Thursday, October 22, 2020



I finally have an Avatar!

My niece Christina did them for me with her phone.

Here's a few that I rather like:

ABOVE:  How cool are they?  hee hee.

I can use them with text messages, Facebook and Messenger.  And add them on here too obviously.


ABOVE:  There's Steve and the boys... hanging out in hospital last night.  So sad he's back in there, but I'm so happy that the Waikato Hospital's Gastric team are throwing everything at 'it', and they are not talking OPERATIONS at all!

With any luck Steve will be on medication, infusions (8 weekly), steroids and antibiotics and ALL THAT will get him healthy, and keep him healthy.

I'm certainly not stressing out as much as I was a few days ago!  There is no point, there is NOTHING I can do from way the f*#k over here.

Well... except offer love and support from the end of a phone or message.

Today's plan?  Go for a walk, then I might make a start on sorting out my stuff, packing one of my suitcases with stuff I don't need to use right now.  Might be a few days soon, but I don't have much else to do!


I hadn't planned on going out to the shops today... but well... I had a third parcel of MY OLD AND NEW CLOTHES to send home!

I've bought A LOT of clothes.  And shoes.

ABOVE: Forgive me Stew for I have sinned.

These are the 6th pair of shoes I've bought myself since I arrived here!!!!!!

But... but... they match my pretty pink dress!


Ain't they like ... so funky???

I do hope I don't see anything else I just have to get!

.... I'm calling it 'emotional therapy and stress relief'. Works for me.

Apart from clothes and shoes, I've spent a shit load of money on groceries for the house.  Ron hasn't had to get any at all.

Sadly, he will have to once I leave.

I just got in another load of groceries, that should see him sorted for the next couple of weeks.

Lots of little packs of meat that he just has to take the wrapping off and chuck in the oven or frying pan.

There's some lovely choices down at Woolworths.

I'm now making us some lunch, left over sausages sliced up and put in a bun, with salad shit.  NICE.

2.10 pm:  And a lovely lunch has  been eaten, then I got a two hour run down of the on going war with the neighbour and City Council.

THAT was riveting.  

Ron is now outside mowing his lawn again, cos we had a bit of wind and it blew leaves on the lawn.  So... ya mow it again to remove said leaves apparently.  

Dinner tonight is Chicken steaks, mashed potato and (for Ron):  Cauliflower, Broccoli and carrots.  I will be having a pasta salad, I could NOT face cauliflower, broccoli and carrots!

God forbid I get that shit in Quartantine in Auckland!  I will throw it out the door. πŸ˜„πŸ˜…πŸ˜†

And it's raining!  "This place does not rain", Mum told me that all the time.  And this is the 3rd or 4th time it's rained since I arrived in Coffs Harbour.  Pffffft.

It's lovely and cool.  Should sleep well tonight.  I bloody hope so, cos sleeping is a major problem.

Talking of sleeping, I'm gunna sign off now. Catch ya tomorrow.


  1. Anonymous8:06 AM

    Good Morning DCR 😊

    I hope you and Ron have a nice day 😊
    #Lacy πŸ’™

  2. Those are great avatars! Blue earrings would have been better though :) I use my avatar all the time (as you can see here on my comment). I'm glad Steve is in good hands.

  3. Those avatars do look like you. Much more so than mine that I just made for myself. Happy happy that Steve can avoid that surgery.

  4. Love the avatars. She has certainly captured the crabby tart! Hopefully Steve is on the mend and home quickly. So good that he has a competent team looking after him.
    Not long to go now and you will be starting the long journey to home and loved ones.

  5. Love the Avatars, I am sure you will get a lot of use from them :-).

    Hope Steve is feeling better, sounds like the hospital are doing a good job of looking after him.

  6. Kiwionholidays12:54 PM

    Love the last avatar n agree Lynda blue earrings would finish it off,

    Steve is looking well now ,great pic of him with boys
    So happy the team have his health under control huge relief for him n Bex n all,
    Not long now n you will be home on NZ shores

    Will be fab for you all

    Loved the sawtell etc pics pretty place n good on you giving $$ to the clothing places Nik Naks etc πŸ‘

    Cheers πŸ₯‚

  7. I love those shoes!

  8. Anonymous2:59 PM

    hey Ma I'm sure your a size 9 in shoes aye.... same here πŸ˜‚ so guess you can never have too many pairs aye lol *hint hunt** lol πŸ˜‚ jjss 😁 (saying if she doesnt wear them...i will πŸ˜‚)
    Miss ya Ma πŸ’™ πŸ’œ
    #Lacy πŸ’™

  9. Kiwionholidays4:17 PM

    Love it Lacy πŸ’”
    Nice try πŸ‘

    Cheers πŸ₯‚

  10. Anonymous5:11 PM

    Oh bless Ron at least he's keeping busy poor man πŸ˜ͺ I reckon the avatar with the swear words is rather appropriate πŸ˜‰ just sayin lol 🀣🀣 George's Mum. PS Hawke's Bay Anniversary Day tomorrow so we have an extra long weekend YEEHAH 🍺🍻

  11. Do u still have to quantine with this NEW friend who if off over to Melbourne tomorrow her daughter brain cancer is not good, she doesnt need to quarantine in sydney now straight to Melbourne

    1. That's interesting Felicity because there was a huge stink about NZ travelers coming to Melbourne as we are not part of the bubble. I'm guessing that message didn't get through but it seems that there is some legal loophole that allows it even though our premier isn't impressed. Politics!!

    2. Anonymous10:05 PM

      If your friend is coming over from New Zealand on compassionate grounds, will she still have to quarantine in Melbourne. I don't think any more travellers will be coming from New Zealand through Sydney to Melbourne or Adelaide. NZ Govt as disappointed by that as the Australian authorities - a loophole that wasn't thought through!! Audrey

  12. Anonymous10:02 PM

    You might be lucky to quarantine in either Hamilton or Rotorua and then the family could visit and talk to you from outside the fence. Perhaps even deliver food to security for you, lol. Audrey

  13. Are any of those 6 pairs of shoes UGGs? I would be loading up on UGGs!

  14. I'm glad you got your beach time in because we've rain scheduled now for a full week!


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