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Today, the End of Life Choice Bill special referendum results were in and was won by at least 62% in favour. It means, the act where you can make a terminal life choice will be in force in around 12 months. We were asked to vote yes, no. And a majority voted in favour. Were we publicly advised that there was a timeline for it's introduction in the almost current, swiss cheese style form? No. Not seriously. But the voting system did do something we should take note of... it meant the people of New Zealand who were entitled to vote (adult, NZ citizens and permanent residents) made the decision and this very sensitive topic is now decided. Irregardless of whether you or I voted yes, or no, the ayes have it.
Next, the cannabis vote. Whether you voted yes, or no, the outcome is looming.
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Ahhhhh now I have it sorted, just ignore my last message.
Its me.... I am here, floating through the halls being all gossamer and floaty like.
Good Morning all.... What a gorgeous day outside today. The sun is shining, and I am up early. Not about to waste a single of minute today. Going to do a bit of Christmas shopping today, nit much just some finishing touches...
You all know me so well...
I simply adore Christmas.
Helloo the silly season is almost upon us... Where are all those people who love this time of the year...
I am here but there is no one else here... Lots of spirit folk about tho.
Good morning. I wonder if people will guess who you may be.
We have a new wedding coming up shortly for a 'close' family member but I can say nothing more just now. Exciting. And I know my good lady has a major birthday milestone at end of month so I shall need to think well of a present. Given she's covered all her quilting needs, something else... hmmm.
Just floating by to say Hi, now back to Christmas Preparedness....
I saw that on your favourite social place. Time of year ... it's crept up real fast.
Only son is getting married this Saturday. About time too. Wedding's in the morning then a BBQ afternoon at a local hall. I've got a work - awards night also on the same day... double booked so going there also for a few hours in the evening then back to the hall. Ah well.
Good morning. Aidan (son) and Natasha had a wedding at a local Catholic Church (Sacred Heart in Petone) with about 10 invited and then a reception at a local hall in Wainuiomata with close family and friends. Went well. Will upload some photo's when they are available.
We had a small pin-hole drip on the 15mm cold water tap pipe behind the house. Had to break into weatherboard to get to it.
Went to Plumbing World and was told I had to use push on/twist type plastic PVC pipe connectors (as they would not sell me a crimping tool for some 'trade only' reason.) So. Made a 150mm cut on the pipe (as it goes through a wall/floor joist) and connected it thoroughly (they seemed hard to push together so that could of been a clue to what follows.) End result = new high pressure jets. So we have no water right now.
Going to get two copper crimp connectors and builder friend is going to use his crimping tool. That was not good of Plumbing World IMO to not offer them in the first place. Bet you anything these plastic PVC connectors aren't for direct, high pressure mains lines. I managed to pull them to bits when undoing what I'd done. So they aren't that good.
Still, if this works... I know another family home that could do with crimping a new piece if it ends up that easy.
That didn't get a bite 🙂 But that's all good. I've spent the afternoon digging over some of the garden spaces and adding vegetable compost mix in to create a beautiful black-ish garden mix ready for flowers and vegetables I have on stand by.
Have also de-weeded the greenhouse and put rope supports up to the roof to support the now adult tamarillo tree. Vegetables and some flowers growing underneath. Oh, and chillis, capsicum, tomatoes and strawberries. Again, in a new mulched up garden soil.
Got potatoes in stacked tyres, and tomatoes also in another. That set a nice theme near the small greenhouse. I'm working from the back of the property to the front over the next month, cleaning spaces, gardens and also the house. It's a mission. No one stop me!
Aww we too have been having a planting session here, with fancy lettuce, tomatos, cabbages, both red and white, and cellery and silverbeet. So gonna have a good crop, maybe even some for the food pantry if its lucky, but purchased seeds for piggies veges as well as for us too.