Wednesday, December 16, 2020


Today the first grandchild born while his parents lived with us turns 8.

He spent his first 2.8 years under our roof, which was rather special. 

ABOVE:  Happy Birthday Dante, hope ya have an awesome day.  See you later.

ABOVE:  Some happy snaps taken last night before dinner.  It was so hot, everyone needed to cool off.

I didn't get an contenders (that I liked) for the new name for me 'attractor' yesterday.

So the guys sat down and came up with a few options.

Which one do you like the most?

The LAMB - Look At Me Bro

The INAN - I Need A Name

The CROW - Colourful Ring of Wonder

The BAB - Bright Aye Bro

The HOFF - Heaps Of Fluorescent Flags

The NAFF - Not A Friggin Flag

The CRAP - Colourful Ring Attractor Pole

The JAFFA - Just Another Freakin' Flag Attraction

The UFO - Unidentified Flag Object

This morning I'm going out shopping.  I hope to get all my Christmas shopping finished today.

I have probably 6 presents left to get.  And boxes of chocolates.  It's a family tradition, me giving everyone a box of chocolates.

The boxes used to cost around $4 each.  Now?  Well.. let's see shall we.

Lastly for now... I started doing this last night:

ABOVE:  And ideas what it is?

ABOVE:  Something tells me it's gunna be a busy day.  Christmas shopping, then home for a while, then this afternoon another outing.  And the traffic out there is crazy... schools are out for the holidays now.
So the shops/malls etc. are going to be BUSY, BUSY, BUSY.

Right, let's get this day started.


ABOVE: Well thats one question answered.  The chocolates cost me $90!!!

ABOVE:  And... it's 1.11 pm and I think I've done it!
Not only totally finished the Christmas shopping this morning, but done some grocery shopping too.

AND I've had a lovely seafood salad for me lunch, AND watched some Coronation Street!

What an excellent morning.

ANON:  UFO!  Not a bad idea, I shall add it to the list!

8.47 pm:  And we are finally home after a long, busy afternoon.

Dinner tonight was a BBQ at the kid's house, followed by birthday cake.

ABOVE:  Bex made Dante a Vanilla cake with marshmallow fondant.
It was delicious.
And we ate far too much dinner/cake, but it's not going to happen too often.

Time to wind down and just relax for a couple of hours before bed.


  1. Is it time to YARN BOMB the tree again?

  2. Anonymous6:42 AM

    Happy Birthday Dante 🎉🎊🎁🎂 hope you have a really neat day xx
    Love Untie Lacy
    #Lacy 💙

  3. Anonymous6:47 AM

    all the arcanum's are good but I recon
    The Jaffa lol 😂
    #Lacy 💙

  4. Happy Birthday to Dante! Chris, it looks like you are getting ready for the tree again:) I like the NAFF.

  5. Happy Birthday Dante - cannot believe it has been 8 years :-).

    LAMB for the flag thing, "Bro" is just such a kiwi thing.

    Take deep breaths & assume everyone out on the roads & in the malls are going to be complete idiots - that is how I get through December without killing anyone lol. I call it the pre-Christmas fuckwittery which invariably starts 1 December although it seemed to start the weekend before this year.

  6. Definitely like The LAMB 🥰

  7. Happy Birthday Dante. Wow. 8 years!!!!!
    I like Naff. But then I'm not a kiwi.

  8. Anonymous1:14 PM

    How about UFO. Unidentified Flag Object lol

  9. I have to pack up a large portion of our Christmas goods tonight. But, I am once again procrastinating. Since we are cancelling Christmas because we live in a disease filled country, we need to do the "hand off" tomorrow.

  10. Anonymous3:17 PM

    Happy Birthday Dante. 8 years. Gone so fast. Kj

  11. Anonymous3:36 PM

    Happy Birthday kiddo jeez time flies 💙💙 I like the Hoff or UFO, probably because I used to think David Hasselhoff was GORGEOUS in Baywatch lol 😆 George's Mum.

  12. Good greif those 8 yrs have flown by happy birthday Dante

  13. Happy 8th birthday to Dante! Gosh, where have the years gone to?? It doesn't feel that long ago you were announcing his arrival. Your presents shelving looks so organised ... unlike my boxes sitting on my couch. The cake looks very yummy!

  14. Anonymous9:49 PM

    Auntie Lacy wants a 'take home' bag of some of that yummy looking cake tomorrow please 😁 😉
    or ill cry and put a bag of poops in your letter box 🤣
    #Lacy 💙

  15. Happy Happy Birthday Dante....
    I can still the excitement of his impending birth and his arrival. Time has flown by.

  16. Belated Happy Birthday to Dante. Time sure does fly. Looks like you had a lovely celebration.

  17. Happy Birthday Dante! Looks like he had a great day and the CAKE ... need the recipe :)
    Also, I couldn't stop laughing at the idea of you saying "Stew, put the CRAP out for me" so that's my vote!
    ~Nicole in CA

  18. Anonymous2:24 PM

    Happy Birthday Dante!! Love the cake!!


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