Sunday, January 16, 2022


 I am so happy with myself.

Keeping the pool crystal clear isn't a hard job, but you do have to stay on top of it.

Last week when it was incredibly hot, it actually started to go slightly cloudy.


ABOVE:  So, so clear!  It's so pretty.  

ABOVE:  These two showing off their new outfits.  I've no idea why they are so special... but apparently, they are.  πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜‚πŸ˜…

ABOVE:  The girls seem to be much happier with their short haircuts.  Every time I look at them I kinda laugh, they look so different with no long ear hair.  
Coco's left ear, the one that has had an infection for over a year, is actually looking a little bit better too!  Maybe having no long hair has helped.

Right, enough waffling.
Today Stew and I are going to potter around the house and yard.  The pond needs my attention, and Stew has said he is going to do some gardening.
So... catch ya later.

12.33 pm:  Been doing exactly what was on the agenda!

ABOVE:  Stew is doing the weeding and shrub trimming.  Filling up our Red Lid bin, ready for collection on Friday morning.

ABOVE:  It's pretty neat how the two new trestles can have their height adjusted too.
More options for use.

ABOVE:  Our new car (the Rav) is slightly shorter inside than our old station wagon, so we had to buy some smaller, folding trestles to use for markets.

So I did a test run of how to arrange the stall using them.

I think I've got it sussed out.

Bearing in mind we will have the white gazebo to  hang runners and cot quilts on as well.

I've now got a good idea where my 'gaps' are in relation to products.  I need to make a few more things before the 31st for sure.

It's now 1.30 pm, Stew's gone to get us some lunch.  I'm not in a wifey mood today, so he has to supply it instead.  AND he's doing dinner too.

Looks like we are having sausages and ?

Stew came home with Subway Sandwiches.  They were DELICIOUS.  I always love finding cucumber in me sandwich, not something I would add myself, yet I love it.

Such a refreshing taste.

I've been working in the sewing room the last couple of hours.

I should have had a swim, but I got a bit sunburnt a couple of days ago, so avoiding the sun today.

SBBs came over for a swim this afternoon, I hardly saw them!  Bex liked my market setup, she's doing the same thing next weekend with the girl she shares a stall with.  

Then we will both be 'market ready'.

It's nearly 6 pm.  I think Stew and I will be having a late dinner... cos we had a late lunch and it's just too bloody hot to be cooking right now. 

Wonder what Stew is gunna put with them sausages?

9.40 pm:  And we had Sausages, Salad and Kumera Rostties.  He did well.

I filled the pond up to the brim this evening, I hope nobody dies overnight!  I've lost two goldfish so far this summer.

And now... time to sign off and do nothing till bedtime.

Catch ya tomorrow.


  1. The boys are getting so big!

  2. Ah, Minecraft... our boys have that obsession as well. Those two boys are just little mini-Steves! You must love having them so close by and especially the fact they can come swimming so often.

  3. Wow! Look how tall Dante has gotten. Beautiful boys. Pool looks great.

  4. Lovely photo of the boys. Your pool looks so inviting! I often wish we had a pool but can't see us doing anything about getting one anytime soon. One day maybe ....

  5. Holy snapping duck shit they've grown so much 😳 good work on the pool πŸ’™πŸ’™

  6. Lovely blue water looks great.
    Those boys peas in a pod looking grown up ahhhhh minecraft very cool.

  7. Anonymous4:07 PM

    I love your blog Chris. So much colour and beautiful photos. Kj

  8. Chicken and vege soup here for tea actually probably next vouple nights lol. The boys are looking so cool in there minecraft tops. Pool looks crystal clear

  9. Kiwionholidays5:44 PM

    Fab pic of the boys all growing up like Keera n all the other grandies we see pics of,

    Sausages and .? Are all good Chris when you’ve all had a big week ,,and Stew is kindly doing them,
    We are in the middle of Reno’s still, but light at the end of the tunnel, so whoever or whatever comes at meal times is not the normal 3 meat n veg from the old days ✔️πŸ•ΊπŸΏπŸ˜·

    πŸ₯‚ Cheers

  10. Anonymous10:50 PM

    Are you topping your pond up with water straight from the tap, if so, you should leave the water in containers for a couple of days before adding it to the pool. Chemicals in tap water can kill gold fish. Audrey

  11. Chris, you've got to stop taking pictures of your dogs (Just kidding). They are so cute and I want them:)


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