Tuesday, August 31, 2021


 Three days of having mum home.  I'm enjoying it and mum is loving having the alarm turned off.  She is thinking of getting up early tomorrow to head to the supermarket early.  We'll see if she manages that.  She better fo a shopping list tonight so that she keeps to the budget and has some tasty meals in the fridge.   Lockdown food at the supermarket has less specials and food prices are pretty steep at the moment.

Monday, August 30, 2021

Kitty Bookmark

 Dear mum I will help you find your place in your book.  You have read too many chapters tonight.  Time for sleeps!!

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Lockdown Sunday

 Mum has enjoyed her Sunday lockdown.   She did wake up at 7.30am, but mucked about watching tiktoks and reading and didn't get up until 11am which was lovely.   I came in and sat on her several times before she got up.  She got uniforms and clothes washed, carpets hovered and windows washed before sitting down to episodes of mediocre TV.  

Tonight after dinner She found the above picture on the NZ Police Twitter page.  Lockdown for us is ok, mum is still working as usual and can get to the supermarket easily.  She wishes she could go the garden center and library on her days off, and she fancies some pad Thai and a roti, but she knows how lucky we are to have full cupboards and a copy home.  She also likes being at home - me too!!

Saturday, August 28, 2021


 For reals mum?   You have a whole four days off now?  No 5am alarms this week?  I can ask for dinner at 2.30pm ?  It's the best Caturday news ever.

Friday, August 27, 2021


 I don't own much.  I have my shopping bag and my hairbrush.   I travel light.  How about you?

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Secret Snuggles

 This is my extra special secret snuggle bed.  When mums old electric blanket broke, she whipped it off the bed and replaced it with the new one.

The old one got left on the spare bed, ready to be thrown away.  But oh no mum - it's mine and s favorite sleeping spot.  It's not plugged in, it has no special features besides it being slightly fluffy.  

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Tuesday, August 24, 2021


 Mum was meant to starting tomorrow at 7am, but her shift got swapped, so instead now mum is looking forward to a lie in.   She can turn off the 5am alarm.  Yippee!!

Monday, August 23, 2021


 Mum says I'm allowed to sleep as much as I want, as I'm almost 15 years old and it's still cold outside.   We are so ready for spring and warm sun.

Sunday, August 22, 2021


 Mum was so busy pottering about on her Caturday she forgot to post.  The weather was lovely but she was locked down at home.  The floors were mopped and hoovered and all the uniforms got washed and hung out in the fresh air to dry.  Me - I got some fresh air and sunshine too.

Friday, August 20, 2021

Morning Mum

 How comes you up at 6am mum?  Everyone in the city is staying home, in fact most people in the whole country are still tucked up in bed.  

Well my poppy princess the mum mumster is an essential worker so she has to go to work and wear a mask from 7.30am til she gets home at 5pm.  So keep the house warm and cozy and I'll be home with the feast and ready for the weekend together.  Mum loves you. Xxxx

Thursday, August 19, 2021


 Well we're in a little lockdown here in NZ.  We watched the world's media mock us for locking down after finding one community case, we get it.  But you see by the next day it was 10 cases and today 21.  So we sense this will last longer than the 3 days we are starting with.

Mum regretted that Monday she was too tired to go to the supermarket, Tuesday it was too wet and Wednesday she planned to go after work, but the supermarket shut early.  She went today after work and it wasn't  too bad.  No lines, straight in.  She didn't need toilet paper but was a bit low on the feast.  She got fresh fruit, veg, meat and bread, and a bunch if fancy feast tins.  Crisis averted.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Wordless Wednesday- Cheddar



 Mum gave me a new towel for my bed and now she has to look close to see if I am on my little bed.  I love me a big towel.  

So now we are in lockdown again.  This time hopefully for 3 days.  Mum should have gone to the supermarket today.   Oh well.

Monday, August 16, 2021

Windy Again

 Well it's wildly windy out there again.  The weather pattern seems to be 1 or two nice sunny days then 3 days of stormy weather.   The little Uber mum got home tonight just about got blown about.  

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Sunny Sunday

Why hello sunny Sunday.  We are enjoying the sun shifting over and creeping back into our bedroom.   We tried to enjoy it as more rain has been forecast this week.  Mum went for a wander and got herself some rolls for lunch and made a lemon chicken risotto for her dinner. Lots leftover for lunch this week. She needs to go on a feast run tomorrow as I'm running out.

It's been  a quiet weekend.   The nights are still chilly and mum has been watching The Godfather I + II.  She had never watched them all the way through and thought she would try this weekend.   She enjoyed the first movie, the 2nd was a bit drawn out and too long.  She was mesmerized by a young Al Pacino.  

Saturday, August 14, 2021


 Mum did a couple of loads of washing.  She hung them inside, then hung them outside then back inside again.  I watched her and then went back to snoozing again.

Friday, August 13, 2021


 When it's not raining the sun is shining bright.  I'm enjoying the warm rays and we are longing for spring to arrive. 

Thursday, August 12, 2021


 The microwave arrived yesterday.   Boy it was heavy and the box was an awkward size.  Mum was glad that she got the courier to deliver it.  Now what to do with the old one ?  She'll have to organize a man with a van to take it to the dump.  

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Tuesday, August 10, 2021


 Mum was reading on the bed and got up to visit the bathroom, so it was my chance to steal her spot.  She doesn't mind - she went and watched the news.  Not very cheery tonight - Covid, fires and other depressing stuff.  Mum misses the Olympics. 

Monday, August 9, 2021


 Well it's been chilly here today.  Mum woke up and it was too cold to do anything except have a shower and warm up by the heater before she went to work at midday.  The rain/sleet started as she left so luckily there was a cheap uber close by.  

I stayed all snuggled up waiting for her to get home this evening, a quick fancy feast and back to bed.  We can't wait for spring and summer!!!!

Sunday, August 8, 2021


 So tonight it's raining, freezing and stormy outside with winds howling and it feels like the power might flicker and die.  Mum can't figure out if weather has always been like this, or does every bad bout of weather seem like a storm?  So we're off to snuggle in our warm bed.  Mum has the torch out and the phone fully charged just in case.

Saturday, August 7, 2021


 Mums microwave oven started emitting a smoky horrible smell on Thursday, so mum is awaiting the new replacement.   She chose this one and it should be here next week. 

She has had 3 microwaves in the past.  A big brown one that her parents gave her as a 21st present.  It weighed about 30kg and she used it for 18 years until one day it caught itself on fire  and died.  The last 2 have been Panasonic ones that have been ok but mum thought it time for a change.  This silver one was on special so mum thought at 40% off it would be fine.  She only ever uses one for reheating leftovers or heating up soup.  So we are waiting for the couriers door knock.

Friday, August 6, 2021


 Not much planned here  at the house of Q.  The mumster has to work so I have to stay home and keep her quilt warm.

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Birdie Tree

Mum put the washing out in the sun yesterday and noticed how many sparrows were sitting in the tree waiting for their dinner.  She had been feeding them bird seed over winter and they seem to be enjoying it.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Tuesday, August 3, 2021


 I was glad when mum woke up this morning, so I could sit beside her and have a little chat.  She'd had a middle aged lady night of too hot then too cold, and she woke up to a chilly morning with just one cover on her.  I usually then follow mum to the bathroom and talk to her during her visit there and then wait outside the door while she takes her shower - or I sneak back on the bed and steal her spot!!

Monday, August 2, 2021


 Just another quiet Monday.  Mum off to work at 6.20am and I'm just chilling on the mumster bed.  

Sunday, August 1, 2021


 Mum worked another afternoon shift today.  A busy shift is fine, it goes quicker and before you know it mum is home again.  A late night dinner for both of us and then now a bit of relaxing before mum heads to bed.  Don't worry mum I'll warm the bed up for you.