Saturday, 29 May 2010

back in the loop

Finally I feel a bit of normality returning to my world, along the way I've managed to leave my bag at the dentist, covered the roast veg with bread crumbs and washed my credit card, all of which I'd like to attribute to jetlag but I've a sneaking suspiscion it's more to do with age than anything else! I also discovered I took 447 photos, most of which are either fuzzy, yellow or just plain unbloggable! I sat on the huge Airbus 380 twice for 12 hours and failed to take a single picture of the staircase up to the first floor, I mean really how often do I travel on a doubledecker plane?! I did however manage to catch a few of the 'blues' that I so love Downunder. Brighton Beach with it's forever horizon.

This is the view from the cabin we stayed in at Akaroa, rather nice to get an upgrade and not have to pay the extra, that NEVER happens to me! The hills were looking a bit browner than usual after a long hot summer.


Birdlings Flat Beach where the stones are perfect for skimming, it's a rather windswept place with a thriving artist community

Diamond Harbour, so named for the sunlight dancing on the water. This is where I spent my summers as a child and my mother still has the batch some 40 years later.


The flags in the previous post were at the Wellington Zoo and I thought they looked so cool blowing in the wind.


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15 comments:

Electra said...

These are wonderful pictures, especially the first one. What a view!!!

Linda said...

I love the Brighton Beach one, too! I'm soooooooooo glad you are back!

Walter Helena said...

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Mollye said...

Gorgeous pictures. Ouch did you mention dental work? I'm trying to learn to talk and eat all over again!

ale said...

hola margaret!!!! what a marvellous place!!!the beauty of this nature is so so nice!!!!sure you bring your heart full of beautifull and special moments!!!!!...and late but very very happy birthday!!!!beautifull presents you received from your friends!!!!thanks for sharing this photos!! they make me dream in one day l can be there!!hermosisimos lugares!!!!besos enoormes!!!!!!and have a beautifull and happy weekend!!!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It's always so much fun to see parts of the world I'll never get to visit myself. I know what you mean by taking hundreds of photos and most of them not fit for blogland. It's always a shame when our cameras seem to have a mind of their own. I don't have to leave my house and have that happen to me (grin).

These photos are gorgeous, and the lovely shots made me feel like I was right there with you. Thanks for the show and tell, dear friend.

Jenxo said...

Glad you managed some pictures, they are beautiful...
and im sure its jetlag!!

bad penny said...

That's a very different Brighton beach to the one you & I know !

Looks wonderful - hope your brain frazzle settles down soon !

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Gorgeous pics and places dear M, the closeup views are FAB!!!
I think it's fair to say you've been on overload for an extended period...that will definitely mess with your mind :)
The stones would be great for making cairns AND for painting words on too!
Very sweet and special for your children to be able to see some of your childhood spots!
Very Happy you're back home now!
oxo

Riki Schumacher said...

Beautiful place! I can see why you love it. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a warm comment. Appreciate it! Hugs, Riki

PeggyR said...

I love your pictures! Thanks for posting on my blog!

Entre Nous said...

Wow, an AirBus, how was it? Somehow I cannot even imagine something that huge getting off the ground!

purplepaint said...

Downunder as in Australia? Oh lucky you!!! What beautiful photos!!! Welcome back! Marva

Melinda Cornish said...

the pictures you did post are wonderful....I wish I was there!
I have a lot of getting older moments too...it is kinda scary really....or maybe I am just a dingbat...

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Oh MY! Those are such wonderful photos! It almost looks too wonderful to even be real ~ enchanting! Glad you are back! June Blessings to you dear heart!