Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Recharging the Batteries

Sometimes you have to pinch yourself when you realise what an amazing time you are having.

Last weekend I was lucky enough to spend the weekend sailing in the Marlborough Sounds with a friend who I would never have met without blogging. This weekend was spent north of Auckland near Matakana on a crafting weekend with a group of five other talented and generous bloggers.

Six women with a shared passion for blogging and crafting.
We talked; we laughed till we cried; we inspired each other; we supported each other; wisdom was shared; encouragement was given and friendships were formed.
Yummy food was eaten.
Markets and op shops were visited. 
Purchases were made.

We relaxed and enjoyed the luxury of having conversations which weren't constantly being interrupted and diverted by little people demanding our attention.

I think that many of us had not realised quite how much we needed this time away.

Simone, Sammy, Cat, Deb, Leonie, Laura and me
Photo courtesy of Miriam

On Saturday night we were joined by Simone and Sammy, who drove up from Auckland to have dinner with us. It was lovely to meet them and to have them join us. Thank you for making the effort girls, it was really appreciated.

Thank you to Cat, Deb, Miriam, Leonie and Laura,. I count each and every one of you as a valued friend.  In your own way, each of you have inspired me to become a better person, to step out of my comfort zone and to try new things. My life is all the richer for having you in it!

I did actually get round to doing some sewing while I was away... more on that tomorrow :-)


  1. it's a pleasure to have you as a friend xxx

  2. looks like a ton of fun, I wish I had such a close circle nearby to do something like this with... very happy for you that you got away!!

  3. It was amazing and fun and i agree, time needed away. Cant wait to do it again, loved making amazing friends like you x

  4. Absolutely needed! It was so lovely to finally meet you in person, I never thought it would ever happen..I am chuffed to bits that it did! I look forward to another one in the future! xx

  5. where was my invite? J/K
    haha looks fun!

  6. That sounds like a FAB weekend! You all look like you had a hoot :) :)
    Alison x

  7. An amazing weekend which yes was very much needed and can't wait till our next get away xxx


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