Friday, January 7, 2011

a mustard thursday on a friday!

we know we've been slack but we've been away...
after a panic start (the xmas tree fell over, but all survived)...
we were on the road, doyles a window hogger
he provides the entertainment with his funny faces arf arf
i'm the co-pilot, b & c can't believe that i just lie here all the way...
after 4 hours on the road we hit our northern home (thanks L&L)
we adore it here...
i mean you would have to be crazy not to!
we spend the days romping in the paddocks...
check out the cow pats!!
doyle, look behind you!
they are so watching you...
i have fun woofing at them especially this guy...
oi doyle... look if you had horns you too could look like this arf arf
moll you are too much!
rachels my fav...
she's special... she loves it when we feed her our bread...
she's got the biggest, snappiest teeth there doyle... i'm not gonna get too close...
race you back... cows to the left of us...
and cows to the right of us... country bliss
with the prettiest evening skies...
and days filled lazing or road tripping...
gathering foodibles... some so fresh you see the boats bringing them in
mangonui fish shop... best in the world apparently...
where you would swear the fish is still flapping under that nommy batter
oh and 90 mile beach... that was tricky...
where you can drive on the sand...
b & c wouldnt let us off the lead
that's ok
it was still lotsa fun anyway
b & c would stop at the local butcher, best butcher in the world they said...
and we would score bones...
and they scored snarlers... scoffed with roadside watermelon and local cheese...
they feasted on fresh farm eggs, homemade pesto and hot chili sauce, cos L&L spoiled them fur sure!
and cos it was their 8th wedding anniversary they opened precious...
the bottle of wine they have been saving for 7 years... 
they savoured their wine (c's being silly here cos b says he always manages to get his feet in the pics arf arf arf)
while we played in the pool...
doyle likes to play submarines...
and comes out looking like this arf arf
the pics dont show how hot it was...
our cooling collars saved the day...
the air constantly carried so many great smells, all we could do was smile...
unfortunately the time went too fast 
last romps were had
you sure we can't stay...
we sadly packed up all our bits...
and hit the road...
thru the tunnel... back to auckland
back home...
where the only casualty was b & c's pardon me's, they had been slugged @#$%! we hope the chilli plant's slugged them back!!!
favourite spots were reclaimed...
exhausted but elated.
ok so you are all probably wondering what the heck this all has to do with mustard... well we are keen as mustard to return to our most favourite place, the acorn cottage in ohaewai... it's paradise! b & c love it cos there are no distractions or technology that gobbles their time (that's why we have only just loaded the pics on last weeks post), cos b just lost her tether with internet tethering...

next week's blue's coloured thursday is champagne...


something special happened today in america... ***welcome to the world bella hope grant (06 may 2011), a gorgeous sister for a very special girl whom we adore, way to go J & E xxxx***











12 comments:

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Great pikhs!!!

Yes, I do find it diffikhult to believe Mollie just chills in the center on the khonsole!

What grand times all of woo had!

Welkhome to the new 'puppy' too!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: When Mom was a pup - many years ago - their family tree fell ovFUR shortly after going up to bed - evFURRY year following that, it was more tightly tethered to the stand it was on!

Wyatt said...

What a fun get away! Those are some big furry cows and one very cute donkey!

Wyatt and Stanzie

Lorenza said...

Wow!
Sure you had a pawesome time there!
Seeing lots of good friends, having a nice splashing time and going to the beach!
OMD! And here I have to wear a sweater!
The baby is adorable!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Belle said...

Thanks so much for the photos! I loved seeing the long horns and the donkey.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Welcome to Bella - what a doll!

It is so easy to tell how much you love that cottage and all the fun around there. We really loved the donkey:)

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

scotsmad said...

Fantastic holiday. it's great when everyone (and dogs) can join in!

XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella

doyle and mollie said...

b's a bit hot and bothered (its sooo muggy here) and she says she's rather interneted out after catching our blog posts up but she soooo promises that we will visit you all soon and catch up on all your festive, seasonal adventures... loves and licks xxx

Laura @ Darroch Cottage said...

Lovely piccies!

Guess what! Rachel is getting a friend! A white donkey called Sheba. A friend has one and lots of horses and asked of we'd like her to keep Rachel company - would be rude to say no really!
xx

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a sweetie Bella is and what a great time you all had on vacation!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Fred said...

Road trips are so much fun! Looks like you had a great time, and I'm impressed that you still managed to squeeze in some mustard!

BJ Roan said...

That was a fun trip! My favorite parts were the window hog shots. LOL

Asta said...

Doyle and Mollie
I do believe Acown cottage must be pawadise..no wondew you didn't want to leave what a magical place.
I love all youw pictoowes . (kind of dwooled ovew the pootew when I saw the eatables) and I hope Doyle doesn't gwow howns like that they'we a little scawy
Welcome to that bootiful hooman pup! may she have a long bootiful life
smoochie kisses
ASTA