Thursday, April 11, 2013

Taking time....


Sorry about the unintentional absence here on my blog..... These last 3 or so weeks have been a little difficult for me to get through as it's been a whole year since my life was turned upside down which I blogged about here. We escaped for an extended weekend away to our favourite beach a couple of weeks ago and once we got there it was so nice to be back in this peaceful remote beach again. The above photo of my girls is taken on a walk at the northern end of Piha.




We also took along my parents who hadn't been back to stay in Piha for a few years. My Dad wasn't up to any walking but Mum did the waterfall walk with Caitlin and I one afternoon.

 On our last morning I managed an early morning walk up the lookout track above the gap ....
 I love the shadows created on these cliffs by the sun rising up from the hills behind.

 So just when I thought I was about to get back to a some what normal schedule my Dad was taken to hospital with a couple of broken bones after falling in the middle of the night earlier last week. There is more to this story than I will share here but he is on the mend for now and getting rehabilitation to prepare to be at home again. So I have been busy travelling back and forwards to hospital with Mum although now he is thankfully at a closer hospital in Thames. On the plus side Mum has been staying with the girls and I for nearly a week which is nice for both her and us to spend time together and my Dad has been busy being my sales representative and giving out my business cards to nurses and fellow patients. He was getting admiring comments on his bible cover that I made for him for Christmas which has led to 2 orders for diary covers for a fellow patient and his brother. Yay I love custom orders!
Be back soon to show the sewing that I have managed to get done these past couple of weeks.


7 comments:

Second Chance Tan said...

I have missed you, I love your blog with it's photos of stunning scenery. Sorry to hear it's been a tough time lately, and I do hope your Dad is on the mend soon. Remember to hunt for the small good things each day xxx

Stitched Together said...

Sorry to hear about your Dad's accident. It sounds very painful - and inconvenient, but at least he knows he duty as chief cheerleader to his daughter!

Your photos are amazing. The scenery you share with is stunning. Thank you so much for taking the time to post them for us, so we can get a little taste of a very beautiful part of the world.

Katy Cameron said...

That looks like an idyllic escape, although sorry to hear about your dad's fall, still, at least it hasn't held him back as your PR manager ;o)

Kelli said...

What a beautiful place to get away to with family and reflect..sorry to hear about your dad's accident, hope he has a speedy recovery. He sounds like a great cheerleader for your sewing! :) I've just had a catch up and all of your projects are so gorgeous, and fun! xoxo

Karen said...

What a wonderful place to get away to. So glad your parents could come along too. It would have been nice sharing yours and their memories with your girls. And it would have been lovely having them stay and being able to spoil them. I hope your Dad is feeling better.Take care.

Marina said...

Sorry to hear you've had a rough time lately. Hope your dad's fighting fit again soon.

I've been to that hospital in Thames! We spent some time in emergency there when we were in NZ in January. Nothing serious, as it turned out, just another entry in the "adventures in foreign countries" file.

Nic said...

Hugs to you for dealing with and getting through this difficult anniversary.
Piha is definitely balm for the soul. Though I'd have to say many places in NZ are.
Sorry to hear about your dad. Glad he's on the mend

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