Friday, January 21, 2011

One week, the good, the quakes, and the weather.

OK where to begin, the weather has alternated between too hot and wet, and indeed hot and wet together, now it's settled on cool and wet with earthquakes. Yes the earth has moved numerous times in the last few days,
Thursday morning I had just turned the alarm off at 6am. and we were hit with a 5.1, she was a goody, rocking and rolling for what seemed like ages, close to the city and not deep, if you hear of earthquakes that are more than 20 kms deep, these are truly not real earthquakes to get the true meaning of a earthquake it needs to be shallow and close to your place. As indeed the quake in the morning at 11.10am which was just down the road from work was,  the clients screamed and cried, the staff gave the appearance of calm, but we were all rattled (attempt at humour).
They continued all day and I started humming the Crowded House song" Four Seasons in one Day", but I changed the words to "14 earthquakes in one day" as that was the count by then, try it yourself if you know the song it goes together well.Of course I couldn't get the song out of my head for the rest of the day. We did have an earthquake while I was in the car in the garage, as I left for work Thursday morning, what to do, I hear you say or not, by the time I wondered  a, do I get out of the car, it was moving and I didn't have the engine on or the brake off, or b, get out of the car and garage which was swaying and creaking or c, drive the car out of the garage, of course the quake had stopped before I had made up my mind. I bet your thinking I would like to be with her in a quake she knows what to do............
The better things of the week, went out for dinner at friends place 6 of us for a meal, yummy food , great company, and wine, but it was a Tuesday, I may have had a headache at work the next morning.
Got home on Wednesday to find Basil in the pouring torrential rain clearing the guttering, in shorts and T.shirt, I went down to the corner of our street to unblock the drain full of leaves as it was causing flooding, didn't make much difference but I felt I was doing a community service, soaked of course.
Started an Attic 24 crochet blanket, Lucy is the Queen of Colour and I can't claim to be even a Princess but I'm happy with it so far.
Basil clearing the guttering in a downpour.
Very large CK mug, it is very large, I think people buy things for me in relation to my size, its not always needed.
I'm using this for a face cream as my skin is so dry this summer, it's very nice , sweetly smelling ,like me.
That's about it included some more snaps of my Christmas CK haul, when I started blogging I knew about CK from the British bloggers and it was hard to find here, now it's everywhere and very expensive and everyone is buying it, I hate to say it and call me a snob or what ever, but I did like it when I was the only one who collected it.................yes I know I'm terrible but that's news of the week I'm a Great Aunt for the first time Ava Marie Nicholson born yesterday, lovely news but that makes me feel old. Love Aunt Bee, or Great Aunt Bee.


  1. Cripes, earthquakes! Sounds rather scarey if you ask me. Congratulations on being a Great Aunt. Have a great w/end.

  2. Gosh still getting quakes...must be really tiring and stressful.

    I don't have any CK except for an eye mask and neck cushion I found in the CS the other week - perfect for my trip to NZ and a couple of 'smellies' that were gifts.

    Hope your weekend is going well.

  3. Hi Bee. So happy to see you at Tangled Happy! A Great Aunt. Wow! Amazing how time flies. I can imagine I could be a great aunt before long. I'm only 32 but my husband has a very large family and some of my nieces and nephews are already in college. Crazy to think about but fun at the same time. Enjoy that new baby! :)

  4. Hello it must be quite scary I remember we had an earth quake here in the uk a few years ago and I thought there was a ghost in the room wobbling the shelves but it was actually an earth quake but they are very rare here.
    xx fee

  5. Thankyou Aunty Bee reassuring me about sewing machines , I tried the applique st, tonight and that is o.k . I will be happy if straight st, and applique works . I use my machine almost every day . I,m a patchwork and qu ,person .
    I hope the legs are better --cottonreel