Wednesday, November 30, 2016

17 YEARS!

Yesterday afternoon I decided to teach Brylee and Griffin how to play cards.  Skip Boo in fact, as it's the only cards I have in the house I think?

Anyway, we played about 5 rounds of the game, both kids really enjoyed it, and I sure did!

I haven't played cards in years, I used to play with Steve and other family members till shit hit the fan a few years ago.  Then no more cards.

I really missed it.

After dinner last night, Brylee and I sat down to play another game of Skip Boo... and OMGOSH!!!  Stew said he would play a game with us too!

Why OH MY GOSH???

Because Stew hasn't played cards in over 17 years!  The last time he played cards was with me, and my brother Vern.



Vern used to come home from Indonesia and stay with us, and we ALWAYS played cards together, the three of us.  It was like a tradition with us!  We loved playing, the competition was fierce.  

So, when Vern died, Stew never played cards again.  I don't know if it was a conscious decision not to play cards again?  But he never did, till last night.

I hope he continues to play cards with us, because I LOVE PLAYING CARDS, and have missed it so much.


ABOVE:  My gardens yesterday, after those F*#king chickens had been in and raked all the bark everywhere.  I'm now on the warpath.
Next time I see them I am going to let the dogs out... THAT should scare them off surely?
Clearly the chicken's owners are not confining them as they are supposed to.

If I wanted chickens in my yard, I'd GET ME OWN!  Grrrrr.  The chicken owners have been asked to keep them out of our yards, both ours and our neighbour's.  What else can we do?

Shoot them???

Even if we chicken fence proof OUR YARD, they can still just walk in our front driveway.  I'm damned if I'm going to go to the expense of getting a huge wire gate to keep them out!  Not my chickens, not my expense.

Rant over.

Off to get the kids to school/kindy, then do the grocery shopping.

ONWARD...

Well Brylee and I are in Hamilton.. we came in to do the grocery shopping.  We have been here for 2 and a half hours and yeah.... probably won't be doing it!   We are having too much fun scoping out the shops in town.

I have found THE MOST AMAZING, TOTALLY ME dessert bowl! 

Wait till you see it! You are going to either LOVE it... or HATE it. **smiles**

RIGHT.  I wanted to find a 'trifle bowl', one with straight up and down sides ... for christmas.  But I couldn't find one big enough... so Brylee and I hunted everywhere in Hamilton.  Finally, we went into The Importer, where I found this: 


 ABOVE:  A fish bowl!!!   How bloody cool is that???


ABOVE:  Now I need 20 people to help eat the dessert I just made!

What do you think of it?  I want everyone to tell me... like or not?

***Obviously I shall need to practise making the layers... but I'm fairly happy with it as a first attempt.

Well I'm happy to say we had NO PROBLEMS getting the dessert out of the 'bowl'.  ðŸ˜‹

Time to wind down for the evening.  I'm really tired tonight... shopping is exhausting!

27 comments:

  1. Winner winner chicken dinner!

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    1. Ha ha ha ! I wish. They are lovely FAT chickens.

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  2. I've had chickens in the past and would be mortified if my chickens were doing that mess in my garden, let alone someone elses garden. Totally not on.

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  3. I love playing cards! That's what we do when we go camping lol

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  4. I wonder how difficult it will be to get the dessert from the bottom of the bowl? It sure looks great!!!

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    1. LOL I will tell you later.

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  5. Omg I'll help eat haha that is so you!!!!!! 😁😁😁😂😂😂😂🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🍰🎄🎄🎄

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  6. Anonymous4:52 PM

    I want some.....give me some NOW I'M MY BELLY x #2 yummmmmmmmo

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  7. No, don't like it at all for trifle - I do love trifle though. I think that bowl would be better for punch or something like that?

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    1. I'm sure it could be used for many things.... even a seafood salad.

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  8. Love it use it for what ever you want it's totally you 😊

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    1. It is eh? I fell in love with it the SECOND I saw it.

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  9. I like the bowl, because it is clever. It will make a conversation piece when serving out of it. I imagine it won't be easy to get the food out of it. But who cares. You WILL get the food out and it WILL be delicios and the bowl IS darling.

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  10. Love the look on Brylee's face in the photo of her and Stew. The Fish Bowl is so you -could you scoop out a bit of every layer at once?

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    1. Yes we could... no problem at all.

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  11. That fish bowl is so you Chris! It would make an amazing centre piece for family feasts :)

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  12. Love the fish bowl, could be used for anything...not just dessert. Great choice Chris, it's so you 😃

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  13. That is one big bowl!! I like it. Might be hard to make a nice neat layered trifle, but it will taste just as good! Would make a fab bowl for a Blue Hawaiian Punch at Christmas. :-)

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  14. The dessert bowl is definitely you! I love it!

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  15. I bad to laugh. You have a nak of finding the most unusual clever things and that bowl is do YOU!

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  16. LOVE the bowl, I would be using it for punch, or seafood salad because I've made a trifle in my life and probably never will. I might have to have a shopping day in the Tron and check out the shops over there. We don't have the early settler in Tauranga or many of the shops you have over there, so always love a good shopping spree to Hamilton.

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    1. If you come over visit me! Im sure you have my number... but if not pm me on facebook. Thats if ya want to catch up 😊

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  17. opps, missed the word never in there.

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  18. LOVE the bowl!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  19. Anonymous2:55 PM

    Ohhhh those chickens what with the neighbours kids on fence How is that going? and now the chickens I'm with the above post winner winner chicken dinner! THAT BOWL is most definitely you loving it... hmmm me and cards are mighty fierce and competitive too no one will play with me and that includes SCRABBLE! It's me Blondie.

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    1. I haven't seen the kids on the fence at all since we put the tree there! Fingers crossed that continues.

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