Kia hora te manno
Kia whakapapa paumamu te moana
Kia tere te Karohirohi

May the calm be widespread
May the sea glisten like the greenstone
And may the glimmer of summer dance across your pathways

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Bring on the Spring

While in New Zealand I did a little shopping in the garden section of a large department store. I was delighted to find some resin, native birds to decorate my garden here in the States.
A few days after my shopping spree, I went to stay with my brothers on their boat, and they took me shopping at a mall, where I just had to take them to the department store to show them what I had bought. I was asked why I hadn't bought the Kiwi, I replied that I did not have room in my suitcase. Both brothers looked at each other and said, "Christmas present" I told them that the Kiwi would be way too large and expensive to mail, but I got the "no worries mate"
Sunday I received an email from Graeme, saying a package had been sent, and would be here in about a week. Yesterday, I sure was surprised, when the mail delivery person, drove up to our front door, and honked the horn of her car, letting us know she had something too large for the mailbox. I thought it was something MrC. had ordered for his business, but it was the large box from New Zealand.

Not only did I get the Kiwi, there was some chocolate and Turkish Delight in the box.

The chocolate with the yellow band is Manuka Honey and almonds, Richfields Manuka Honey & Almond 70% Dark Chocolate is high in natural antioxidant's for great health benefits and is an excellent health chocolate candy bar alternative. This luxurious intense taste of rich dark chocolate is sure to help get your energy levels up when your feeling a bit flat and looking for a quick “pick me up” to get you through the day. The other Classic dark.
The Turkish Delight from Loukoumi Artisan confectioners. are Manuka Honey & Rainforest Lemon, and Feijoa Delight,

The three birds I had already purchased are, a Pukeko, a Tui, and a Kea.
The garden I have planned, will be more on the shady side so my new treasures will not be faded by the sun. I think I may have to buy a cold hardy tree fern for the garden, so the birds will feel at home.


Gail Wilson said...

Wow Keewee, what a great surprise package! Great family!!

Darla said...

Sounds like they enjoying spoiling you!! What a great package...!

Alison said...

Well, of course you have to have the Kiwi! Isn't family wonderful? Sounds like your brothers are real treasures.

Peggy said...

Hi KeeWee, I look forward to seeing your new garden with the birds in place. What a lovely reminder of home! I was interested in the Manuka honey bar as manuka honey is getting a lot of press attention here as the new 'wonder food' and cure all.It is only availble in health shops and very expensive too.

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

What a nice present and chocolates made the surprise that much sweeter. I'll be looking forward to see the newly designed garden next year.

dinzie said...

The birds look cool :O)

leavesnbloom said...

I'm looking forward to seeing how your new garden progresses - my friend's husband is from New Zealand and they have a shady part of their garden made into a New Zealand garden full of native plants to that region to remind them of the great holidays they have had there in the past.

ryan said...

Nice. New Zealand has great brids. Personally, I might have chosen a weka. I liked those better than those kea troublemaker thug vandals. Pukeko's were pretty cool, and I really like Tui's.

edt said...

Nice birds :) Regards from NZ

Mary Lou said...

oh those are prettyt! I collect porcelain ones! but none that exotic!

Victoria Williams said...

What great mementos of your trip!