Friday, October 11, 2019


Stew is off to New Plymouth today.  It's going to be an extra long day for him.
Sadly he's attending a work colleague's funeral.  A sudden and most unexpected death.

Because he's out of town, leaving very early, I have to go into Hamilton to return our bank documentation.

So, yet another trip into Hamilton for me.

I will probably do a drive by of our new home while I'm in there.  I just can't resist!  The next 7 weeks are going to drag for sure.
At least we will be able to visit it again on the weekend with Steve.  

And while there, I will be taking some photos of my own, because you only get to see what they put on the Estate Listing.  And I've looked at them over and over again already.

I want more to drool over!  lol  AND it will help me sort out where to put everything.

When I get home I will continue packing ornaments and bits 'n' bobs.


I decided this morning to put a shout out 'there' to see if anyone has a spare bedroom or half a garage space we can use to store all my boxes of ornaments and all our paintings/pictures off the walls.
I really don't want to get another unit at the Storage Facility.  
So... fingers crossed someone can help!

Thankfully, I slept like a log last night.  I needed to. I was so overtired and upset last night, I felt sick and woozy.   I've still got the headache, so am off now to take some pills to get through the day. 

11.21 am:
BOOM!  The day is going SO WELL .... I've been into Hamilton in the pouring rain.  
I was unsure of where the bank was, Stew tried to tell me but seriously, in one ear and out the other!

ABOVE:  Like seriously?  It sticks out like a sore thumb... AND Stew?  All you had to say was it was the building you used to work in.  *sigh*

ABOVE:  Walking up the main street of Hamilton.  SO DEPRESSING.  Leaking down pipes all over the footpaths, empty shops, just a general feeling of neglect and grubbiness.
And that is why so many people now go to The Base and Chartwell Square.  Like me. 

ABOVE:  DON'T LAUGH!  I bought this jigsaw yesterday.  For when I have some time on my hands and don't feel like sewing or cleaning or packing.  You know.  Down time. 

Yeah, even I'm kinda laughing.

ABOVE:  I've taken the single bed out of here this morning, now I have a workable sewing room again.  I anticipate making more for the November and December local market, then packing it all up.

I spoke to Crown Relocation's this morning.  They will be doing a video chat with me next Wednesday, then sending me a quote to pack/store then deliver our stuff in early December.
It's probably the biggest duck I have to get in line now.
But hopefully it should all come together.

It's now time to make a serious effort to get all the china and ornaments packed up.

OH!  I have an FBG girlfriend who is lending me some space in her house for all my china and paintings/pictures, smaller items,  so I don't have to rent another storage unit.  How cool is that?

2.04 pm:  and I've finally managed to grab some lunch!  
Now I have to try and convince myself I should get packing.

11.10 pm:   Well I've been the Queen of Procrastination today!  I didn't start packing up the china.  I was a lazy tart.
We had home made Butter Chicken for dinner.
Then we just chilled out and watched TV till bedtime.

And that's about now.  Catch ya tomorrow.


  1. Hope you day gets better mum.. I also have a headake.. So will be taking some painkillers too..

  2. Guess goes without saying make sure grarage doesnt leak for storeage i loet so much when stored stuff in cooncrete garage and told it was secure and dry wet moudly mess just went in skip so sd

  3. If I lived closer I could store boxes for you....but I am sure someone can help you for a few weeks.

  4. That jigsaw puzzle could be inspiration for me of your house runners! Look at all those turrets and crazy houses - perfect for a wall hanging or runner! Well done on all the house deals too, what a relief.

  5. I thought the jigsaw was a runneryou had made at a quick glass...ive just listed boxes on out local notice board page on Facebook u welcome to them maybe bit far to come lol

  6. Anonymous2:28 PM

    I hope you don’t mind me asking but why do you need to store things somewhere off site after you pack them. I have moved a lot and we always just pack and move taking everything with us. Congrats again on everything going so well. Michelle from Iz

    1. First lot I stored was so the house was de-cluttered. Now I'm packing all the china and ornaments etc and storing them so there's that much LESS for the professionals to move... and for us to pay for. I don't trust anyone with my Britto collection either. This way also, I can unpack the stored stuff at my leisure... and not have too many boxes all over the place to begin with.

    2. Anonymous4:41 PM

      Thanks for answering, I was honestly just wondering why you would pay to store stuff after you had already sold your house. It’s great that you can store it at a friends house :-)

  7. Sad to know Stew has lost a work mate so very hard on everyone but good to go and give the whanau etc support now and later..

    Hope he is back safe and sound now

    I knew someone would come to the rescue re your storage and I am sure boxes will be there next!!!. Lots of us can do storage on a short term basis when someone moves.
    Its amazing how it all falls in to place once you decide on a change.

    By the time we are over 40 we have a few moves up our sleeves.

    Love the jigsaw , they are all coming back in now

    friends children just did a 1000 piece one of awesome coloured fish

    and I remembered then,,, my Nana having the time to do them with us when she was widowed and lived with us .

    Love it that what we considered "old fashioned " in the 70s is all making a comeback ..

    Have a gr8 weekend if I dont catch up tomorrow ,,,as we will here


  8. Anonymous8:10 PM

    Greetings! I've been following your site for a long time now and finally got the
    courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from
    Houston Tx! Just wanted to mention keep up the great job!

  9. I read on Facebook about the new house! Congratulations! And today I'm picking up the package you sent me! Yeay!

  10. Have a wonderful weekend. Good luck packing up. You'll be moving out and in to your new home before you know it. Keep well.


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