Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Wishes,The Hobbit & A New Earthquake

Unless you live under a stone somewhere, you will be well aware that The Hobbit movie has been filmed in New Zealand by director, Peter Jackson. The issue date is still a year away, but we have been given a little spoiler to keep us going on.  The was big excitement in this house the other night as we watched this trailer.

There is a bit of a riot happening at the moment in our home and dissension among the ranks. What could be causing such a fuss? why toilet paper of course. There has been a vocal movement to change the brand that is currently being used in the house.  See, I shop each week and try to keep the grocery bill down.  Some weeks this means the cheaper paper gets bought, like this for instance.

So in this last week, 2 people in our house (who shall remain nameless) have announced that the old toot paper is faaaaar toooooo harsh for them.  Fair enough.  I don't need to be told twice about these sensitive subjects and will be off to buy something soft for bottoms that's not "cotton soft" hehe. This, by the way, would be the biggest pack of toilet paper I have ever seen at the supermarket.  Would you like to super size that Mam?

And lastly, I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. I may not get a chance before Sunday to do so as things are starting to get busy in the home here with preparations and last minute errands. Tomorrow we are at a horse show of all things, all day.  I will squeeze some more preparation in on Saturday night that can't be done today.  We also want to get to church on Saturday night too, so that might be at one of the sessions being held at 7pm, 9pm or 11pm.  So hectic.  I have made some lovely new freindships both in New Zealand and America which mean alot to me.  Your support and concern during the months following the earthquakes was very dear to me.  I can't wait to carry on being in touch with you all through the next year.

The heartfelt counsel of a friend is as sweet as perfume and incense.
Proverbs 27:9 

Ironically as I write this it's 2:14pm and we have just had a 5.9 earthquake! followed by 3 smaller aftershocks.
Will get going and it could be a busy afternoon. Love to you all.



  1. Just been watching about the quake - looks awful from news. You seem to be taking it in your stride.
    I thought of you & others I know down there.
    Hope the shakes STOP.

    Love Leanne

  2. Thanks for your thoughts Leanne. I'm using this computer while the screen is on the ground!
    I'm keeping myself busy with xmas baking in the kitchen. I'm at home alone, which at the start was stressful as I tried reaching everyone. Alf & ALex are working in Akaroa and Georgia is in Rangiora for the night.
    Once I made sure everyone was fine, it was calm here as there was no one else here freaking out, while I moved things down to the floor.
    Can't believe it's happening all over again, thank goodness I finished my shopping this morning.
    Just found out the 2nd big shake was a 6.

  3. Oh my! I am sorry to hear there has been more quaking. Was there much damage? I pray you will keep safe and sound. I am busy today baking as well. I wish you a very, merry Christmas!



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