Flying visit to Napier

We flew down to Napier last Thursday for a couple of days, picking up a rental car at the airport to get around in.  IMG_0800The main purpose of our visit was to visit an elderly Aunt.  Aunty May is 97 years old!!  And look at the photo – she looks at least 20 years younger.

(L-R: DH Neville, Aunty May and myself)

She lives in a beautiful retirement home in Napier (in the nursing home facility) which is more like an up-market hotel.   We enjoyed taking her out for lunch with her daughter and catching up with all the news.  We also enjoyed dinner with Kay and Ian (her daughter and son-in-law) at their house on the Thursday night and then at a restaurant on the Friday night.  Great to see them all again.

IMG_0806-1Whilst down there we visited Pauline – a very talented Stampin’ Up demonstrator - who has been so kind and supportive and it was so great to finally meet her face to face. 

Thanks Pauline for the morning tea and tour of your craft room (not long enough!!) and Nev enjoyed meeting Pauline’s husband, Garry who shares the same interests.  A really lovely couple.  Would love to live closer and join in some of her classes – I adored all her creations, they’re just beautiful.

Well, back home now and all inspired to make some more cards.

4 comments:

KarenR said...

great to see the photos - you'll have to visit again!

Deby said...

Thanks for sharing such a personal and important event in your life! Your aunt looks wonderful! I hope I look that good when I'm her age!

Anne said...

Glad you enjoyed your trip, your aunt looks very fit and well, nothing like her age!

Vanja said...

Great photos, Judy, thanks for sharing! Your aunt looks much younger.
Hugs, Vanja

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