Category: Social events

  • Christmas dinner: Aston Norwood NZ

    Last night we had our end of year dinner at Aston Norwood gardens. Before dinner we did some archery and clay pigeon shooting. The weather wasn’t the best but we still did it.

  • A first time for me!

    What an experience! The first time in my ‘long’ life I went TEN PIN BOWLING The staff of the school had a lovely evening out. There were four teams of six. We thoroughly enjoyed the outing.  

  • South Island visit and Soroptimist Conference of NZ Clubs

    I had been looking forward to the Conference and to visit Nelson in the South Island of NZ since last year. The week before I had to go, I became ill with bronchitis. I still wasn’t well on the Friday of our departure. It was cloudy and the weather report expected rain during the weekend. […]


  • School Stories: Skink and bicycles

    Tuesday morning two children (brother and sister) found a skink on the concrete. I picked it up and put it between the foliage. I first had to give it to the boy so that he could feel how slippery it was. I wonder what skink this could be? Wicked wheels Wednesday. Many bicycles! All colourfully decorated.

  • School Stories: Christmas (2)

    This morning one of my 5-year-old girls presented me with an own made gingerbread man! Very special indeed.

  • Baby shower/stork party/ooievaars-tee

    Today was Stella, my daughter in law’s baby shower. The house was decorated in a wonderland of owls, toadstools, balloons and sweet treats. Pressies galore Stella enjoying opening the parcels. We made some elephants using towels. Baby cake! The mother to be.   A big thank you toStella’s mother and sister Melissa for organising this awesome shower. […]

  • Excitement in the family

    The last two weeks I have been working on my first handmade cardigan for my first grandchild which is due half December. It is going to be a  little girl. Today was the stork party/baby shower. Wrapped up with  fresh flowers from my garden. One for mommy, one for daddy one for baby in the middle

  • School Stories: Before School Care

    Every morning Monday to Friday before school starts at 7:30 am Little ones (5-year-old) build fences and cages for dragons. They love to play and build. Bigger girls make bracelets and other items like fruit, hotdogs or bees using loom bands.    Some are playing games on iPad

  • Poultry Show

    14+15 May 2016- Poultry Show, Upper Hutt, New Zealand There was a good variety of pigeons, ducks, chicken and some budgies. My husband loved rollers. We always had some. The ones on show reminded me about the rollers we had more than twenty  years ago.         Some pigeons on show. Some chickens […]

  • Sharing food photos!

    While I am on the topic of pizza and eating I want to share some interesting NZ delicacies. I bought some paua fritters and NZ hotdogs while I had the Japanese student. We decided not to get the fritters and hot dogs again! My student also brought a small frying pan and utensils with her […]

  • Family treasure discovered

    This past week I went through some old papers of my parents. I discovered two telegrams sent to my parents while they were travelling to South Africa in 1952 on De Waterman from the Netherlands. The first one is a telegram from my grand parents on February 18, 1952. My fathers birthday. The next one […]

  • Three years of blogging!

    Today February 18 was my fathers birthday. Today three years ago I started blogging as Scrapydo. Happy Anniversary with! You registered on 3 years ago! Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging! Thank you I enjoy blogging with you. I am grateful to be here.