|Waiting in the frost for the bus.|
|The Potuhu Geyser erupts at long last.|
|Alpacas can be scary!|
Onto the airport and a tearful goodbye - it has been fun having Seina to stay. She was very outgoing and keen to participate in the Kiwi life. Murdoch, the second son, had spent 3 weeks in Bihoro Hokkaido just before she came over and enjoyed practising his new found fluency. I am not sure how much her English language improved but both boys Japanese was improved.
We headed off to breakfast in Onehunga and found the Tran Cafe great food but fell over a little at the price!! Coffee, hot chocolate, porridge, eggs benedict and blueberry pancakes were all nice but Cafe Holmes does it better and mum doesn't charge yet!!! On the way out I spotted the Vintage Fabric and Lace Shop and persuaded the family to let me linger. What should I see but the most dazzling array of stretch viscose from LA; mostly end of rolls, these babies packed a colourful punch that had me struggling to make a choice. I couldn't take them all so this is what I finally came home with.
Isn't it beautiful? the pattern is butterflies I think and it has my favourite coral in it. I am thinking a dress but as yet don't have a pattern in mind.
This next little beauty is going to be a cowl neck top from Burda as in my 6PAC and has enough in it to go with the tan.
After the fabric trip we dropped the teens at the movies with the cousin to watch the latest Batman episode. The man was champing at the bit to see the Bike show so we meet up with friends and finally made it to the show. Needless to say my enthusiasm for looking at bikes ran out way before the mens so I ended the afternoon seated at the refreshment stand catching up with some reading.
|Making the wish list!|
|I liked this one.|