Our Getaway

As promised, some pictures of our escape to the country.

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We rented a picturesque bach for two nights, right in the middle of nowhere. Bliss. Plenty of room to romp around…

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And plenty of time to do it.

The wee cottage had lots of lovely wee touches and treasures inside.

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Front door key, outdoor toilet means a chamber pot got use in the old days – not exercised during our visit!

Delicious new season’s lemons off the tree, the cottage still has its original orchard including a massive unkempt looking kiwifruit vine.

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A cosy space to knit and read.






Picture 2536Miss almost 3 found a convenient handle to hang this wee bag on. Last week’s sewing binge resulted in a batch of project bags, and she nabbed this one to stow her trains in.







Picture 2529And speaking of Miss almost 3… she’s taken to dressing herself. Can you tell?   Here she is admiring the awesome moss. Granddaughter of two biologists, it’s hardly surprising, eh!


8 Responses to “Our Getaway”

  1. 1 Judy July 14, 2009 at 3:50 am

    How very rustic! Love the project bag. The closure looks intriguing… is it a made up pattern or can you point me to a link?

  2. 2 shortly24 July 14, 2009 at 7:51 am

    It’s an Amy Butler pattern – the In Town Bags. Oh how I wish it were in Amy Butler fabric – but I have some coming as a friend was destashing, so I have plans for some more in the works 🙂

    And far from intriguing, it has a drawstring closure, just comes through two button holes in the centre of the front.

  3. 3 Jo July 14, 2009 at 9:02 am

    oh I do love the look of that place. Where about’s is it?
    Love the bad as well 🙂 You’ve inspired me to make some, I have wip’s everywhere at the moment LOL

  4. 4 hoaenz July 14, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Looks like you had a fabulous time! YAY!

  5. 5 Libby July 14, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Gorgeous! we just got back from a week at a lovely old farm homestead in Golden Bay – there’s so many great places out there to get a real ‘kiwi’ escape to! just the thing in winter

  6. 6 Hannah July 15, 2009 at 8:52 am

    what a beautiful place! glad you had a lovely getaway

  7. 7 lunthemum July 15, 2009 at 12:03 pm

    Looks like bliss – love that wee bag too. 🙂

  8. 8 shortly24 July 15, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    Jo, it is in Douglas, which is about 15 minutes inland of Stratford. Only 45 minutes drive for us 🙂

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