Sunday, June 14, 2020


There's been a bit of 'secret squirrel' type stuff going on in the background here.

But now I can spill the beans.

Steve and Bex are moving to Hamilton, and not at the end of the year as we expected.
They should be down here in about a month.

Today they are going to look at a house, with a view to renting it.

So... kinda exciting.  

 ABOVE: Dante in a new dress up outfit.  Steve was given some outfits from a client up in Auckland who works for Kids Can.  That's  a Non Profit, fundraising organisation that helps children in various ways.

 ABOVE:  The cot quilt for Elias is coming along really well.  I have to do all the quilting and binding yet.  But I'm so happy with how it's looking already.

ABOVE:  I'm about to stitch together a 3 meter length of bunting.  I only need to knit three more triangles and I'll have enough for an additional 2 meter length as well. 

After the house viewing I think we are all going to the Hamilton Gardens and lake for a wander around.  Might even end up having lunch there.


BEFORE I FORGET! Today's post is number 5,000.  I have written Five Thousand posts since I started this blog 13.8 years ago.   What a milestone.  And shit, what a lot of yakking!
It's been fun.  I wonder how much longer I will be doing this?

ABOVE: We are at the mall in town... having a wander and lunch.  

The house viewing didnt happen because the letting agent DID NOT TURN UP!

Disgusting considering they came down from Auckland specifically to view the house.

We are not going to the Hamilton Gardens now. No one wanted to as it's a dreary day. 

11 pm: And wow, totally forgot to update.  It's bedtime, so I better just wrap today up.
After being in town, we all came home and had a nice afternoon together.

Steve and Bex went out for a short time to visit some friends of theirs, they are going to LOVE being down here.  They have a some very nice friends here that they will now be able to catch up with more often.

Not to mention Bex's Brother and Sister In Law and their little family. 

So, after dinner the kids went home, and we did our usual evening routine.  TV. Knitting. Sudoku.  Etc.  


  1. Anonymous6:42 AM

    How exciting for you!! Good on you Steve and Bex. 5000 posts wowzer, you will keep it going we all love the daily news from Team Harvey đź’—. Fingers crossed the house viewing goes well. George's Mum.

  2. Keep blogging. It's such a great idea to remember the things you do. I can't remember what happened a few days ago. I tried to blog about my time in " self - isolation. Just to remember how I spent my time. I made a few posts (only visible to me). They were only a few sentences each day, no photos. I didn't keep it up. I am already mad at myself. I really do want to keep it up. YOU are my inspiration!

  3. Congrats on your milestoneđź’›
    Good luck for the viewing!!

  4. Anonymous8:27 AM

    How fantastic for you to have Steve and Bex and the boys living near by.
    I have reD every one of those posts, I wouldn’t go back and read them all now.


  5. Anonymous9:37 AM

    5,000 posts!! Congratulations. Please do not give
    up blogging, you are so good at it. Plus, I like
    seeing what you have come up with to do. You are
    so creative.

    Congrats for Steve and family.

    Ky Girl

  6. Great be able let squirrel out of bag Chris 5000 blogs thats great enjoyed reading them and keeping in touch with your family no you more than some of mynown family xx

  7. 5000 blogs is an amazing achievement ... and I agree with the others - you are so good at blogging. I love seeing your amazing creations, and being taken on tiki tours around your part of New Zealand - and it's always lovely to see the lifestyles of others. You have inspired me on a number of occasions to tackle things around our place, or to step out of my comfort zone and try something new.

    Great news too about Steve, Bex and the boys moving to Hamilton. I love Dante's outfit today - maybe a future doctor there? :)

  8. Lucy G11:59 AM

    Exciting news!!! I know you all are thrilled.

  9. Anonymous12:08 PM

    Wow great news about Steve and Bex you must all be so excited....
    5000 posts of reality n bucket loads amazing pics craft furniture removal inside and outside laughter tears humpty grumps just brilliant......

  10. Anonymous1:05 PM

    That's woeful that the agent didn't show keep looking one will turn up when it's meant to. George's Mum.

  11. That's appalling! Has the agent been in contact at all to apologise? Such awesome news.

  12. Anonymous1:23 PM

    Oh the great news post is me Blondie gee that’s poor customer service eh from real estate agent.

  13. Anonymous1:29 PM

    Congraulations!! on your blog anniversary..nice that Steve and Bex are moving closer..


  14. Fantastic news!! How unprofessional of that agent. Even if there is a legit excuse they should have contacted Steve and Bex.
    Now, the serious issue in this blog post ....... you will keep blogging for at least another 5000 posts. Got it??? You are part of my daily routine - and many others' as well. I have been reading you for so many years I can't remember. I can't even remember how I found you. I think it might have been through Anne in Sydney. Anyway ... you always bring a bright spark into my life. Thank you xx

  15. Anonymous2:46 PM

    That's awesome news that Steve and Bex are moving soon. 5000 woohoo Congratulations Chris. Means I've read your blog 5000 times and wouldnt miss it. Kj

  16. Anonymous5:15 PM

    Congratulations, I love your blog and would absolutely miss you if you didn’t blog Jo

  17. That was very disappointing that the letting agent didn't turn up. Were Steve and Bex able to contact him/her to find out what happened - and reschedule for later today?

  18. Wow, congratulations on hitting 5000 - that's so awesome :)
    How neat that they will be moving to Hamilton. Always much nicer to have family close by.

  19. Suduko! That's the first I have heard you mention that! It will be lovely for the family to be closer! That Real Estate agent is very naughty for not turning up. Wow.

  20. Congrats in 5000 posts!! that is epic!! Very exciting about Steve, Bex & kids moving close by! Very annoying about the agent - time wasters are just the worst!!!

  21. 5000! Congratulations! Such happy news for Steve, Bex and the boys. Hope they find a home soon. Keep the posts coming!

  22. That will be so nice to have them closer. I started blogging around the same time as you I think but you have been much better about daily blogging than I have lol


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