Lazy Saturday Morning. New Zealand Style.

This blog is for my Northern Hemisphere friends who are, either snuggling under a blanket of snow, or are sipping a full-bodied red wine by the fire pondering the glorious fact the seasons never change. Spring will always follow Winter. Summer will always follow Spring.
This morning, I had every intention of knuckling down to write a serious blog about climbing the e-book marketing mountain. Then, I had scheduled time to tackle reading and editing the first draft of Love Entwined – the soon to be released sequel to my contemporary romance e-book Love in the Vines.
Oh, and I was going to get stuck into K.A Krisko’s “Crypt of Souls” – I’m reviewing this e-book, so my pen & paper was ready to take notes.
Except, none of this happened. I got distracted by a blissful summer’s morning.
A coffee at the Black Barn Farmer’s Market had my name on it, as did a wander around the amazing sculpture garden at the Birdwoods Gallery.
Only a few miles drive from my home in Havelock North, in the heart of Hawke’s Bay, and far from the cold and cacophony of the city, this slice of kiwi heaven is just well, too tempting to resist.
Here’s a snapshot of the first four hours of my Saturday, December 29th, 2012.

On our way to the Black Barn Market

On our way to the Black Barn Market

This might be a glass of NZ Sauvignon Blanc in the making.....

This might be a glass of NZ Sauvignon Blanc in the making…..

Ahhh....morning coffee market style. It was so good....

Ahhh….morning coffee market style. It was so good….

Fresh Bread. Knead I say more :)

Fresh Bread. Knead I say more 🙂

Black Cherries. Yes Please. And, don't mind my stained teeth!

Black Cherries. Yes Please. And, don’t mind my stained teeth!

Juicy fat apricots.

Juicy fat apricots.

Need these for dinner tonight.

Need these for dinner tonight.

Molly the market lab. Loves to meet her peeps & share their food.

Molly the market lab. Loves to meet her peeps & share their food.

Birdwoods Gallery is home to amazing sculptures. This Pelican did not just eat a fish.

Birdwoods Gallery is home to amazing sculptures. This Pelican did not just eat a fish.

Papa warthog and his family. Hand crafted in Africa, now home in New Zealand.

Papa warthog and his family. Hand crafted in Africa, now home in New Zealand.

Ceramic birds sitting on a fence.

Ceramic birds sitting on a fence.

Stony silence from the hippo family.

Stony silence from the hippo family.

The furry four legged super smoochy owner of Birdwoods Gallery.

The furry four legged super smoochy owner of Birdwoods Gallery.

White Hydrangea - Loveable like my Oma's (Grandma's) hair-do.

White Hydrangea – Loveable like my Oma’s (Grandma’s) hair-do.

The Old-Fashioned Sweet Shop at Birdwoods Gallery. One of the reasons I continue to get out there and run. Yum.

The Old-Fashioned Sweet Shop at Birdwoods Gallery. One of the reasons I get out there and run. Yum.

Written by Magdalena Vandenberg author of e-books Love in the Vines and Minnie Moo The Extraordinary Adventure of an Ordinary Cat.
Photo’s courtesy of my i-phone.

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