Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Tuesday, September 29, 2020


Mum is dog tired today and is ready for another early night.  I've prepared  the bed for you mum and have warmed up the bed for you and I'm ready for my snuggle.


Monday, September 28, 2020

van Gogh

Mum went with some friends  to see the van Gogh exhibition that is on in town .  Large artworks are projected  onto metal shipping  containers with music played.  The afternoon was stormy but the weather cleared and even though mum felt  a bit grumpy  about the tickets starting at 9.30pm she actually  enjoyed  being out on a school  night.  Now she has to wind down so she can go to sleep.


Sunday, September 27, 2020

Daylight Savings

Daylight Savings started today.  It feels like summer might be approaching.   Our overnight storm was not as bad as predicted  and the afternoon turned sunny and warm.   Mum made a simple supper and us relaxing.  She never sleeps well on Sundays so is going to send herself to sleepy land with a book reading marathon.  Me - 10 seconds and I'm out for the count.


Saturday, September 26, 2020

Caturday Night In

So mum thought she would head out and do some fun stuff, but the washing  machine kept going and it seemed to take her all afternoon  to do the dishes and vacumn the house.  A big pot of leek and potato soup was made all ready for the storm due overnight.  I slept the day away and was glad to hear mum pottering  about.  She has a book to finish reading tonight and a new one to get started tomorrow.   Doc Martin on Netflix tonight and a few temptations for me and some chocolate for the mumster. 

Friday, September 25, 2020

Friday Nighting

Mum had a nice day off.   Uniforms and knickers  were out on the washing  line by 8am.  Mum then made an appointment at the optician.  All those eye tests have gone spaceship modern snd fancy.  Turns out mums left eye is a little wonky so of course glasses are recommended  for a bit of long distance focusing.   They have to get in the frames she wants to try on, and she needs to take a friend to get a second opinion. 

Mum came home and I was so pleased to see her I puked on the carpet.  Mum was thrilled but she thinks I feel better now.  She had thought I was a  little bit off this morning  and was glad to see that I wanted my dinner and a drink later.

She ruined her only going out  once rule and went out for the evening.  She went and saw The Rocky Horror  Picture  Show.  3/4 of the audience  were dressed up and no mum did not.  There was singing, dancing and toilet paper and streamers thrown around and the whole 600 audience  enjoyed  it.  No masks or worries about Covid tonight from this crowd.  So mums ears are ringing now and she will sleep  well tonight.


Thursday, September 24, 2020


It seems we will have a couple of nice days after last weeks stormy weather and before the next lot rolls in.  So no big sleeping in  tomorrow  for the mumster- she will have to get the washing  machine revved up and ready to go.  She has 3 days off, and some treats planned and lots of relaxing to do too.  Me too!!!


Wednesday, September 23, 2020


Today has been cold and stormy all day through until the evening.  Mum made it to the library  after work, which is good  as she is going to climb into bed early and read.  If she can get me to move from  her spot.


Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Five Star

The testing of the new spring quilt range went well with this reviewer giving it a five ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review.  "As soon as I heard the rustle of new bedding, I jumped on and rolled around to soak in the new smells.  I then proceeded  to lay back and snore for two hours.  I love it and hope we get to keep it".


Monday, September 21, 2020

Spooky Supper

Mum came home with intentions  of making  a Thai beef salad  for her dinner , but she forgot to buy some vital ingredients.   So she popped a chicken and vegetables into the oven.  While her dinner was roasting, she rang a bestie.  They made plans to see a show on Monday and caught up on the chit chat.  Before mum said goodbye  she asked  her friend  what she had for dinner.  She said chicken + kumera + carrots + beans.  Snap - that was the exact dinner mum had cooking.  Spooky !!!!


Sunday, September 20, 2020

More Spring

Mum took a picture of all the daisies blooming outside her work in the spring sunshine.  She wishes that all businesses had to have gardens outside with pretty flowers or native plants.


Saturday, September 19, 2020

Social Distancing Caturday

The conference of neighborhoods  cats took place at 10am with all attendees at a good social distance.  A few hisses and meows were exchanged before the meeting was concluded. 


Friday, September 18, 2020


It's Friday and mum is on day one of seven and she is already tired.  It was windy and rainy here last night kerping us girls awake.  Mums brain was all busy too, not letting her sleep and her middle aged lady bladder needed to get up at 5am too.  She's  hoping for a solid 8hrs tonight - fingers and paws crossed.  I'm aiming for my average 23.

Thursday, September 17, 2020


Mum feels like  she has been complaining  a lot lately.  Last night sitting  on the couch she heard the laptop switch itself off and now she can't  get it to come back on.  Grrrr it has spoiled her day off  even though she did enjoy spending  the day with me, and seeing some pretty flowers on her walk, and the new recipe she tried for dinner.  


Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Tuesday, September 15, 2020


Mum saw mr naughty neighbor sitting quietly on her way to work this morning.   We are not sure if this is exactly  his house, or another one where he likes to visit.


Monday, September 14, 2020


 The local cherry tree has burst into blossom over the weekend,  although it is super  windy tonight  and mum is hoping  that they have not all been blown off.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Meet Billi


Mum found this website tonight with Billi who has mastered lots of buttons to press.  Mum thinks this is awesome, and is so impressed by the pets and their owners who have had the patience to learn to communicate with the buttons.  


Saturday, September 12, 2020


 Well the past few nights mum has been exhausted.   Her Friday night was a sandwich  on the couch at 5pm and in bed at 6.30pm for a nap and not waking  until 2am.  Up for a power pee and a snack and then not up until 8am.  She truly is turning into a senior cat like me!!

Our Caturday was spent quietly with some chores and plenty more relaxing.  Just two old girls enjoying our day together. 

Thursday, September 10, 2020


It is cold and wet here, mum and I had eaten our dinner by 6pm.  So mum is going to pop into bed and it is only 7pm.  She's going to watch some Doc Martin on the laptop.  Night 🌙. 


Wednesday, September 9, 2020


Mum found her phone  at work this morning  - crisis averted.  She did try putting the alarm on on her laptop.  She followed all of the instructions,  including  making sure that the computer  would not go to sleep, putting  the volume up high and making sure it was on am not pm - which she has done before.   If course  it didn't  work.  Luckily I came and woke her up at 6.30am which mum was happy about.  So I got extra treats and cuddles  today.  Mum said I was a good girl.  She is pleased  that her alarm will be set for tomorrow morning. 


Tuesday, September 8, 2020


 It looks like mum has come home without her phone.  She is sure that it will be at work somewhere hopefully.  So annoying.  Now she knows she won't sleep well as she can't rely on her alarm.  If someone has taken it from her bag they might just get a nice wake up call at 5.50am.

Monday, September 7, 2020


Isn't this beautiful photo of clouds over Mt Cook Aoraki amazing?  Taken last week by photographer Susan Blick, she turned to take a photo and saw this cloud formation that looks like a bird, and managed a couple of clicks before it was gone.  


Sunday, September 6, 2020

Father's Day

 Happy Father's  Day to all the dads out there.  Mum found this photo  of her parents and brother from before  she was born.  She is pretty  sure that it was not her parents  actual car - they never owned anything so flash.  

She misses her dad every day, so if you have yours enjoy them and thank them for all they have done for you and the love you share. 

Saturday, September 5, 2020


 Hey friends.  Mum woke up to her alarm at 8am and then rolled back over to carry on dreaming, then woke up  but stayed in bed to read her book.  She felt like a lazy morning.  She had a moderately active afternoon  with a bit of housework/dancing.  She has taken to doing the chores with her headphones  on listening to music or podcasts.  

Dinner was a healthy bit of chicken with a kumara/onion/carrot/broccoli mix eaten sitting  on the couch watching a show for her, and a fancy feast and a snooze for me.  Mum is missing the 89c she used to pay for a can as since the virus it has been $1.29-$1.39.  She will pay whatever  it costs even though like tonight, I just licked the jelly off and left 95% of my dinner on the plate.

Friday, September 4, 2020


Yippee it's the weekend  and we are ready to relax.  Mum got home and I missed her so much, I demanded cuddles, straight after my dush of feast.  She was happy to oblige.   She just wishes that each weekend  could be four days long,  and there was time for all the plans she has.  She is planning for a mix of chores, relaxing and some treats and more cuddles.


Thursday, September 3, 2020

More Flowers

Mum admires the flowers in the shops and the ones on the outside displays.  It has been years since she has brought any, even though she loves them they  make her a bit sad as they don't last very long.  She will go looking soon for some potted flowers that will last a couple  of months  and she can look at every  day and enjoy.


Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Hello September Spring

 Not much happening here.  The winds changed to rain, and a southerly, which is cold for us, and brings snow to other places.  Thank you first day of September and first day of spring.  The heaters are on, and the quilts are piled back on the bed.  Mum reheated some roti breads for her dinner and had them with a beef salad, which in theory seemed good, but was rather disappointing.  So she turned up the heater and binge watched a couple of episodes of The Split, a series that has sat on the DVR for almost 2 years and which she is enjoying, and glad she has recorded the recent series.

Guidelines here are masks to be worn on any form of public transport, buses, trains and planes.  The buses that mum has been on to and from work are much quieter than usual, as many people have chosen to drive to work rather than take the bus.  Things may change though as more people get used to it.  Mum doesn't mind, personally she thinks that if we all wore masks until Covid hopefully passes through it would be less risky for everyone. Mum doesn't understand the people that complain about masks - suck it up buttercups.