Thursday, October 21, 2021

PREP WORK

 Today I plan on doing some prep work in the wet room.

There's some sanding to do... which shouldn't take too long to get done.

Then clean off the dust and get painting.

The room won't look any different as such, as it's already white.  But, there won't be areas looking iffy or covered in fluff!

The fluff is from fibres coming off towels and clothes, and simply 'sticking' to the walls!  

ABOVE:  I got one more of these arm rest covers finished yesterday, and two more cut out ready to stitch up.  Then I will have enough 'spares'.

We have our bubble mates ( Steve, Bex, the boys and Lacy) coming over for dinner this evening.

We are getting takeaways.  I'm ready for a night off cooking.

It will be so nice when we can have everyone over again.  I miss our larger family gatherings.

Mike and Joyce would have been here today too... but because of the Waikato being in Level 3 lockdown, they couldn't come up.  

So, a long weekend looms.  Labour Weekend.  No market in Cambridge this year. 

I wonder how many people will try to leave their Level 3 locked down area and go to the beach?

ABOVE:  Apparently there will be 'tighter border controls' to stop that happening.  But as we have seen, plenty of people can and do get through those 'border controls'.   In fact, the border measures already in existence are a bloody joke.

If too many people flout the rules of lockdown, there could be a huge and rapid spread of Covid, outside of Auckland and the Waikato.

Then where will we be?  LOCKED DOWN FOR LONGER.  

So, here's hoping the cops CAN keep people from leaving Auckland and the Waikato areas.

OK, time to get up and get some jobs done.   There's some washing to get on, then sanding.
And... I wonder how Steve is feeling today?  


9.07 am:  And I've changed my mind about doing the wet room today.  Just not in the mood.
In fact, I'm kinda feeling FLAT.
Might take myself off to the supermarket, buy some flowers.  And a cake.

ABOVE:  I padded the bought flowers out with some from my garden.  There wasn't much to choose from at the supermarket.
And I got two cakes, a big one and a little one... cos well... I'M GUNNA EAT CAKE.

ABOVE:   I have finished making the chair arm rest covers.
I've now moved on to small table runners... same fabrics.
There will be more made over the next couple of months, in readiness for the next market, whenever that is held!

THANK YOU for all the birthday wishes, I really appreciate it.

Stew bought some gorgeous earrings for my birthday.  They are still in the shop.  I have to pick them myself, once the shops are open again.  ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜†
I better tell him, right?

ABOVE:  IT WAS A GORGEOUS CAKE!  Two types of Lemon.
We  had chinese takeaways before hand.  We are all now in food comas.
Sent cake home with Lacy, and Steve 'n' Bex are taking some home too.  AND Brylee is popping in a bit later to pick up cake too.
So hopefully there's not too much left to scream at us from the pantry.

I've had a neat day, sewing mostly.  Got quite a bit done, and I'm looking forward to doing more tomorrow.

49 comments:

  1. Kiwionholidays9:29 AM

    Good for you deciding on flowers and cake,๐Ÿ’
    Sometimes we hit the wall, and need a day off ,

    We have the smell of freshly cooked hokey pokey biscuits this morning,”, as a take for friends “who miss the Edmonds cook book goodies “ that we are meeting up with for Coffee together,
    Take care and enjoy this evening with the Dinner guests,

    I try and Always remember ☕️that having take aways helps businesses who have had it tough during the pandemic ๐Ÿ˜ท

    Great reasoning aye. .?? Lol

    Cheers ๐Ÿฅ‚

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  2. Happy Birthday lovely :-). Have a lovely day wth Steve & Bex & the kids & Stew.

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    1. Yo and Me ๐Ÿ™‚
      #Lacy ๐Ÿ’™

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    2. Sorry Lacy, I realised as soon as I pushed send I forgot you - I know you will be there helping make it a nice day for your Mum :-)

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  3. Happy Birthday Chris. Have a great evening in your little bubble tonight. Yay to takeaways for dinner. Who wants to cook on their special day.

    Southgirl.
    xo

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  4. Happy Bithday Ma ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ’™
    #Lacy ๐Ÿ’™

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  5. Happy Birthday - enjoy your cake and flowers. Have a good evening with your family bubble and a night off cooking.

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  6. Anonymous11:16 AM

    Happy Birthday! Hope you enjoy your visit with your bubble!

    A Fan in Canada

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  7. Happy Birthday Mrs H hope you have a fantastic day you deserve all your LOVING FAMILY around you ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

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  8. Happy birthday Chris ๐ŸŽ‰ have a lovely dinner in your bubble. Hopefully we will see Waikato out of L3 soon. I only wish that people realise how lucky we are in the South Island, wish you can get to L2 soon.

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  9. Birthday dinner with your bubble sounds lovly

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  10. Happy happy birthday xx

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  11. Happy Birthday Chris.
    Enjoy your takeaway and cake ๐ŸŽ‚

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  12. Happy birthday mum ๐Ÿ’“ ๐Ÿ’– enjoy your cake lol

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  13. Happy Birthday! I knew it was close but couldn't remember what day

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  14. Happy Birthday Chris! I hope that you enjoy your birthday dinner ๐ŸŒธ ๐ŸŒผ ๐ŸŒป ๐Ÿ’ ๐ŸŒท

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  15. Happy birthday Chris hope you have a fabulous day ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ

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  16. Happy Birthday ๐ŸŽ‚ ๐Ÿฅณ ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™

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  17. Oh my goodness - look at all these people that knew today is your birthday. Thank you Commenters - because now I too can say...
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ! To my friend in NZ that I have never met!
    I hope the cake is delicious!

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  18. Happiest of Birthdays, Chris. What a year you have had. Here's to the next one being soooooo much better. Cake. Eat Cake. Lots and lots of Cake.

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  19. Happy Birthday Chris have a wonderful day! I always remember your birthday as its my daughters birthday aswell. Have a great day and eat cake๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ

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  20. Anonymous2:35 PM

    Birthday wishes from a reader in locked down Auckland ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿ’ซ
    I cannot wait for quilting fabric shops to reopen, I am suffering severe withdrawal ๐Ÿฆ‹
    Caroline

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  21. Happy Birthday Chris. Good to see you spent your day doing your favourite hobby instead of working!

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  22. Happy Birthday! Hope you and your family have a lovely evening. Enjoy your cake! ❤️

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  23. Happy Birthday Chris, a great day to eat cake

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  24. Happy birthday sew eat cake be deliriously happy it’s your day x

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  25. Anonymous3:38 PM

    Happy Birthday!! enjoy!

    Cheers

    Peta

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  26. Anonymous3:39 PM

    Happy Birthday!! Can't wait to see your new earrings...and your cake!! Ky Girl

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  27. Happy Birthday Chris!! Enjoy the cake and the new earrings when you can pick them up. (I already commented but not sure what happened).

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  28. Happy Birthday Chris! May your next year be one where you are fiercely happy and content!

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  29. Happy Birthday! Have a great time with your family!!

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  30. Happy birthday enjoy the cake.

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  31. Happy Birthday Chris. Enjoy your cake and your evening. Heres to รก less stressful year ahead. ๐ŸŽ‚❤

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  32. Happy birthday gorgeous! I have a gift for you... when people in Auckland are allowed to leave and I can drive to Hamilton I am going to bring it to you in person. It is so perfect for you (in my eyes)... actually I know you will LOVE it! I promise it will be worth the wait! ๐Ÿ’• ๐Ÿฅ‚ (even though you don't do wine ๐Ÿ˜‰)

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    1. The gift has no relationship/link to wine ๐Ÿ˜‰ that was a reference to the cheers ๐Ÿฅ‚ emoji I used.

      A clue to the theme of your gift is ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ 
      ๐Ÿ’•

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    2. something fishy then? lol

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    3. Oh... this is like one of those guessing games you play with us ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Let's hope they let us Jaffa's out of Auckland someday soon ๐Ÿ˜˜

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  33. Happy birthday! I hope your cake was yummy. Nothing worse than bad cake on your birthday! xxx

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  34. Have a wonderful birthday Chris followed by a year filled with love and laughter and making new memories. X

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  35. Happy birthday! Looks like a fun day with family ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿ’

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  36. Anonymous11:14 PM

    Happy Birthday ! Lovely to spend time with your "bubble". Yummy cake, no wonder you were in a food coma, but worth it ! I've baked lemon & coconut cake (recipe from "justamumwhobakes.co.nz", pancakes and chocolate truffle bars for our visit to the in-laws. 5 hour drive ahead and it's bucketing down and cold....autumn has definitely arrived in Scotland ☹
    Jane G

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  37. Glad you loved your day, happy birthday Chris, Jo

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  38. Happy happy birthday and all the best for a great year ahead.

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  39. Oh gosh, I missed your birthday! Well, happy BELATED birthday, Chris !!! I love lemon cake !!!! YUM.

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  40. Belated Happy Birthday. All the best.

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  41. What has happened? You are missing.

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    1. I have a post up for today chick! Don't know what's happening if you can't access it.

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  42. Weird. You are back now. And I can see the posts that were not here yesterday. Whatever - glad you have not disappeared!

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