All Stew's hard work.
And our backyard is GORGEOUS...
ABOVE: We were so lucky that the 'bones' of a fantastic garden were already here when we moved in. Now that we have put all our own plants/pots/rocks/edges/playground and so on in, it's OUR garden.
So, so proud of it. I get a really happy feeling when I look at our garden.
Steve has a couple of hours work left at his mates house, then the day will be his/ours.
I reckon we should go to the lake! Karapiro. Take our togs, a picnic and just chill out. Excellent idea.
5.05 pm: FANTASTIC DAY! We waited till Steve got home from working on his mates fence, then headed out to the lake for a picnic and swim. (today is a public holiday btw)
We had a really, really lovely time!
It was so nice there, and no crowds either. I was expecting crowds!
I've taken a mass of photos, but right now I don't have time to upload or post them, we are expecting visitors very soon.
I've only just managed to get everything put away and get some chicken in the oven for dinner...
7.40 pm: Our visitors have been and gone (My Uncle Charles and his wife Annette), we've eaten dinner and Steve, Bex and the boys have left for home.
So it's back to relative normality around here.
I've got a massive amount of towels to wash now!
Looking forward to a quiet evening.
Some photos of our day:
ABOVE: Lake Karapiro, down by the rowing base. This is where most boats get launched too.
ABOVE: Our picnic under some big trees. It was really nice... meatloaf and cheese on buns.
Donuts, banana cake, mandarins and drinks.
ABOVE: The family having fun on the new slides.
I've got more photos, but I will post the rest tomorrow.