Sunday, December 10, 2017


So a little run down of our Scavenger Hunt yesterday.
Clever little Mary from Stew's work came up with the idea ... we split into two groups and were given a box of photos.

We had to go to each place, once we had figured out where they were, and take either a photo or a little video to prove we found the place.  We had exactly 2 hours to get all our photos and videos and get back to the start again.

Some were easy, and a few were much harder.

 ABOVE:  The clue to this one was a photo of the statue.  We had to find it and take a photo of all of us doing a dance.  I nabbed a lady walking by to take our photo.  This was one of the easy ones.

The next one was much harder, it took me ages doing a Google search on my phone!  The clue was a photo of the plaque:

ABOVE:  There are only two 'Hitching Posts' left if Hamilton, and we found it!  
We had to tie one of our group to the post... so Stew was 'it'!  lol

Another hard one, a photo of the lake, and we had to find a skateboard and take a video of one of us on it!

Do you think we could find someone on a skateboard that we could borrow?  Nope, so I rang Amanda and asked if she had a skateboard we could borrow?

She did...

ABOVE:  But it was a teeny tiny one!  So Stew sure wasn't going to get on it... so Shona did:

ABOVE:  very, very short video!  She didn't want to risk breaking a leg!

Lastly... cos ya don't want to see all of them... we got a photo of a cycle path.  It was another tricky one, but I managed to find the park.
Once there, we had to find a bike and get a photo of one of our group on the bike.

We walked around and waited for quite a while hoping someone would come by on a bike, but no such luck.  Then Shona came up with a brilliant idea!....

ABOVE:  She got a photo of a bike on her phone, and we took a photo of Stew 'straddling' it!  And it passed the test!  

It really was such fun.  I'd love to do something like that again some time.

Dinner was at a Turkish restaurant.  Not bad at all either...

ABOVE:  I had a prawn and avocado salad and Stew had a Chicken dish.  There was a bread and spread entree and Baklava and ice cream to finish.

And that's a wrap!

Today we will be finishing off our Faux fireplace, and a few odd jobs around the house and yard.  
I've still got heaps of sewing to get done before Christmas too.  I hope I get some time to do that in the next week!

But for today, I really want to get the fireplace done so I can show you.. it's already looking AMAZING!

3.05 pm:  And today hasn't quite gone to plan.  Not that often it does really!  So, we ended up going into Hamilton for some shopping and lunch.
I got a couple of things for Christmas presents, and so on.  Very overcast day, threatening to rain.  So it's very humid and oppressive.

Home now, and Stew is starting to make the 'something extra'.  I'm waiting patiently to do my bit.

Sorry but our big 'reveal' won't be tonight after all.  Waiting for paint to dry before finishing it off is taking longer than anticipated.
So I can't show you the finished project till tomorrow, can't be helped unfortunately.

But we are both very happy with our efforts!  Just wait till you see it... it's GORGEOUS!!!!!

And that's about all for today.  A quiet evening ahead, still no rain, but it's certainly cooler.


  1. Sounds like you had a great time.
    Looks fun!

  2. What a great idea! Looks like you had a fab time!

  3. What a great idea. Knew Mary would have something to do with it. She's full of fun. Was there only 8 "2 groups"?

    1. There were two groups of 4 for the hunt, Mary and hubby sat it out in the pub (cos they obviously knew where every clue was), and we had more turn up for the dinner.

    2. Awesome. I might do something like this for the next quilting retreat. Some exercise for half an hour around the venue.

  4. glad you enjoyed the night! the pictures are great! xxxx Christy

  5. What a great idea. Lokks like you had a fun time.

  6. Glad u had a nice time. You look good in your outfit chick xx

  7. Chris- you are drop dead beautiful - and that was the Neatest Idea Stew came up with for the bike!!!!!!!!!!!! Very cool

  8. Looks like you have a fun time. Haha what a awesome idea. Hope you have a good week 😊

  9. Kind of like Amazing Race, that's fun! Scott and I would kill eachother since he freaks out if he doesn't know where he's going.

  10. Chris in this photo you are looking great what a neat idea for a work do!


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