Tuesday, April 07, 2020


Guess what?
I had this bright idea while I was out the front painting the Studio wall a couple of days ago.

ABOVE:  So, what is Stewie doing?

You will have to wait until I'm outta bed ... and can take a photo in decent light.

Until then... I need to get on with some housework ... washing on, bed made bla bla bla.

I will be doing the 2nd coat of paint on the long, front studio wall today too.  I'll be glad when it's finished.  I'm over it already!  But it does look wonderful, so well worth the hard work.

I don't have an addition for the tree today... so I better work on something today, to add tomorrow.

Steve DID go out for a little walk with Bex and the kids yesterday!  He said it felt wonderful... he is feeling so much better.  Such a relief.
It's fantastic he keeps in touch. We have heard from Lacy a few times too, she's OK up in Whangarei.  

And that's all I have for now.

Catch ya later.


1 pm:  And I've been outside painting for about 4 hours!
I baked another Lumberjack cake before that too.

Now, as for the front fence... well, this is what we did:

 ABOVE:  We did indeed drill holes in the fence!

And I painted the insides of them to match the studio walls.   There is another step to go... but I've not done it yet. So no photo of the street side yet...

ABOVE:  Except that one.

ABOVE:  The other painting I've done today is all the edges and fiddly bits on the studio walls not done yesterday, and the gate.

I've now stopped painting for the day, and have come inside for lunch. 

ABOVE:  so the wooden rounds from the fence got the blue bubble effect... and then I screwed them onto the fence.
I think they look like kinda cute there.
Stew will have to help me attach them properly, most of them are not screwed in tightly enough.
Not sure what I've done wrong... hopefully he can fix it.

And fix it he did!  He just found the correct head for the drill... which was NOT in the drill kit (of course).  I was using one that was just a bit too small.
So my bubbles are all drilled in properly now, and I'm thrilled to bits with the fence.

I'm now done for the day, off to get dinner finished and on the plate.
We are having a chicken/bacon bake, with mashed potatoes and veges.


  1. Holes for lights?

  2. Anonymous8:59 AM

    Holes in the fence to let light through

  3. OH man! If it is holes for lights - you could totally add colored marbles in the holes, for a bit of color. I have seen that before and it is so cute and cheerful!

  4. Kiwionholidays12:15 PM

    Please please let’s know what stew was up to

    Cheers 🥂

  5. Kiwionholidays1:29 PM

    Wow you guys are making it fab

  6. The gate and the holes look great. I like that you painted the inside of the holes. You could always add a few marbles later in smaller holes. The sunshines through the marbles like itty bitty bits of stained glass!

  7. That blue is gorgeous. Great news about Steve! x

  8. Anonymous4:17 PM

    Love love love dem holes. You have amazing ideas Chris. Kj

  9. You're such a busy worker bee! You accomplish so much. I find your ability to "get things done" so inspirational !

  10. Anonymous7:18 PM

    Wow, you are so creative. I always look at things like that and love them, but never have the ideas or skills myself!! Looks fantastic and everything is tying together beautifully. Liz

  11. Anonymous7:36 PM

    Chris, check out the Residents of Rototuna page on Facebook. You are famous :)

    1. Thanks for the info... I had to join the page to see the post. Lovely comments on there, thanks so much! Oh and I hardly think I'm 'famous'... it's just a tree!

  12. Kiwionholidays10:36 PM

    It’s nice when anyone can bring extra happiness to others especially in harder times
    Love the bright colourful posts and lots of others do too,

  13. The fence looks great!


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