Monthly Archives: April 2016

What A Day!

Well I had my day planned and how many times does it happen to you that the best laid plans go awry?  It took me a lot longer to get into Nottingham today than normal and the person at my first appointment said that was because their school children were still off on their Easter break, whereas ours went back on Monday!  By the time I came out all the car parks were full with huge queues waiting, they had closed some roads for works and having followed the diversions I was almost back to the road home, so I came home!  Needless to say I didn’t get my cotton or some other things I needed.

Youngest will be 21 in August (oh my goodness where did 21 years go?!!!!!)  Anyway his best friend who he met in Reception class (aged 4) is 21 next week, so I called and dropped off his card (with money enclosed!) and saw his Mom and Dad.  His Mom is my very good friend Jayne who goes Christmas Shopping with me and long Ladies Who Lunch lunches!!!!  I haven’t seem them since Christmas as they have been extremely busy and so have we, but have promised that we will get together, no doubt for our Birthdays which are a week apart, for lunch!

IMG_0790Eldest’s 12th Birthday with James who is 21 on Wednesday!

I also went to the Post Office and there was a huge queue in there as well!  DH and Youngest are at the NEC today for the last day of the exhibition and they then have to pack up and queue out of the NEC so they should be home hopefully by 8.00pm.  I am determined that next week and I am going to be more organised.  Well hopefully!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dental Clip Art

Tomorrow the weather is supposed to be good and spring like (its raining today) and I am hoping to get out in the garden to start some tidying.  Treacle is down for her procedure for next Tuesday and no food again from the day before, so no doubt she will be in a mood again, but at least with clean teeth.

I hope you are having a great Friday and a lovely weekend.

Hugs, Susie x


Caught Up Now!

DSC05191 This is the view I have looked at for the last two weeks whilst I have been sewing, well not sewing for the whole of the two weeks but I did get lots done!  I got my commission quilt cut, sewed and sandwiched but not quilted as I could not get the correct thread. Something I am going to do this Friday.

DSC05193We had a great vacation; Youngest get some revision done, I sewing and DH some work which culminated in him having to fly down from Inverness to Birmingham for a business meeting during the second week!!!!!  I kept the truck and Youngest and I had a delightful tour round although he said I drive slower than Dad on the very narrow roads with passing places!!!!!  Plus I did not want to collect DH the next day from the airport with his pride and joy truck dented!!!!!!!!!

DSC05199The weather was great, very spring like and we had frosty mornings which warmed up by the middle of morning.  So although it was late March/early April we did well.  We did see some sleet and snow but it didn’t settle.

DSC05202We also had visits every day by the sheep although no lambs yet.  They are always a little later in Scotland than at home because of the unpredictability of the weather!

DSC05196 DSC05197We visited Baxters again where they do huge Scotch pancakes with any kind of fruit and DH and Youngest love them.  They also do a small cup of soup and half a sandwich which I always have!  If you are ever in the area it is well worth a visit.

We also visited The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland Highland Wildlife Park which we took the Boys to when they were aged seven and three!!!!!!  It has grown a lot since then and with more exotic species and huge enclosures for the animals to roam in.  The weather was not great when we got there so a lot of the animals were in their sleeping areas, but that meant we did get to see them.

DSC05206Bukhara Deer

DSC05207Przewalski’s Horses

DSC05208European Bison having their lunch!

DSC05210 DSC05211Chan & Animesh, the newly arrived Snow Leopards who were born in 2013.

It was great to have a break and not a lot to do and it definitely re-charged the batteries.  It has taken me from Monday to today to catch up on all the work emails, accounts etc and today I am doing House jobs to catch up.  Tomorrow Youngest has an Inset day (teacher training(!)) and DH has been at an exhibition at the NEC all week so Youngest is going tomorrow to help.  I have to go over to Nottingham and then Saturday, if the weather co-operates, we can hopefully get in the garden to start the tidying!!

Despite Treacle’s tooth coming out it has not slowed her down at all, she is eating fine and playing with all her toys!  I suspect she won’t be after they have done the procedure for a few days but you never know with her!!!  I am trying to keep her away from sticks!

I hope Spring has sprung wherever you are.

Hugs, Susie x


DSC05203Sunset over the Loch

The Wednesday Wag!

DSC05188Well we are into April now and it is not mine or Mom’s favourite month!  I cannot stand the sunshine and showers, especially the showers.  You just get out on a nice walk or out in the garden in the spring sunshine and then it pours with rain!

I had a lovely time on my vacation but Mom and Dad had a surprise when they collected me.  I had lost this

IMG_20160413_165848I know the picture isn’t very clear but it is one of my big teeth!!!   So Mom had to take me to my doctors on Monday morning for her to check me out!  She thinks I may have damaged it when I was running around with a big stick in my mouth, which I absolutely love to do.  So I now have to go in and have a procedure to make sure that my other teeth are all okay and a scale and polish while I am there!  Mom took me to the doctors again this morning for some blood tests and to pick up some antibiotics and next week they will schedule the procedure!!!!  Mom was so pleased.

I wasn’t too happy though this morning as I did not get my breakfast as the blood test had to be a fasting one, but Mom did give me an extra scoop of food when I got home!   Besides all this I had a great time at the kennels and they said I was very well behaved (makes a change Treacle!)

The weather here today is very spring like and I spent most of it outside in my garden in the sunshine which was quite warm.  Mom joined me with a cup of tea at lunchtime.

I hope everyone had a lovely Easter break and you are having some lovely Spring sunshine.

Wonky Woof, Treacle


Mom’s Spring Flowers by the front door.