Saturday, September 05, 2020


Well... while Stew's home over the weekend, we have a few jobs to get done.

FIRST:  Get Steve over here this afternoon so I can show him and Stew how to care for the pool.

NO WAY do I want to get home to a green, slimy pool!

NEXT: I want to wrap the very few Christmas Presents I've managed to already gather.  No telling if I'll be home by Christmas. I hope NOT, because that means I get to spend it with my MUM.

NEXT:  Send Stew up into the attic space above the garage to hunt down some photos.  I'd like to take a few over for Mum to see again.  

Switching gears now... want to see the painting I made yesterday?

Come on, of course ya do!

ABOVE:  It started out like this!  And let me assure you, it took some planning and execution... get it wrong and you end up with MUD instead of lovely, vibrant colours.

ABOVE:  And this was the result!  EXACTLY how I envisioned it to look.  I'm utterly thrilled to bits with it.

I've now packed up all my painting paraphernalia, and will get back to it probably next year.  I have thoroughly enjoyed my painting splurge this past week.

I am totally guilty of procrastination!  I've still not finished cutting up the fabric strips that I will be taking with me to Australia!  

😆😅😂 I will get them done today or tomorrow.

Right, I suppose I should get out of bed and start the day.  Get some washing on, bla bla bla.


WOW!  Midday and not one comment!  You all better be having a fantastic day is all I can say.  *sniff*

YES!  I finally finished cutting out all my fabric strips.

Griffin arrived and helped me pack and tidy up the sewing Studio.

He and Stew have now gone out to get some lunch.

Then I'm going to get another load of washing on (and show Stew again how to do it).

After that I think I will be going through photos... 

ABOVE:  cute boys.  Big and small.

So this evening Steve came over to watch the rugby game with Stew.  So of course, we ended up with Bex and the boys too.  So a busy, ever so slightly noisy evening ensued.
I hope the boys sleep in tomorrow for them, they were up much later than 'normal'.

And now... it's time to sign off for the day.  It's been a good day, got everything done that I wanted done.


  1. I cannot wait until you are over here so I can read your blog in real time!!
    Love the blue painting. And the picture of your Mum on her 80th birthday.

  2. *Waves* ... Hi Chris!!

  3. Videos with you giving instructions on key things (washer, pool) might be helpful for them.

    1. Make sure you include threats! :D "If this is green when I get back..."

  4. Kiwionholidays3:52 PM

    Looks like it’s only 3 sleeps it it till you cross the tassie?
    All of you are well organised n will all go smoothly ,,

    Last painting such a pretty blue shades

    Busy days here taking advantage of lovely weather

    Cheers 🥂

  5. Anonymous5:07 PM

    Gorgeous painting. Jo

  6. Lovly happy pic of the boys

  7. I have travelled Taupō Palmerston North Wellington Picton Wellington Palmerston North then back to Martinborough for a 3 day staycation. I’m currently in Palmerston North have moved Half a house today heading back to Taupō tomorrow.
    Yes good idea video instructions.

  8. Anonymous5:26 AM

    Love the pictures of Griffin and the boys!! Sending wishes for you to have a good day as you continue to prepare for your visit with your Mum. XO, Ky Girl

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  10. Chris, I was looking at the beautiful blue painting, and did you know that there is a naked fairy in it? Really, there truly is!! I closed my eyes a couple times, opened them again, and she's still there!! Please tell me I'm not the only one that see's it! I know, I know, you probably think I'm nuts, but I bet you or maybe your mom can find it!! Hey, that's an idea! Make a game out of it. You could call it "Naked fairy? or crazy reader?" LOL!!! I hope you have a wonderful time on your visit to your Mum.

  11. Do you read comments on "old" posts. So this is the fairy. I do see her, but I would not have if it wasn't for the comments. There is a big white spot right in the center , and the fairy is the white spot to the right of the center white spot.


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