Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Tuesday, May 30, 2023


 Mum got a good sleep today.  She got groceries on the way home, just a few things but pricey!! Still she knows she's lucky to have a job to pay for all of our treats.  She had to eat the leftover vegetables abd sausages for lunch, no wasting food here.  

I waited until 2pm to wake mum up today.  So mum's happy! 

Monday, May 29, 2023


 Today was a great day for sleeping and I didn't wake mum up until 1pm.  She thinks I am just bored and worried about her.   Once I wake her up, I go straight back to bed and sleep.

Sunday, May 28, 2023

Naked Dinner


This was mums dinner before she put it in the oven.  Roasted pumpkin, carrots and beets, pork + fennel sausages with peas and roast onion gravy.  Although it looks unappealing here, mum says it was tasty and gives her leftovers for the next couple of meals.

Mum slept better today and even went out for an afternoon walk as it was so nice out.  Me - I slept too, and woke her up for a chat at 1pm.

Saturday, May 27, 2023


 Mum might have had worked 7 hours of call back at work overnight, got home at 8am, had 3 hours sleep then gone to a home show, walked round for hours, watched a cooking demonstration on fish tacos, got home and got more sleep and is now about to switch the on call phone back on.

Friday, May 26, 2023


 It's Friday again, and mums plans have changed from a quiet weekend to a busy one.  One of her colleagues is sick, so she's filling in for her.  Still lots of time for snuggling and what else is there to do in winter time?

Thursday, May 25, 2023


It's grey and got cats on it and mums thinking of getting this duvet cover to snuggle under.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Tuesday, May 23, 2023


 Mum had another 3 hour sleep this morning, and was tired all day, but hopes that will help her reset tonight.  I was glad when she got home after 8pm.  She got groceries on the way home and realized that she forgot a couple of things, so back to the shops tomorrow. 

These prehistoric looking flowers were being sll glorious along the coast at the weekend, brightening up a grey gloomy afternoon. 

Monday, May 22, 2023

Good Boy

 This is mums friends lovely cat Dust.  He was a busy boy, climbing trees, up on the neighbours roof and sll round busy boy.  He came up and sat on the stool beside mum, so she gave him a couple of treats.

Sunday, May 21, 2023


 Mum went out to visit her friends today.  After a lovely lunch they took a walk along the sea front.  The weather went from overcast to fifteen minutes later it was clearing and sunny.  A lovely day out, and the sea air will hopefully help mum sleep well tonight.

Saturday, May 20, 2023


 Mum popped out before the rain started up this morning for a few things at the market.   The tulips were pretty, but mum didn't buy any.  Just a baguette, corriander, mince meat and sour cream.

Friday, May 19, 2023


 Finally it is Friday and mum is free of work until Tuesday.  She intended to only sleep until lunchtime, but woke up at 2pm.   By the time she got up and dressed the wintry afternoon was getting dark, and as she left home the rain was starting.   

She got a bus to the library and picjed up her reservations to realize that she had left her library card at home.  Luckily they let her take her books home as mum could recite all of her details.  Mum was not in the mood for cooking this evening so she grabbed a burger on the way home.  I had asked for my dinner at 3pm and was in bed by 3.30pm.  Mum is surprisingly tired tonight, all those carbs are making her sleepy!!

Thursday, May 18, 2023


 The skies were tinged with pink this evening, but there is meant to be heavy rain tonight/tomorrow.   Mum doesn't care, her 12 day of shifts finishes at 7am tomorrow and she has a couple of days off to relax with me.  She'll take her rain jacket tonight just in case. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Tuesday, May 16, 2023


 Today is what mum thinks as the turning night.  She got a good days sleep and is not too tired.  She's done 4 nights and now has the last three go go.  Dinner was nice , the cheapest small steak with reheated broccoli and carrots.  Now a kiwifruit on the couch while watching the Great British Bakeoff before putting the call phone on for the evening. 

Monday, May 15, 2023


 Mum got a good 5 hours sleep today and her body is settling into a nightshift pattern.  A cooler rainy day is better for being snuggled into bed and sleeping the day away.   I joined her in the bedroom, staying in my heated bed all day too.

Sunday, May 14, 2023

Happy Day

 Happy mothers day to all the mums out there.  You're doing a fabulous job.  Relax and put your feet up xxx.

Saturday, May 13, 2023


 Mums fitbit said she got 2.46 hours of sleep today.   Nightshift grrr!!! 

Friday, May 12, 2023

Rest Up

 Poor mum has 7 night shifts starting tonight.  She slept in and pottered about with a nap this afternoon.   She's just thinking that next time this week it will be over and she can have a couple of days off.  

Thursday, May 11, 2023


 We have been having warm muggy weather lately with 20 deg C temperatures, and mum having to sleep under a thin bedcover.  Today the southerly has returned, which for us brings cooler Antarctic weather and it is a chilly 8deg C, so I've snuggled up on mums bed.  Mum starts night shufts tomorrow night and is glad it is somewhat cooler, as it is easier for her to sleep during the day.  Me too mum.

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Tuesday, May 9, 2023


 Mums pulled the covers up and put my bag out, so I might just wait here while you go to work.  See you soon mum.

Monday, May 8, 2023


 Mum has started another run of shifts.  She is trying to look at the positive side to working late.  The sleep ins and time with me during the day matter most.  Work provides a free dinner although tonights curry was too spicy for mum, she is grateful for the savings on not having to cook dinner.

Sunday, May 7, 2023


 We had a chill day.  Mum was tired after watching the Coronation last night, which finished up at 1.30am time here.  She was slso too hot last night, as our temperatures have been much warmer than normal.  Mum has snother long 12 day stretch ahead, so she's ok with a lazy day today.  Me too mum - me too!!!

Saturday, May 6, 2023


 Mums watching this tonight.   She wonders what it must be like to take this on at age 74.   Poor chap - it must be exhausting.   Still mum enjoys watching these historical events, the likes of which she may never see again.  She hopes they get to sit down and have a cup of tea once it's over.

Friday, May 5, 2023


It has been muggy and a bit drizzly today, so it was a late start for mums day off today.  It is satisfying for mum to finish a book and return them to the library and pick up the next couple to read.  A few groceries, so expensive now. Every few things are suddenly $100, which seem to not do many meals.  Still mum made a hearty thai chicken curry that she bulked up with broccoli and peas and will last a few meals now.

It seens we have a hedgehog in our back garden and mum is leaving him some grapes and broccoli leftovers to see if he will eat them overnight. 

Thursday, May 4, 2023


It's been raining a lot so mum has been glad that I've been staying inside and sleeping.  She didn't get too wet getting too and from work, and it has been warm for this time of year.  Last night she slept with only a light cover on top of her.

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Tuesday, May 2, 2023


 It was sunny and hot today so mum whizzed all the washing through the washer and out in the breeze.  I was grumpy because she tried to comb my furs and I did not like it.  I'm fussy now in my pensioner years. The mighty hunter is allowed to take it easy when she wants. 

Monday, May 1, 2023


Mum was on shift again tonight, and so far she hasn't found any more gifts that I have left her.  She is impressed at how much of a great hunter I am, and at least the bodies were whole when I left them.

She can sleep in tomorrow morning and more shift tomorrow night.  If the weather is ok she tries to take herself out for a morning walk, if not she gets some chores done.