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The spring has sprung

Its not just about craft.  There’s movies, books, food, friends, family and more food!

Had a rather good week last week with everything except crafting lol You can just feel that summer is nearly here and I just can’t wait to go sit on the beach with my book and a coffee.  The garden is coming along fantastic.  Ralph spent the weekend putting in the new one and pulling out the old one that hadn’t been touched since some time in the 80’s

The old garden is going to take a bit of time.  The stumps apparently don’t want to leave yet.  Its started and that’s the main thing.  The dirt is rather compacted so this will mean a rotary hoe after its all out.  All that is staying is the palm and a pohutukawa.  I can’t wait for the new fence and the new plantings.  Its going to be stunning.

Because the tomato’s needed to go in and because the new garden is quite ready we planted them along the other fence line just to get them going.  We also had our first strawberry harvest.  All 4 of them 😀 Also my petunias are going for it which also helps with the feeling of summer coming

Saturday afternoon saw K & I head to the movies.  It was a jam packed theatre haha

I did not make that hole by the way.  Excellent movie! I just loved it 🙂 Its a must see if you get the chance.

On the way out K threw $2 into one of those arcade claw games and showed me her true talent.  Now to find a way to use this talent.  Anyone know of any careers that require claw skills?


Saturday night was guy fawkes night and, as usual, freaked out kitties.  Poor Squeak was terrified.  The little fella just about needs prozac for when the rubbish guy arrives on a Monday so this near sets him over the edge.  He couldn’t find a proper hidey hole so we made him a cat cave with his favourite things.


He thought we were nuts.

I had a lay in on Sunday.  Actually I had a ‘I’ve nearly finish this book’ moment that caused the lay in.


Quite enjoyed this one.  Definitely better than The Magic Cottage.  Was rather obvious with the majority of the story line but did not see that little twist at the end coming.  Not sure what’s up next for the reading.  I have a selection of about 50 to chose from right now so will see which one calls the loudest.

Sunday afternoon was movie time 🙂 We had a busy house work morning and I wanted to knit so any excuse really lol

I found The Last Witch Hunter rather dreary and meandery.  Sorry Vin but you did not shine in this.

Crimson Peak was rather weird but I strangely mostly enjoyed it.  Very gothic horror with a Wuthering Heights feel.  Seriously need to find out where to get her bathrobe from. It was beautiful.

Unfriended was a teen cash in on the ‘real time first person handheld’ genre that doesn’t really hit the mark.  Its mostly rather silly and not scary.  I like my scary to make me jump not yawn.  Had good potential but oh well.

So that was our week here.  Hope yours was good also xxx




Cross Stitcher, knitter, home cook, HVAC specialist, avid movie and TV watcher, reader and mum. I work full time and I'm not very good at sitting still so I love to try all sorts of crafting things from scrap-booking to ceramic work, but mostly I stitch. Heaven & Earth designs would be my favourite. I have had some major health scares in the past few years that I would not of expected to experience for at least another 20 odd years (born in 1971 so am currently only 45). Due to this I have a bucket list and its full of things right from books I must read to adventures I must achieve before I croak. I am always at the gym making myself stronger and healthier to fight my challenges and achieve my goals. Before the challenges I thought there would always be enough time and was just drifting along. You know how it is. Work, chores, kids, sleep, get up tomorrow and start again. I didn't really have any clear goals. I knew I wanted to travel but that was pretty much it. I was gaining weight steadily and didn't do anything much outside of the house and work. Since the challenges I have managed to get almost front row for both the Eagles and Elton John (expensive but you can't take it with you right), have had a day tour Kayaking around a lake and hiked the Tongariro Crossing. None of these would I even have considered 3 years ago. This is only the beginning :D Life is a gift and its what you make of it. You want it then you best be prepared to go get it :D

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