Saturday, June 13, 2020


Today Stew is doing a dump run, getting rid of the old mattress and our treadmill, among other bits 'n' bobs around the place.

While he's doing that, I will open me little shop, and work on that colourful cot quilt.

I went out in the garden yesterday, just to see how it's changing over the winter season.

And I was standing looking around and all I could hear was this crazy buzzing... like really fast and loud!

 ABOVE:  would you believe it was a demented bumble bee!  Seriously, it was acting crazy.  Probably drunk from pollen!  This shrub was covered with bees.  
But that bumble bee!  He was HUGE.

ABOVE:  The maple trees we left alone have lost almost all their leaves...

ABOVE:  They look gorgeous on the ground.  So many colours.

Now here's a question for you clever gardeners:

 ABOVE: What is this plant?  And how can I stop it spreading?  It's almost like a damn weed the way it keeps spreading everywhere.
I don't necessarily want to kill it off, but I would like to curb it's enthusiasm in going all over the place.

ABOVE:  I found a couple of things (basket and little bunch of flowers) to put on the new headboard.
I think that's all I will be putting on there, less is more and all that shit.

And... that's it for now.  I might get up soon... but it's so COLD!!!  I think I'll lie here till my feet start twitching... once that happens I know I have to get up and get moving.  I can't ignore the feet!  lol 


2.55 pm:  Stew and I decided to have lunch at The Base.
The place was cram packed with cars and people!

Anyone would think it was pre-Christmas shopping time.  

ABOVE:  We parked a good distance away from all the craziness and just walked over to the mall.

We  had a lovely lunch at Foundation then went to Adairs, where we got a cute throw.

ABOVE:  STEW decided the couch needed another 'something', so we got that throw.
It was $109.99, on sale 40% off, THEN we also had a $20 voucher .... so it cost us $42!  SCORE.

We are home now, and expecting Steve, Bex and kids for an overnight visit.  
And Lacy is here raiding the fridge.  Thank goodness, the left overs are piling up!

ABOVE:  Everyone should have visitors like this!  They arrive and make dinner for you.
We got pretty lucky with these two.

Dinner is done and dusted, I'm knitting, kids are playing, Stew and Steve are watching Rugby (read extremely happy men), and Bex and Brylee are playing on a Nintendo Switch.  Whatever that is.

The day has been pretty awesome.


  1. Anonymous8:18 AM

    Alstroemeria I think they're a pain in the arse I have sprayed, ripped, torn and sworn trying to rid our garden of them. Pretty yes but no smell and they're not ideal if the dogs eat them. Dismal day here raining and cold ohhh well thank God for TV! George's Mum.

  2. Cant help you with the bush, not familiar with me. Wow that is one huge bee, not the Africa one is it?
    Your new head board looks great, as you say...less this more.
    It has been cool here today, one day it is sweltering hot with a lot of humidity and the next like today, put my Winter slippers on today to keep my feet warm, Yes I have Summer and Winter slippers. Ha Ha.

  3. Anonymous11:14 AM

    Yes, they are almost impossible to contain. I have mine in pots. Very long lasting, though, so great for picking.

  4. Kiwionholidays1:34 PM

    Not seen that plant before but good George’s Mum could name it,
    Love those leaves and the colours stunning and how everything regenerates each season so amazing
    Love gardens ,especially in places where you can see and enjoy the change of seasons,,

    We have lasiandras here that flower 2 or 3 times a year same as bougainvillea, They have minds of their own ,,,but cos they are purples 🔮never complain about them,,
    Love your lil less is more on the headboard

    Have a great weekend all

    Cheers 🥂

  5. ooohhh wow, if I had a bumble bee in the garden it would make my YEAR!!!!! xxxxxxxx

  6. Love your picture of the rainbow of leaves on the ground, they are so pretty :)

  7. The headboard and new bed look fab!

    1. Thanks Mel... but it's just a new headboard for now. The bed is still a month away from being delivered.

  8. I love the colours in your pile of leaves ... gorgeous! Your mall traffic is definitely crazy ... people are really embracing level 1 and getting out and about. Lovely that you get to spend more time with family this weekend. Have a lovely evening 🙂

  9. Kiwionholidays7:50 PM

    Fab ending to you happy day
    Love those who love to cook too n give the Mums a break

    Enjoying our 1st live game too with the others

    Sitting on the fence want a draw chiefs n highlanders 🎲cos we mixed loyalties here

    Cheers 🥂

  10. Omg what an incredible number of cars in your video. Every kiwi and their dog is finally getting their shopping therapy..... What the hell was it like inside

  11. Anonymous7:03 AM

    how nice everyone together! are they moving nextdoor?

  12. Most things still closed here. Haven't been shopping in months other than for groceries. Anything that is open is swamped and I no interest in fighting the crowds. Looks like life is back to normal for you folks. How nice to have such helpful guests.

  13. Most things still closed here. Haven't been shopping in months other than for groceries. Anything that is open is swamped and I no interest in fighting the crowds. Looks like life is back to normal for you folks. How nice to have such helpful guests.


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