01 February 2013

Things I'm Loving 1.2.13

I wholeheartedly believe that no matter what is happening in your life, there is always something you can be thankful for..no matter how simple it is.

Bloggy meet ups
I SO enjoyed last Friday night, catching up with Jackie (Jacksta B) and Kristy (Paisley Jade), as well as meeting a whole bunch more lovely, crazy, fun, loud gals who joined us at the Waipu Pizza Barn. Hopefully I will remember all your names and blogs so here goes. Joining us was:

Becky (Miss Becky Boo)
Tracy (Inside The Scrap Heap)
Rachel (Rachel Kate)
Liz (She Exceeds Rubies)
Simone (Sima J)
Juanita (Bassetts Blurbs and Banter)
Rachel (Curious Runner Girl) and her lovely sister

I did manage to catch poor old Liz in a bit of a funny pose, sorry about that love!

Like Jackie said here, it was a great night out, even if we did end up in some deep and meaningfuls about heaven and death and colonoscopies! Juanita telling us the story of when she was a new nurse and how she approached having to shave a Mongrel Mob's privates for a procedure was probably my favourite story of the night. Hilarious!

And that wasn't exciting enough, I am already looking forward to seeing some of these lovely girls again at The Bloggers Conference in Christchurch in April. It's my birthday on the 10th, Jackie's birthday on the 11th and Leonie's birthday on the 13th all within a few days of the conference, so it's gonna be party hardy I reckon!

Oh and I got asked to host one of the workshops on the Saturday, and I said yes (eek, what was I thinking! Too late to back out now though ha ha!). I am already looking forward to seeing some of my other favourite bloggers again that I've met in the past (Miriam, Sammy, Simone and Leonie), as well as FINALLY meeting in real life other lovely gals whose blogs I love like Ange, Widge, Gail, Leonie, Cat, and Sophie just to name a few.

If you're not already booked to come, get in quick, places are filling up FAST! Visit here for all the info.

Around the Table - Bloggers Connecting

Mangrove Seeds
I cannot believe I got to 35 and had never seen these up close before. I even lived in Papakura for 10 years growing where there were plenty of estuaries around, but clearly either hadn't paid much attention if I ever did see one.

We saw so many of them up in Northland, and I love the way they open up like the pages of a book!

Mr Whippy tune
While we were over admiring the Falls one day while on holiday last week, I heard a long forgotten but well-loved tune jingling and beginning to get closer and closer. And then, the real McCoy. Ah I have such memories of growing up and running out to the sidewalk to see the truck go by. I'm not sure we ever bought many icecreams back in the day, but it really was such a Kiwi institution. I can't say I had realised the trucks were even still around!

This week of settled weather has coincided with a lovely full moon - which I swear always happens, I'm sure it's a proven phenomenon that the best weather is always around the full moon. One night I caught a glimpse of it appearing on the horizon (the beauty of having a house with a view of the hills) and couldn't resist snapping a few shots. Amazing how fast it actually rises when you're running to get the camera to try and capture it though!

Sunny days
Loving that this was last week's weather forecast for Wellington. I have NEVER seen it quite like this!

Photo: Whoop whoop, all aboard the sunshine train!

And so far so good, every day has been just as forecast...A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!

Library Bar & Cafe
Love finding new places to eat with great atmosphere. I went out with my lifegroup gals to Library Bar the other night for the first time. Loved the cool door as you entered, and boy was the dessert freakin good! I had the chocolate truffle tart with white chocolate pannacotta and raspberry sorbet. Topped with a glass of dessert wine, it was just divine.

I am already planning my next visit!

Here's how you can join in this week:

Link up below with your blog post telling us what you're loving, and grab the Things I'm Loving button below for your post too. Don't forget to share the love by visiting all the other lovelies who have joined in - the linky is open till same time next week!


Miriam said...

I love that there are do many birthdays on the bloggers weekend too. So fun and that moonrise is amazing

Gail said...

Looking forward to meeting you too!
We've had Mr Whippy 2x since coming home - more than ever in the years previous to being away!! The music sends us running out to the street!!!

Gorgeous Moon rise. Gorgeous.

Curious Runner said...

Loved our Blog meet up Meghan, was very fun! And that moonrise is absolutely amazing! x

Sima J said...

Was such a good night out - thanks for the excuse it was great fun meeting you! And well done for remembering our names and Blogs!! LOVE the moon shots! Amazing .. I tried to get some shots the other day on my little point and shoot .. fail! It def. needs a better camera than mine to capture it! :-)

jacksta said...

when you postes the mangrove seed, I was going to tell you that my kids call them books. Ever since they were babies grandma taught them to read the "books".

If we have money and we have already had dinner...then we get Mr Whippy. Lifes to short to miss out on it. I heard of someone telling their kids if the music was on it meant they were out of ice cream. Mean!
That dessert looks delish!

Meghan Maloney Photography said...

Thanks Simone. Although I had a sneaky but of help remembering the blog names, I peeked at PJ's whangarei blogged page!

Bron said...

We were in Bali for the new moon...big deal for the Balinese people.
Love the Mr Whippy memories ..strong here in Australia too.

Off for my "procedure next Friday...glad you have some results from yours. xxxx

tartankiwi said...

Love your photos of the moonrise- truly beautiful!
Can't wait for Around the Table, its going to be so much fun meeting up with evem more cool bloggers!

Unknown said...

Aw, I'm more than a little jealous of that weather! Grey, dull, cold, and even greyer here for weeks and weeks!

The blogger catchup looks like lots of fun.

And your blog makeover is lovely!

Ange - Tall, Short and Tiny said...

Such a fun week! Love your moonrise shots. Can't wait for April xxx


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