Saturday, October 03, 2020


 I was sent lots of photos yesterday of family, so I 'saved' some for this morning.

As ya do.  lol

ABOVE: Bylee and a friend of hers from Cambridge.  All ready to go out to dinner.

ABOVE: Amanda and Lacy having fun in the backyard.  Lacy loves making fires... our little pyromaniac. 😝😜😏

ABOVE:  And here we have 5 Harvey blokes.  How did they all end up in very similar blue shirts I wonder?  

OH and Steve... you are looking rather BUSHY there mate!

So it's Saturday... and we have another beautiful day here.  I might sneak out again sometime today, there was this shop... that had some gorgeous looking clothes in it!  AND I fully intend getting to the beach, to SEE IT closer than from the house!

My time away from the house has to be very limited at the moment, because I don't want to leave Ron to cope on his own with Mum for too long.

It really is a full on, exhausting job... but we both need a little time out every other day at least.

I'm making sure we 'tag team' and don't burn out.

Oh and I just want to say this, photos of THE OLD MOO will only ever be published with her full and conscious permission.  That is not possible right now.  Hence her gorgeous face is missing from the blog for now.


7.23 am:  been up since around 5 am.  We have a totally different OLD MOO today.  She's awake.  She's kinda lost her marbles ... but I am sure she will find them again!  Every day is SO different!

Today might be a 'humour' Mum day... and try not to take offense when we are accused of trying to kill her!  😂😅😍

It's going to be a hot day too... but right now, I'm in a jacket and socks!  Certainly still getting cool mornings.

ABOVE:  This is the beautiful view Mum has from her bed!  We can open the french doors to let in all the fresh air and sunshine.  It's so pretty.

Mum woke briefly just before and was just lovely.  Seems we are not gunna kill her off today after all.  😆😊

You just have to look for the positives all the time eh?  She's back snoozing now, so I get to pop on the computer for a minute and check out what's happening in the world.

Oh I forgot to tell you!  Stew sent me a photo of the interior of Spotlight, and the message read: "Got weekend withdrawal symptoms so just had to go!!!"

What a shit!  I asked him what he was doing there?  Curtain rod ends apparently.  *sigh*

SPOTLIGHT!!!   Oh how I miss thee.

Today has certainly picked up.  Mum is doing really well... Ron's Daughter Diane came up and did her finger nails after lunch.  We 3 girls had a good yak (well Mum mostly listened) and now Mum is sound asleep again.

The sun is shining, the wind is just a nice steady breeze and it's blissful.

I'm going to have a quiet time now, and then prepare dinner.

Tonight we are having hot corned beef, (it's in the crock pot as we speak); with mashed potatoes and hot peas; cauliflower and a cheese sauce.

8.45 pm: Dinner was lovely.  The evening has been 'mixed'.  Some good moments, some not so good.  Mum has taken a while to settle tonight, but hopefully she's now set for the night.


  1. Anonymous8:51 AM

    Good Morning DCR 😊
    #Lacy 💙

  2. Great photos of the family! The ones of Lacy and Amanda are darling! Glad Brylee had so many people to share her Birthday with!

  3. Lovely photos of the NZ blokes. Steve is the image of Stew.
    I hope you get to the beach today. Our Aussie beaches are a bit special! Hopefully The Old Moo has a good day today.

  4. The days will have many ups & downs; my mom went thru 2 phases, one lasting over a week where we all were accused of all kinds of craziness, like trying to kill her, trying to keep her prisoner, trying to steal all her money and on and on. Hospice doctor finally got yhe crazies under control after trying 2 different meds - was long 10 days! Get rest when you can. Keeping you all in my prayers.

  5. Anonymous2:36 PM

    Thinking of you. Myra went through a stage of accusing me and it was frustrating and frightening. She kicked me out of her hospital room and I didnt understand. No nurses in sight. Next day The nurses said it was too much morphine.

  6. Kiwionholidays4:46 PM

    The view is beautiful Chris that you posted from the room,
    Lovely to see all the families pics from across the Tasman too,

    Mum will probably sleep quite a bit due to her medication so hope you can get some down time while she rests too,

    As far as I remember Coffs has a big spotlight there and maybe?? Be open on Sundays too if you feel you need / want to nip over there ,,

    I envy your spotlights tho cos so far can’t b
    Find Kiwiana Material in the Aussie one nearby but won’t give up looking 🐶

    Take care there with Mum n Ron

    Fab is Stew May ???be able to maybe come once mid October let’s kiwi come to NSW
    More options opening up .

    Cheers 🥂

  7. Kiwionholidays8:10 PM

    Lovely Ron’s Daughter Dianne did your Mums nails
    Always nice to get spoiled like that
    Fab you have had a happy day n dinner sounds fab too,,

    Cheers 🥂

  8. Nawh mum, your doin great for your mum x I hope Rons holding up alrite, I know your meals will be just what he needs!! Ron enjoy mums spaghetti bol and teriyaki chicken! They are totally delicious 💙

  9. I love the photos ... and how cool the photo of the boys in colour coordinated gear for dinner last night.

    I hope your Mum enjoyed the nail pampering.

    I am drooling at the sound of your dinner ... I bet it is super yummy 🙂

  10. Anonymous10:17 PM

    Lol lol That would be Stew. Cheeky shit lol

  11. Night Chris you and Ron are doing a marvellous duty of care for the old moo and I pray everyone has a great restful night.
    Blondie x

  12. How sweet of her to come do her nails!


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