Friday, January 14, 2011

Happy New Year!

After a very busy leadup to Christmas, I had a lovely break in Nelson over Christmas with my family. We camped in my great-aunt's backyard in Mapua, and made the most of the sunshine. We even managed to miss the boxing day aftershocks.

I attended the Nelson market as a stallholder for the first time, and had a great day soaking up the atmosphere. It was something I'd wanted since I was a teenager, and first started selling candles. I even went in with some family friends once who had a stall, to see what it was like. All I can remember is having to get up at a ridiculously early hour of the morning!

I'm really looking forward to 2011. I hope to continue growing my business, and to earn enough to live off, as I have grown rather used to working for myself! I've got lots of great things planned, so stay tuned to keep up to date.

I have compiled a selection of some of my favourite photos from over the last month or so. Enjoy!

The view south from the front yard of where we were camping.

The view north.

Ruby Bay.

Cable Bay.

The Nelson Market

From A Craft Christmas Market at Goodbye Blue Monday, December 18th.

Gorgeous bird boxes made by the lovely Lindy from Maisons de Birds – A Kiwi Christmas Market, Hokitika.


  1. How amazing do those beaches look, man we live in paradise really don't we!

  2. We do! I always enjoy going to visit Nelson in the summertime.

  3. Looking forward to seeing your new creations Rose.

  4. Beautiful photo's Rose - how's that view! Glad you had a lovely break. Happy New Year, and good luck with the ever-increasing business for 2011 x

  5. Nelson is on my 'places to visit this year' list. I'm really looking forward to it :-)

  6. I haven't been to Nelson since I was a teenager. I've GOT to go back - Cable Bay looks divine! I'm really pleased you had a nice break away and chance to recharge.