Thursday, December 28, 2017


We bought a Soda Stream, with the idea being I would drink some water!

Yep. Me. Drink Water.  And on Boxing Day I actually did manage to drink about 3 glasses full!

It may not seem much to all you crazy water drinkers, but for me it was a huge achievement.

And OMG did I piddle heaps!  Me, who usually only 'goes' about twice a day, went probably a dozen times!  Even had to get up in the middle of the night (what a fag!).

But... and here's the amazing thing... I lost 2 kilos in a day!  All from drinking 3 glasses of water?  Amazing.

So, yesterday I did the same thing, and today I will do it again.  It's not earth shattering or anything... but it's a pretty big deal for me.  I don't expect to lose that much weight by just drinking water, by the way. 

My New Year's Resolution (and I DON'T do NY's Resolutions normally)... is to drink a minimum of 3 glasses of water a day, and one other thing.   I ain't telling you what that is right now though. 

Who else makes New Year's Resolutions, and actually keeps to it?  Are they doable?  Realistic?  I have chosen two things that I know are totally doable and realistic.
Though the second one is going to be a huge change for me!

MORE on that one ... on a later post.

 ABOVE: I'm finally able to use the 'Craft Room' as I intended.  Bex and I did a canvas each with the Alcohol Inks yesterday afternoon.
We hadn't used the inks on canvas before, it's another learning process.
But fun.

 ABOVE:  And the 'fireplace' with my coloured candles on it... just like we had in Auckland.  (without the actual fire!)
It's so pretty.  I'm so chuffed with it.

Today we don't actually have any plans.  We will just see how the day evolves.  We might end up at the movies in Hamilton...


 ABOVE:  Cute photos of the kids after they had been playing with Keera's hair bands.  

Stew, Brylee and I went into Hamilton.  A book I had ordered from Grandmother's Garden had come in, so we picked it up, then had lunch at The Base.

 ABOVE:  The book will come in very handy, plus a needle threader with a light.  Stew got some new work shirts (Thanks Kelly, very handy Xmas present), and I also got a cute little crystal heart for the house.

 ABOVE:  The heart could be unscrewed, which was perfect as I only wanted a half for the lounge wall..

ABOVE: The other heart went into the low dish on the coffee table in the family room.

ABOVE:  A few of the table runners/toppers in the new book.  I plan on making a few plus some mug rugs and having a go at selling them on Facebook and the local monthly market.
Nothing lost if they don't sell, as they can be used as presents next Christmas too.

Right... dinner is done.  Stew is watching tv in the lounge and I'm about to watch Coronation Street in the family room.  
Then it will be bedtime... it's been a very lazy day!


  1. Congratulations on drinking water Chris, it's a great effort especially often saying how much you hate. Be very proud

  2. Sorry Janice, I managed to delete your comment! So here it is, copied and pasted :

    Janice has left a new comment on your post "THIS MAY SURPRISE YOU":

    I love my sodastream, I've had it for about 5 years. I've tried many different kinds of syrup and I find that the actual sodastream ones are the worst. I use several of the different crystal light ones. Just tried the pomegranate one and it's really good.

  3. My son bought me a soda stream for Christmas, and I didn't know how much I wanted one until yesterday!! Love it!

  4. I love my sparkly water. I put a little lime juice in it or slices of lemon. Beautiful.

  5. I know a family who drinks a lot of soda water and bought one for that reason alone, which made perfect sense! If it helps you drink water, it is a great investment. Merry Christmas!

  6. I just bought a soda stream too! Cheap as chips from Noel Leeming. Very happy 😉

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  8. Glad dad gor to spend his Xmas gift...

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  10. Oh my I can comment again stoopid thing lovely pics of Keera Dante Archer


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