Central Plateau, North Island

Central Plateau, North Island
View from a friend's farm

Monday, 5 November 2018

The Temporary Home away from Home

We have moved, and the new family at our previous home are so happy.The lawn was mown, bearded Iris were in flower, the Clematis was flowering high in the trees, and all was well.

The first night, it was so cold,  and ice  on the windscreens the Friday morning. Felicity has settled into the caravan as though she lived there all her life, we get to see the Eastern sky as the sun rises over the Ruahine ranges, photos to come later on.

There is no internet access where we  are, so the local public library is so handy for now.

Meantime, here are a few photos again from the archives.

The Ruahine Ranges with a topping of  snow.

Snow on the Ruahine Range

The mauve bearded  Iris

Mauve Bearded Iris 2015

Felicity, June 2018

Felicity June 2018

Basil, July 2018

Basil on the couch July 2018

Quotation of the day, author unknown, and this has been so true over the last few months or so.

“True friends are like diamonds, precious and rare”

Greetings from Jean


~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

A new fun and exciting chapter has begun! I am excited for you, it all is so perfect and a beautiful time of the year as the change of seasons comes!!

Terra said...

Great quote about friends.

Paige said...

Wishing you a smooth transition into you new home!

The Furry Gnome said...

It's all progress!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

I am glad you are settled in for now and hope that the wait until you move into your new home is pleasant and quick!

Susan Heather said...

I thought of you at the weekend leaving your home of so many years. It is good that the new owners are so happy with it.

Your next move will be the major one with all the furniture etc. to be moved. Glad Felicity has settled in - most important.

Out To Pasture said...

Glad to know your move is going well. The scenery itself is glorious and Felicity feels secure. I know how cold a caravan can feel though and will be glad when you are all settled into your new home.

eileeninmd said...


I am glad everyone is happy, but I am sure you all will be happier when you move into your new home. Cute photos of Felicity and Basil. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

I hope you are enjoying your new adventure!

Tish Stemple said...

Jean, I'm so excited for you! Before you know it you guys will all be settled into your new home. Can't wait to see pictures of your view.

barbaradougherty126 said...

Beautiful Pictures!! That kitty! Where did you move to? I am a new follower. Thanks for sharing!

Carol Mattingly said...

There's nothing like a new journey. I hope you and Hugh are doing well. It definitely sounds like it. Carol

Sandra Walker said...

So happy for you, and so glad Felicity has settled in happily (reminds me of Bella when we'd move from Ontario to Florida!) in her temporary home. :-)

Barb said...

You're having an adventure. Stay well, dear friend. You must be tired from all the packing.

QuiltGranma said...

Your fur-babies are so beautiful! Now don't get too chilly in your temporary abode, cuddle up with some quilts and kitties and you keep warm. Your spring looks wonderful, as autumn's temperatures cool down here in NE central Oregon, USA. We are high and dry, 8 inches of rain annually.

Sharon - IN said...

Hello Jean!
I hope you are enjoying the temporary arrangements, and find your 'new' home soon!

Julie Fukuda said...

It must be a good feeling to see your former home being appreciated. Glad the critters are adjusting well.

Jenn Jilks said...

You sound so positive. When we moved from the lake I was heartbroken. It's great you found great new owners.