In lieu of food, I bring you weekend photos

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
~ Henry David Thoreau

Hello, strangers, from the Land of Busy. That’s where I’ve been hangin’ out lately. You know, those times when major decisions need to be made, your laundry pile suddenly looks like a mini Everest, and all your friends seem to get married, give birth, visit from overseas, etc all at the same time?! That is happening to me at the moment. Read: wonderful and exciting/hideous and tiring all at once. But I am not complaining. I’m merely trying to apologise [or make excuses] for not popping in with a recipe or something yummy in the last few days…

Though you probably wouldn’t have found my rambles on salmon bagels/juicy plums on the go/instant noodles/various takeaways that exciting anyway, right? ;-)

In the meantime, I thought I’d share some photos from a recent trip to Napier for Art Deco Weekend! I enjoyed myself immensely with a great bunch of friends and friends-of-friends. There was plenty of sun, a mass picnic, a vintage car parade (and a short ride in a vintage car), hot chocolate/live jazz, lots of dancing (or attempting to dance…), a nice assortment of handsome men in uniform, etc… oh and we visited an excellent farmers’ market in Hastings on Sunday where I found gorgeous walnut brittle, biersticks, great vegetables (see pics below) and delightful decaf coffee. I felt like I was gliding along a stage set/time machine preview all weekend. On Saturday night we drove with the windows down, the stars above looking like a shower of white pepper across an inky soup, and the wind so strong I thought of holding down my eyelashes so they didn’t pull away…

Till next time, eat well and keep smiling!


16 responses to “In lieu of food, I bring you weekend photos

  1. You look gorgeous Mel :-)

  2. Oh I want to be there! That looks like SOOOOOOO much fun! I love the dress up ensembles. Very classy! :)

  3. Oh I come from NAPIER! thank you so much. I used to do Art Deco every year.. and the parties and the dinner, I have the fur and everything.. actually it is really all about the wine as you know! Thank you for taking me home for a look see.. you had great weather! c

    • That figures, because all the people I have met who are from Napier are so lovely…! Actually I realise I missed the wine *entirely* this year – how is that possible? Will have to make up for it next time…

  4. The pics are fun, who says that you always have to post recipes? It is your blog after all :-).


  5. Bunny Eats Design

    You look lovely but where are your shoes?! Looks like a fun weekend away. Don’t apologise for having a life. I’ve been busy too but hey, sometimes you have plans and sometimes life gets in the way.

  6. Such fun pictures! Love the old cars…and the gorgeous veggies!!!

  7. A friend told me about Art Deco weekend..AFTER it happened, damn – definitely going next year, it looks so awesome!

  8. Such a great photos! Love the art deco/20’s stuff!

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