Sunday, 4 October 2015

Happy Birthday Coco

Coco has had a big week. Hubby and I took her to the vet on Monday. She stayed there for the day to have some lumps checked out and to have her teeth cleaned. The lumps are benign and her teeth are so white now that she could be a movie star J

Coco turned eleven years young on Friday. It’s hard to believe that’s she’s eleven, it seems like she was a puppy just yesterday.

That’s all from me today. Have a great weekend.

Love KB


Saturday, 26 September 2015

Happy Anniversary To Us

Hubby and I celebrated six years of being together this week.

I feel so happy and blessed to have found Steve. He is the kindest, funniest, most loving person I know and he’s also my best friend. I love spending time with him and he treats me like a princess.

I’m looking forward to spending many more happy years together.

KB and Steve six years ago

Love KB


Sunday, 20 September 2015

A Huge Explosion

Earlier in the week, hubby and I were watching an episode of Criminal Minds. One of the characters on the show was trying to defuse a bomb. Suddenly there was a huge noise and our house shook. It felt and sounded like a large truck had crashed into the side of our house. As you can imagine, it was quite a shock. The neighbours who were home came out of their houses and we tried to figure out what had happened.

A little while later, we learned that there had been an explosion at a factory in our neighbourhood and a man had died.

photo source: Pixabay

Scary stuff. 

That's all from me today. 

Love KB

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Spaniel Cam

Hubby and I recently watched an episode of ‘Secret Life of Dogs’. This week, dogs were being filmed while they were home alone and the results were rather upsetting to me. There was whining, howling, barking and many other forms of separation anxiety.

Coco isn’t left on her own very often, so when we went out last night, we decided to do a little experiment of our own. I set up my camera in the lounge and we headed out for a couple of hours.

I’m happy to report that the video was actually really boring. Coco ate her chew treat, drank some water and spent most of her time in bed. She wasn’t even waiting at the door for us when we returned.

Coco In Bed

I'm so happy with these results.

Love KB


Saturday, 5 September 2015

Coco Visits The Torture Chamber

Hubby and I have had a busy week. Our appointments with CADS and the Gym went well, so far, so good.

Mum and Dad returned from their holiday in Australia and stopped by our place on their way home. Hubby and I made them a cooked breakfast of bacon, hash browns, toast and eggs. It was lovely to see them and they thoroughly enjoyed their breakfast.

Coco was due for a visit to the torture chamber (dog groomer’s). She doesn’t enjoy being clipped and it took many years to find a groomer she was comfortable with. Last time she was clipped we were very disappointed with the results and we later discovered that the kennels had changed ownership. Luckily we found a new dog grooming place where Coco feels comfortable and the groomer did a wonderful job.

I’m looking forward to a relaxing weekend. 

Love KB

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Book Review: Burnt Offerings by Laurell K. Hamilton

Burnt Offerings is the seventh in the Anita Blake series of books by Laurell K. Hamilton.

Anita Blake is a vampire hunter. She takes us into the world of vampires and other monsters. I would describe this story as a mix of horror, thriller, fantasy and erotica. There were some scenes which left me feeling rather uncomfortable, but I enjoyed the character of the leading lady so much that I wanted to read more. 

I didn’t realise Burnt Offerings was a book from a series until after I began reading it. I was able to follow the plot without reading the previous books, but I’m really looking forward to reading the series from the beginning. 

That's all from me today.

Love KB

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Catching Up With The Parents

My parents recently moved to Tauranga, which is about three hours drive from where Whitesnake and I live. 

They are going on holiday tomorrow, making a perfect opportunity to catch up as we live near the International Airport.

We had originally organised to go out for lunch, but my parents were quite tired after their drive. They requested some of Whitesnake’s delicious sandwiches instead. I have the best husband ever!

A good time was had by all and we will see them again when they return from their holiday. A lovely day.

Love KB


Sunday, 16 August 2015

New Zealand's Men In Black

Good afternoon my friends,

Feeling good today, I’ve just watched Australia and New Zealand compete in an exciting game of Rugby for the Bledisloe Cup. Australia and New Zealand compete once a year for the cup and our Men In Black (All Blacks) will retain the cup for another year.   

Speaking of our Men In Black, I’ll share below Air New Zealand’s Safety Video featuring some of the All Blacks. It’s a lot of fun to watch.

Love KB

Saturday, 15 August 2015

I'm Back

Hi my friends,

I’m so sorry I haven’t been around lately. Last year was a terrible time for us; hubby was bullied at work, two of our dearest friends died and then hubby lost his job.

I went through a stage of not having anything to write about. That’s unheard of for me as I find writing very therapeutic.

Anyway, I’m back now and hoping to get back into blogging again. I’ve missed blogging and my blogging buddies.

Hope you are all well.

Love KB


Monday, 10 August 2015

My Poor Blog Has Been Neglected

Hi all,

Sorry I haven't been around much lately. I've been been experiencing a few ups and downs, but now it's time to get my health and wellness back on track.

I'll be popping in here every now and then, but if I'm I'm not here, you can find me on my new blog...

KB's Wellness Journey

See you there

Love KB

Friday, 13 February 2015

A Fun Visit With Whitesnake's Brother

Whitesnake's brother came to stay with us for week from Australia. We had a lot of fun and of course the time went too quickly.

As you can see from the photo, the diet went out the window for the week.

Photo is my own.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Health Goals

I weighed myself this morning. I haven't lost any weight this week, but I'm pleased I stuck to my goals for the week. I walked for 30 minutes three times, I didn't drink any Milo and I didn't eat and potato chips.

So far, so good.  

Photo source: KB's Room

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Making Home Made Beer

Whitesnake and I have enjoyed a relaxing day at home, out of the heat.

This morning we bottled Whitesnake's home made beer.  It should be ready in a couple of weeks and just in time for Whitesnake's brother to arrive from Australia for a visit.

That's all from me today.

Photo Source: KB's Room