Monday, July 26, 2021


 Well, remember what I said I was gunna do yesterday?

Curtain Sewing?


Well... I will repeat that today shall I?

I will get them done today.

And I will be taking down the ones that are 'rather busy' too.  I might even, if I get time, go and get some more voile to make the net curtains for the family room too.

Depending on the weather, I am going to try and get out for a little walk today.  I have to start somewhere!

If it's raining, I might STILL go.  A little water never hurt anyone eh?

ABOVE:  See that rather old, concrete lizard?  We have been in this home for 19 months, and I only just saw it in our garden yesterday afternoon!

It's not ours.  
Well... it is now I suppose!  It's so old it's kinda lost it's face.  Hmmm, maybe I'll give it a scrub up and see what I can do with it?

But for right now... it's still nice and early, and I'm gunna lie here in bed and read the news.  

10.55 am:  And can I just say, gathering curtains while they are already up is a right shit job!  I should have taken that net curtain down to gather it up!

But I didn't.  Lots of swearing happened.

The 2nd lounge curtain got gathered before I put it up, OMG so easy!

ABOVE:  I am thrilled to bits with how they look.  Now, when someone comes to the door, they can't see in... and that's with those two windows already being tinted as well!

If we had lights on inside, anyone could see in.

Now I'm going to start on the dining 'room' windows.  The most time is taken getting the net cut out.... so don't expect any results for bloody ages.

ABOVE:  Whoop!  This is the single most important window that needed net on it.


Because I've had total strangers walk up to that window and peer into my house!  It's accessible from the driveway, and if you looked in this window you could see me and anyone else who was sitting in the family room.

I have always felt uneasy about that.  Now, it's sorted.

And I should have the other two windows done later on today.

But for right now, I'm going to have some lunch and a break.

ABOVE:  And they are done.  They didn't take quite as long as I thought they would.

I have taken down the busy nets from the family room windows.

According to my Palmerston North girlfriends (SANDRA primarily) they looked HIDEOUS... and belong in the bin.  😂😅😊

So... I don't know what I will do with them now.  There's virtually no where else in the house they can go.

I'm now going to watch Coronation Street.  😉

10.17 pm:  And it's the end of a good day.  So pleased I got those curtains made and hung.

Another quiet evening here, just watching TV, playing Free Cell on me computer and yakking with Stew.

Catch ya tomorrow.


  1. Maxine1:01 PM

    Ohhhhh can I have your rock 🦎.....there my favorite

  2. Look at you rocking the curtain projects!

  3. happy Monday!!!... have a great week!! xxxx

  4. Wow they make a huge difference the nets job well done I say. Cold wet blustery here ….

  5. Why would strangers walk up and peer in your windows? There are some very strange people on this planet!!!

    1. How about to see if we are home before breaking in? It happens a lot. Luckily for us the dogs go ballistic if anyone comes to the door! They are excellent 'alarm dogs'.

  6. Love the new curtains, they look so much better. I can’t live with uncurtained windows

  7. Anonymous5:55 PM

    Your house now looks like a rest home lol

    1. Wtf resorting to name calling and you don’t have the balls to put your name 🙄

    2. I think you forgot how to spell. You meant to say restFUL, didn't you?

    3. Anonymous11:16 PM

      No I meant rest home as in old folks home. Not name calling at all, just an observation.

  8. The curtains look amazing. Well done 😊

  9. I’m with Sandra - glad those nets are down 👍👍

  10. Good job on the curtains. I think the large floral arrangement in the corner is perhaps in the wrong place but it's a personal choice thing :) I have wooden blinds for privacy which work well, I'm like you and hate people being able to peer inside.

  11. Curtains look lovely, well done Chris.

  12. The plain white curtains do look better. Will they stay closed? Or do you open them during the day?

  13. I still need to sort out some curtains for our living room windows. Only been in 7 months haha.


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