Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Wednesday Wag!

If we four leg people had Olympics and it was in England this month!!!!!!

Yes it has been the wettest January on record and so far February will not be far behind, and I hate getting my paws wet!  Mom decided at the weekend that I just looked too scruffy for words and got out “The Comb”!!!!!!!  This is the dreaded “Comb” as it is metal and designed to go through my thick wool coat but I really don’t like it!!!!  However I did feel better after she and Dad had spent about an hour on me!!!

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Dad please can I have my biscuit now for being groomed? 

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Look how fluffy my paws look now!

Yesterday was another wash out and it was cold too, so while Mom was working at her desk I was in my basket as usual but it was still cold so Mom put my quilt over me.

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I didn’t move from here until it was lunchtime!  Today looks like it is going to be the same with more rain so I won’t be going anywhere except to bed again! (Mom says I look scruffy again but what do you expect, I am busy, I can’t keep a beautifully groomed coat all the time!!!!!!)

Have a Woofy Wednesday

Treacle

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Tipping It Down Tuesday!

It is, yet again, raining here in dear old England.  The poor people who were flooded over Christmas are still flooded and the floods are covering more and more land and I feel so sorry for them. There is more rain due which of course just adds to the misery.  There is a saying which we use over here a lot, “nice weather for ducks”, well I think even the ducks are fed up with all the water now!!!!!

We didn’t get a lot done over the weekend as we all have colds(!) and as the weather was not good again it really did not inspire any of us to get up and move, including Treacle!!!!

DH is away for the next three days at an exhibition in the South of the country where all the floods are so it remains to be seen if they actually get there and if everything is okay when they do!  The area they are going to is okay at the moment but who knows with this weather!  Good job he has a big truck so at least he can navigate through some of the floods!!!!

Which leaves The Boys, Treacle and I at home.  It is the last week of school and Youngest has next week off which will be nice to have a break and I have one or two things planned, depending upon the weather.  I didn’t get any quilting done last week because of not feeling too good so I am determined to get something done this week.

At the weekend DH and I are away in Glasgow, Scotland to visit an art exhibition which I will tell you more about next week.

I don’t normally read the papers as it can be so depressing but I found these two articles today which made me smile

Winter Olympics come to Minnesota: Tim Smith hosts The Games in the front yard of his home in Crystal

This is a picture of Tim Smith’s house in Crystal, Minnesota and because of all the snow he has managed to make a small Luge track round his house!  It is twelve feet tall and he built it to keep his three children entertained on their snow days!  As they had so much fun, on the opening day of the Winter Olympics the family hosted their own Kiddie Winter Olympics where the whole neighbourhood came!  I think this is a great idea so well done Mr Smith!!!

Here is the link : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2556371/Forget-Sochi-Minnesota-families-build-giant-luge-tracks-yards-stage-Winter-Olympics-local-kids.html

All the children in the neighborhood - and their parents - came to 'compete' in the Olympics staged by Tim Smith this week, which coincided with the Opening Ceremony

Another great story is of one bored commuter in Britain, who is also a very talented animator; Mr Joe Butcher.  Using just a few pens and small pieces of paper he has turned his fellow travelers into cartoons (and a well placed camera of course!)  I think they are great and here are my favourite two.

Sketch: October Jones, aka animator Joe Butcher, has transformed his fellow train passengers into Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner with the aid of just a few pens and some well placed paper

Here's Wally! A stripey top makes this rail traveller the perfect candidate for a Where's Wally makeover courtesy of October Jones

Here is the link if you want to see more : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2556021/Beep-beep-Wile-E-Coyote-takes-train-finally-catch-The-Road-Runner-talented-artist-transforms-commuters-cartoon-characters-aid-placed-piece-paper.html

Pictures all from the Daily Mail website!

They made me smile on this wet, dank and cold day again!  I hope your Tuesday is a little better weather wise.  Treacle and I will be keeping warm whilst working today.  Wait till you see her tomorrow on her Wednesday Wag!!!!!

Susie x

The Wednesday Wag

Well last Sunday was Groundhog Day and Punxsutawney Phil came out of his home and saw his shadow so that means we have six more weeks of winter!  

Well our winter has been a wet one this year and it is raining heavily again and I am not a happy Treacle today at all.  This is where I have spent the whole day

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Mom has been busy all day today at her desk and she has not had a good day at all.  She was getting very cross with one person on the phone!  I stuck my paws in my ears!!!!!!

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The Boys are home and they are busy with work, so I have retired to my bed again as it is too wet to go outside and play.

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Hopefully Dad will be home soon and I can play with him.   I can’t wait for spring and the better weather!!!!!

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I hope your Wednesday is better than here!!!!!

Woof

Treacle

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One of Those Days!

I had one of those days today.  I had a doctors appointment this morning for a gynecological assessment!!! Yes that thing we hate to have done every couple of years!!!!  I don’t care how many children you have, its still an awful procedure!!!!!

Then this afternoon I had to visit the dentist as I had managed to chip a tooth on an apple!!!! There you go try and eat healthy and look what happens!!!!  Fortunately it was a quick fix and I was out in fifteen minutes, which was a relief!!

I was then running Youngest around before getting back to get dinner before swimming club tonight.  No sooner have I turned around and it is Wednesday and before you know it the weekend again!  Where do the weeks go?

Going to try and get some more done on my cushions this week.

Hope your Tuesday is a little quieter!!!!

Susie x

Busy Weekend!

 

IT has been raining all weekend and Youngest was camping on Saturday night.  However when we got there on Saturday morning it was decided that the ground was just too wet to pitch the tents.  They went out on a hike during Saturday and everything was muddy!!!!!  

Eldest was out for the weekend with Girlfriend so DH and I were on our own which is really strange!  So Saturday night we went to the movies!!!!  We went to see the new Jack Ryan film with Chris Pine and it was good!

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We collected Youngest on Sunday morning and one of his friends to get them back home for lunch and showers before we headed off to Chesterfield for the presentation of the Chief Scout’s Gold Awards for the County.  There were over 157 Scouts there for the Awards along with parents/grandparents/aunts etc!!!

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The District Commissioner for Scouts speaking, the ACC sitting to the left with Sir Richard Fitzherbert Bt. sitting to the right who is the County President, who signed and presented the Awards

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Youngest with Sir Richard

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The Scouts from our troop who received their awards

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Youngest with his certificate – we are very proud of him

After the ceremony we had to hightail it back for swimming, where Youngest is now doing his Poolside Helpers Course, as well as swimming!!!  

This week is looking busy as well with two personal errands I have to run tomorrow for me (not nice errands either!!!!) and work to finish and generally busy with Boys and home!!!!!!!

I will get my new cushions finished!!!!!!! 

Susie x

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Madam!!!!  Elegant pose.  She missed her brush at the weekend so is not looking as well put together as normal!!!!!