Sunday, December 31, 2017

Chasing Butterflies

It's New Years Eve here in the big city.  Mum and I slept in.  She took herself outside with me for a little while.   A little butterfly kept coming to sit next to us, but I kept chasing it away.  It has been cloudy and windy today as we are due for some more rain.

So mum walked herself to the supermarket which wasn't as busy as she expected.  She got herself some treats.  So dinner tonight was handmade Thai pork meatballs and a couscous salad.  Best if all for mum - her favorite fresh raspberries - a pricey $10 for a small punnet. 

So happy New Year's to my friends.  Thanks for sharing 2017 with us.

Saturday, December 30, 2017


Quick - find a sunbeam, lie down and fall asleep.

Have a happy Caturday!!

Friday, December 29, 2017


Yippee it's Friday and mums work is finished.  It wasn't too busy at work but mum was tired.  Some sleeping was needed when she got home.  I curled up beside her.  Normally if she is at home trying to sleep in the day I jump all over her or keep chatting to her but mum says I was such a good girl.

So us girls are chilling out tonight and mum is thinking about trying to sleep.

Thursday, December 28, 2017


Mum went back to work last night.  It was a bit tough after a week of being sick and mainly in bed.  She us sore and tired today and has to go back tonight and then will have a few more days off.

So I helped mum and snuggled up next to her today to help her sleep.   She got a couple of hours snoozing and a couple of just resting.  Then it was time for her to get up and make some dinner and have a shower.   A couple of hours for us to share together before she heads back to work.

We are thinking of all our friends living in snowy areas at the moment.   Stay warm and dry my friends.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017


Did a little napping in the grass today which was nice.  It was still cool and windy, still mum got some clothes washed and dried and a little vitamin D. 

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Chilled Out

 Mum made herself a chicken and rice dinner with a cucumber salad for her dinner.  She needs a few more fruits and vegetables as she gets her strength back.
 She has leftovers from her Christmas dinner and had a big bowl of Pavlova and strawberries. 
 Last night she watched the queen do her speech. 
And let me open one bag of treats.  I chose the diary flavour.   Yum yum.

Actually it has been a cold and wet day here.  Just 12 degrees and although the rain is welcome for the gardens it is a little too cold.  Mum had to pull out her sheepskin slippers to wear as her feet were cold and has put the heater on in the bedroom as it is so chilly.  Still a nice excuse to just relax and watch movies and gave soup for lunch.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas

 Merry Christmas my friends.  We hope you all got some lovely treats and enjoyed some feasting.
 This is my chrismouse present cos I have been a good girl.

Wishing you all a happy holiday.  Love Poppy and Mum Q.  XXxX

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Waiting for Santa

Services are returning to normal at chez Q.  Mum is feeling somewhat better now, although her cough is still loud and she is tired her headaches and fever have gone.  She still has a few days if antibiotics left.  She made a warm salmon salad for dinner which she could taste and it was good to have a pile of vegetables.
Me - well I'm busy waiting for Santa.  1 more sleep and he comes through the cat door to leave our presents.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Friday, December 22, 2017

Online Browsing

We guess it is getting a little too late to order anything to get in time for Christmas, but mum still likes browsing.  She found these last night on and American website Modcloth.  They made her smile.  Hours at home have meant quite a bit of online browsing.  She is wary of buying anything this week as in 72 hours she imagines everything will be cheaper.  Still it is fun looking and a good way to fill in an hour or so sitting on the couch. 

Thursday, December 21, 2017


Mum says thanks for the well wishes.  She think the antibiotics are beginning to help and she thinks that her temperature is dropping.  She had to ring her boss today to let her know that she was going to be off and she doesn't have to be back now until weds night.  So a few more days to rest up.

She didn't realize that many if you hadn't heard if a lurgy.  Mum had been using that term her whole life.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017


Mum took herself off to the dr today, as she knew this lurgy was still building up.The dr was very nice and agreed that mum was poorly.  Mum did worry though as she asked if mum always looked so tired and puffy or was it because she was sick - mum thinks this is just how she looks all the time!  So now she is on antibiotics and has been told to stay in bed until Christmas Day.  So I am busy looking after her and  have been making sure she keeps up her fluids and takes lots of naps.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Nurse Poppy

I have been helping to nurse my mum as she is a bit poorly with the lurgy.  She has had no luck this year with catching bugs and is annoyed to get one in the middle of summer.  She was meant to work this evening but had to call in sick as she felt so bad and has spent the day in and out of bed.  She has been hot and cold so been under and on top of the covers, so I have been camping on the couch overnight to avoid being kicked off the bed by her tossing and turning.  She has drunk lots of fluid and managed a little bit to eat.  She is a bit worried about this bug, it feels like a tough one to overcome and she is meant to be working evening shifts and then some nightshift over Christmas - so the worst time of the year for her to be sick.

She did use her day off to try internet supermarket shopping which was rather easy, and ordered it all by 11am and it was outside the door at 2pm.  She did buy herself 2 large boxes of tissues, fruit juice and lots of other stuff to keep her occupied.  She also ordered 40 cans of fancy feast - I love you mum.

Monday, December 18, 2017


Grrr mum went to bed early last night as she felt a bit off.  This morning she woke up with a cold.  Just as she starts a long tough stretch on the roster.  Grrrrr.

Sunday, December 17, 2017


This was only about 1/2 the foof that mum managed to brush off me today.  It has been super hot so mum has been chasing me round with the grooming brush - which by the way I do not like.

Mum got herself out for a seaside walk which was nice.  The clouds are gathering outside, which is good as our wee garden is parched.

So our evening is drawing to a close and mum has parked herself on the couch with a cold glass of water and some sweet raspberries.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Hidey Hole Caturday

I have a little hidey hole spot out in the garden where I can rest hidden away.  I showed it to my mum though so she knows where I am.  It is getting too hot to be out there though.

Mum stayed at home and just chilled out with me - perfect.

We hope you have a fun Caturday.

Friday, December 15, 2017


Us girls are having a quiet one tonight as we are very tired.  Thanks for all the comments on out last post and the pictures if houses in our neighborhood.   We don't live in any if those houses.  Ours is not very cute from the outside but is nice enough for us.  This is a catch up weekend for us.  Chores and sleep one are what mum has planned.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Neighborhood Style

Mum took these pictures on the walk home tonight at 9pm.  She had gone with her friends to see the new Star Wars movie.  Our suburb is fully if these small villas and houses built around 1890-1915.  Luckily lots have been restored and done up and are now quite expensive.