Monday, February 28, 2011



26 January - 11 February 2011


(Please note - I will be adding many more posts about our holiday over the next week or so.)

Camp life consisted of meals being cooked outside unless it was wet, we then cooked in the awning. Twice on wet days we made fry-pan scones, they were very tasty date and dried apricot scones. 
Our old and much battered thermette was well used; it is able to boil water very quickly - more than enough water to make our cups of tea. Much better than having to use the gas stove all the time.


I enjoyed sitting in the bush to read, write in my journal, 
to knit and doodle ...and yes, to just sit and look and listen and take it all in.
On wet days I had plenty of time to do the same in the caravan.
Both of us love books and the Westport library gets well used, when we first arrive we stock up on books and usually by the time we leave most of them will have been read.


Jeff sprayed the drive for weeds, something that needs to be kept up. Sadly weeds were introduced when the the roads were made. Jeff also replaced the posts on each side of our drive entrance that hold a chain across. 

13 comments:

Suz said...

Oh I missed your previous post. I love your birds..so cute and nosey
and the ferns are so large and glorious...How can you bare to come home from such a wondrous place.....and your doodle, why it is beautiful...a palm fabric tree..I love it..so many designs
Sometimes when I'm around glorious nature I can't read....I just love to just sit and take it all in
every sound and sight and smell
Tell more of your holiday please

Marilyn said...

Hi Suz - I am in the process of adding our holiday for this year. I have many more photos and will be adding them over the next week or so.
Yes, the greater part of my time is spent just looking, listening as you say. I just love 'being' so I can absorb everything.

I will add more.

Joan said...

I really enjoyed your posts here M. What a great job putting up the shed and the tank. Well done! I can about smell the forest. The wekas are so trusting aren't they. What fun. A wondrous place to escape to.

Disser2 said...

Yummy, looks really good!

Crystal Mary said...

Oh yum those scones sound so delicious!!! We have pumpkins ripe at the moment. Following the floods here in Qld they have become expensive to buy so we are very blessed, and sharing ours. I am going to make pumpkin scones this afternoon, don't you just love scones??? In the USA when I lived there they had them every morning for breakie, they call them biscuits. Lovely to meet you. Crystal

ruma said...

I thank for your warm heart and thoughts...

From Japan, ruma

ruma said...

Thank you for your love and sincerity.
I cannot take your words without my tears.

We did not know the real nature of the object which we made.
We have done irreparable thing.
The monster of the uncontrollability. . .

I am ashamed for world friends in our ignorance.
I apologize to everybody as Japanese one.
However, you do not need to forgive Japan which polluted the earth.
Because this result is last arrival point of way which ourselves chose.
The tsunami is the creation of the Nature.
The monster is the creature of the Man.

This tragedy is already too enough.
The monster is Absolutely unnecessary.
Convenience. Luxury. Comfort. more, more...
Even if all of them are robbed of it, I am enough if there is the beautiful earth.
I accept the misfortune with pleasure.

From Japan, ruma

Southwest Arkie said...

I don't know why food tastes so much better cooked outdoors, but it sure does! I can smell the scones. Hope you have a relaxing holiday.

Carole Meisenhelter said...

Hi Marilyn; I've enjoyed looking over your blogs and looking here at your holiday escapades. Nice to 'travel' with you and see your lovely surrounds and nature at its best. Thanks for your comment on my blog too.

ruma said...

The consideration of around the world people...
IT will become the driving force to let Japan be Re-birth.

Thanks to all of Warm Cordiality.

From Japan, ruma

ruma said...

Thank you World-wide LOVE.
and, your encouragement.

Switch from atomic/notclear energy to Nature energy.
We will walk the way in the near future.

From Japan, ruma

Titania said...

Hello Marilyn, such a lovely place and so interesting, the best holidays I think. How are you going? Hope you are well, have you done some paintings? Best wishes. T.

Masonic Truths said...

MASONRY IS DECEPTIVE AND EVIL. IT WILL TAKE YOU DOWN THE PATH OF DARKNESS AND INTO THE LAP OF THE UNDERWORLD!

The Problem in our society are the Freemasons, aka masons. If they were to disappear, the world would be a farrrr.....better place!

Masonry, the sure path to ruin. You may not see it now in the beginning, but you will as you progress in the craft and further yourself away from God and your Christian faith...

For starters, masons are interested ONLY in accepting those that hold some position of importance or authority in society. If it is a would be or actual politician than even better! Masons do NOT accept regular joes, homeless, or unimportant lazy folk. Second, the hook is the so-called Believe in a Higher Being nonsense (be it Jew, Christian, Buddhist, Muslim etc.). Third, as the mason progresses through the stages in the craft, the end goal for him is to realize that He does not need God because the transformation has occurred whereby the member realizes he is a God unto himself. Moreover, the ceremonies he participates in are Occult period and anti-Catholic (Christian), Muslim, Jewish, and Buddhist. They are demonic period.
Fourth, it is the duty of every mason not to knowingly or wittingly do harm, talk bad about or tell on his fellow mason. And, when a fellow mason is in need or danger to help him above all else. Therefore, this is the WHY it is so simple for the pedophiles within the occult mason organization to easily rape, molest, enter children with impunity. Some use mikey Finn, or simply get vulnerable children in exchange for cash to their families who need it. No fellow mason can, or is allowed by their own acceptance of the rules when entering the craft, to "tell" on one another. Hence, the perfect crime.
Fifth, just to clarify, the end game of masonry, which also is the de facto mission of the occult, is to slowly like hairloss, have it's members deconstruct all that is descent and Holy in society. Masonry and Catholicism are non-congruent. This is why every mason has a duty to oppress society (one of the masonic central tenets is: Through Chaos Comes Order, and it is the masons that will establish their occult order unto society). This is the reason why they work hard to destroy all that is sanctity in society and impose demonic teachings (For example: no Lord's prayer, gays and lesbians and 1/2 and 1/2 are a good thing,not a mental disorder which it is and if you oppose this you are racist of some sort. Have an abortion because it is not a human you have inside you but a piece of pepperoni, flood countries with muslims who NEVER integrate and are shut-in and by nature only impose on all their religious ways of thinking at all costs etc.).
And lastly, If one is a Catholic one cannot become a freemason. DO NOT be fooled by the masons and their lies. It is a mortal sin and excommunication to follow. If it were up to me i would banish masonry peiod, jail the pedophiles and bring forth to the Hague International Court all masons to pay for their Crimes Against Humanity. Hopefully, some day, this will occur.