Friday, November 30, 2012


Just wanted to suggest, that if you are going to leave the house to go to work, you check your pockets and make sure you take your keys.  Specially if you is going to take your bag without the spare keys in it.  Then it better not rain, and your realise that the umbrella is in the house, and you can't get in.  Better hope you skinny enuf to fit through the cat door .

Luckily locksmith guys come with their special keys that can break into your house in three minutes.  Better not think about that - or the toast you'll have to eat all week, cos you used your grocery money to get into the house.  Just sayin.

P.S - mum had lots of energy last night, all gardening and cooking like a trendy blogger.  Tonight we are lazy ladies and she is having a cocktail on the couch, eating a banana muffin and I am reclining on her bed.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Active Day

Not every day is an active one at Chez Q.  Today however, mum was up at 05:45 for an early start at work. That meant she got home early and was able to assist me in gardening duties.  The lawns were mowed and some weeds were pulled.  Then for her dinner mum cooked some lamb, with potatoes and green beans, and gave me my dish of fancy feast.

Mum then chased me round and pinned me down, for some defleaing action.  May we recommend Revolution - I only get grumpity for a half hour, then it is business back to normal.

While I reclined on her bed and digested my foods, mum whipped up some banana muffins to take to work, emptied the dishwasher and the drier and tried to do some tiding up before Downton Abbey starts.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Hobbit Hello

Tonight is a big night in our city.  The Hobbit is having it's world wide premiere, and lots of hobbits and dwarves are walking the red carpet.  Mum had to work late, so she wasn't going to go and hang around at the back of the crowd, also she is short so she would never see over all those heads.  Mum says I already have furry feet and big pointy ears, I would make a good Hobbit.

So she has stayed home and made green beans, potatoes and salmon for dinner - and no I was not interested in the salmon.  I don't eat many people foods.

We are still tying to figure out the picture situation,  so we hope you don't remind us recycling lots of old photos.

Got Back In!!! Bad Bad Google

We got back into our blogger account - Yipppeee!!!!  We know that so many of our friends were worried about us.

Last week, mum and her besties went away for a lovely weekend in the country. It was lovely and sunny and relaxing.  When she got back she thought that she would try and tackle the size of  the blogs Picasa album, so that she could post some new photos.  When she logged in, it keeps bringing up a login for google plus which mum has no interest in joining.  After three frustrating hours, with no option to skip it, mum tried to log in.  It wanted a profile, she put a picture of me up, then it wanted a birthdate.  She put mine - which made the profile of a six year old and then bam - google closed down our blogs.

Mum was soooooooo angry and frustrated.  She wants to thank her friend Jan for helping her through, and making it Poppy Q day on her blog at

We are still running into the same problems in Picasa, but will try and work that through.  Anyways mum has to go to bed now, it is after midnight and she is ready for some sleeps.


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Bad Blogger - help?!!!!

Grrrr Bad blogger has told me that we have filled our photo file with 1GB of files, and now have to buy some  space of them.  We don't want to pay them a monthly payment.  What have you done?  Have you changed your blog because of this?

So scuse the old photo.  That's me in my old house, in my chubby phase.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

RIP Sweet Miss Huffle

My sweet Aussie friend Miss Huffle Mawson snuck off to the Rainbow Bridge yesterday.  We know that her family and brother Teddy must be very sad.  Her  Mum and dad are away on holiday, and Huffle and Teddy were staying with the grandparents.  My mum read the news this morning before heading to work, and cried some tears so she looked a bit red eyed arriving at work.  
Fly free sweet angel Huffle - we will miss you and your great humour.  You sure lived a good life, and I hope   heaven has a big sunny deck all ready for you.

P.S we used these pictures from her blog, and hope that her mum doesn't mind.

Monday, November 19, 2012


Just chillaxing on the couch, watching mum drag my feather toy around , trying to get me to play.  Good on you mum.  I'll just lie here, and you can do all the work.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Day Out

 Did we ever tell you, that there is a zoo in the suburb in which we live?   Mum went and saw this guy.....
 .....and this guy, who was outside hanging with his buddy...............................................................
 ..................this guy was lying in the grass with his mum,...........................................................
 ................this lady was having a wee snack with her sisters.................................................
.................and this lady was looking out for something tasty to snack on too.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Get Ready

Hahaha mum laughed when she got this funny photo of me.  Last night was mums last late night at work for the week, she is glad that it is over.  Mum does leave me a big bowl of biscuits, but I still want my feast when she comes home, whatever the hour is.

So after getting to bed at 2am, I was nice to her and let her sleep in til 10:30am, when I gotted her up by telling her that I wanted more morning biscuits.  Mum then went to the library, got bananas, cucumbers, kumara, turnip, cabbage and tomatoes at the market, as well as some fresh fish fillets.

Our day is rainy and coolish, so I have been napping while mum gets the washing done, and will bake a caramel slice to take to her friends place for dinner.

Enjoy your Caturday everybuddy.

Friday, November 16, 2012


Mum had to work to early o'clock this morning, so I did not get my dinner til she gotted home at 11:30am.  Times are tough at chez Q,  I might have to even go on the street and beg for my supper.

PS don't worry about me being on the street.  I stay away from the moving cars and anybuddy that would steal me.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Middle Aged Brain

About six months ago, mum broke her vege peeler.  So when she went to the shops she bought two of them,   using one, and putting the other one in the drawer.  Well two weeks ago she accidently threw out the red one she was using, and then could not find the spare.  Mum hates having a middle aged brain.

So last weekend, when she went to the shops she bought five!!  Now she knows they should at least last a year.  Since they are only a dollar each, it didn't break the budget.

Monday, November 12, 2012

In & Out

Mum got a late start today, so I have been showing her my skills of going in and out the cat door this morning.  Mum and I got a wee sleep in, then mum went off for a little walk in the fresh airs.  She says it is always good to get some chores done before work, that way when it is finished she can put her feets up.

Sunday, November 11, 2012


The bed is made, mums book is ready and we hate to say that the electric blanket is on warming up the bed as it is chilly here.  Already for a Sunday night snooze.  Mum always finds it a bit harder to sleep on Sunday night, knowing that she can't sleep in in the morning, so a bit of book reading and a bit of a snuggle and then we can settle down for the night.  Mum has tried to not have any naps this week, as it is easy for her to get into the habit of sleeping for an hour or two in the early evening, and get into bad sleep patterns.

Mum still has Chicken pie leftovers for the week, but made some more lemon rissotto for dinner tonight.  Fresh strawberries for a supper treat, she says she has to enjoy them as the season is short here.

Hope you all get a chance to snooze on your Sunday.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Caturday + The Biggest Weed Ever

 Hope you all have plans for a great Caturday.  Mum and I had a little sleep in, after I gotted her up for breakfast at 6.45am.  She was happy!   Mum went to the market, got lots of veg and fruit for the week. Washing got done, and mum went to town to buy a couple of things to play around with.  Then she came home and did a bit of gardening, and made a chicken pie and salad for dinner, and some watermelon for supper.
 Check out this spiky weed she pulled out of the garden!!  It had the biggest prickles on it , mum couldn't touch it at all, and had to use the shears to cut it and pull it out.
She put the dustpan beside it so you can see it is humungous!!!

Enjoy your Caturday everybuddy!!

Friday, November 9, 2012


Mums watching the Voice, I'm watching the neighbours.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Slim Pops

I wonders if you have noticed that I have been looking a bit slimmer lately?  Mum has had me on  Da Bird diet.  That means I can eat all of my usual foods, but I has to play with da bird for a while every day or every second day.  That way I jump and roll around, then need to fall over and sleep on the rug for a while.  Then I have to go to bed and sleep for another four hours to recover.  Mum thinks the diet is working though, as I am looking less chubbiesh.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

We Have a Sad Today

Aww, we feels real sad today to hear about sweet Squashies.  RIP sweet girl, we are glad that you are no longer in pain, even though our hearts now hurt.  Smooches to your lovely family.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Thoughtful Tuesday

Top of the news here in New Zealand is the US election.  The whole world is talking about it, and we all are wondering what will happen.  It is an election of soo many issues, and we can understand why people are confused over who to vote for.

Me, I'm voting for the warm weather to come back.  Our heater has had to be on too much this week and it has been super chilly at night.  So cold I even crawled back between my mums knees last night and pinned her to her side of the bed.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Fort Monday

Check me out in my fort. I'm hiding out this Monday as it is Guy Fawkes (Fireworks) night.  I know, I should be inside, and in fact I am actually sitting on my mums bed trying to keep warm as it is grey and chilly again here.

Mum is busy making some beefy ragu to make a big lasagne for the rest of the weeks dinners. Then she is going to chop up a fresh pineapple and divide it up for work lunches.  She got me some fancy feasts, as I don't do the people food.

Hope the beginning of your weeks is going well.  Is it bad to say we are hanging out til Friday?

Sunday, November 4, 2012


This was our kitchen last week, when we had to get the oven fixed.  Mum was trying to cook some chops one night, she kept checking them and then figured out that the oven wasn't working, as the chops were still raw after an hour.  Mr Electrician had to replace the element, as it had corroded through.

Mum had lost a lot of her kitchen mojo for a while.  She didn't feel like cooking and was doing easy things for dinner, like beans on toast or just some icecream or yogurt.  Since having the oven fixed, mum has felt a little more like doing stuff in the kitchen.  She made lemon rissotto for dinner last nigh and cooked a caramel and choc slice.  She did start of some no knead bread, but the yeast was old, so that went in the bin.  Tonight she made corn fritters with a big salad for dinner is going to make some carrot and corriander soup for the weeks lunches.

Mum thinks the kitchenitis is over finally - we'll have to wait and see.

Saturday, November 3, 2012


It is a rainy day here in the land of Q.  Mums plan of getting up early to go to the market went out the window.  She snoozed with me until 9am instead.  She went off with a bestie for a touch of cafe lunching and craft market browsing.

Then she went off to the other market where she stood hypnotized by the Orla Kiely cake tins - ohh laa laa.  So it is 4pm and us girls are ready for a snooze.  Then mum has plans to eat lemon  rissotto on the couch and watch the Antiques Roadshow  and Downton Abbey.  We call that a great Caturday plan.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Couch Curl Up

I don't normally sleep on this couch.  Last night mum had some visitors, so I runned outside and hid under the house.  When the visitors left, I came out and sniffed the couch and sat here, cos mums friend left his nice smells on the cushion.   When mum got home, I was curled up here, and I have gone back to bed here.  Mum is enjoying having my company, as she normally misses me as I am usually curled up in a bedroom, while she is in the lounge.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Herrow November

Herrow November - you arrived quickly and it looks like it is going to be a fun month.  Look - it started with  my  da bird toy and bubble wrap.   Awesome!