Saturday, July 26, 2008


And... it's bloody freezing in our house! Steve has had all the heating off.. (idiot boy!)... so the first thing we did was turn on all the heaters... we were cold enough! The trip home was good, uneventful in fact. The motel was basic but OK.. we had breakfast at McDonalds! Their McMuffins are quite nice (wash me mouth out with soap for saying such a thing!)......

Anyways: here's a couple of photos I took of the house...

And here is the kids (and me) with the Flat Stanleys in the snow on the Desert Road:

It was bitterly cold and about to snow. In fact it was snowing by the time we got back in the car. There is a huge storm due today so luckily we came home when we did. I hope Stew can get back to Auckland tomorrow!

In Taihape there is a gift shop that has a 'year round' Christmas Room... I love going in there. In this photo the Flat Stanleys are on the Xmas Tree!

I couldn't help myself and ended up buying a few more Xmas Decorations... and some cute wee metal 'things'.... will get a photo of them on tomorrow....

For now.... I'm going to chill out and relax for a while.... I no doubt have a million blog posts to read on Goggle Reader! Will work my way through them during the week do not fear! .....

"SOMEONE" is going to die!!! I have just been down to my bedroom.... and SOMEONE has been sleeping in my bed! THEY ARE IN FOR IT..... they have even washed the pillowcases.... WHY???? And they washed then with fluffy towels obviously, cos they are NAVY BLUE and are now covered in white bits of fluff.... I AM SEETHING.... ready to have a fit in fact! Just wait till Steve gets home.......seems it was Mike! And cos I had new sheets on the bed the fluff from them came off on the pillowcases... so I suppose I shan't kill him... though why he had to sleep in our bed is beyond me! There were like 4 other beds he could have slept in.

End of Day: while it's nice to be home.... I can't wait till it's not our 'home' any more! It was such a thrill to enter our driveway and see SOLD on our sign... it took so long.

NSV: none today, and now I'm tired and going to bed. They guys are watching rugby, power to them.... nite nite.


  1. Uh oh! Someone's in trouble now!

    Love, love, love the house! It looks great and I know you will enjoy being able to move in without a lot of work.

    The Flat Stanleys are certainly getting around!

  2. glad you made it home safe... I always forget that you guys seasons are exact opposite of ours so as we drown in sweat on these 100 degree days you are basking with COLD :D hope you fine the culprit and take measures accordingly! sheesh
    Have a great weekend!

  3. Love the house - it's gorgeous. I also love how the Flat Stanleys appear in all sorts of places. I won a stuffed dog in Vienna when we were backpacking and we carted him (he wasn't small either!) everywhere and took his photo in some great spots overseas!

  4. your new house looks great!

  5. Your new house looks lovely!! great photos on the Desert Rd as well.

    I think I migh visit that store in Tiahape when I get bacK. I'm a sucker for Xmas decorations. As though I need anymore. I'm bringing boxes of ornaments and decorations back with me. I have enough tree decorations to decorate three trees. Then there's all the other Christmas stuff, like Xmas villages, assorted Father Christmases, Angels and so on. Enough to decorate a whole house!

  6. beautiful house! Brr looks cold, and you know mom's bed is always the best!

  7. I love that shop in Taihape :) Glad you got home before the storm. Hope the house has warmed up now. Kids and beds!!!!!!! Mmmn I remember our bed being slept in once and my sheepskin on the floor beside becoming the size of a hanky as it had been washed in hot water!!!!!! Don't ask!!!!! LOL Love the house, see you soon :)

  8. Gorgeous house! Absolutely stunning. So stoked for you all that it's finally coming together - bloody took long enough eh?

    Happy Days ahead Chris!


  9. Glad you made it home safe and sound. The house looks great...

  10. Congrats! And that is one very beautiful house. Awesome for you! Seeing that sold sign is a beautiful thing, isn't it?

    Stay warm!

  11. Anonymous3:19 AM

    i love the house you are leaving and the one you are going to! Both gorgeous!

  12. Gorgeous house Chris! I'm so happy for you.

  13. ooooooooooooh.....GORGEOUS HOUSE !!! I love it. I also love me some mcmuffins and I have the muffin top to prove it!! ;) xo.

  14. Anonymous7:06 AM

    Love the new house! Woot Woot!

  15. Gee - you'd think they would know better ... lol

    So pleased that the house FINALLY sold - it must have seemed like an endless nightmare those last few months.

  16. I love it!!! Not too long and the shit will be over!!


  17. Sorry, I couldn't help but laugh at the photo of you freezing in the snow. It's summer here and it's hard to think of being cold this time of the year.

  18. Okay, so I am truly naive.

    Is it winter down there? I love it! :)
    For some reason I thought your weather was more tropical all of the time! ;)

    Congrats on the house...and I am glad you are feeling better.

    :0 The Maid

  19. I love the house, it is gorgeous! Snow it is 100 degrees here, I am melting!

  20. WOW the house is gorgeous Chris!

    Just caught upon the last 12 posts but its late and I didnt commenton all of them.

    Im just so happy that everything is falling in place.

    Acouple of weeks til you can try out the new fanny! Yeeehaw!


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