Sunday, November 28, 2010
The EQC people have been through the house, all very unexpected, they turned up at the door and gave Basil a time to be prepared for them, he rang me, I came home early and Bob's your uncle. The house has to be repiled etc etc and work done inside, the floor slopes in all directions and the deck and pergola (which the house insurance pay for ) re-done, as it's just holding on. So the forms will be filed and work MAYBE done in or around June 2011, which is good because the shaking will have hopefully stopped. It is a load of my mind and I feel much more relaxed, the guys who did the survey are from the North Is. and Australia which is amazing that they have come so far to help, to be fair they do get paid, but great to see as the EQC are pushing ahead with the 100.000 or so claims. I got home to find a letter from IRD, returning over, well over $500.00 of my hard earned money, it goes in the pot for Christmas, that's a nice surprise, fancy giving me back my own money which they shouldn't have had anyway. Well that's it, had to share my news, it's good the house has been looked at and the money is a nice bonus. Love to all Aunt Bee.....I hate to say it but another gorgeous day here almost to hot.........sorry to anyone reading this in the Northern Hemisphere, I'm thinking of you and the cold.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
|Chocolate cake, cream and strawberries for dessert tonight, I love summer.|
|What a tidy kiwi, not, can't show you anything but I've been busy, its all secret squirrel stuff.|
|Aj made lunch, tastes better than it looks, always does if you don't have to cook it.|
|Tide coming in very fast yesterday, always gets the heart beating faster.|
Thursday, November 25, 2010
I wasn't going to say anything about the Pike River Mine disaster because truthfully what can I or anyone else say. We can only continue to pray for all the miners and their families and friends. A vicar when interviewed was asked where was God when this happened ? and she replied He was there with them. It is all so overwhelming and sad, but we carry on as people do all over the world when disaster strikes, and hold the ones we love a little closer. Aunt Bee.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
|The emergency kit, we are putting it away in the laundry, very optimistically of us, although we have had 3,000 aftershocks, I think the worst is behind us. Fingers and toes crossed.|
|From our garden.|
|Totally from the neighbours garden, but over our side of the fence.|
|Some from my garden and some from the neighbours.|
Friday, November 19, 2010
|My basket runneth over , a last a morning at the market.|
|No surf, a litl cool but great morning for a walk.|
|Brilliant big basket, fruit and vege and some peppermint slice and loaf, a needlebook and two hats.|
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
|A bit apprehensive.|
|Do you have to take a photo of me, yse I do.|
|Only photo which I got of Aj in church.|
|Year 13 Haka for rest of school and families.|
|Both Aj and Tom at school for the last time.|
|Boys hold on together to sing school hymn.|
Very emotional day for me today, Aj has finished school, if those of you with younger children think first day of school is bad then just wait. Aj was very apprehensive at the thought of leaving, but he has hated leaving Kindy and Primary school so it wasn't surprising . It was extremely hot in the Hall which is used as a Chapel in these special occasions and one woman fainted, I wasn't far behind, heat and emotion doesn't bode well at anytime. When they put their arms around each other to sing the school hymn after communion there wasn't a mother who wasn't crying. We all trooped out to the sunshine and watched the Haka, some people don't understand the Haka it is a challange in a war situation , it's a warning, but also a mark of respect and the Haka at the end of year, is for the boys that remain at school, the teachers and particularly the parents. I will try to put on the video I took up sometime but it's beyond me at this time, I'll have to appeal to" the men" for help. Afterwards Basil and "the men" went down to the pub which is a tradition for the 18's and overs to go have a drink with some of the teachers , while I went to one of the best craft shop in Christchurch called Hands, no photos though, bought some punches for work and had a good look round always great stuff. Some lovely things caught my eye and I'll go back next week. That's it for now stinking hot day so off to relax and snooze perhaps. Love Aunt Bee.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
I asked Basil if he minded if I prettied up the bedroom, he said he didn't mind at all, so when I rummaged through my fabric I found some 5in squares of a Japanese appearance and set too and made these 2 cushions. I do more sewing if the machine is out, which of course disrupts the dining room table, I am envious of those who have a sewing room or studio. The photos were taken at 8pm. lovely to see the sun, brilliantly sunny but a vicious NE wind is blowing most days, still you mustn't grumble. Love Aunt Bee.