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Floral overload (in a good way)

We celebrated our wedding anniversary (33 years!) a few days early this weekend in the beautiful South Island town of Queenstown. I have been lucky enough to stay in this stunning place a few times but never before in the summer. For me its a ski town, but turns out that in the summer it’s a lush and verdant paradise. I think I drove my poor husband crazy as I spent the whole time taking photos of the stunning flowers in bloom everywhere. The whole place was fragrant with roses and jasmine.

Easy to forget how much beauty you have in your own country. It was also wonderful at such a hectic time of year to reflect on how far we have come in those 33 years, enjoy a quiet weekend with each other and literally stop and smell the roses.

I’m Leanne – living in Auckland with one husband, one adult child still at home, four out of the nest, and two dogs. I'm currently not in paid employment; and trying to work out what that looks like. I’m a wife, mother, nanna, foodie, musician, knitter, keen amateur photographer, reader and (somewhat sporadic) blogger.

6 comments on “Floral overload (in a good way)

  1. Happy Anniversary to you both! 33 years is quite an accomplishment! My friend used to teach in Queensland, Australia. It sounds close to this place, do you know where it is? Looks like a beautiful place to spend your anniversary.

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    • I know – it sounds like such a long time but I don’t feel old enough to have been married that long!
      New Zealand is about a three hour flight from Australia. We have been to Queensland which is a lovely sunny area of Australia with lots of fantastic surf beaches. Queenstown is in the South Island of New Zealand. It is by a lake and surrounded by mountains so you can ski in the winter. Lots of adventure tourism in the summer. From where we live in Auckland (North Island) it is a one and a half hour flight. NZ is small but very varied in landscape – we are very blessed to live here 😊

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      • We all feel younger than we are, I’m 47 but feel like I’m in my thirties! Your area sounds beautiful! I’m not much of a world traveler but I can live it through your blog.😉

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  2. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    WOW—33 YEARS AND STILL BEING FRUITFUL!!

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