Wednesday, June 23, 2021



I'm still stripping the damn wallpaper in the front bedroom.

If it's the last thing I do, I'm gunna get that room finished today.

And, just so ya know... the 'diet' is going exceptionally well.

Since we both started the Very Low Carb/NO SUGAR diet, we've lost a good amount of weight.

I think Stew said he's lost about 1.3 kilos, and I've lost 1.7 kilos.  In less than a week.  So, it's working.

And because we are not totally denying ourselves some healthy carbs every few days, it's not been that hard to stick to either.

The Cauliflower Rice is a life saver!  We both love it.  In fact, I must go out today and buy some more.  

NOT the fresh stuff, that wasn't very nice, strangely enough.  The frozen version is perfect.

Ya know what?  I don't think I've ever referred to Wednesday as 'Hump Day' before.

But, it is HUMP DAY.  And I for one am looking forward to the weekend.  Not cos we have anything on... but just so Stew will be home with me.  I love having him home.

And.... that's me for now.  Just a normal day ahead.  

10 am:  OMG it was FREEZING this morning!  It took me ages to get out of bed, I just didn't wanna get up at all.
But.... that damn wallpaper won't strip itself. πŸ˜–

ABOVE:  It has taken me an entire HOUR to get the paper off that goddam 'pelmet'. Shitty, shitty thing.  AND I've not soaked the backing paper off it yet either.
I was so tired from struggling with it, I've taken a break.
You know, it gives you a neck ache from looking up that long?

So, here I am, happily thinking I 'only' had my bedroom to strip after the front bedroom right?
WRONG.  I've still got the bloody lounge to do.
AND that involves packing up everything in the china cabinets.
OMG why did I start this?

12.20 pm:  I got a phone call from Lacy about an hour ago, asking me to stop doing the wallpaper!
Seems she's going to come over tomorrow and dedicate the whole day to helping me do it.
NICE, thanks Lacy.

Meanwhile, I shall just keep stripping paper, cos I'm on a roll.

Though, I am stopping for lunch now.

2.05 pm:  And it's DONE.
And I don't even have the energy to take a bloody photo.  It took 5 hours, with about half an hour 'off' to eat a sandwich for lunch.

I am definitely stopping for the day now.  I'm knackered!

ABOVE:  For the first time in my life, I'm cooking Goat meat!
It's in the slow cooker.  Fingers crossed it's nice.

7.20 pm:  Well... goat.  Yeah, it could have been anything really.  Very much like lamb/mutton.  Lots of bones.  Doubt I will get it again.

The rest of the evening is gunna be spent on my chair, blankie on, watching telly.
Catch ya tomorrow.


  1. 65 years of marriage for my parents today πŸ’™πŸ’™ bloody cold start but will be a fab day. 10 years for Guy and I today as well Jesus I need a medal πŸ…πŸ€£πŸ€£

    1. Congratulations to your parents, and you two! Freezing start here too.

    2. Thanks Chris frost tomorrow morning apparently definitely time for the jerseys πŸ’™

  2. Reminds me of the first house we bought Chris, every wall and CEILING had wallpaper on it. Talk about sore neck!!

  3. I finally got to try my fake Oodie last night. After a week of being so hot I couldn't breATHE - LAST NIGHT WE HAD A FROST WARNING! cRAZY WEATHER.
    Oops. Who hit CAPS lock?
    You will love the new walls when they are complete!

  4. Just think how amazing the house will look when all the walls are painted etc!! How are you having the cauli rice each night? What do you add? Don't forget about making cauli mash as well -- steam your cauliflower (fresh, not the cauli rice) until soft then blitz with a hand stick mixer and add cream cheese or butter etc. It's really good.

  5. Chris I love goat, I've only done it once, Phill brought home a leg from Melbourne and I roasted it, with lemon and garlic, it was delish. I wish I could get hold of some again. Can't wait to see how yours goes in the slow cooker. And what a gem your Lacy is to offer to come and help you, she has a big heart that one.

  6. Kiwionholidays8:12 PM

    Interesting Chris about the goat meat ,
    Don’t think we have tried it but will if we get the chance,
    Have had Kangaroo mince and it’s lovely if I forget where it comes from πŸ‘

    So lovely Lacy is gonna give you a day with wallpaper tomorrow
    Kudos to all our younger ones πŸ•ΊπŸΏWho give us the extra pair,or pairs of hands to make it easier.

    Love ❤️ Them all .
    Enjoy your relaxing early night there

    Cheers πŸ₯‚

    them all

  7. I feel your wallpaper pain all the way over here. Take care.


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