Ours was busy and we had the opportunity to go shopping, we enjoyed lunch and brunch out at two of our favourite spots, there was time for my knitting projects, then some baking and Mr. HB mowed the lawn as we heard that snow was in the forecast.
We picked up the newlyweds at the airport.
It feels so good having them back in town
and we look forward to spending Christmas together.
Their honeymoon was spent touring NZ and Australia where Nick grew up.
They had a wonderful time.
Except for the earthquake in Wellington, which sounds like a stressful experience and now that we have more details we can understand better what they went through.
Saturday we wandered through the shops downtown.
I particularly like seeing the shop windows all decked out for the festive season...
This cute little jacket is made for a toddler.
The Tapas Bar in Trounce Alley
where we ate a yummy lunch.
The Beehive Wool shop windows
I purchased more yarn so I could knit up some gifts.
Sunday brunch at
The Beach House restaurant,
the seas were calm and the skies were blue.
I love this wee table accent...so simple and festive.
Delicious food and a fabulous view made for a wonderful start to the day.
Avocado on toast with poached eggs and pea shoots.
Speaking of food...
I discovered this delicious cookie recipe on line.
The cookies are tasty and you can make the dough one day pop it in the fridge and bake it when you have time.
That works well for those of us who like to pace ourselves
especially important at this time of year!
The Kitchen Aid does most of the work.
I will bake these today.
I am also sending Carol a gift as a token of her kindness.
Carol is giving the cookbook she won in the giveaway to Nadya
who I hope will read this and send me her address
The neighbours' cat has settled down for a nap on our front porch in the sunshine.
I must get that oven heated up and bake those cookies so I will close for now...
Hope that you have a wonderful week.
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~