Friday, April 27, 2018


I am so happy to report I am actually feeling so much better!  I don't feel so dreadfully ill when I wake up in the morning!  I still don't have any energy ... but as the day goes on, I get some.

I'm definitely a 'night owl' as opposed to a 'fowl' type of person, which doesn't help in the mornings!

The all day nausea has gone too... thank god, that was just awful!

Now that I am going to have a few more items on my sales table, I needed to stop using the big triangular display unit:

ABOVE:  It is perfect of course, but just too big.  So the other day I went into Hamilton and found an alternative.

ABOVE:  I got two, they will sit on top of the trestle table, off to one side.  Then there will be heaps more room for other stuff.  
I am going to pin the coasters on the fabric slips that I've made.  

Problem solved I hope.  They were 40% off too, so not very expensive at all!  Bit lucky there.

Today, well I've got heaps of jobs to do.  Basic bloody housework, sewing, gardening and so on.

I want to plant cauliflower, broccoli and cabbages, so need to get plants asap.  The start of the winter growing season is NOW.

Last night, around 11.30 pm, I finished another couple of soup bowl cosy's:

ABOVE:  Happy to say they are BLUE!  Well ... mostly blue.  Rather funky if ya ask me.

Right, I'm off to start the day.  


I've been sewing.   Then Stew said "Let's go for a little walk".  So I said "OK, as long as it's not too long or fast", cos I've still got no energy.
Off we go... down past a rest home, and down a steep track which connects up with the tract that goes out to the Velodrome (right), or into town (left).
We get to the bottom of the bloody big hill, and I'm thinking:  "Thank God I don't have to go back up that hill!"... 

And we go a bit further, to the point where we EXPECT to turn left and take the short way back into town.   WRONG!

ABOVE:  Track closed!  Two choices.  Go right, which is another 3 kms, with a big hill at the end, to the Velodrome, then have to walk on the main road back home, so a round trip of about 6 kms, or go back the way we came.

I chose the shorter way... so we had to climb back up that bloody hill!

ABOVE:  A small section of it, bloody STEEP!
I don't do hills *sniff, sob*  Serve me right for smugly thinking I didn't have to go back up it!

 ABOVE:  Gorgeous pukekos.

 ABOVE:  Quite a few horses on the way... this one was fairly friendly. 

ABOVE:  Hot and bothered face.  
But, I'm feeling quite pleased with myself now... even though I never expected to be doing a big hill walk!

Lunchtime and I'm not exactly hungry.  Stew is cooking meat patties and eggs... smells ikkkk.  Might have a scotch egg with some coleslaw.

ABOVE:   For you Tracy.  I am now making all future soup bowl cosy's in the slightly wider base.

ABOVE:  Three more done and dusted.  I'm now taking a little break from sewing, and tidying the room instead!  It's got cotton thread and bits of fabric and batting all over the floor!

9.09 pm:  Usual evening here... watching TV mostly.  Stew cooked the family Chicken something or other, it was hot apparently.  Because I had a 'main' meal for lunch, I only had yogurt and berries for dinner.  
Feel quite yuk now though.  Not sure why.
Oh well.. another day tomorrow.


  1. SO happy to hear you are starting to feel better.

  2. So glad to hear you are feeling better. These last two cosys are my favorite yet.

  3. how fantastic that the changes you have made are already working so well, well done!! Christy xxx

  4. Good news that you are feeling better already, a good sign that you are on the right track, it will be hard to start with but will get easier & easier as you get used to what you can & cannot eat to keep you feeling well and not feeling like shite has to be a good motivator. Keep up the good work.

    I love the idea of the soup bowl holders, We eat lots of soup in the winter and I only have one set that has a handle, all the others we have to wrap a towel around to stop getting burnt paws. What size are they inside? I think I will be purchasing a set from you :-)

  5. gr8 fruitful day So happy you are feeling better today and the walk was gr8,,, in that you took nice pics along the way so neat they are,,,which coming back I wouldve struggled with as well .. Eyes down lol cos once we look up the steep rises look even steeper ,,

    Enjoy the weekend there.. Love the variety of soup mugs..

  6. Good on you for getting out for the walk. I'd have been bummed to have to go back up the hill!! Pukekos always amaze me with their colouring. Love the new display stands.

  7. Anonymous6:47 PM

    I made 2 bowl cozies today then I changed the pattern and made a shallower pair that suit my dinner set bowls.

    1. Shame we can't see them!

    2. Anonymous7:42 PM

      Check messenger Chris

  8. You need to lose the mentality that you had a "main" for lunch. On low carb (or whatever you want to call it) you actually eat a "main" at every meal ideally!! Low carb doesn't work on calories in/out. You are still engrained in the WW mentality. trust me, if you eat low carb you simply don't need worry. Just eat to your appetite.

    1. "Eat to your appetite".... exactly what I am doing.

    2. Sadly it's so easy to misunderstand when something is written rather than spoken :) I was trying to be positive and helpful as the way I read your post was that as you'd eaten a main meal for lunch, you felt you couldn't also have dinner. All I was saying was you could have a main type of meal at both times - obviously a small quantity if you were not as hungry. I think you are doing an amazing job and am so glad you are starting to feel better.

  9. Hope you r nearly heading to bed missy, and u wake tomorrow feel bright again. X

  10. Good to hear you are kind of feeling better. Have a lovely weekend.

  11. So pleased you're feeling better the soup bowl holders are so colourful. Awesome hill walk effort.

  12. SO proud of you and Stew. So so proud.

  13. Lots of sewing! Looks like quite the walk too lol


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