Monday, February 28, 2022

Day Off

 Mum managed a sleep in this morning - me too.  Washing was done and she thought she should head out.  She lugged a big bag of library books to the bus stop, only to find she had picked up her work id and swipe cards instead of her bus pass, library card and cash card.  So she had to treck back home to retrieve her cards.  Although she was tempted to sit back down on the couch, the afternoon was warm and sunny, so she headed back out.

Mum returned books, and got some more groceries.  She got home in time to sit in the sun and read her book.  Then she turned up some music and cooked some Thai green curry chicken and rice for dinner.  A drink was needed to watch the news tonight too and now as the evening cools she is watching the first episode of Yellowstone, which has just started on free TV here.  

Me well I've moved away from the spare roim, and back into the mum bedroim reclaiming my heated bed.

Sunday, February 27, 2022


Mums shift finished tonight after 11pm, so we are both having late suppers.  Mum was pleased to see that I ate a lot of my supper tonight.  That made my mum super happy.  She is going to fill her tummy up too with some meatloaf and mash.

Saturday, February 26, 2022


The first passionfruit is turning dusky purple, signaling it will be ready to eat soon.  Mum reckons there will be about 30 of them although half are quite small this year.  

Friday, February 25, 2022

Late Again

 Mums on the late shift again.  I'll wait for her.

Thursday, February 24, 2022



 Mum got sent this photo.  Her family were off at the showgrounds for the annual show.   Mum thinks she must have been 2.  She loves how everyone is wearing their best outfits.   Now it eould be jeans and sweatshirts.   

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Tuesday, February 22, 2022


 The sun is moving now, sending us signs that the seasons are changing which is sad for us and good for our northern friends.   Its getting cooler at night but the days are mostly lovely and we are enjoying them while we can.

Monday, February 21, 2022

Lazy Day

 Mum kept me company all day.  We enjoyed sleeping in and napping.   Lovely.

Sunday, February 20, 2022


 It's mums ladt evening shift tonight then 2 lovely days off.  She is looking forward to spending her evenings with me.

Saturday, February 19, 2022


 I was napping when mum told me she had to gi back to wirk this afternoon.   I wasn't thrilled.

Friday, February 18, 2022


 Mums working late again.  I'll be outside checking out the hose and rubbish bin.

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Miss Millie

Mums eyes are leaking tonight as we heard the news that our sweet friend Millie has gone to the bridge.  She was rescued by her mom Lynne in New Hampshire after an accident, and hers was the first cat blog that we read  and made us start telling you about our lives.   She was chief inspector of her mums beautiful quilts, and enjoyed the time soent out on her catio.   Like me she was 15 and recently diagnosed with renal disease.   She got to pass easy at home in her mums arms.  Sleep easy sweet Miss Millie - we will miss you beautiful girl. Gizzy and Montyq will be waiting for you. Xxxxxx

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Tuesday, February 15, 2022


 Mum got home at a reasonable evening hour tonight.   Washing got done, i fancy feasted and mum made some chicken veg noodles.  She has leftovers organized for tomorrow nights dinner and has lunch made too.  She had the first hot cross buns of the year. We went for a walk around our garden and sat outside and enjoyed the last of the days sunshine.  Now for 2 episodes of The Office - shes found her favorite episode with the Dance Party.   Me I've gone to bed at 7pm.   What a night!!

Monday, February 14, 2022

Happy Valentines Day

 Happy Valentines Day to you my friends.   Mum got a sleep in wuth me this morning and headed to work at midday.  We had a chilly night last night  she had to turn the heater on and pit the woolly blanket on our bed.  I'm not mad about either.

She got groceries on her way home and got to have a chat with me before watching Call the Midwife.  Heaters are back on this evening as its a chilly 12 deg C here tonight.  We're ready with fingers and paws crossed for some sunshine tomorrow.  

We hope you got to snuggle with someone you love today and remember we love you!!!

Sunday, February 13, 2022


 Not much happening here today.  The tail end of the bad weather was lashing the city and mum stayed in bed watching tiktoks and reading.  It didn't help that I had to come in and tell her something imprtant at 05.29am and 6.12am.  Luckily it was her day off.  We hope that summer comes back.  We've had 2 weeks of stormy weather and we would like some warm not humid days and a bit of blue sky.  Thanks.

Saturday, February 12, 2022


 Mum had a bit of a worry the past couple of days, as i had been having a bit of a cough/sneeze and mum was a bit concerned.   I was still eating and drinking,  and wanted a snuggle last night, so she knew that i didn't feel too awful.  Thankfully when we woke up this morning,  the snuffles had gone.  So mum was much happier.

Its been raining steadily all day and around 9pm a little cyclone that has been heading our way seems to have arrived, with heavy rain and the wind has picking up.  Mum is thinking about the mandate protesters who have decided to camp at our parliament buildings. It sure isn't tent weather out there .  I only hope that they don't have their kids out in this weather.  We're ok here, up on a hill so no flooding and mum got lots of groceries in yesterday so she can stay in with me tomorrow. 

Friday, February 11, 2022


 Mum got bored this afternoon and pulled out her old colouring books and spent an hour or two doing some pictures.   Quite soothing she  said.   I sat and watched,  and snoozed.

Thursday, February 10, 2022


 Mum said i had to enjoy my outsiding today, as the weather forecast is for more heavy rain fri/sat/sun.   Mum is planning a shop tomorrow and then to spend the weekend relaxing at home.   At least she won't have to worry about watering the garden.   We do wonder when the mower man will come?

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Tuesday, February 8, 2022


 I helped my mum today.  She was trying to finish her book - Taste by Stanley Tucci.  She needed to finish it to return it to the library.  The sun was shining and she sat in my chair to read the last few chapters. 

Monday, February 7, 2022


Nightshift is over - let the relaxing begin.

Sunday, February 6, 2022


 Still wet and cool here, with our rainstorm still keeping us wet, with  rain nonstop 3 days in a row.  Its good for our parched garden, but mum has had to put the heaters on tonight.  She has one more nightshift to go and then lovely days off with no plans.  This afternoon she has been watching the Revenant, and feeling not so could. Looking at all the frozen wilderness on screen makes her grateful for the mild climate we live in, and also for a warm shower, clean clothes, a soft bed and a warm dinner.  

Saturday, February 5, 2022


 A heavy rain system is hanging over our country at the moment.  Mum took these pictures last night as the clouds settled over our house and an hour before the rain started here.  The good thing was the temperatures dropped, letting her get a decent sleep after nightshift.   It also will be welcomed by our gardens whuch are parched from all the sun.   Mum is also not mad at sitting on the couch watching shows and eating snacks.  Me - I'm taking a nap.

Thursday, February 3, 2022


 Mums busy working tonight.  I'll wait here for her.

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Hello February

 February started gently with a layer of cloud.  Mum moved slowly today,  just pottering, doing a few chores, eating her leftover fried rice for lunc, which was better today than last night and watched some Call the Midwife.

The sun peaked through this afternoon on her walk, and she returned 3 books and picked up 5 more.  Shes storing a few in case, as Omnicrom picks up here , and she is nervous that libraries could get closed.  The supermarket wasn't too busy and she got everything she needed.  Another quiet evening at the Q house.