Sunday, August 28, 2022


We are out of isolation.

And that means we can get out of the bloody house.  Thank God.

Stew wants to go and buy a new hair cutting kit, so he can cut his own hair again.  He's been going to Just Cuts for a few months now, but he's not happy with how they do his hair.

And also the fact that it's never the same person doing his hair, so it's not a consistent cut.

That is top of the 'to do' list.

 I showed you my neck tattoo yesterday.

And Stew said he virtually never notices it!

And we had a short discussion about tattoos.

He wants to get another one.

He has never mentioned it before and I was very surprised when he told me what he wanted to get.

I have a 'Potters Mark',  which is my initials entwined.  I would put it on the base of everything I made when I was a 'Potter'.

Stew wants to get my 'mark' put on his chest!

It seems a bit weird, cos I didn't 'make him'... but kinda nice too.

Instead of having my name tattooed on him, he wants my mark.

So hmmm... maybe it will happen now that he's mentioned it?

As for what my 'mark' looks like... you will just have to wait and see.  Though I'm bound to have mentioned it, or shown it on here sometime over the years.  In fact I know I have.

Later on today I might just start working on making new dining chair cushion covers.

Once I decide on a colour (most likely blue) and design (something simple) I will crack on with it.

12.3 pm:  Finally, we got to leave the house and go shopping.
First up was a boring little grocery grab.
Then we headed over to the Base to look for a hair cutting kit, which Stew got from Noel Leemings.
I started looking around for some new chair pads for the dining room chairs.
The cushions we were using were not really 'chair pads'.

We looked in several places with no success, then headed over to Spotlight.  SUCCESS.

ABOVE:  They are very basic, but I'm going to recover them to match the table runner.  At $12 each they are a bargain.

While on the hunt for said chair cushions, we popped into Early Settler.  Immediately inside the front door was a bed with a gorgeous cushion on it.
We both loved it, and started guessing it's price.
Stew guessed $180, I guessed $130.
It was less than half the lowest guess, so guess what?

ABOVE:  Yeah, we bought a cushion we totally DID NOT NEED.  But it's cute eh?  πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š

After shopping, we decided to have an early lunch before heading home.

ABOVE:  I rang Steve and said "Guess where we are going"?
He said :  "TACO BELL".

Bang on, clever bugger.

7.10 pm:  Yep, I've been absent most of the day!
I had lunch, came home and had a nana nap.
Then I headed into the sewing room to make a pattern for the chair pads.

I made one chair pad cover and realised it was just a bit too small, so although I got it on the chair pad, I will have to adjust the pattern a bit for the next 5.

Now... we have just had a totally lazy dinner of toasted sandwiches!  It was nice not to cook really.
I'm gunna be lazy now and just watch tv till bedtime.


  1. Don't go to places like Just Cuts... find a good barber where you get the same person each time. There are so many barbers around now.

  2. Hubby has my name tattooed on his arm against the advice of the tattoo artist but we are still together after 40+ years

  3. I think it is beyond sweet that Stew wants to put your "mark" on him.

  4. Anonymous10:29 AM

    So the potters mark is your initials - is he going to have them around a anchor? or in a love heart?? Thank god you're out of isolation - wouldn't it be good if this was the last time ever you have to isolate - and that blasted Covid pinged off. Maria(Australia)

  5. Anonymous12:38 PM

    I've got an arse antler I got years ago looks bloody terrible now 🀣🀣 at least I don't see it often πŸ’™πŸ’™

    1. Omg I've never heard it called that 🀣🀣🀣🀣

  6. I don't have any tatttoos (I was going to say antlers - geez, must be tired). I really like watching tattoo shows though! It's like reality art shows instead of cooking shows.. But important because they are permanent. And it's just so painful to see a bad tattoo and really fun to see a good one!

  7. Kiwionholidays7:23 PM

    Quick catchup busy day too, love all the nite nite pics you post,

    Good you’re out of isolation n hope Steve’s time goes quick too seeing he is longer than you guys

    Springs nearly here yayπŸŒΊπŸŒΈπŸ’―πŸ‘πŸΆ
    πŸ₯‚ Cheers

  8. Anonymous10:44 PM

    Found it! Vickie


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