Wednesday, May 25, 2011


The shop which I was supplying with my wee cards is under new management, and they are moving to another area of Auckland. 

So, I have an appointment today to see the new Sales Manager with a view to them continuing to stock my cards.

As I have already had a good talk with  him in person I am fairly confident he will still want my cards (he hasn't seen my cards as they sold out of them)... but you never know until they take them eh?  Fingers crossed...

ABOVE:  a very rare white Kiwi, born at Pukaha Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre. He is the first white kiwi to be breed in captivity and he has been named 'MANUKURA' which means "of chiefly status".  He is not an albino either... he's just white,  which is extremely rare.  I hope he does well. (The kiwi is our national bird.)

What else?  Once I get home I'm going to read blogs and just do a big catch up. 


The last thing I said to Steve last night was "Don't let me forget my appointment at the shop tomorrow".
This is what I found when I got up this morning!

ABOVE:  somehow I don't think I am going to forget!  lol

ABOVE:  our son Russell and baby Sienna.... what an awesome photo!  So very glad I can pinch their photos off Facebook!  lol

EXCITEMENT abounds!!  Coco has gone into season... so in 10 days she bonks her boyfriend (who she ain't met and in two and a half months we will have puppies (all going well).

Good news! The new shop Manager took me cards again.. AND he wanted the larger cards too... and paid in cash on the I'm wrapt.  

End of Day: spent the evening doing bugger all... have felt COLD today!
nite nite.


  1. :D well done steve

  2. Anonymous8:14 AM

    I have a girl Teddy called Tammy who chews and bites her feet skin etc and I find that keeping her fur real real short (she has some lovely jumpers) has fixed this problem.hopes this helps. Lee-AnneL.

  3. giggles at steve...
    I have seen your cards :) i have some and love them....
    they should sell themselves!
    love n hugs

  4. Anonymous8:47 AM

    Ie's a lovely photo.

  5. Good luck with your sales pitch. And nice one, Steve!

  6. Anonymous11:59 AM

    But she might not like him & want to play the field a bit before she goes on the DPB. At least go on a few dates get him to spend some money

  7. Awesome news about Coco and good luck with the cards :-)

  8. OOOO - what an awesome little kiwi! How exciting !

    O Yea , loved the picture of Russell and Sienna!

    LOL - that feisty little Steve kept his part of the bargin didn't he! LOL I would say - job well done ! LOL

  9. Penny, NZ3:44 PM

    Fantastic news re cards, well done Chris!

  10. Well done mum...

  11. Congrats on the cards order... awesome news. You'll be busy once again!

    Kate (

  12. Between Crafts,cards,coco YOU will be holding baby Sienna very soon. Lovely picture of Russell and Sienna. Well done on cards order YAY......

  13. Anonymous8:51 PM

    The bubby kiwi is so cute! He looks like a chook chick with a longer beak! WOMBAT

  14. Hi stranger - remember me? I'm back making yet another attempt to be a better blog reader, you'd think working full time and raising 2 kids would give me an excuse to be slack with blogging!

    Besides I better keep up more often, seems every time i stop reading your blog for a bit I come back to find you've gained a dog or a grandchild ;-)

    And of course they would want the cards - who wouldn't want to stock your masterpieces? Congrats too on the news about Emily - I was in a harnes for a few months as a baby and from what my mum tells me it was a really tough time!

  15. Anonymous12:41 AM

    Congratulations on being able to continue your cards with the new management! He'd be stupid not too!! What a cute little kiwi!! cute little guys aren't they!!Our national bird is the Bald Eagle. Great photo of Sienna with her daddy!...debbie

  16. I'm so happy your got your order from the shop. Lovely photos of the new baby. Keep warm.

  17. Congrats on the card order. Hope u make lots of money. Gosh, I'm quite excited yet a little embarrassed about Coco being in season. I'm not sure what that means actually. I'll google it.

  18. What a great reminder that Steve is!

    Congrats on selling the cards. What a super way to make some extra money from your beautiful work.

    I hope you warm up again soon!

  19. I came by yesterday, but Blogger wouldn't let me comment. I just had to tell you how stoked I am for you that the new shop Manager wanted more cards and paid on the spot. That is just fantastic! So happy for you.

  20. Love the post its, the baby and the man AND wooohoo on the cards!!

  21. Good luck with your cards. Pretty cool they all sold out.

  22. I love the picture of your son with his little daughter.....BEAUTIFUL!


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