Tuesday, October 21, 2014


So.... it's me Birthday today.  I'm going to open my present a bit later on in the morning, after I get home from...


Steve, Bex, Dante and I are off first thing this morning to Botany for her first scan.
I get to see my next Grandbaby on my Birthday!

How utterly cool is that?  I'm thrilled to bits and can't wait to see him/her.

It's far too early to tell what gender baby is.  Everyone is hoping for a wee girl... I think it's a boy.

Time will tell of course.

ABOVE:  Teaching Dante to be in control of Teddy.  Once he can assert himself as 'superior' to the dog, Teddy will stop nipping him.  I hope.

More on my parking fine/infringement.
I got a fine yesterday for overstaying in the Warehouse carpark, even though I've parked there for over 18 months while working at the Hospice Shop.  Never had a problem, cos I had never seen a sign stating time limits before.

To prove the point:

ABOVE:  I got this photo off Google Earth, that's how the entrance to where I usually park looked for the past 18 months when I parked there.

I am going to take another photo today and show how it looks now.

As it's my BIRTHDAY, I'm hoping to HEAR from ALL of my kids today.  Hmmmm..... 5 managed to remember last year...

Right, I'm off to see the newest Grandbaby to be.


Our newest baby is a right wriggler!  So bloody cute... and so neat to see him/her today of all days.

I have a photo:

 ABOVE:  No # 13, cute little bugger.


 ABOVE:  Cute little Mini from Steve, Bex and Dante.

 ABOVE:  YES... it was a piece of Britto in the box!  Stew got me this darling teapot.  
Feeling very spoilt.

Kelly has given me two little fish she made and has 'shouted' Stew and I to dinner tonight.  We are going to Lonestar, I love their dinners.

ABOVE: My impressive Britto collection... Love all of them.  So bright and cheerful.

Finally for now... a little scan video:

ABOVE:  No # 13 at 12 weeks and 4 days.  Or thereabouts.

 ABOVE: There ya go, brand new sign... and I sure in hell didn't notice it yesterday!  If I had, I wouldn't have parked there ... that's for sure.
*sigh*, now to try and appeal the fine.  

ABOVE:  I dropped off three bar stools to the Hospice Shop, and got these two Italian serving dishes... fell in love with them.  The little one stacks into the bigger one.  How cool are they?

Stew and I are now heading out for dinner at Lonestar... I can't wait.  It's been a good long while since we were there.  I'm having their Hoover Hog, it's to die for.

Well... dinner was WONDERFUL!  We only had a main at the end of the day, as we know their mains are HUGE.  And wow, my pork was AMAZING!  I let the chef know just how much I enjoyed it too.  We opted not to have dessert cos we were too full!

It was lovely just chatting and enjoying our own company, and some day we will do it more often!

THANK YOU to everyone that wished me Happy Birthday, it helped make my day.  {{{HUGS}}}

Sadly, the one person I had hoped to hear from didn't bother.  

End of Day:  one of the nicest birthdays I've had in a while.
nite nite


  1. Yay for birthdays and new babies. Happy birthday and I hope you have a wonderful day.

  2. Have a lovely birthday Chris.
    Kate ♥

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  4. Happy Birthday Chris - I hope you have a fab day!

  5. Anonymous6:45 AM

    Happy birthday 🎂. Enjoy your day especially seeing your gran baby for the 1st time today.

  6. Happy Birthday! Nobody should get a parking ticket on their birthday.

  7. Happy Birthday Chris. What a great way to start your day-seeing your new grandbaby. Have a wonderful day.

  8. Anonymous7:10 AM

    Happy Birthday!! Hope you had a wonderful day. Really enjoy your pictures and blog. Marianne in Orlando

  9. Happy birthday Mum. Hope you enjoy seeing grandbaby number 13..have a great day.

  10. Happy, Happy Birthday!!!!!

  11. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day!

  12. Have a very happy birthday and a fantastic year

  13. Anonymous8:10 AM

    Hoping all of your birthday wishes come true! Enjoy today and everyday because you are one-of-a-kind. Best wishes from Christine in Kansas

  14. Happy happy birthday. Have a great day.

  15. Lorraine H8:28 AM

    Happy Birthday Beautiful Lady.Have wonderful day especially that you are going to be there to see your newest Grandbaby's scan on your special day.

    Southgirl. x

  16. Happy birthday, how neat to see your future grandchild today exciting have a lovely day.

  17. Have a lovely birthday, Chris.

  18. Have a great day and a very happy birthday too

  19. steve9:22 AM

    Happy birthday mumsy, I hope you have a great day (of course you will you get to see your newest grandbaby). I'm sure you'll enjoy dinner alone with dad, I'm sure the kids will be well behaved for Bex and I, well let's hope so for their sake.

    To think your only 56 and not a single wrinkle on that face, I'm surprised you still don't get asked for id.

    Love you lots, will see you after work (although as I type this I am right next to you in the waiting room for the scan haha).

    Kind regards,

    Number one in your heart and number 5 from your womb.


  21. Happiest of birthdays to you!

  22. Happy Birthday Chris! I hope you have a totally awesome day! :)

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  24. Happy Birthday chick!

  25. Happy Happy Day.... sending you hugs on your special day xxxxx

  26. Happy Birthday Chris!! Hope this is a wonderful day for you!
    ~Nicole in CA

  27. Anonymous10:55 AM

    Happy birthday mil :) hope ya like your new britto i no u do as im sitting in the same room as ur unwrapping it haha. It was awsome seeing baby foe number 2 , shall i go get ur ice cream lunch ready haha bexs xxooand dante xxoo and foe 2 xxoo

  28. Happy Birthday Chris. Your day has started well and I hope it continues the same way

  29. Happy Birthday Chris - yes, fight that parking ticket... it's not that hard to get out of them if you have a good excuse/reason.

  30. Anonymous12:03 PM

    Happy Birthday Chris, have a wonderful day. Your Britto collection is growing :)

  31. Happy Birthday Chris, hope your day is till going as well as it is right now at 12.16 NZ time. Have a wonderful night with Stew and take care of your self. Love Penny and David xoxo

  32. Hope you continue to have a wonderful day. Happy Birthday.

  33. Happy Birthday, Chris. Have a wonderful day and a fantastic year.

  34. Happy Birthday! Your britto collection is so cute. LOVE the teapot. Hope you have a great day x

  35. Happy birthday chick. Have an awesome day and enjoy your dinner tonight. Your britto collection is growing fast!!!! xxxx

  36. Anonymous2:19 PM

    Happy Birthday Chris!!!!! Hope you have a super duper awesome day!!!!!!! xoxo

  37. Anonymous3:56 PM

    Happy Birthday Chris!!! Hope you are having a fabulous day :) Surrey

  38. Anonymous4:41 PM

    Happy Birthday ! love the video of the baby, your Britto presents and your collection is great!



  39. Happy birthday Chris - hope you are having a fantastic one! xx

  40. Happy birthday, glad you had a great day :)

  41. Ha, I guessed your present was another Britto ornament, that is growing into one heck of a collection.

    Enjoy your dinner out

  42. Happy Birthday, hope the year ahead is filled with much joy and happiness.

  43. Awww Chris I'm so sorry I was going to ring you yesterday but t forgot. Grrr. I'm glad you had a lovely quiet night out. Love Lone Star. You're an awesome chick. Love and hugs

  44. Happy belated BIRTHDAY!!!! It sounds like you had a fabulous day.
    So excited for you about the new baby. What a treat to see the scan on your b-day.
    Dante and and Teddy are so cute. I hope Teddy improves on the nipping.
    Lovely birthday presents!!!

  45. That's so cool that you got to see the scan on your birthday! Your hair looks very nice now. Hope you feel better soon! xx debbie


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