Monthly Archives: November 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving to All My American Friends!

Although it is not a UK holiday I am thankful for my family, our health, our friends and Treacle.

I am back on my feet, just, and now plowing my way through all the work which has piled up and all the house jobs!!!!  Sometimes I wonder whether there is time to be ill!!!!!#

Big Hugs, Susie x

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I Give Up!

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It was inevitable!  DH had been out with one of his work colleagues who had a bad cold and so he got it!  I was doing okay I had managed to avoid lots of people coughing and spluttering and sneezing everywhere but no!  I have the cold now!!!!  And also it is all in my head!!!  I don’t have a runny nose or a cough but I sound like I am speaking from the bottom of a very deep well!  In fact Treacle would not come near me today as I don’t sound like me!!!!!

Image result for busy workSince last week and the Election over the pond and the World did not end (!) work has gone mad!  This happened in June with our Referendum and the World did not end then!  Hopefully now we will be able to have a few months of steady work and not this feast and famine every month!!!!!  Universe are you listening?

Tomorrow evening we have the Young Swimmers for their Christmas party and it will be two hours of absolute, full on, non stop organised chaos!!!!!!!!  By the time it ends at 9.00pm we will be in a corner exhausted!!!!  The children will have a blast though!

Image result for christmas wallpaperSaturday we are Christmas Shopping!  I don’t care what happens between now and then we are shopping!!!!!!  Unfortunately the Christmas lights won’t be lit by then as the switch on is not until the following week but the stores are all looking very Christmasy!!!!!

I hope your Thursday is going well! 

Hugs, Susie x

The Wednesday Wag!

DSC05280I am in my basket today and have been watching the comings and goings at home!  Dad went out first, then Mom and then Youngest.  Youngest came back early (I got fed early too!) then Mom got back but Dad is still out!!!!!  It has been like this all week!  I don’t know whether I am coming or going.


The weather isn’t too bad today and I have been out in my garden and Mom has promised that we will go for an extra long walk hopefully at the weekend.  Mom and Dad are also going Christmas Shopping so I am getting my Christmas List together.

1. Tennis Ball or seven, 2. Squeaky Toy or eight, 3. New collar, 4. Some new Reindeer antlers (mine have gone missing), 5. Some yummy treats.

I think that’s about it but I am sure I can think of some more before Saturday!!!!!

I am also keeping my paws crossed that Mom gets her sewing room tidied soon as I cannot get in and use Eldest’s bed!  It is such a mess!  I really need to make sure she gets it done!

I hope you are having a Woofy Wednesday



Oh My The Days Are Flying By!

I swear it was Friday nine minutes ago!!!!!  The days are flying and with it the time to get things done!!! 

The Younger Swimmers had a great championships on Friday night and they really enjoyed themselves. DH, Youngest and I were shattered by the end of it!!!!  The Older Swimmers did their second half of the championships on Saturday evening and Youngest won two and came third in his final race, so he was really pleased.  Again DH and I were shattered by the end of it!  Sunday DH and Youngest were helping at the Remembrance Day service and did not get home until 2.00pm and I spent the weekend getting jobs done!

This Saturday DH and I are going Christmas shopping!  You will not believe the logistics we have had to go through to ensure we get to go and I am keeping my fingers crossed that nothing happens between now and then to scupper it!!!!  Sunday DH is out again at a swimming event as President so I am trying to get some more order in my sewing room.

dsc02548Treacle is very woolly at the moment but it is cold, so I am going to arrange for her haircut at the beginning of December and then she will be okay for Christmas.  However it is not good when I am trying to brush her because she is so curly!!!!!


I have been trying to catch up on my favourite blogs but have not had chance to comment on them. Hopefully I will be able to catch up over the next few days.  At the moment I feel like those hamsters on their wheels!!! My little paws are going as fast as possible but I am not getting anywhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope you are having a great Tuesday

Hugs, Susie xx



There are 40 More Days to Go To Christmas!

28 Years Today!

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Twenty eight years to the day and date DH and I became one! Even though it was November the weather was amazing, it was cold and bright and very frosty!  We had a great day surrounded by family and friends and in the evening we left for our honeymoon in the Lake District. Oh and it snowed whilst we were there! 

Today, the weather is cold and raining (!) and tonight we are at the big pool we swim at with the older swimmers in their second Championships!!!!!  We will float our celebration to a little nearer Christmas!  We may get a day where we can sneak a few hours for us(!) But

I found the one and got my Happily Ever After!

Have a lovely weekend.

Hugs, Susie x

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It’s Friday!

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Yep it’s Friday folks!

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Also Remembrance Day so at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month the country will fall silent in remembrance of all those who gave their lives for us all in World War I and II and all other conflicts since.

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Later we will be dealing with all the little ones at their swimming championships from age 5 to age 8!!!!  Wish us luck!!!!

Have a super Friday and Weekend folks.

Hugs, Susie xx

Oh What A Week!

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It has been a bit like this over the last week! None of us have known whether we are coming or going including Treacle!!!

It started last Saturday and I had just finished doing the cleaning (at 6.00am in the morning!) and I opened the curtains in our kitchen when something caught my eye in the garden.  It was a bird of some sort but a lot bigger than we normally get.  Needless to say it ran into the bushes so I had to wait for it to appear. 

img_0226Now do you remember me telling you how wet our garden is in Winter?  This is because we have sandstone under the soil and it does not drain.  Well this bird is a Jack Snipe who usually inhabits wetlands (!)  I really didn’t think our garden was THAT wet!!!!!!!  They are winter visitors to our country and we think he had gotten tired from flying in and stopped off with us for a rest before going on to where he usually stays.  He had gone by the next morning.  Needless to say Treacle was not allowed out during the day whilst he was visiting us.

img_0240 img_0241Saturday night we held our Bonfire get together and the weather was cold and frosty.  The fireworks were really good and afterwards we had hot dogs for dinner.  Treacle was in her basket and not bothered by the whole event.

Sunday DH was out all day at a swimming event in Nottingham as President so after taking Youngest up to the swimming club where he was teaching from 8.00am until 9.00am we then went grocery shopping.  I then tried to make another dent in the keepsake boxes of Eldest’s and I think I managed to get some more order, but I am having to do this in stages.  I did not get any quilting done as all the boxes are in the way so I am determined that this week I am going to finish it.

I began the Christmas baking but did not get the cakes done as they take four hours each to bake and I just ran out of time.

This week has been really busy with the business, my car had to go in for a recall which DH took in for me, Youngest has been busy with college and has now taken over an hour’s show at the radio station and he is doing really well. 

This weekend tomorrow evening we have the Young swimmers championships and then on Saturday evening the second part of the main pool championships, DH and Youngest are having their hair cut on Saturday morning and Sunday is Remembrance Sunday and DH and Youngest are helping out at the service in Alfreton!  Of course in between I have the house to clean again, grocery shopping to do, washing and ironing to be done and another thousand jobs!!!!!  Well that’s what it seems like!  Next week DH and I are going Christmas shopping  as it is the only Saturday we have free before December and we have had to re-arrange three things to get to do that!!!!!

Anyway the John Lewis (the best department store in the UK) Christmas advert is out and it is great.  Here is a link, which I hope works, for you to watch it.  Watch the advert  › 

I have also been so busy I have not been reading or commenting on any of my favourite blogs which I am hoping to catch up on over the weekend too!

Treacle is on strike as we have run out of Bonios!!!!   I am not popular.


This is her disgusted sleeping position!!!!!

I hope everyone is well and tomorrow is Friday!!!!! Yeah!!!!

Hugs, Susie x