Good morning! The weekend is fully over! I was so tired and didn’t do much all weekend and then it hit me… with the time change from New Zealand to Minnesota we actually went through January 22nd twice. That means I had an 8 day week! No wonder I was tired!
Over the weekend I took part in the best audiobooks of 2014 hop and giveaway. It was a lot of fun to see what people said were the best audiobooks and I made myself a list to work off of. I was giving away an audiobook from audible or a $15 gift card to Amazon…. my winner is (using random.org)
Megan at Rivervina Romantics
And now for the dinner… while in New Zealand one of our excursions included a lunch at a private home. The home was beautiful and we were served by the owners. I wish I would have taken more pictures of their back deck area, they must have had seating for 50! Anyway, here are some of the pictures of that event I wanted to share today:
Today I am having coffee with a friend, a meeting in the afternoon, and some work to do in the home office. I am feeling back to myself again, getting energized and ready to roll! 🙂
28 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings… A Winner…. and a Dinner”
What a lovely place for your dinner, Sheila. Thanks for sharing the photos. Have a good day!
What gorgeous pictures, and what a great way to serve dessert!
The desert was wonderful!
So jealous of your trip! I had to laugh at your Headline as it made me think of this thing a friend of ours shouts on occasion for no particular reason: “Winner, winner, chicken dinner!” or, rather, in his accent, “Winnah, Winnah, Chicken Dinnah!” so there’s that.
Ha! I have heard of that! 😀
What a gorgeous place to have a meal! Loved the ice cream ice bowl. And those flowers. Hydrangeas? I’m fascinated by them. We can’t grow this down here. Too hot I expect. Thanks for sharing with us!
Yes I believe Hydrangeas. It was hot in New Zealand too. 😀
I love that the sun is shining and no snow. 🙂
Love the ice cream serving dish.
Thanks for the photos.
Wasn’t that ice cream dish fun? I would not have thought of that!
Oh my gosh … your photos are wonderful.
Thanks Beth, they were fun to take.
I loved seeing that home and the setting around it. What a great place to unwind!
It was beautiful!
I want to live in this place!!!!!! SO perfect! 🙂
I told Al I wanted a deck like that so I could have tons of friends over 😉
I have enjoyed your pictures so much. Sigh….I need a vacation, lol.
Be careful – vacations are dangerous. I am still recovering 😉
It was 😀
A beautiful home and I love the idea for a bird feeder – very clever.
I like the feeder too. I may have to try something like that this spring.
What a beautiful place to have lunch. Those purple flowers are stunning!
Congrats to the winner!
I could live there. 😀
I wish your blog was scratch and sniff too. Those flowers look lovely!
LOL, thanks for getting me Belle! 😛
Oh, Sheila, LOVE this house! And that dessert! Yummy 😀 And Congrats to Megan!
New Zealand looks like a dream. 🙂 Your trip looks super fun; great to hear that you’re having a blast!