Posts Tagged ‘inspiration’

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This has been an interesting week, challenged to find and publicly post photos on Facebook of my husband and I. This experience has caused me to step back from life, and have a look at times passed by. Ray & I married in 1974, which in the grand scheme of things is not that long ago, but for two people sharing a life together, it is the majority of our lives. We have been together for many more years then we have been apart, and with a relationship that has had all the ups and downs that comes to all relationships, I am proud to say we are still enjoy been together all these years later.

We have so many photos! Photos that record our days before we married, the birth of our children, homes, holidays, work experiences, all the good times and the bad!  It has been difficult to select just 7, as these images are our personal hallmarks to the passage of time!

To strangers they are just snapshots, but to me and mine these are our moments that will  be remembered forever!

 

 

Over the weekend of 20/21 Feb the Auckland Begonia Circle hosted their annual festival, displaying hundreds of beautiful blooms and plants. This enthusiastic group of amateur gardeners proudly displayed their blooms and shared their knowledge with the many visitors that visited and viewed the show. This annual event always ends with an auction, selling off many plants at bargain prices!

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I’ve been looking through my archived photos and found this beauty from when we purchased our property on Waiheke.

This shows the original bach that we fell in love with…no running water, an outhouse with a “bucket and chuck it” for a loo, and rotting weatherboards!

So we began the huge task of renovating, which, as my Mum said, grew like topsy and really became a full rebuild.

We did manage to keep the original floorboards and 3 x internal walls…but the rest had to go.

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It has been awhile since I posted something on my blog!

After travelling for a couple months in France and England, I returned home to complete even more study. This was a publishing design course and my submitted project was called Adapt Transform Reuse. It is designed to raise awareness of my home towns heritage buildings, and their threat from an updated land use plan. I photographed examples of buildings that have been given a new lease on life and hoped readers would consider what society may have lost if these buildings had been subjected to the wrecking ball.

 

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