Monday, January 31, 2022


 Stew and I are taking today off working on the back yard.

We are both a bit tired.

So. We are going out for the day.

Off to Tirau to our favourite shop there, then lunch at a cafe.

When we get home I'm sure we will be jumping in the pool.

ABOVE:  The sore area where I had my Booster jab.  It's grown a bit, is sore to the touch and itchy.  So, stands to reason I'm not touching it.

Right, that's me for now.

Catch ya later.

It's Auckland Anniversary Day, so a public holiday here, in case you were wondering why Stew's not at work.  πŸ˜‹πŸ˜Š

1.30 pm:  Home from our little tiki tour.
Tirau... still has the best gift shops around.

Notting Hill to be precise.
There's 3 of them!  
The first one we went into...  OMG!
They have a new range of dinner ware.
I fell in love.

BUT... the prices for each piece were exorbitant!
Like crazy, crazy, over the top.

ABOVE:  I very nearly got that little dish with the butterfly, but it was about $80!  And it was LITTLE.  

ABOVE:  I was so tempted to get JUST ONE piece!
But seriously, how could I choose?
There were so many unique pieces.
Just too much to chose from.

To do one table setting in this line would have cots upwards of $500!

Let's not even go into large platters, or bowls with lids etc.  

I left the shop feeling good though.  I resisted temptation.  FOR ONCE.

ABOVE:  Our favourite eatery was closed in Tirau (crazy considering it was a Public Holiday and masses of people were in town), so we went to Podium at Lake Karapiro.
The burger and chips was very nice.
The scenery was gorgeous.
The wind?  Not so much.

Home now and just blobbing out for a while.

Steve introduced me to this damn game a couple of days ago:

ABOVE:  Just as well you can only have one game a day.  It's a good one for ya brain.

7.38 pm:  Well... I had a nap this afternoon.  Stew had a 90 minute swim while I napped.
Steve, Bex and the boys were over this afternoon for a swim too.

Right, I'm cooking spring rolls and Kumera Rissoles for our dinner.  Bit of a silly bugger dinner, but who the hell cares?

Ain't got no diet/menu police coming to check on me!

Stew has muesli for lunch on a regular basis (at work).

Right, I'm off to actually HAVE dinner.  
Catch ya tomorrow.


  1. Enjoy your day together!

  2. Have a wonderful day out πŸ™‚

  3. Sounds like a perfect day.

  4. Anonymous1:04 PM

    I was wondering. ;-) Enjoy your out and about! Ky Girl

  5. Anonymous2:13 PM

    Wow good for ΔΊeaving that crockery in the shop. I love it, it's beautiful but if I broke it is a lot of money. Glad you've had a nice morning out. Kj

  6. That's a bee!
    I just discovered WORDLE, too! My facebook friends are sharing their scores. So, I have done a few and post my score as a comment under theirs. It is kind of fun!

  7. I LOVE Wordle. It has certainly taken the world by storm. Not bad for a Scottish bloke who made it for his partner who loves crossword puzzles.

  8. We too are a Wordle household πŸ˜‚

  9. I've been doing Wordle for awhile... just don't post the answer though! If you click 'share' it just posts your result and does not spoil it for others. I'm 100% so far but some days are pretty tricky.

    1. What was yesterday word i uninstalled it in disgrace

  10. Anonymous6:39 PM

    Oh the bunny plate!

  11. I gave up on wordle first day. Dreadfully hot exhausting day here today just in the door from the stampin card making class so very very tired. Now to feed me.

  12. I love wordle. It's the first thing I do every morning. Then I read your blog πŸ˜ƒ

  13. Wordle...the best way to start the day. Looks like a super busy weekend for you. Thank goodness there was an extra day to have some fun. Good luck with the yard work.

  14. Oh those dishes are just gorgeous! Super expensive though!


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