Saturday, 22 April 2017

Happy Birthday Her Majesty

In her Right Royal Residence today HM (Hitty Madge) was seen partaking in Afternoon Tea.  Celebrating HRH Queen Elizabeth's birthday.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Hitty Madge in New Zealand 2017

Well Hitty Madge is back after her time in New Zealand.  She didn't get out as much this year as other things were going on.

She did receive this fabulous cardigan from a dear friend who provided some much needed support while there.

As you can see it is a perfect fit and matches her dress beautifully and up until a few days ago she had refused to take it off.

Hitty Madge says it will always remind her of the beautiful green hues of the Native NZ bush.

While in NZ we did get four days away up North and stayed with a friend just outside of Whangarei.  
She took us for a couple of hikes.  The first of which was up Mt Manaia.

The view from up there was stunning.

Hitty Madge enjoyed just sitting and looking for quite some time, taking all the breathtaking beauty in.

The following day we hiked, climbed and hobbled down to Peach Cove

We had the beach to ourselves.  It was just perfect.

Friday, 10 February 2017

Pretty in Pink

Hitty Madge was delighted to get a new shawl and hat knitted for her the other day.

It seems quite some time since she had some new dresses made for her and has put in a request for at least one to be made this weekend...we shall see!

Saturday, 4 February 2017

Look! It's Arrived!

Hitty Mary Jean came running up in excitement this morning.

Look!  Look!  She cried. Our little book from the Robertson Hittys has arrived!

It was a very timely arrival as we had just been thinking about it this morning and hoping it hadn't gone astray, but fortunately not.  

She couldn't wait to start reading it and the other gathered round in excitement.

Sunday, 29 January 2017


Two Hitty ladies have new 'Lyra' hats and very pleased with them they are as well, and I think more of our family will be putting in orders for one!

Hitty Moana thinks the colour of hers brings out the colours of her dress and also her eyes.

She has been checking on the chard.  

Hitty Madge has a matching shawl to go with hers.

She was surprised to find a lettuce growing in the trug!

The camellia has buds on it so will be flowering soon. 

Monday, 16 January 2017


Hitty Madge wanted a new coat...  she selected some fabric, as she though it would be lovely and warm.

It certainly is, but I think it is more like a dressing gown!  It possibly needs a cord round the waist, but she doesn't mind if she doesn't get one as she said it is the perfect 'house coat' to lounge around in on cold miserable days when one just wants to stay in in the warm.

Back to the drawing board, or rather the fabric drawer...and Hitty Madge spies some other fabric she thinks might make a nice coat...

Yes this is just what she was wanting.  A nice warm fur coat for the cold days when venturing outside.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Getting the house in order.

It has taken us a while, but we have finally got Rose Cottage back in order after the Christmas holidays.  To think we are two weeks into the New Year already and we have only just managed this!

I have my little office area back and although it can bet a little bit lively up here if the children are listening to stories and Hitty Ethel is busy sewing, it is generally not too bad.  Of course Hitty Madge's art studio is also up on this level.

The library is well stocked with lots of interesting books.  Hitty Annabelle is keeping the little ones entertained today.

Hitty Ethel is pleased to get back to her little sewing room and has a few works on the go.

Downstairs is where we all tend to gather during the day.

The boys Miles and Noel are busy playing with their dinosaurs they got fro Christmas, Rufus is watching them.  Becassine has been helping Hitty Phoebe with the arranging of the flowers in vases.  Hitty Rimu and Hitty Moana fancy a game of chess.

The others are enjoying a good ol' chin wag.

Hitty Mary Jean is heading off to the shops to stock up on supplies.  Hitty Leonarda and Hitty Carol Faith look like they might be up to something....

Anka and Piotr are still making eyes at each other!