… RAN OUT OF EASTER EGGS.
‘Head down bum up Caitlin!’ came out of the loud speakers at the event taking place in the Show Grounds this morning while I was outside. I wondered in this pc world, if that sort of comment was allowed. I have no idea who Caitlin is but I do know she was ‘racing’ in the … More Head down, bum up.
I had visitors for lunch. The aunts are 70 and 91.75. ‘Only 19 and 3/4 years between us,’ says the driver, cheerfully refusing to move her car now it had safely negotiated the new motorway and arrived at its destination. The older aunt was left to squeeze her way out of the small opening she’d … More The Roaming Aunts
Some people wake up perky. I do not but I did give birth to one of those and to this day it remains a mystery how someone as in love with the morning, could have been created without my knowledge. It set me thinking that if ever there was a system that needed a bit … More Eggactly
More often than not, television is entertaining. Sometimes it’s an engagement with a truth I’ve not particularly wondered about and sometimes it struggles to hit average. But last night I watched a doco on Netflix that in my humble opinion, should be force-fed to every girl from the age of 5. Its called Embrace and … More A close circling of the arms and pressure to the chest.
The boat came into my life as an, ‘I almost bought an old boat but it was too expensive’. My sigh of relief was heard for miles. I have nothing against boats but I am married to a man who thinks it’s perfectly normal to go to a car auction and bring home a car … More The Best Little Hartley in the World
The noise in this city is becoming too much for me. First it was the starlings that started tweeting and carrying on first thing in the morning. I’d just get them off to wherever they go during the day, and the sparrows would start. All English imports and as per the rabbit, and gorse, they … More Christchurch city living.
I thought ‘this kid doesn’t have a chance’ when I first saw the three year old put the death grip on the baby but I’d forgotten how kind and adaptable children naturally are. Now that Big Sister is five she’s a shepherd and an explorer and and all those other things she’ll struggle with when … More Can Poppa fix my glasses?
My chair arrived today. I ordered it in August. It is now the 2nd week of February but that’s what happens if you decide to buy a chair made in Norway by people, who if you are to believe the salesman, apparently only make chairs in the winter. It sounded reasonable to me and I … More Redesigning the Living Room
It was our second hot day for the year. When I say hot I think it was 35-36 C which when you come from a summer of mid 20’s or lower, it’s quite a shock. Some of us function better at a few degrees higher than normal whereas others wilt on a mild day with … More Driving the car into the hedge