Favourite quote

What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived.
It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.
- Nelson Mandela

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Finally some me time

Okay so it started early with me sneaking out at 7 am past all the party people who I wouldn't expect to wake for another few hours. A few people had waken and had used the toilet 15 minutes earlier, but hopefully they went back to sleep. We only have 1 bathroom so I had a quick shave and a 4 minute make over.
Still wintry this morning and that's enough excuse to wear my faux rubber tights, matching nail polish & lipstick - thusly I snuck out the house.
Early McDonalds coffee

Okay the tights and top don't really work, so I'm in need of a longer top because these tights feel to nice to take off

But I did

As the morning was still young, I meandered off to Sylvia Park mall for breakfast and also reading the paper to pass the time at Columbus Coffee shop. At 9 am I strolled around a few girls shops and tried on a couple of business type black skirts as I haven't gotten around to replacing the zipper in my skirt.

     Sylvia Park just before shops open 

After Sylvia Park, I had to get a safety check completed on wife's car (I spent an hour yesterday under it, degreasing the steering rack as they now need a visual on it)
The vehicle testing station was still shut when I got there at 9.30 (opens at 10 am on Sundays), so I decided to get a photo on a busy Auckland beach, which was surprising vibrant with young families and walkers enjoying the sunny conditions.

Mission Bay fountain & VTNZ (vehicle testing station)

Once I got changed and back home, found family and 4 of last night partiers having brunch.

Wife and I visited plant shop as she has the Spring gardening bug.

After 1 pm, I took youngest off for a bit of archery, and while in the field, she slipped and we spend the rest of the afternoon at A&E while she had X-rays and a plaster cast put on her arm.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Busy BUT.....

Tuesday - got home, started construction on my balustrade gate and cooked dinner.
After dinner watched a movie while waiting for Miss 13s mother to pick her up (shared custody) at 8.30 pm.

By 9 pm I was at Garrisons Pub, having a glass of wine and watching baseball. It's now on my highly recommended places to relax.

A big thanks to Miss 23 for providing the pretty floral dress, but I don't think I need to mention it to her just yet.

I know it's wrong to drink alone, yet on the other hand if you have no one to drink with, it's better than going thirsty  :)

Unfortunately by 9.30 pm, having drunk my wine I was feeling rather lonely and decided it was home time to cuddle up with my wife for a bit.
I was very sad taking this dress off, I felt really nice and snug in it and the goodbye wave from the lovely staff at the pub made me feel that little bit special (what girl doesn't want to feel special).

My son in law is visiting for a week, so my girl clothes won't be worn again for about 10 days.
Have a great week

Saturday, July 23, 2016


Yesterday after work, I had my eye brows shaped at a local shopping mall beauty shop. Later in the evening I "Borrowed" Miss 18 fancy nail polish from the USA. Miss 13 trying to be a professional make up artist applied it. It's really nice and I want to show off and never take it off - so love it :)

Today it's meant to be raining and wife was lifting Miss 18 between parties until some ungodly time in the morning, so I should have been able to get quite a few girl hours in.
I got up at 6.30, make up on and at McDonalds for an early morning coffee by 7 am. The girls there are really nice to me and she sneaked a few marsh mellows in to my drink and made it look extra fancy. Such great girls there, probably why it's a regular coffee stop for me and my wife.

BUT... It's a lovey sunny morning and I couldn't stop thinking about my wife and wanting to get home to be there with a cup of tea and biscuits for when she woke up after such a broken night for her (yes I slept through all the phone calls and "lifting"). While I want to have fun with her today, my guess is she will have me finish the balustrade by building a fancy gate

Before I added the roof
For years we never used this area

After I added the roof and fitted the refurbished balustrade, with many of the spindles having to be extended as they used to be on a stairwell
This area now gets a lot of use, even though it's winter and rainy. Just need a gate built and fitted to keep the dog in.
I love building stuff in my boy time

On the way home I picked up some bread & milk (and biscuits) for everyone's breakfast, please don't tell wife that I went to our local supermarket - where someone we might have known, might have been there at 8 am, while dressed in maroon top and shiny black pants.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Busy little day

Yesterday - got jealous of Miss 18 new nail polish, really need my own and dark red.

Today - 8am and went and got my own nail polish, I also needed to visit the library after 9 am so got a coffee while I waited for the library to open.

I would like to thank my 23 year old for lending me this lovely dress, I hope she leaves it for me next time she moves out. 

After the library (about 10 am) I went home and prepared the meal in the slow cooker, then got changed in to my blue top and black pants and boots. With the clothes swap I took Miss 18 to work, grabbed extra stuff from the supermarket for tonight's dinner, then chilled out at McDonalds at the Auckland Airport as I waited for Miss 23 flight to arrive.
Returning home I then changed back in to drab (boring mens clothes. took off makeup and nail polish) before taking Miss 13 to see Ghost Busters at the local movies.
Dressed for 6 hours is probably a new record for me, unsure what the neighbours think of me coming & going from the house but may find out when I next go over for drinks.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Few Monday hours

Raced home and got the dinner cooked for everyone.
I get home about a hour before wife does, so it's quicker if I cook
After dinner I volunteered to do the weekly shop,
But first things first - a drink at Garrison Pub, Sylvia Park.

A lady should never drink alone, so uncool, however if you were here I might not have stopped at 1 drink as we chatted in to the night. But since I was alone, I read the paper instead :(
Really nice relaxed pub even if the wine did cost $8

Got changed in to more casual clothes for the grocery shopping (jeans, boots and long sleeve top)