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A big thank you to vorvolaka, pigshitpoet and howlin_wolf_66 for the birthday wishes! Had a great time up in Auckland with friends over the weekend, then dinner out with the family on the actual day. :)
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I'm not here much anymore, but wanted to wish you a great birthday! Hope life is treating you well. xx
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Could someone please tell Peaches Geldof the "Phaedra" is a GIRLS name????!
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A massive big THANKS to my lovely friend technophobe1975 for the awesome book which arrived! I've actually been after this one, so what a really lovely surprise! You rock my friend! xxxxxxx
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A very happy Thanksgiving to all you lovely people over in the land of the red, white and blue, hope your Thursday is everything you hope for! :D
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My mate Robin's birthday is coming up soon, and I always try and get him something I know he'd like ..
He has been a big Dr Who fan from the very start, and like me, has fond memories of the early versions of the Doctor ..
We just don't get the range of cool toys and collectables that you can in the States and England, and what we do get are always very expensive ..

So I was rather pleased to see this on a website here in NZ, for a one day only deal at less than half price! (was $185, daily deal $79.95) ...
The pics aren't that great, as I didn't want to use flash, but you get the idea. :)

Dr Who box


Looks like the 'Police Box' on the outside ......

Dr Who box inside


And opens up to show all eleven Doctors so far!

Normally I'd put this on Facebook, but seeing as Robin uses FB I couldn't put it up there, so please, no mention of this over on that site!
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And to introduce our newest family member. :)

We were over in Cambridge (country town about 3 quarters of an hour away) on Saturday to get a kebab, (none to be found in our town) and as we were walking down the street, a man and woman were sitting outside a cafe, with 3 adorable puppies in tow .. I simply had to stop and admire them, and the man asked if I'd like to hold one?? You betcha!!
We stayed and chatted for a bit, and found out they were having to get rid of the pups, so I asked how much they wanted for one (at this point I was simply curious .. cute puppies in pet shops go for stupid prices $600-$1000 over here) ..
"Why, they're free to a good home" was the reply, and then Curtis looked at me imploringly, and the puppy looked up at me imploringly and I looked at Rob .. you get the picture!
So we now have a Ruby (the heart-stealer), and while the woman told complete fibs about her being house trained, we have all fallen in love with her. :)
She's a chihuahua/shih tzu cross, and is very tiny (she was the runt of the litter) and likes nothing better than to sit on your knee.

Curtis and Ruby


Here's Curtis and Ruby having a sit outside.
Current Mood:
busy busy
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A huge THANK YOU to shadownlite who, completely out of the blue, sent me a lovely postcard. :)

It really made my day sweetheart, and put the biggest smile on my face. :)

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Pretty sure adam_0oo is a New Yorker, but unsure about anyone else ...

My friend ostia_pyrosis (a fellow New Zealander) has won a pretty huge competition, by designing a gorgeous depiction of our country ..
She has won an all expenses paid trip to New York, (she's there now) and at 5pm EST her illustration (and a couple of others) will go up on ALL the billboards in Times Square!!

So if you're out and about, do please go along and say "HI" to Hayley (she'll be the gorgeous redhead) ...
I know it will make her day. :)

EDIT-that's WEDNESDAY 10th of October, which is today (here) but tomorrow in the USA??!!
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The last few days have been really nice, as Rob went out of his way to make sure I would have a nice birthday. :)

He took last Friday (and yesterday) off from work, and we kept Curtis home from school last Friday and went to Bullswool Farm, where you can pet the lovely animals (and take stupid amounts of photos) ... I'll do a separate post about that. :)

Saturday we drove up to Auckland, did a bit of DVD shopping (surprise surprise!), and stayed later than usual, so we could join a couple of friends for dinner at our favourite Thai restaurant.

Sunday we drove over to Matamata, where I bought some more DVD's (yes, I know, I'm a shocker!), came home and watched movies and even got a little drunk .. ;)

Monday (the actual birthday) I got some neat pressies, and got taken out for a nice lunch, so I feel very spoiled. :)

My sister (who I'm on MUCH better terms with these days) got me the best present of all .. a Game of Thrones shirt, pic below ...

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An art nouveau take on Daenerys and her dragons. :)

Rob went over and beyond his role by TRYING ON WOMAN'S BOOTS to get me a cool pair of leopard skin ankle boots. He also tracked down one of grrm's older books which has been out of print, so I'd have to say he's in my good books at the moment!

Another fantastic gift I have to mention (and also from my sister) is a set of pillowcases, all the way from England ... pics below. ;)

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the front ...

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the back!!!!
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