I got some lovely gifts.....
A big bunch of flowers.....
A huge card signed by the staff, and 2 charms for my Evolve bracelet (New Zealand version of Pandora). Also one of my crafty friends there knitted me a wee bag in my favourite colours of green and purple and she made me an awesome green bead bracelet.
Here is a closeup of the charms.....I was given the New Zealand native butterfly and the other charm is safe travels.
Here is a close up on the bracelet
And here is the whole bracelet.
The murano glass charms signify different places in New Zealand. So I have on my bracelet, places that I love - Waikato, Dunedin, Central Otago and the greenstone one is for Greymouth and the West Coast. And then I have a ruru (morepork - our native owl), mountain daisys, a merino sheep, a heart that was the fundraiser for the Christchurch earthquake, amd a dairy cow.
Now onto a stitching update. I have almost finished the gift for my friend. I have been managing to get in a few stitches each night.
Now for a bit of amusement. Moving back to a city always means fighting traffic, and finding carparks - so this is what my DH has brought me to get around on up in Lower Hutt.....
Its a brand new Suzuki AN 125cc scooter. Very economical. I can't wait to try it out. I had a scooter about 20 years ago when I was in Hamilton and I loved it. DH has brought himself a big motorbike for commuting. Both bikes are in the shop still waiting for us to go and collect them.
Oh well thats it for today. Happy Easter everyone. I am now going to go out in the garden and get it tidied up one last time before we leave.