies held every two years, we are also celebrating 50 years of the Association. With the rally weekend declared open, and the cake cut, it was time for the various clubs attending to get their photo shoot done. After a bit of arranging, we were finally in place, resplendent in our club colour of orange hats and tops, and handed our cameras over to a helpful lady of photographer duties.
25th National Rally
Our little Gemma’s birthday was on Thursday 18th April – hard to believe she is now one year old. She is a real hit with the campers as they spot her outside on her lead. Several of the campers told us she was the prettiest cat they had ever seen! We know that, of course.
Happy Birthday to Gemma
Bill and Val invited us to join them for lunch at Bobby’s on Fisherman’s Wharf for fish and chips – highly recommended. Our meals were delicious, and we devoured our fish, chips and mussel fritters as we sat in the sunshine on the wharf. There was hardly a breath of wind and we looked out at the boats, occasional water skier and plenty of seagulls.
Lunch on the waterfront
The organizing committee have planned quite weekend for us. So far the weather has been marvelous here, so we are hoping that it remains so over Easter. And could you tell the Easter Bunny we have gone camping so he will know where to find us?