Dec 18, 2011

Hello again!

 After a few spectacular days in the impossibly beautiful New Zealand, 
I have so much to tell you, 
but first, 
just popping in quickly to say hello & hope you are loving the Christmas season so far.

The whole island was dotted with these magnificent
 Pohutukawa or New Zealand Christmas Trees,
emblazoned in a riot of richly red flowers.
Oh they were stunning, 
and if I could have only fitted a 6 metre tree in my suitcase,
I would have brought one home! 

images: north island, new zealand, by blue fruit


  1. Glad to hear you're enjoying your trip. Love the LV window display, though I reckon it looks very Hermes-like! Those trees lokk beautiful, isn't it nice to see another country's biodiversity? One of the best bits of travelling!
    X KL

  2. Hello KL! Yes, thoroughly loved the place - and have come back much more relaxed and revived, ready to pounce into 2012 now. Couldn't agree more - it is the diversity which makes traveling worth while, and especially the biodiversity as you say. Particularly as the world seems to shrink in size with a more global outlook, these differences between countries are what makes them so fun to explore. And perhaps the LV elephant is a gentle poke at the Hermes horse? Mischievous thought! V xx

  3. Linda from OEKE18/12/11 8:01 PM

    Welcome back lovely ... by the sounds of it (re: your comment below) it was the perfect end to a busy year. Hope your leadup to christmas keeps you in the same happy state (no rushing around the shops I hope). Looking forward to seeing some pics of that great house ???

  4. The Beetle Shack18/12/11 8:51 PM

    Looks fabulous! I'm glad yuo had a wonderful time and now to enjoy Christmas!

    xo em

  5. Heather in Arles18/12/11 9:28 PM

    Hooray! You are home! I am so very happy that you had such a wonderful, relaxing time. Just perfect. 

    Thank you so, so much Virginia for your comment chez moi. It meant so much to me. 

    Bisous! Rest up but I can't wait to hear more when you can...

  6. What a fabulous trip and home just in time for Christmas...perfect!

  7. Glad to hear you had a great time, looking forward to hearing about your trip! 

    LR @ Magnificent or Egregious

  8. Such a great point you make about biodiversity, everywhere really does feel so similar nowadays, nature is going to be what revives us through its different species.

  9. Jenningsandgates20/12/11 5:35 AM

    Wonderful pictures!  Hope you are having a marvelous time.

  10. It's such a dream of mine to visit New Zealand - looks beautiful! It's such a pleasure to stumble across your glamorous blog!

    Catherine at  The Spring (in Brisbane)

  11. Hi Catherine - thank you and welcome to Glamour Drops. It was so impossibly beautiful in New Zealand that it seemed somebody must have painted the scenes! So I would be recommending it. And we didn't even have time to get to the south island - save that for another trip, I hope. V xx

  12. Yes, although Christmas seems to have advanced madly without me being here - so am feeling a little chaotic now! But what would the season be if not for a twirl? V xx

  13. Hello Linda. Which great house? The one on the hill? Yup, I better get some images quick because it is being built very quickly - great builders and wonderful clients. Am very happy! V xx


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