Share Your World – Waitangi Day 2018

It’s been ages since I did one of Cee’s Share Your World challenges, but with a little bit of time today, given the holiday, I thought I would give it a go.  In case you don’t know, 6th February is Waitangi Day, New Zealand’s National Day.  It commemorates the signing of the Waitangi Treaty in 1840, a document which is regarded as the founding document of the country, signed by representatives of the British Crown and Māori chiefs.

Anyway, to Cee’s questions…

What would be your ideal fantasy way to spend Monday?

Well, I first see these challenge posts on Tuesday mornings, and today is a work free day as it is Waitangi Day.  I had a lot of household chores that weren’t done at the weekend that took up part of the morning, but ideally I would have started the day with a leisurely breakfast, a bit like my usual Saturday morning breakfast (see This Week’s Small Pleasures #82).  I would then potter about a bit, before going for a walk and finding a good place for lunch (which was actually what we did today).  The afternoon would be spent reading or watching a movie, before cooking up something nice for dinner. That at least is a way I am spending today!

Ruben sandwich and Six Barrel Soda celery tonic for me and cola for him at Pickle and Pie

What one person that you are out of contact with would you like to say thank you to?

This is a tough question, and I really don’t have an answer for it.  There are many random strangers who I would like to thank for those little acts of kindness we all need from time to time.

List your favourite toys or games as a kid?

My dolls and my dolls house, no question about it.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?

Summer sunshine and a nice trip to Greytown on Sunday.


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  1. It was nice getting to know a little about you. Looks like we would have gotten along famously in our childhood. Dolls were and still are my favorite.:)

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