Monday, October 18, 2021



I don't often post personal 'stuff', but I was "Nana-napped" for the weekend and taken to a beach for a weekend away with family.  It was a wonderful break, and I have a few photos to share.

The beach is on the east coast of the North Is (of New Zealand) so the sea is relatively calm, the weather was glorious on the Saturday, and the grandies enjoyed the water, later going further  in, in  their swimming gear. 

On Sunday morning, when the others had gone out, I had a very friendly visitor....

On Sunday the weather was starting to break, with the wind blowing in off the sea and the skies overcast, but that did not keep us off the beach.

I had a wonderful weekend, and was glad of the break, and thankful that we are in part of the country that means we can still move relatively freely, as other parts are in quite a restrictive lockdown still. 


Mac Mable said...

Maxine, thank you so much for sharing these wonderful 'personal' photos. The trip away is what memories are made of. Hold onto them and so glad you enjoyed yourself x. The beach looks stunning x.

brenda said...

Lovely photos Maxine and such a nice surprise break away for you.

B x

cotnob said...

Fabulous photographs Maxine, the beach looks gorgeous and everyone looks like they are having a great time, I'm so pleased that you had a wonderful break.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Barb said...

Sweet Pics--what a nice getaway!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, it looks like you had a fabulous getaway... such beauty!

Gerrina said...

Looks like you had a great time! That last photo is a real wow-one! Hugs, Gerrina

R's Rue said...

So beautiful. Glad you enjoyed.

Cinderella said...

Hello Maxine,

Awsome na napping lol .
Beautiful pictures thanks for sharing them with us love it .
Here in the Netherlands the covid is rising up again so I`m hoping it doesn`t come to a lockdown again .
Most people are sick now who didn`t get their vaccination they say .
We hope for the best .
It`s great that you had so much fun with your beautiful family those times are the best.
hugs and creativity
Cinderella XX

At Home In New Zealand said...

Glad you had such a wonderful weekend Maxine. Looking at your photos, I could literally smell the salty tang of the air and feel the sand beneath my feet. Something to look forward to when they finally relax our restrictions here :)

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful time spent relaxing and away, love the photos. xx

mamapez5 said...

What a wonderful treat to get away for a few days and enjoy some special family time. Lovely to see your photos. It looks like a great beach. Kate xx

JD/ Jill said...

Wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

I haven't been to a beach since 2007, so I enjoy at least being able to see the photos and imagine myself being there.

Neet said...

Sorry to hear parts of NZ are in lockdown but I guess better safe than sorry. At least the PM is acting on figures, unlike ours where figures of 45,000+ per day is still not prompting action.
Anyway, lovely to see you being out and about, looks lovely and I can't think of anything nicer than being nan-napped. The pictures are lovely and the cat too.
Blessings, Neet xx

Irish Cherokee said...

You deserve a getaway break. It renews the spirit.