Monday, January 23, 2017

Happy New Year 2017

 I've been doing a lot of things differently lately, and this holiday was no exception.  I just think that perhaps my life has changed and I am changing with it. I actually booked a holiday well in advance and was able to look forward to it.  It has made the long summer holidays disappear quickly, but that's OK.
 I went on a holiday to New Zealand  with my new partner and my mother.  Watching her enjoyment of all things new, was such a joy as she had never been on such a holiday before.  She is 85 and had to get her first passport which was very exciting.  We took the bus to Melbourne, and boarded a cruise ship that was wall to wall luxury. We enjoyed feeling very spoilt for 2 weeks.
 I don't know if I'm just getting fussy, or I'm actually going off coffee.  Is it my age? I'm not sure.  Is anyone else feeling the same?  I love the idea of coffee dates, and the smell, but I'm just not feeling the love that I used to feel for it. I'm a bit sad about it really.  What else does one drink on a "coffee date?"
 The Kiwi Farm we went to was great. I loved seeing them all hanging on the vines - thousands of them.

. . . and the scenery was like magic.  It was a lovely place to go for a holiday. 
 Now I'm back in "Normalsville" and it's almost time for school to start again, it feels but a dream. 
I've done a bit of travelling these last couple of years, so now it is time to bunker down and pretend to be serious about work...or not...
Either way there's always plenty of gardening to do.


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Your trip sounds and looks like it was wonderful. So glad you and your mother were able to do this.

Happy 2017 ~ FlowerLady

Jan said...

I'm so glad you're home, Annie - and especially glad that you had such a super holiday. xx

Sue (this n that) said...

Good for you Annie, your holiday sounds perfect. I like the sound of "wall to wall luxury" ! Lovely photos.
I'm still addicted to coffee, perhaps a change to tea for a while? Lovely to read your post. All the best. Hugs:D)

apiecefullife said...

Lovely photos. I want to draw them.
Drink tea? Usually you get 2 cup for the price of one coffee.

Winifred said...

Glad you enjoyed your New Zealand cruise. We loved it and Australia too. I still enjoy coffee just wish I liked tea for a change.

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

Annie, I am so glad you are having fun and seeing new things, and how nice that you took your mom with you! That scenery you've captured is beautiful.

Nikki said...

So wonderful to hear, Annie. Much love to you and your gorgeous Mum. xx

PS. I went completely off coffee for about 3 years once, and then BAM! I was back. No idea why it tasted all wrong for that time.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Looks like you had a lovely time! So glad your mum enjoyed it all and you had the opportunity to take that time out with her... we need to catch up some time before I head off :) xx

Anonymous said...

your jar of coffee is still sitting in our pantry!! glad you had a great time on the cruise, where are you off to next?
love manda