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Friday, 7 May 2021

Busy Days

 

Sometimes it feels like I am never home!  The week seems to have been filled with outings and one day has merged into another, and now here we are at the end of another working week.

I visited Te Awamutu, a neighbouring town, and went on a bit of a shopping spree.  I came home with some winter tops, new underwear, pyjamas, a couple of warm jackets, slippers and a pair of shoes. 

I seem to be one of those people who never wear out their clothes, and, quite frankly, I get a bit bored with wearing the same things over and over so some new ones are most welcome.

(It’s not like I have a lot of clothes, but I am not a minimalist either!).


New clothes ready to be washed before wearing


A visit to see my brother filled in a few hours.  His eye has healed quite well but the actual wound split open after the stitches were removed.  His specialist has said he will need to recut it and restitch it, especially as it is so visible on his face.

Yesterday I was invited out to lunch at Gordonton, a small village near Hamilton.  It was good catching up again with this couple, whom I have not seen for a while.

Of course, it was mandatory to visit The Farm Shop while in Gordonton, with their wonderful array of gifts and organic produce.  I bought a jar of raw honey sourced from Hamilton Gardens and the Zoo grounds, as well as a couple of pieces of homemade coconut ice that I was unable to resist.

I hope everyone is keeping well – I don’t seem to have had the time to visit anyone lately, so I hope you will all forgive me.

Happiness is keeping busy 😊

Margaret.



21 comments:

  1. New clothes!! What a treat. Fitting rooms are still closed here so buying clothes isn't an option.
    I don't seem to wear my clothes out either and for some old favourites that's fine. Otherwise they go into the donate box. I have no idea what coconut ice is and will see if google can enlighten me.

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    1. I hope Mr Google was able to help. Coconut Ice is a very sweet confection with coconut in it. It is naturally a white colour, and often half of it will be coloured pink. Not something you would want to eat all the time!

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  2. You have been busy...if I find clothes that fit and I like, I buy them. I am in need of some new summer tops but cannot find any that I like.

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    1. Hope you manage to find some new tops soon before summer really arrives :)

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  3. Time also flies for me! Friday already!
    I haven’t been out mucin, but busy indoors due to our very bad weather!
    I wish you a nice weekend

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  4. I still have a t-shirt I bought at age 18 (I´m 49)... Clothes.. a chapter in itself.
    Outch. That hurt reading... good luck with that eye! Oh, I´d be in for that coconut ice (maybe not now, we have 3C! In May...).
    Love your last words 😊

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    1. I hate seeing a ten year old photo and realizing I am still wearing the same thing! Sounds like your winter is really trying to hang on. Stay warm :)

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  5. Mittens - do yo ever get tired of your old coat? Mine is currently shedding at a rate which alarms and annoys F, but at least I can get a new one without a trip to the shops. Have you secured your place next to a winter fire yet? xxx TIgger

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    1. Hi my friend Tigger. I've grown my winter coat now and it is so thick and fluffy and keeps me nice and warm. Yes, my humans complain when I switch to my summer coat - I sit on the carpet and leave patches of black fur behind and they don't seem to understand at all. I'm a bit wary of the fire here as it makes strange noises, but I do like a nice fluffy blanket on the bed :)
      Big purrs, Mittens 😻

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  6. Interesting read. For me hearing the name Te Awamutu was a bit of a blast from the past. I have played croquet there.

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    1. We lived in and around Te Awamutu for six years. It is still a lovely rural-feeling town although car parking is becoming more of an issue now.
      I have a friend whose partner plays croquet, not something I have ever tried :)

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  7. I have clothes I have had for years, most I still love, I was on a mission after I retired and got rid of loads of clothes I knew I would not wear again. I find the as the seasons change, it's then I take stock of my clothes.

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    1. I like to change around the things in my drawers each season, so that the current things are easy to access. Some items last for years - first as best clothes, then casual, and lastly at-home wear. But new clothes are always a thrill :)

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  8. Hello,
    I have donated a lot of clothes I do not wear and tend to wear the same clothes over and over.
    They get washed a lot. It is good to keep busy, doing things you like to do. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  9. It's good to be active, and occupied with things. There is always time for blogging on a rainy day when you are confined indoors. As for clothing, I must confess that I am about as indifferent to it as one can be. If I have something that is comfortable and warm, I could gladly wear it every day (laundered of course) until it wears out. And I buy nearly all my clothes at the thrift store so I don't have style or colour in mind; mere functionality is all I care about.

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  10. I seem to have been wearing the same clothes for the last year! But I'd really like to go shopping for new undies!!!!

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  11. So nice to get some new clothes! We need to fresh up sometimes. It sounds like you had some happy and nice days!

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  12. I have only ordered sweaters this past year:( I need a shopping spree! I bet you had fun!

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