Well I am in a Christmas mood even if everyone else isn’t!  I went grocery shopping today and everyone seemed to be in a bad mood!!!!  Treacle has been to the Spa and looks and smells so much better!!!!!  I will show you some pictures tomorrow.

As it is #TBT here is one of the Boys when they were younger at Christmas time and one from when they were older.


The above was at Great Central Railway visiting Santa in 2005. Eldest was 10 and youngest was 6.

Boys Christmas 2015

Ten years later in 2015 and Eldest was 20 and Youngest 16.  What a difference a decade makes!!!!

I do miss them in the first photograph!!!!!  Today has also been house jobs day and some work fitted in too and tonight we have Eldest here for dinner and sorting out presents!!!  Tomorrow I have some errands to run in the morning and then DH and I have a lovely weekend of Christmas things to do and I will show you pictures next week.

Happy Thursday everyone.

Hugs, Susie xx


The Wednesday Wag.

We have had some very cold and frosty days of late which is so much better than constantly getting my paws wet and having to be dried every time I come in with all the rain we had!

This was my garden this morning with frost on the grass and fog, which got progressively worse during the morning.


Here I am out first thing, the ground is quite cold on my paws.


Mom took some pictures of the top of the garden in the fog and the berries on the tree in the centre of the garden.


I am keeping an eye out for the squirrels who keep digging in our garden!


The fog eventually cleared and the sun came out although it was still cold, however is was nice and warm in Mom and Dad’s room so I had a snooze on their bed in the sunshine!


After the next few busy weeks Mom and Dad will be available to take me on one of my extra long walks so I can’t wait for that and I am also keeping my paws crossed that we get some snow this year, as I love snow as you know!!!

There are lots of lovely things going off at home with presents being wrapped and cards being written and lovely food being made!!!  I manage to get one of the mince pies and cookies which Mom made the other day and they were yummy. 

I hope you are having a wonderful Woofy Week. 


Christmas in the Planning!

Been busy with getting things ready for Christmas and the first big job is all the baking!!!  Mince pies, which are pastry cases with dried fruit in mixed with some brandy; Christmas cookies, oats with cranberries and white chocolate; cheesy stars and sausage rolls.


The first of a lot of shortcrust pastry rolled out and ready for cutting.



First batch of mince pies cooling.


Sausage rolls and cheesy stars.


Christmas cookies.



I keep some out in tins but the rest are stored in clip boxes in the freezer and I get some out as and when and defrost them. That should keep them going up to and over Christmas!  Although I have had a request from Youngest for mince pies and cookies to take into work on the last day!!  So I will be baking again.


After I popped out to run some errands this morning after working, I then sat this afternoon and wrote all the Christmas cards, all 101!!!  Some are hand deliver, some are post, some are Scout post and some are air mail, hence the separate piles.  I will be getting these off this week. 

The presents are all wrapped now and I will be getting those delivered soon too!

This weekend DH and I have a lovely Christmasy weekend to look forward to and no announcing at any events swimming or otherwise!!!!  I will not tell you about it just yet but will show you all with pictures next week!!!  We are also aiming to get our home decorated at the weekend too.

I hope all your Christmas preparations are going well.

Christmasy Hugs, Susie xx


December 1st!


It’s Friday but not Black!

I am so fed up of our retailers jumping on the band wagon for Black Friday!  It has always been an American day, ie the day after Thanksgiving, when Christmas starts and their retailers do discounts to encourage people to shop.  However our lot seem to have appropriated the day and some people have lost their heads over discounts, which are not always what they are cracked up to be!!!!!  If I get one more email about Black Friday…….!!!!


We were going to get the tree this weekend and decorate but DH now has to be at an event anouncing Santa’s arrival!!!  So it looks like it will be next week now!!!  I am doing okay with my plans for getting things sorted for Christmas and as DH is not around for this weekend I can get on with my jobs!!!  I have been out today running errands, some of which were successful and others which were not!!!  Hey ho.  My aim is to get the majority of the jobs finished so that we are all then able to enjoy the next few weeks in the run up to the Big Day!!! 

It was actually sunny today which has made a huge difference after all the rain over the last few weeks.  It was very cold first thing with a hard frost which will also hopefully help kill off all the bugs!! DH has had a cold since last week but so far, fingers crossed, I have avoided it!!!!


Treacle loved being outside this morning and I sat at my desk for as long as I could with the door open for her until I was frozen, but she happily came in and got in her basket for a snooze whilst I worked!!!  As you can see she is also getting ready for Christmas.  Next week she is off to the Spa for the day!!!!

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend for the last day of November!!!

Hugs, Susie xx