Saturday, October 02, 2021



ABOVE:  Brylee aged about 8... cute!

ABOVE:  and NOW.  Happy Birthday bonus daughter, we Love You, and hope you have a fantastic day.

We are having a family Birthday Lunch here for her today.

After lunch, I think Stew and Steve are doing some work on the family bathroom.  We are hoping that both bathrooms will be almost done by the end of next week.

I'm rapidly losing faith in Carpet Court. They said they would have a date for the vinyl installation to us YESTERDAY... DEFINITELY.

But, they didn't.  No phone call as promised.  No email as promised.  NOTHING.    

We have to book the plumber to take the existing toilets out, and reinstall the new toilets and vanities after the flooring is down.  Hence the need to know what day the flooring is going down.

I have had to chase that company up for literally EVERYTHING!  I'm fit to kill.

I will be ringing them this morning to ask them WHEN again.  It's just not good enough.

Onto happier things, I've got 90% of our paintings etc back on the walls.  And there is only the lounge curtain rods and curtains to put up sometime today.

ABOVE:  This wall in our bedroom is evolving.  I will have more hearts on the wall over time.

ABOVE:  The dining room is done... the 'horrendous' net curtains are up on small metal tie backs.  They will 'just' hang there, not drawn over the windows at all.  

The chairs are in the garage, covered in all sorts of shit!  I don't have the energy to get them out.
For now, if you want to eat here, it's on a picnic rug!

I think that's all for now.  This post has been a nightmare to get ready.  Blogger (or my keyboard) has kept eating my post.  This is about attempt number 3 to get it ready to publish!
Grrrrrrrrrr.  πŸ˜–πŸ˜•πŸ˜ 

11.20 am: Well Stew and I have been pottering around all morning.
Brylee is here.
Other's are due soonish.

I'm going to put together the platters soon.

Oh yes, Stew and I took a very quick trip into town just now.  We'd seen a limited edition print in a gallery and loved it.  But left it there... but it was nagging us.  So we went back and bought it.

It has to be framed, so that might happen next week.

ABOVE:  We love it... I think we have a lamp in the garden similar to this.  But what drew us to it was it's nautical theme, as well as the rusty lamp.  It's quirky.

ABOVE:  Platters ready.... lunch is served.

ABOVE:  A happy girl.

Another happy note:  Carpet Court have given me my deposit receipts.  The vinyl is arriving in Hamilton on Monday.  Just waiting to hear when they will be here to install it now.

ABOVE:  A delicious Lemon and Raspberry cake, with 21 candles of course.   πŸ˜Š

ABOVE: These peeps, yakking in the street.
Doug brought around a box full of meat and groceries for Griffin, who moved into a new flat today.

ABOVE:  I also gave him bed and bathroom linen, bathroom supplies, and a box full of food as well.

He lost everything he had when he split from his last girlfriend.   She took everything behind his back, and he can't get it back.

God help her if any of our family run into her is all I can say.

ABOVE: There was room for at least 3-4 more cars on the driveway!  It was lovely that everyone invited came.  Amanda could not make it sadly.

I have to admit, I'm knackered now!  We shall be having left overs for dinner.  

8 pm:  And that's a wrap on the day.  We are all having an early night.
Catch ya tomorrow.


  1. Happy 21st Brylee πŸŽ‚πŸŽ.

  2. Happy 21st Birthday Brylee πŸŽ‚ πŸ₯³
    #Lacy πŸ’™

  3. Happy 21st Birthday Brylee!!

  4. Happy Birthday Brylee πŸŽ‚πŸ₯‚πŸŽ‰πŸ§‘

  5. Brylee is a cutie....happy birthday to her.

  6. Happy 21st Brylee, have a great day with your family

  7. Happy Birthday young lady πŸ’™

  8. Happy 21st birthday dear Brylee. You're still cute!

  9. Happy birthday Brylee xx. I remember you about the age you are in the first photo

  10. That youngster Brylee look very much like the current Brylee. How cute!

  11. Happy 21st birthday Brylee! Enjoy your special day πŸ₯³πŸŒ·πŸŒ»

  12. 21 happy birthday it’s been neat watching you grow into a beautiful young woman. Enjoy your day with family and being spoilt..
    Nice stash of pressies there.

  13. Happy Birthday Brylee! Hope you have a great family day!!

  14. Happy 21st Brylee. You are gorgeous.

  15. Anonymous3:10 PM

    Happy 21st Birthday Brylee!!!


  16. Happy Birthday Brylee

  17. Love the new print. Reminds me of the movie I just finished on Netflix all of 5 minutes ago. The Starling. It was really good and kind of quirky too!

  18. Happy Birthday BryleeπŸ’œπŸ§‘♥️.
    Those platters look fantastic Chris ! Yum

  19. Happy Birthday Brylee.

    Love your platters Chris.

  20. Happy Birthday Brylee, 21 ! Lovely pics. Hope you all enjoyed your day X

  21. Happy 21st Birthday Brylee. Hope you have had a wonderful day. xx

  22. Happy 21st Brylee. Looks like you all had a great day❤️

  23. Belated Happy 21st Birthday Brylee. Looks like you had a lovely celebration.


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