- Relics of times past. A trip to Punga Flat in Thames to see where my great-great-great grandparents lived when they came to New Zealand, organised by one of my cousins who is mad keen on genealogy. After a hike of about an hour mainly uphill, and then finding the now overgrown site, there wasn't a lot to see. Lots of old broken bottles, rusted metal from ovens, buckets, and bedheads left behind. It would have been quite a walk to the nearest town back in those days, certainly made me appreciate my life today. I would liked to have had a little dig around to see what other relics could be found. There were also lots of little tunnels dug into the sides of hills, these were usually for seeing if there was gold in them - this was an area that did produce a lot back in the 1800"s.
- Reading - I have just finished The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier, set in the slavery days of n America, I really enjoyed this book and will have to try her other books now. Started Three Cups of Tea by Ian Mortenson, I am finding this interesting so far, especially since I have discovered the controversy surrounding his charity and works since the book was published,
- Sewing - all the Liberty dresdens have been done, I still need to find the perfect background fabrics.
Wish you all a fabulous week, back to school and work for us now.