The stunning Leucospermum in my garden.
Hubby and me on our motorbike
I live in a small town in the North Island of New Zealand where hubby and I have a lifestyle block with a few cattle. At present, we have two heifers. As both were black when they arrived, we had no way to identify them at first - then realized one has white on her hind feet, so I named her Footer. That meant the other one - of course - had to be Header.
Here on the west coast, the temperatures are mild and we usually have a good supply of rain - ideal for gardens which is perfect for me as I love flowers. It's inevitable that some photos of my garden will appear on this site and occasionally turn up on Facebook.
We have four grown-up kids, all married with families. Although we miss every one of them, we visit reasonably often.
When I’m not writing, reading, or gardening, I can often be found on the pillion seat of my husband’s motorbike as we explore this very picturesque country of ours.
Although we enjoy riding his motorbike together, for our last holiday - around the South Island - we took the car. Below are some photos from our trip.
Picton Harbour, South Island, New Zealand
Church of the Good Shepherd
Castle Hill limestone rocks
View from the Red Tarns, looking down at
Mt Cook village, Hooker Valley,
and Mt Cook middle far distance (almost obscured).
Some Favourite Books
A Reason to Remember, Leigh Duncan
A Sweet Memory, Maria Michaels
Love on Paper, Sarah Madelin
Saltwater Song, Monique McDonell
Twins Formation, Colin Blough
In Too Deep, Tracey Alvarez
Sara’s Son, Tara Taylor Quinn
The Family Plan, Susan Gable
To Get Me to You, Kait Nolan
Wish, Kelly Hunter
Call Me Irresistible, Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Me Before You, Jojo Moyes
The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
The Keeper of Lost Things, Ruth Hogan
The Secret Keeper, Kate Morton
Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens