Sunday, May 2, 2010

The traditional Champagne Breakfast

glass 3

I should leave this post until I feel better.  My mind is on my sore throat.   A self inflicted sore throat I must add.  I never thought the day would come when I would suffer from too much talking, laughing and cheering.
Waipu Cove 1 

We gathered at a holiday property just out of Waipu Cove,  for a Champagne Breakfast, a tradition amongst the females who worked together at a dairy factory 20 0dd years ago.    The shooting season opens in New Zealand on the first Saturday in May and this outgoing bunch of girls decided why should the men have all the fun.   Back then we knew how to party!   Nowadays, it is about catching up on each other’s lives, chatting and laughter.

Chris, Karen, Twink, Jean, Sonia, Treena, Tania

Karen, Dors, Twink

 It wasn’t all sitting and standing around, there were games.   Some involved team tactics (who got hold of my camera?), others  that involved running.  Yes, somehow the madness of the moment got to me and I agreed to run.  OK, I admit my team came last in that event. 

 team tactics


The day continued into the night but I don’t want to put my relationship with this great  bunch of old friends at risk so there are no more photos from about this point on.  As Shakespeare said, “ 'The better part of valour is discretion; in the which better part I have saved my life.' 

Thanks to Chris, who was the sober safe driver for Twink and I, and who provided us with a bed for the night.  My throat might be sore but I’m still smiling!


  1. I hope Chris looked after you both and had you up early!!!
    Have a great week Pauline.

  2. It sounds like you had a grand time - and a sore throat is a small price to pay for a catch up with good friends.
    Pictures of the race?.........

  3. just visiting for the first time
    Love your photos

  4. first time visitor too! Thanks for your visit and your kind words. I am drawn to the mountains even though I live on an island in Puget Sound so I love this setting. Sounds like you all whooped it up but good! Love to hear stories like this one.

    Good for you gals!

    Smiles and looking forward to following

  5. enjoyed your post.
    nice to meet.


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