Monthly Archives: July 2013

Gone on Vacation


We are escaping work for two weeks Summer Vacation!  If you are too, I hope you have a lovely time and for those who are waiting to go away, don’t worry it will soon be here!!!

See you in a fortnight!

Susie x

Really Cool Pictures!

Photographer Sebastien Lebrigand, 38, took these striking shots as he walked alone under the night sky.

Mr Lebrigand got his camera out near his home in Crepy-en-valois, near Paris, France to take the images with a special lens for astrophotography

These pictures were taken by Monsieur Sebastien Lebrigand in Crepy-en-valois, near Paris, France.  He used a special lens for astrophotography and managed to catch the planes flying over from Spain heading for Germany.  

I love anything to do with space and I think he has managed to create a great image.

The British volunteers have to give round-the-clock care to the babies, many of whom have been rejected by their mothers

I can never resist a picture of a baby Elephant and this baby is an orphan at the Knysna Elephant Park in South Africa.  Abigail Hearn, 24, left, and Lisa Olivier, 28, are British volunteers who look after orphaned baby elephants.  The above picture reminds me of Treacle!!!!

And finally we now know the name of the new Prince of Cambridge, George Alexander Louis!
I hope you have a thrilling Thursday.
Susie x

The Wednesday Wag


DSC03094It has not been a good day today!  Mom has been rushing around getting things out and the bags came out as well, so I think it is going to be holiday for all of us!

Yesterday was not good as it was thundering and lightening on and off all day and I really don’t like the thunder.  Mom finally sat down at her desk so I hopped into my basket but I just couldn’t get my bed settled.  When I finally settled down, Mom got my quilt and put it over me and it was so comfy and safe that I went to sleep and didn’t even hear her get up for lunch!!!

She didn’t let me miss my biscuit though!!!

Mom has already packed up my case, food, bed and toys and I will be off to the kennels at the end of the week.  It is great fun there and I love it.  So this will be the last Wednesday Wag until we get back. 

I hope you all have a lovely summer holiday.

Woof, Treacle.

Animal Paw Print

Baby Wales Leaves the Hospital


The new Prince of Cambridge has left hospital with his parents two minutes ago.  So far they are still working on a name and he has a healthy pair of lungs according to his father!




Like any new parents they looked a little tired and shell shocked but obviously very happy.



The Duchess gave her son to her husband, before they walked over to talk to the media who had been waiting all day for this moment, in sun and a lot of rain!



They have now left for their home in Kensington Palace with the Duchess and her son in the back, with the Duke driving.

Many Congratulations to them both on the safe arrival of their son.

Susie x



The Pay off for having had such nice weather over the last three weeks is a night of thunderstorms which are continuing this morning!!!!  Treacle is not so much scared but cross and every time it thunders, starts her cross bark!  Her hackles go up and she stands looking out of the windows at the back door as if the Giant making all the noise is coming and she is going to get him!!!!!  

The only problem is I have a headache from the stormy weather and her barking is not helping!!!


My poor garden needs the water but the rain has come down so fast and heavy that it has battered the plants and flowers, I am hoping that when it stops they will bounce back.

Treacle went out this morning and came back looking like the proverbial drowned rat, but she was very good at getting dry under her towel!


The patio with lots of water on it.

The rain is coming down so fast that the gutters, although not blocked, can’t cope with the water, so they are flooding!


It’s also very dark, so the lights are on in the rooms which is such a shame after all the sun we have had.  The storm doesn’t seem to be doing much good either as it is still very warm and muggy.

Trying to get my work finished today and then get my house jobs done.  Youngest finishes school today for the six week holiday and can’t wait and they get to finish at 3.00pm instead of 4.00pm, although I was teasing him that I would pick him up at 4.00pm as usual!!!!! He was not amused!!!!

Sewing you say?  Yeah well!!!!!!!

Have a Thundery Tuesday!!!!!!

Susie x


The Nation Holds Its Breath!

Expectant mother: Kate, pictured when she was seen in public for the last time in June, has been admitted to hospital after she went into labour this morning

As the Nation waits for news on whether it is a Boy or a Girl, Youngest, Treacle and I are taking bets between us as to what it is going to be.

I have said it is a Boy and Youngest has said a Girl.  So we have a £1 bet on that.  Treacle not to be outdone got in on the act


Treacle has bet Youngest that The Duchess of Cambridge is having a Boy and Youngest says a Girl.  The bet? A Bonio of course!!!!!!

The next few hours will tell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The weather is again hot and sunny but we are forecast thunder storms later in the week.  Today I have been trying to negotiate my way around our new Accounts package and I am about ready to throw it out of the window, papers and all!!!!  I have still got quite a bit of work to get done before the end of the week, when we go away and I am hoping it will get done.  

Of course I have lots of other things we need doing before I go away as well and sometimes I wonder whether it is actually worth going away, with this mad dash of things to do beforehand?!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope you are having a marvelous Monday.

Susie x

Weekend Travels

We were all up at the crack of dawn this morning (well not quite but it may as well have been as it was 5.00am!!!!) to take Eldest and Girlfriend to the airport for a flight to Menorca again!!!!

Not jealous at all, no.  We only have to stay here and get as many jobs as possible completed this weekend and next week, before we can go away next weekend, whilst they sit around on the above beautiful beach sunning themselves!!!!

So although it is now 11.30am it feels like oh 2.00pm!!!!  Even Treacle who was up and out and breakfasted before we left seems a little confused about the time!

Later DH and I are going round to our Boys Godparents’ house for dinner and looking forward to it.  Although Godmother has planned a very summery meal because the weather is so hot, today is cooler and not as sunny!!!  See you just can’t win in this country!!!


I have spent some of this morning since we got back getting the rest of the summer things out of storage in the attic and putting winter things away.  What I would love is a walk in closet like the above picture!  What I have is a walk in closet the size of a Harry Potter “cupboard under the stairs”!!!!  So each spring and autumn I have to have a huge turn around of clothes and it is a job I hate doing!!!!!  I didn’t even bother last year as the weather was so bad and I did think it was going to be the same this year until the last few weeks, hence being so late doing it.

I have also discovered Youngest has grown out of all the pairs of shorts he had (he didn’t have any new ones last year) so a shopping trip is planned for when the schools break up on Tuesday.

We also need to give the garden a tidy before next week, so that there won’t be so much to do when we get back.  I love holidays but hate coming back and having to catch up on loads of jobs!

Also hoping to get some quilting done too.  I have signed up for the new Hop of Madame Samms in September, Pin It, and the Cheerleader is Kristen at Meadowbrook.  I love pincushions and have made quite a few.  Sign up was yesterday but I am sure if you contact Kristen she will try and fit you in.  The Hops are great fun, you get to make contact with quilters from all over the World and get some brilliant ideas too.  Have a go. 


I will be sorting mine out whilst we are away and there will be a Giveaway too.  So don’t forget to pop back when the schedule is up.

I had better get on and get some lunch and try and tidy up my bedroom which now looks like a thrift store!!!!!

Have a Wonderful Summer’s Weekend

Susie x


Hot Dog!!!!!!