Saturday, July 16, 2011

A Week of Winter

There's no denying it, it's winter here. The week has been cold, and wet, and snowy. And some sun, and some sun and rain mixed together which does make beautiful rainbows!

Last Friday was the husband's birthday, so I made him have the day off, and once we dropped the kids at school we had a lovely day out and about (it was a sunny day for the record!) In pursuit of thriftiness I swapped one of my paintings for one of my art group buddies ones. When he woke up he found this lovely girl gazing at him.What a surprise, I had her hidden under the bed and as I wake up first was able to hang her without him waking!
Miss Moo-tere
I spent the whole weekend doing a picture framing course. So now I have frames made for the upcoming exhibition, just need to create the paintings to go in the frames. The course was held in a hall that I'd admired so often from the road, but never been in. Sorry didn't get round to taking photos inside, can report there were lovely wooden floorboards, memorials to the men from the district who had fought in the world wars, and other interesting bits and pieces. However I did venture out between rain showers to see what it looked like from the outside.

 Tuesday night the brother from the Coast arrived late at night with the very red-headed niece (I have 2 red-headed nieces). So Mister H had the day off school on Thursday to amuse her, and Miss L had Friday off and went home with them. Yay only 1 kid home for the beginning of the the school holidays - I am so cunning! Wednesday was very snowy, it fell on top of the Spooners Range which is 20 mins away, so after school took kiddlets up to the cold and icy stuff. There wasn't much left, but they enjoyed getting cold and wet.

I did say there wasn't much snow!

The snow doesn't get this low very often
Looking towards Tasman Bay, with Richmond & Nelson on the right
 On Thursday it was a lovely view of the Richmond Ranges from our new house, we couldn't see the other mountains they were draped in cloud. The painter is at the house, covering up the hideous cream paint, with wait for it ..... white! It's looking fantastic, hope the tenants appreciate it!

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