Monday, September 07, 2020


 Well... here it is.  My last day to get everything ready for my trip over to Australia tomorrow!

***  ONE... MORE... SLEEP. ***

Then 14 sleeps in Quarantine 'till I get to see The OLD MOO again.

I'm pretty sure the only things I need to get done today is some washing, and make sure my last minute things like toiletries, phone charger etc are packed by the end of the day.

Shouldn't be too hard.

The other thing I need to do today is make a quick trip over to Cambridge to return the Card Night Trophy.  A friend said she would come and get it, but hasn't.  So well... I need to return it myself obviously.

Never mind, it's going to kill a couple of hours in a day that has the potential to drag.

ABOVE:  Just about ready!  I got a little set of scales that you can use to check the weight of your luggage.

I shouldn't have bothered.  I read up on Air New Zealand's site, and if you go over, the extra weight charges are bugger all.  I might be over by a kilo or two... might cost me $50.  Whoop.

It will be the fabric of course!  πŸ˜†πŸ˜Š

I'm feeling very confident that Stew and Brylee will be just fine while I'm away.

Stew is a very good cook, and he's going to spend some time teaching Brylee more cooking skills.  *snort*

AND he knows how to keep the house clean and tidy ... well I am pretty sure he does! He's had 35 years of 'training' after all. πŸ˜†πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚ 

So... time to get a move on, I'm off to Cambridge as soon as I've had me breakfast and the 'rush hour' traffic has eased a bit.


10.45 am: and the run over to Cambridge went well... straight there and straight back.  There's quite a bit of new housing going on in Cambridge, near to our old home.

As for our old home, it's still looking bare and unloved!  NOTHING out the front to pretty it up at all.  It's quite sad seeing it like that.  It sure does not look like our lovely home anymore.

I am now literally twiddling my thumbs!  I've nothing to do .... gunna cook some sausage rolls for lunch that we didn't cook yesterday.

Brylee and Bex can help eat them.


ABOVE:  I warn EVERYONE that our oven is HOT.  And then I went and burnt the damn sausage rolls didn't I?

I'm not having a good day.  I'm as crabby as fuck.  

And.... just to cheer me up... these bitches decided to spend the day with me.

ABOVE:  At least they are eating the burnt sausage rolls.

I'm in a very sweary mood.  There's been some suggestion I get a swear jar!

1.45 pm:  I just went to Chartwell Square and bought three bras.  Just like 'Ahhh bras'... soft and comfortable.  I reckon I'm set now.

Kelly and the girls called in after school this afternoon. 

ABOVE:  It was nice to see them and say Bye Bye, see ya later.

ABOVE:  And... this lot called in this evening too.

I am almost looking forward to Quarantine!  It's been go, go, go with visitors the past few days!
Not that I'm complaining of course... I will miss them all.

I wonder how long it will take before I start to feel lonely?  😏  Maybe I won't!
Right.  That's me for the day.  Time to chill out and then head off to bed early.
Got an early start in the morning.


  1. Anonymous7:48 AM

    Good Morning DCR 😊
    Hope you have a some what relaxed day today Ma, we are all going to miss you so much xx and yes Dad and Brylee will be just fine xx
    #Lacy πŸ’™

  2. You must be getting so nervous and excited! Don't worry about the flying part, just enjoy it. I'm looking forward to all of your updates once you get settled into quarantine. I'm also looking forward to when you finally get to hug your Mum!! Safe travels Chris :)

  3. Kiwionholidays11:25 AM

    Aww count down time
    Time will fly now and you will be in Aussie before you know it

    Hope to catchup once you are over the other side of the TasmanπŸ’
    Cheers πŸ₯‚

  4. Does the thermostat in your oven need looking at? It's not normal for an over to be too hot. I realise it's the least of your worries right now but maybe something to look at another time.

  5. Safe travels, hope to chat while you are in quarantine.

  6. WTH? I'd be swearing too if I had to buy bras! I gave them up for tight tanks and camis, after I got nerve damage from Shingles right on the bra line. Anything tight on my back right there will fill my Swear Jar pretty darn quick! How did this trip come so quickly? Time flies! Can't wait to read the Quarantine Blog!

  7. Anonymous5:07 PM

    Best wishes for the trip I bet THE OLD MOO and Ron are very much looking forward to seeing you πŸ₯° please pass on a hug for them both from me. George's Mum.

  8. If you are over just a little bit with your suitcase weight. Take out a heavy sweater, or something and wear it. You are allowed to have a bunch of weird stuff on the plane with you, like jackets, umbrellas, personal item (like a purse - but I always use a very lightweight backpack and stick my purse in that to give me room for souvenirs). So wear it thru check in, and then stash it in an overhead.

  9. All the best for your travels Chris xx

  10. You are crabby because you are stressed & anxious about going away, especially for such a long time. It is nerve wracking but at least you get to spend some important time with your Mum and she is going to be so excited to see you. Stew, Brylee & the rest of the family will be fine and will survive, as will the house, the dogs, the garden and the pool.

  11. Bon voyage Chris. Hope everything goes smoothly, especially those 2 weeks in quarantine. I can imagine how much you want to see your mum. Wishing you all the very best and loads of patience, though I know you've taken plenty to pass the time

  12. Safe travels tomorrow Chris. Will be sending you positive vibes for your flight. Mum must be so excited to know you be on Aussie soil tomorrow and then just two weeks until you can be together. Take Care xx

  13. Safe travels - take care. Try not to worry about the NZ family - I’m sure they’ll surprise you. xx

  14. Bloody hell that's a lovely photo of me, I look like Jabba the Hutts' slightly skinner ginger cousin haha. We will miss you while you are gone, but thankfully we have video chats so we can stay in touch. Have a good flight, and we'll see you when you get back :)

  15. Kiwionholidays8:04 PM

    Travel safe n enjoy the being waited on hand and foot on your ✈️ flight,,

    Lovely so many of the family have been last few days
    Next meetup will be on video chats n your Mum n Ron be happy to have you πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’
    Your family will be fine n keep you posted

    Cheers πŸ₯‚

  16. Anonymous8:55 PM

    Night Night DCR, think it's gona be a rough sleep for most of us but hey, we are all in this with you Ma and Granny and Family over there for Granny.

    We are definatly gona miss you Ma, but we will be algds, we are the Harvey's and we got this and you guys...
    πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’•πŸ’‹ safe trip to Aucks, and then back for Dad tomorrow xx
    #Lacy πŸ’™

  17. Anonymous10:06 PM

    Safe travels Chris, can’t wait to follow your adventure.

  18. Safe travels Chris. Here's hoping the two weeks in quarantine flies by for you with your various boredom busters, and you are soon able to give your dear Mum big hugs. Will look forward to hear about how you find the care you receive during the quaranting experience. Take care.

  19. Safe travels and take care.

  20. Safe travels, Chris. Will be wonderful for you to see your Mum and spend as much time as you want with her once Q-time is over. Erin


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