Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Delightful days.........

Oh what a lovely couple of days......
On Monday the squirrels packed up Basil and headed to Winchester for a market day, it was a sunny day, but the wind was a little nippy. There was about 100 stalls, Warren was happy to find an owl, hmmm more shell art, but look at that happy face.
Then we were off to Ashburton for the "boulevard day", wow was it busy!!!!
The main street is closed and all the shops have markets outside, with lots of other stalls.
I was very good and only bought a couple of very small pieces of 50's fabric, and some yummy cornish  pasties for lunch.
After a cuppa in Basil with my sister who was traveling back to Christchurch, we settled into the camping ground for the night ready for todays adventure.
What fun it was.......
Bookorama, brilliant!!!!! If we were not traveling I think both of us would have gone just crazy. So many rows of great books. I spent most of my time in the kids section, so happy with some of the wee gems we found.
Then it was off to the art gallery and museum before lunch.
Today was traveling day and we have found ourselves in Methven, a small town that is the gateway to the Mt Hutt ski field.
It was such a warm day here we settled Basil in and went on the most gorgeous walk around the edges of the town. The trail through the forrest was enchanting and it felt like some of the fairytale books I had been looking at that morning.

Just a delightful day.....

love V&W


  1. My oh my - everything in this post is so charming and idyllic, when you reach the North Island pick me up and take me with you!!

  2. You both look wonderful! Hooray for some lovely weather so you can browsing adn hunting out bargains. Warren does look very happy with his owl, bless him! x

  3. What lovely adventures you are having! Markets and bookshops and a walk in the sunshine, all the good things! xxxx

  4. Oh I am SO wishing we could have been touring the South Island with you...we were only a few weeks too early! The markets & book fair sound amazing. I wanted to stop for a wee look around Winchester but we ran out of time. Another thing on my list for next time. Including seeing you!!! Xx

  5. Another beautiful day of books and shell art and new towns. Your dress is super cute sweetie! Warren looks so manly there among the trees!

  6. What a fantastic adventure! You look so so beautiful! Kisses ;* x x x

  7. i love your photos so much - they are always so beautiful, i am so glad you are both enjoying some warm weather x

  8. Oooo,how very lovely!
    I do love a Bookarama,but have no room for anymore books...:(
    The forest pix are just gorgeous!

  9. I love your adventure! Warren looks so happy with his little owl. But I'm also interested in the food truck behind him. Nothing like nibblies on a chill day. I love both your dresses.

  10. How wonderful, it looks like you're having the best time! Hugs! xxx

  11. Just seeing Warrens smile over the shell owl made me smile too! *hahah*
    Your outfits are so cute Vanessa. =D

  12. i love how your keeping up your beautiful appearance/style despite living in a little camper-the brown outfit, photographed in the forest is pure loveliness x

  13. Great post and wonderful photos...i was in Winchester a couple of weeks ago myself, its a great place.
    I have to say i love all your dresses that you wear....i just cant seem to find anything like it down my part of England.
    Pixie x

  14. That all sounds like bliss - I'm very jealous but glad you had a lovely time. Both adorable as always too.

    Nikki x