Just me

Posts about me, my family and friends (yes I have some), Seymour the Wonder Cat and his not-so-trusty sidekick Norman the Newbie Cat and life in general, both online and offline

We have a bed!

BigSave have given up on waiting for the manufacturer to get it right and have given us a base to go with the be we bought so FINALLY, we have a bed. A usable bed. They’ve also had the side rails on the bed frame shortened so that now, Norman is no longer in danger of falling through the gap at the end of the bed. I’m sure we’ll all sleep easier knowing this.

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How time flies …

Where have the past few weeks gone? I’ve been a wee bit slack about posting here over the past few weeks but to tell the truth, not much has changed: Seymour the Wonder Cat remains unimpressed by the arrival of Norman the Newbie Cat; Norman the Newbie Cat remains is still growing like a furry, four-legged mushroom; The bed still hasn’t arrived. But it’s due to be here next week. We’ll see; Time marches...

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Sick of the spammers …

… so have added Captcha to the comments system. Sorry to the non-spammers out there.

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Update: A decade and a half

Update: A decade and a half

So, it’s my wedding anniversary today … 15 years. I’m not sure what that one is. One year is paper, 25 silver, 50 gold etc. Maybe 15 years is the Taser anniversary. Anyway, my secret to a good marriage? A good life insurance policy. It keeps him on his toes. UPDATE: So I now know that the 15-year anniversary is either watches, or if you follow the more traditional option, crystal. Thanks Dan.  But...

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Ready, aim …

Ready, aim …

Is it wrong that I really, really, REALLY want one of these uber-slingshot things? I suppose the fact that I’m not going to buy one is a sign that maybe I’m growing up. Or maybe it’s just that I know I’d not be able to help myself and would use anyone and everyone for target practice. It would make the morning news meetings interesting though …

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Stan’s the man

Aussie Idol winner and Kiwi lad Stan Walker has been on a tour around the country recently and made it to Invercargill for a concert on Thursday night. I was a bit worried I’d be the oldest person there but as it turns out, his fans are many and varied and I certainly wasn’t the wrinkliest Stan fan in town! Anyway, Nadine and I were impressed with his voice and enjoyed most of the...

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A timely reminder

With the awful events happening in Christchurch, now is probably a damn good time to think about survival kits. We all get loaded up with good intentions from time to time (usually when there’s been an earthquake) and say we’re going to put one together but few of us do. So stop procastinating! The September 4 quake last year gave many a push to get moving but just in case you don’t have one,...

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Still here … just busy

It’s been a chaotic week, with the massive earthquake in Christchurch. It’s heartbreaking seeing the image of a city I’m so familiar with in ruins. And knowing that so many are suffering right now. Christchurch is my second favourite place in New Zealand (hey, I’m a Southland girl born and bred so there’s nowhere that will take the No 1 spot from my home town) and it’s almost unbelievable that this could be happening. I...

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It’s hot, Norman’s insane and the moths are invading

Ah, another day in paradise. Today started out foggy and dreary. Have you ever wondered if fog is just a cloud that was too fecking lazy to get up in the morning? But I digress. After a chilly-ish and dampish start the day ended up pretty good. Very good in fact. Probably even hotter than yesterday. And now, at nearly 10.30 at night, it seems to be getting hotter. Norman the Newbie Cat seems...

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Dear Cheap Designer Bags …

please feck off. I don’t know why but I’ve suddenly been inundated by spam comments from designerbagss.org (the not linking was on purpose, I really don’t want anyone going to their site because they are hairy arsed pirates of the interweb, however if you’re looking for someone to sign up for gay porn sites or a goat-appreciation society, it would appear DESIGNERBAGSS.ORG@domainsbyproxy.com is the email addy used on behalf of the registrant). As you were …

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