Sunday, May 30, 2021


 Sadly, I didn't get to try out the new washing machine yesterday.

I simply didn't have enough dirty washing.

So, today I'll change our bedding and that should give me a decent load to do.

We were very surprised last night by the little boys.

Usually they get a bit bored after a while, and want to get home to their 'screen games'.... but  someone thought of giving them plastic cups and a ping pong ball each to play with.

ABOVE: They played all sorts of games with them!  Stacking them, playing hide the ball... throwing the ball into the cups from a distance and so on.

They literally amused themselves for hours!

ABOVE:  And yeah, building tents with the ottoman was a given.  πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰πŸ˜…

Today we are taking the girls out for a drive.

Coco LOVES going out in the car.  She tries to leave with everyone who visits us!

Marley isn't quite as keen, but she does get in the car, so she can come too.

Not sure where we shall go... we'll see once we hit the road.

Catch ya later.

10.55 am:  And OMG it's cold today!  Wet and utterly miserable.
Going out with the girls is on HOLD.

The heater is ON.
So is the washing machine.

ABOVE:  I chose a cold wash, and expected the time to show 3 hours (like the front loader), but NO!
Just over one hour.  Awesome.
This machine is so like one we had a few years ago.  Really easy to use, no complicated electronics to work out.

I'm not sure if we will bother to go out now.  It's just so ikkk out there.  

1.40 PM:  woooo hoooo!  THUNDER STORM.  Just had our house shake!!!

ABOVE: Around 3 pm we decided to take the girls out for a drive.  Just in the neighbourhood.
COCO loved it.
If she could have sat on the dashboard, she would have.
Marley?  Sat on the back seat and looked annoyed.

ABOVE: The weather really is FOUL out there.

ABOVE: Our lovely local playground is still undergoing renovations, and having lots of new and exciting equipment added.
The kids are going to love it once it's reopened.

We stopped in to visit Steve, Bex and the boys, cos the girls just love seeing them too.
And of course, they tend to get a bit spoiled when they are there.  Like cheese tidbits from Steve, and tummy rubs from everyone.

We don't have to cook again this evening, as there's plenty of left overs from last night.  Brylee is coming over to help us finish it off.

Left overs are wonderful.  Waste not want not and all that jazz.  And we fed ourselves and Brylee too.
Now... Stew and I just put fresh linen on our bed ... so it's good to go.
And I won't be long out of bed tonight... I'm really tired.

NOTE TO SELF:  If you have ice cream after dinner (we did last night), you WILL have hot flushes ALL NIGHT LONG, and you will NOT sleep at all.  It was a dreadful night to be honest.
I'm not had a single sugary thing today at all.  Here's to a good night's sleep.


  1. we have a front loader --- it takes forrrrrever. Although I can't complain about the quality of the wash: and we always use cold water. Have a great day DCR.... hope the weather clears and you can get out. It's freezing here in Sydney!!! No rain, but very cold and a bit windy xxxxx

  2. Sounds like a great day to stay inside and do washing. I love my new washing machine and dryer. I'm still trying to justify a new stick vacuum but the husband bought a new battery for the old one and it's working again. There is something about new gadgets!!
    I'm loving your wee chickens and eggs.

    1. Yeah... I felt like a change from cows!

  3. I won $15 and a free ticket on Lotto whoopee!! Not enough to retire on yet 🀣🀣 dismal day but happy to be alive and well πŸ˜€ leg of lamb on the Weber tonight ohhh and by the way Steve you can stick your Double Brown up ya bum πŸ’™

  4. It has been cold and miserable down my way a fire on sort of day have dried my washing rested and don’t sweet F A

  5. I have this great picture in my mind of Coco all bouncy in the front of the car & Marley sitting in the back pouting with his legs crossed sighing & groaning like a petulant teenager forced away from his PlayStation to go visiting with his parents πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    1. Pretty much bang on! I wish I'd taken a photo of Marley's face, she looked so pissed off.

  6. Kiwionholidays8:37 PM

    Happy you have all had a good, but different type of day today, some happy snaps 🌾
    Same here threatened rain ,,,but a few of us took the J,R,T for a walk with takeaway coffees down by a river and had a fab time
    Sometimes the unexpected outings work out fab too

    Sad the Sth island is flooding poor people down there ,,

    Stay safe 🌺🌻

    Cheers πŸ₯‚

  7. Anonymous12:43 AM

    Chris - for my body, I just can't ingest or digest white sugar, cane sugar, or whatever someone wants to call it anymore. My body goes into hot flashes like mad. I've learnt my lesson. The only thing that doesn't is Coconut Palm Sugar...the glycemic is very low, like 4, I believe. Good luck!! Ky Girl

  8. My son had a cup stacking set. There is a "sport" called cup stacking. His kit came with a special mat, timer, and special cups that have holes in the bottom, and a video on proper technique. He was never into sports and was successful at cup stacking. And when they finally tried it at gym class in school he was the best at it! The kids might enjoy that since the enjoyed playing with regular cups!


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