Favourite quote

What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived.
It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.
- Nelson Mandela

Sunday, October 14, 2018

fun weekend

First, before we get in to the photos,
Is there anyone who has code to drive a 2.4 inch TFT LCD touch screen on an Arduino Mega board, I'm after a couple of control buttons.
I'm not really wanting to re-invent the wheel, just want 2 buttons and figured someone out here already has the code.
This has been the only frustrating thing about my week.

I did teach my 16 year old how to use Auckland trains and buses, and she got on the wrong train on her first solo. She was lucky to jump back on to the correct train at the next stop, so pretty happy she now knows the difference between north bound and south bound - we also have a western line but not sure why anyone would want to go that way (joke for Aucklanders).
Just now got distracted with dinner - I was in such a hurry to get back to writing this to you,  that a chicken breast flew out of the tongs and splatted on the floor while turning it, that's okay, maybe I'll give that one to the person who displeases me the most before I serve up dinner.

Yesterday was a fabulous day with the wife, checking out garden centers for plant ideas, having lunch out with her and helping her with gardening.

I did manage to get out today, had an early coffee (7.30 am).
The day was shaping up to be like summer if a cold wind wasn't blowing in from the South.
Summer days are made for short skirts.

I was lucky enough to meet up with Josie, have brunch and a catch up with whats happening in her life.
Well I am kind of lucky in that way,
lucky to live the life I want,
lucky to meet extremely intelligent people
and also lucky that Columbus Coffee has a nice breakfast menu.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Today's fun

I'm still trying to get used to my short wig.
Not really sure it should be called a wig, since it was $9 from Wish website.

BUT first, the news......(we'll leave the photos your here to check out - for later)

Yesterday I witnessed a woman being grabbed in the street, lots of swearing etc, but I managed to get her away to safety, she explains her ex-boyfriend doesn't like the idea of being an ex.
After my Saturday morning outing, I took the family and friends to a Virtual Reality location, where they played  an intense music video game, wife toured the world in 3D and I had the Millennium Falcon land next to me and R2D2 came and stood beside me - I so could have been a Jedi.
Also after my "girl time", talking to one of my girls, while she's not trying to get pregnant, she also isn't trying NOT to get pregnant - so hopefully soon I might be a granddad, maybe even the coolest one on the planet - a boy would be nice, someone who I could teach soccer too?

So 2 weeks ago, my wife found what she called a slutty little skirt that I haven't worn in the last 10 years.
I was going to wear it for you last week but chickened out, but in reality, wearing it this morning it's not so bad, something I would be okay wearing if you were taking me out on a date.


MAKE UP, due to a generous gift of make up, including top quality foundation, instead of the usual 5 minute make over, using 1 squirt of foundation, I went to town and used 3 times as much (3 squirts) along with a few other products gifted to me and I totally felt amazing.

After my morning 7 am coffee I did a quick car change and headed off to check out some new summer clothes.

I don't need any new bras, even though they were very cute.
I did try on some shorts and a couple of summer dresses.


While the shorts were comfortable, apart from at home I doubt I would ever wear them in public.
I liked the white dress, either worn with the shoulder straps up or down and it made my boobs look huge.

But really I didn't want to spend any more money on clothes, I have plans to take my wife to the beach tonight to watch the sunset, but still time for one more coffee (after I buy just 1 dress)


I love this summer dress, although I'm a bit weary about how it splits down the front and found myself wishing I had a safety pin in case the breeze picked up.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

New Wig

Before you see the photo, I'm quite a cheap cross dresser and would rather spend money on kids, wife (motorbike if I was allowed one), so I tend to buy cross dressing stuff on the cheap.

So I bought a wig for $9 from Wish ($7 USD ? ), the sort of money that while it looks good on the model, your expecting it to go from the mailbox to the bin in under 3 minutes, like the last one did.

But it wasn't quite that bad, although it will take me a bit of getting use to if I decide to keep it.


Monday, September 24, 2018

On Borrowed time

Well that's what it feels like being gender fluid.

Wife wants the fence completed and retaining back filled and a wooden shed built.
So I have to borrow/steal every second of free time for myself.

Least the fence is finished (and the new shed just needs a door built).
It's the same fence I busted my elbows on a while back using a single person post hole borer, anyway, it's finally finished and due to the mid span supports, it looks really good from the neighbours house. I installed the mid-span supports on extra thick fence rails to prevent the sag between the posts, that would otherwise occur in the next 15 or 20 years.

And the garden has now been filled in level under the fence so wife can go nuts planting.

Sunday lunch time I managed to sneak off to Manukau Shopping center, checked out the shops, looking for a dress for the wife to wear for our oldest girls wedding. I saw a stunning and suitable dress, that would also look nice on me after the wedding.

After shopping, time for coffee at the food court

Now on Twitter, I see a lot of girls trying to look cute with something called "stickers" on their phones and my new phone just happens to have "stickers" so what the heck, lets be silly.

On the way out of the shopping center I pasted a beauty shop and decided to have my eyebrows waxed & threaded to a pretty and much thinner shape. Maybe next weekend if I get a chance for a selfie, you might notice a difference.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Just another Sunday

I can normally run quite fast (ish), but not so much this morning at the gym as I had a big coffee before getting on the treadmill

So last weekend, I got dressed up casual, took my drivers licence to the post office to pick up a parcel, raced home, really excited to be getting my electronics after a 5 week wait, in front of wife and kids, I tore open the packaging and found quite a few flower bulbs that the wife purchased.
Tuesday however, to my total excitement (again), my electronics arrived. The down side is I ordered the wrong display screen, that's okay I can get another locally for 3 times what I paid for this one.

Anyway, after the gym and not wanting to "get stuck into gardening" just yet, I tried on a few tops at KMart.

Back home, and it's time to chop down 3 large (3 meter high) bushes, dig up their stumps, grind away a slab of concrete, install a retaining wall and back fill the whole area before visitors arrive at 3 pm.

Garden looks great, wife's happy and judging by the pain I'm in, I don't think I need another gym work out for a week.