The past weekend was the inaugural weekend of Kokomai, Wairarapa’s creative festival. I had an open studio on Friday and Saturday, which was quiet but nice. Tom made me this great signage using his Dad’s old bike.
Friday blew a gale and only the brave turned out – by Saturday it was all blue skies and sunshine so I was able to add tablecloths and flowers to the outside table, add a basket of kittens outside my studio and work with the door open.
There’s another open studio this Friday so come along if you like – details here.
On Sunday I took part in a Frocks on Bikes ride – about 30-40 of us doned dresses (or a suit) and biked out to Longwood, around past the house and then back again. Longwood is apparently New Zealand’s largest private residence and I did my best to gawk as I slowly cycled by.
Yesterday was 26 degrees in Featherston so I was parched and flaking out by the time I got to high tea. Friends from Featherston went too as well as two workmates – we all had a perfect time eating beautiful tiny and delicious food from vintage plates and drinking cups of tea and lemon cordial from local’s Lavender’s Green.
I think my friends and I were in general agreement we’d like more high tea in Featherston.
After a couple of healthy glasses of lemon cordial, it was time for friend Lucy and I to peddle home. I flaked out under the walnut tree, lying starfish style in the shade.