Monday, July 22, 2024


Mosaic crochet is coming along slowly 
The fibro fog is particularly bad right now.  There is lots of counting and I’m so bad I forget the number as soon as I say it. 

Today the sun is shining and that bitter cold is gone. 
There is always something to be thankful for. 

Sunday, July 21, 2024

Walk about

The rain and winds have stopped. So we went for a bit of a wander around the place 

You can see how much rain we had 

This dam was bone dry! 
It filled up over the last week 

Checking the veggie patch and not much is happening 
The rhubarb is kicking on.  Which is lovely to see 

The first planting is now established and growing well. 

The second is still just sitting quietly. 

The sugar beets have grown. I’ll start harvesting and adding them to my stews and roast them 

More beets in the foreground. The jonquils are happily flowering away. 

No sign of the potatoes as yet. I’m sure they’ll pop up soon 

The frost has Damaged this poor plant. I’ll wait until all frost has gone and cut it back. It should regrow. 

My rosemary is really doing well. I had to cut it back so I could get in and out of the gate 

The bees were all over it. 

It was nice to just walk around.  I ignored all the weeds. I’ll get to them once the weather improves 

The chickens have been let out of lockdown to clean up the small orchard. 

They will spend the day here and go back in their run  
It’s wet so we will get some more sawdust and put it down for them to have a nice clean and dry area to play in. 

This will have to done during the week. The sawdust people are closed Sundays 

Hope you’re all keeping warm or cool depending on where in the wacky world you live. 

Crazy weather all over 

Saturday, July 20, 2024

There’s a mouse in the house

All day yesterday Trixie had her nose under the couch.  She would be on one side 
Then run around to the other side   
I couldn’t see anything because the section she was looking at is low to the ground. 
I needed to lift up the whole couch to see properly. But it’s too big 

I actually got hubby and wonderson pull the couch apart and look. 
There wasn’t any tight there. But I know my dog. She wouldn’t be that fixated for nothing. 

This morning. While sitting quietly I see a mouse run across from the heater to the back of the wall unit. 
Trixie is now right there waiting. 

So tonight mouse traps will be set and hopefully we catch a little critter 

Not that I blame it.  It’s very cold and wet out there. 
But if your not paying rent, or giving me love. 
You got to leave 

I’m off to art class. But first I have to add a few more layers to keep me warm. 

Bella has caught the mouse and has gone outside with it 

Good kitty 

Friday, July 19, 2024

Potty training

Only Ana today. Older girls are back at school 
Her parents have started potty training and we continued today 

For ease we had only undies on and no pants 
We only had one accident. She was very good 

In the nail
Salon today. It’s a tough job deciding what colour 

Outside it was very cold. We had strong winds and now rain. 

We not only had the wood fire going. We also had the ducted heating 

It’s going to be miserable for the next week or so. 

I’m definitely feeling it in my bones. 
There is a global computer cliche, apparently 
So far it hasn’t affected me. Hopefully they sort it out soon 

Wednesday, July 17, 2024

A wonderful surprise

Today I got a call from the post office telling me I had a parcel from overseas.
I hadn’t bought anything. Yeah I know. I’m shocked too lol 
So I sent hubby to go and get it whatever it was. 

It was a parcel sent from poros!

For me and the girls. A little bag each 

Included was a post card and a fridge magnet. I collect these from everywhere I go.

Local kiwi alien sent it to me. 
Who ever says internet friends are not real. Have not had ones like I do. 
Thank you so so much. 
I can feel the summer sun from them. 

The girls will love them too. 
I’m truely bless to have people like you in my life. 

Saturday, July 13, 2024


Today I’m not doing much at all 

Had art this morning. Work in our project is continuing nicely. I don’t think it’s going to take anywhere as long to finish as the giants causeway. I guess we will see

Meanwhile hubby cleaned the birdcages and had bought more dowel to replace and add extra perches 

You can see the new ones  are nice bright and straight 
The old perch was bent like a banana. Claws and beaks were sharpened on it 

It’s currently raining outside so I’m set up on the couch continuing with my crochet 

I think the colours work well together 

I’ll show you a progress shot once the pattern has been completed once. 

Friday, July 12, 2024

Utter chaos

All three girls were here again today 
Usually they start off quietly as they really don’t get to spend lots of time together. But now they’re all great friends and the chaos ensues right from the start 

Here they are all dressing up and doing fashion show 

Melody was MC and tried to keep it all running smoothly 

She even had a red carpet. 

They played, read books and played with Trixie 

The carnage spilled out the toy room down the hall all the way to the lounge 

The two older girls have gone home 
Ana is playing with grandpa 

The toy room is back to normal with everything in it’s proper tubs or boxes 

Grandma has earned her drink tonight lol
I love it when they’re all here. Playing, building relationships and creating memories to share later in life once I’m gone