Friday, September 06, 2019


Good morning.

How nice to get to sleep in. 
Bex will be taking the kids to school and kindy while I laze away here.

Once she's back we are going over to Devonport. There's a wool shop Bex wants to visit and I might also pop into Cushla's fabric shop.

I'm trying not to buy much fabric right now, cos it will mean more to pack. But it's not gunna stop me looking right? *smiles*

This afternoon  I will be heading home. I'm bound to get caught up in traffic... not looking forward to that but it can't be helped.

And that's  about all I have for now, so I will update later.


1.24 pm: and what a great morning we've had. We didn't go fabric shopping... we did the grocery shopping, and for once I didn't loathe it. Mostly cos I didn't have to unload and put it all away.

Then Bex and I went to St Luke's mall for a quick lunch.

Back at hers now...and about to go out with  Steve.

I was gunna leave for home after that but am now gunna stay for dinner, and avoid all the Friday night traffic. 

4.00 pm : For THREE MONTHS we have had a big, black cloud hanging over us. Extreme anxiety and dread....but today we finally had THE BEST NEWS EVER...

Above: STEVE is FINE. NO CANCER. No idea why he had such dreadful symptoms... but now thinking it was down to stress.

I'm so bloody relieved, as is everyone else.

THANK YOU to everyone who has been supportive over this awful time.

We are now having a little bubbly to celebrate.

4.55 pm: So ... after having nothing to eat for 24 hours.... Steve wanted prawns,  followed by homemade chicken burgers. See why I'm  staying for dinner? *smiles*

Safely home from Auckland, after enjoying a delicious dinner with the kids.  Prawns cooked in butter and garlic, then topped with Thousand Island Dressing... OMG!  Then a burger.  Oh, and two glasses of wine.

So, so happy to be home, knowing that Steve is OK.  

Now all I need to stress about is selling this home and buying a new one!  Among other things.  But nothing as major as this scare with Steve.

I'm now going to totally RELAX and enjoy the evening with my darling Stew.  Who's watching friggin RUGBY.  *sigh*


  1. Good idea traffic would be crazy and another few hours with the kids and Steve and Bex too

  2. YES!!!! I'm so happy for Steve and family and for you. Now you can breath again and get on with life.

  3. Anonymous4:42 PM

    Yuss Yuss Yuss so so stocked for you little Bro xxxx 💜💜💜💜💜💜

  4. Penny4:44 PM

    Woohoo! Thank bloody hell for that. Hugs to you all xxx

  5. Thrilled to see that news Chris Stew Steve and Bex just such a HUGE relief xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  6. The best news ever, so happy for you. Now he can sort out if he has food allergy’s.

  7. When I look at Steve all I can see is Little Stew lol

  8. Anonymous5:13 PM

    lol Prawns 💯👌 ill be up there in 5 minutes 😂 💜💜

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  10. Great news so happy for you all xox

  11. Best news. Certainly worth cracking the bottle of bubbly. That dark cloud has a silverr lining. Hugs to you all.

  12. So very happy for you all. Cheers and dare I say ‘bottoms up!!’ For the fizz
    3 mths is far too long to expect anyone to wait for results. It is quite honestly cruel. But fantastic result.

  13. Great news! Cheers to good health all around!

  14. So, so glad to hear the good news.

  15. Thank Goodness! Wonderful news, certainly did require a celebration. Have a peaceful weekend.

  16. OMG - I can not believe it took three months to figure out someone DOESN'T have cancer! What a frightful wait. And Steve!!! I would not have guessed Steve! I am sooo incredibly happy to hear the good news! A celebration was definitely in order! That's a great picture of Steve BTW.

  17. nothing ever tops both the worry and the relief when serious things confront our children- cheers for the good news, and, to copycat you, 'onward'...
    all regards from far far away-

  18. What a huge relief for Steve and all the family. That must have been torture having to wait 3 months for the results. A well deserved bubbly celebration!!

  19. Fantastic news and a relief for you all.

  20. Anonymous2:27 PM

    Best news ever!!!!!!!!!!!! X


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