Emergency Call Out
Thursday, February 16, 2017      19 comments

Last night my son-in-law phoned at 2130hrs to say that my daughter had just been taken to hospital in the ambulance. She has been having ongoing issues re ?heart ?anxiety ?something else, and it was affecting her breathing and causing worrying ... Read more
I am doing the Happy Dance
Thursday, February 16, 2017      10 comments

we have FINALLY got REAL rain ..... not just the pretend stuff that lasted the blink-of-an-eye a couple times since November, but REAL rain. There is EVEN a bit of a pond in my drive - LOL! I am sooo very glad, as are most of those in the Nort... Read more
Another update
Wednesday, February 08, 2017      8 comments

If you read my blog yesterday, you are aware that I took my g/son to the Hospital for an ankle surgery that didn't happen, so I was up again very early to take him today. THIS time he struck it lucky. The surgeon wanted to see me too (don't k... Read more
Tuesday, February 07, 2017      10 comments

In my last blog I said my g/son had broken his ankle. He went to the hospital last Tuesday for surgery, but after 'nil by mouth' was told he could go home because they wouldn't be doing it that day, and that they would phone him when to come do... Read more
Day's Outing and more
Tuesday, January 31, 2017      8 comments

Today I finally got to meet up with my sister. She has only just started being allowed to drive after surgery for her wrist, elbow and a year ago a total shoulder replacement (reverse shoulder replacement) It meant I had to travel nearly an ho... Read more
The Road to Kaikoura Post Earthquake
Thursday, November 17, 2016      9 comments
oura-quake? ... Read more
How to lose weight (tongue in cheek..... maybe?
Wednesday, August 17, 2016      8 comments

Well, I think I have figured out how to lose weight easily. The middle of April my family and I went to Vancouver, Canada, for a holiday. We came back early May. I had gained a considerable amount of weight while over there. (Found out... Read more
I'm NOT going doo lally ... I promise, BUT
Saturday, June 25, 2016      12 comments

today I left home at 0945hrs. My daughter, s-in-law and I (and g/son) went to my Mum's collecting a Rental Truck on the way, to bring the rest of Mum's stuff back home. We emptied the house up there, (apart from a few bits and bobs which shoul... Read more
Getting back to normal .... whatever 'normal' is - LOL!
Wednesday, June 22, 2016      8 comments

After coming back from my holiday a ton heavier, it took about 3 weeks to settle back into MY normal eating pattern, but with a few less calories. It appears to be working. I haven't weighed myself since end of May, but I can now get into one ... Read more
Back from from first overseas holiday :-)
Monday, May 09, 2016      11 comments

I had a lovely time catching up with my son and his partner. It started here on 15th April. A 13hr flight later, we landed in Vancouver BC BEFORE we had even left Auckland - LOL!. My son was at the airport to meet us. We had our first ... Read more
A quick update on my Mum
Friday, April 08, 2016      13 comments

I spent most of the day at the Hospital. For a large portion of the time she didn't know who I was, but later, a while after the last dose of Fentanyl she recognized me, my brother, sister, and sister-in-law and her son. Apart from a nas... Read more
Hectic Day and the last thing anyone could have wanted OR wished for
Wednesday, April 06, 2016      15 comments

Today I had the plumber coming in some stage re a perished rubber on the toilet. Water leakages onto the floor are NOT nice to clean up and I guess my 9yr old grandson didn't feel that great either when we were blaming him ..... you know the ol... Read more
Difficult Day today
Monday, March 21, 2016      12 comments

Today I had the most horrible task of taking my beloved little Scruffy - part Border Collie and part (the vet THINKS) Foxie - to the Vet for her 'ever more' sleep. She only came up to just under my knee and was my most precious companion after... Read more
Sunday, February 21, 2016      10 comments

I saw this today on someone's FB Page Mirror, mirror on the wall It does not matter if I am short or tall .... If I have skinny legs or my hips are wide, It only matters who I am inside. Blue eyes, brown eyes, black or green....... Read more
Thursday, February 18, 2016      9 comments

Have you ever had the feeling that everything happens at once? Well, I had a real doozy of a day, and a very busy one. It started off when my daughter woke me to ask if I was going to be spending all day at my Mum's house, because if I was... Read more

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