Monthly Archives: June 2017


Throwback Thursday Again and I thought I would do a little series of pictures, which I don’t think I have posted before, of our trips to the US.  They were great holidays and we loved every minute of them and the weather was amazing.


DH and The Boys at Discovery Cove, how blue is that sky?


Ignore the red eye of both Boys, my camera at the time did not have the corrective software!  They loved meeting the Disney Characters.


Main Street of The Magic Kingdom and it really is Magic.  It was just getting dark and the lights were just appearing.


NASA was a “Must Visit” and if you have never been and can go, do it really is amazing.


My favourite Disney character of all time, Pluto.


DH and The Boys at Epcot.

Eldest was twelve and Youngest was eight and it really was a great family holiday.

Today has again been sunny and warm and not too hot but the weekend, when we are in a steamy swimming pool centre all day Saturday and Sunday when we are indoors again for DH to hand over as President of the swimming asssociation, the temperatures are going to be getting into the 90°F!!!!!!  Just typical and no there isn’t any air conditioning in either of the buildings!  I think I will be melting into little puddles, 🙂

I hope you had a Thrilling Thursday.

Hugs, Susie x


The Wednesday Wag!

Hi Folks, the Wednesday Wag is a little short today as the weather is wonderful here and I really have got a lot on today in the garden.


Mom says it is so warm today that there is a heat haze, whatever that is.


I am still on duty of course making sure there are no interlopers like those pesky squirrels or cats!


Mom snuck upstairs this afternoon to do a bit of quilting so I kept her company on the bed!  I was rather tuckered out after all that fresh air.

Happy Woofy Wednesday Folks.



Sleep oh Sleep!


I don’t know how but I have got into a habit of waking up every night at 3.00am!  I don’t know why it has happened but trying to break the habit is really hard.  I have tried going to bed later, going to bed earlier, reading before I go to sleep, not reading before I go to sleep, a warm drink before bed, a cold drink before bed!  It is so maddening!  Of course with the light mornings the birds start singing at 4.00am and I have heard them now for quite a few days!!!  I don’t think it will resolve itself until we go away on vacation which is the middle of August.  I do know that by the time 4.00pm rolls round I am ready for bed!!!!!!!!


Treacle has spent the day outside and running in and out of the house.  The weathermen are now forecasting a month of extreme heat, but I don’t mind, it will be nice to be able to plan things and not have to worry about the weather.  I am hoping that when our friends come round for dinner we may be able to eat outside.

Work has been busy again today and I then had to take Youngest to get his car as it had been in for a service.  It seems strange having him in the car with me now, now that he has passed his test and is out and about on his own.  It was nice to have him with me though to chat with.

I am hoping to get on with some more quilting this week, fingers crossed. 

I hope you are having a Happy Tuesday.

Hugs, Susie x


Monday Moments!

It’s my good friend, Jayne, her Birthday today (this was when she was having a quilting lesson).  I did manage to get to see her today and give her her gifts.  We are both of the age now where we are going backwards instead of forwards, eventually we will reach 0 again!!!!

The weekend was hectic as always, DH and Youngest were putting bunting up around the park in the village last night for the Carnival which is only two weeks away now, fortunately the weather co-operated.  They also finished delivering our batch of the programmes.  This coming weekend we have the swimming club Open for the younger swimmers and on Sunday DH hands over as President of Derbyshire ASA and of course it is Father’s Day too!!

Treacle is now on the mend and I did get some quilting done yesterday and she spent the afternoon with me in the sewing room.   Her snores were getting a little loud though!!!!

The weather is very changeable at the moment and it is now we start taking a lot of notice of the weather because of all the carnival events.  This weekend it is supposed to get a little better with sunshine and warmer temperatures, hopefully it will last!

The following weekend we have some friends coming round for dinner on the Saturday which will be great to see them. 

Work is busy and it is our Year End so I have an extra amount of work to do for that.  Why does it always happen in the same month when we have lots else on?   Our first weekend free is not until the middle of July when Youngest will have finished his first year at college so I am planning on a family get together for that weekend. 

I hope your weekend went well and have a Happy Week.

Hugs, Susie x


I start looking at pictures for Throw Back Thursday and can while away quite a few hours looking at them all!

I thought I would show you a couple of projects we did in the Boys rooms during 2006, when they were younger.

This was Eldest’s room, typical little boys room (extremely messy!) and we decided to swap the Boys rooms over as Eldest was going to Senior School and Youngest needed more room for playing (he was in the smaller room).  This was in June of 2006 and the Boys were 11 and 7.

This is the built in desk DH made for him. Already for the new school year and homework!

A comfy chair to sit and read in.

So we gave him a more grown up room, albeit in the smaller room, but he loved it and this is his room still today, well with me camping in it as a sewing room.

This was Youngest’s and yes he still has as much stuff!!!!  But he really was running out of room.

Here is Youngest in his Train Carriage Bed reading. The end of the bed was solid but with a window cut out so he could see the trains running on the track. All train carriages need some steps to get into them!

Youngest’s desk, which he still has today.

Here is Youngest’s room when we had finished.  We had asked him what he wanted in his room and his only request was a bed off the floor.  Now Eldest had had a loft bed but that had gone a few years prior and again as he got bigger he outgrew it, so I came up with the idea to make a bed like a railway carriage (they both loved trains and the big trainset was in this room), so I drew the style, DH did the calculations and woodwork and I painted it.  He loved it and it stayed like that until he went to Secondary School five years later.

I do so love looking at photographs and especially seeing the Boys when they were little. 

The Country is voting today in our General Election to see who will be the party to take us through Brexit and beyond and who will be Prime Minister!  Oh Boy!

I have had a so, so day (unfortunately not sew, sew!!!) and Treacle is on the mend I think.  Tomorrow is house jobs day and grocery shopping and Girlfriend is coming round for a cup of coffee so I am looking forward to that. 

Happy Thursday everyone.

Hugs, Susie x

The Wednesday Wag!

I have been getting over my tummy upset but am still on a chicken and rice diet, although Mom says I am eating better than they are!!!!!

Whilst I have been not myself this pesky creature has been in my garden!  And just look at this, these feeders are supposed to be squirrel proof!  After this picture Mom took, he then managed to squeeze the whole of his body into the feeder and sat their munching away until Mom frightened him off!  I mean really?!!!!

The weather has been a little better today with some sunshine but rain is forecast for the rest of the week.  Oh well usual Summer for us then.

I hope you are having a very Woofy Wednesday.


Quiet Tuesday!

Madame is back in her basket having had it, the bedding and her washed last night!!!  DH got home from work and had his dinner and we then got on with giving Treacle a bath!!!!  Not the job I expected to do on a Monday evening but she does smell a lot better than she did earlier in the day!!!!  She is a little better today but on a restricted diet.

DH is away all week at a business exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham so I am busy with work and Youngest is on the set of Victoria again today and Eldest is away for the week as part of his course.

So it is very quiet here today! 

I hope your Tuesday is going well. 

Hugs, Susie x

Sometimes It Really Does Pour!

It has been announced that the wonderful Peter Sallis who gave voice to Wallace of Wallce & Gromit has passed away aged 96.  Wallace & Gromit stories were great favourites of our Boys.

DH and I first saw him in his role of Cleggy in “Last Of The Summer Wine” a lovely programme set in Yorkshire about three retirees who spend every day in the countryside getting into trouble just as they did when they were growing up.  If you have never watched this show, do because it really does take you back in time. 

He was a great actor who will be sadly missed.

Peter Sallis

1921 – 2017


Susie x


It seems that each week we have news of another attrocity in one of our  cities and it does feel like these people are copying those who have done this before.  More lives lost and forever alterated by people who live in a country where views can be expressed without persecution and yet they still hate the majority and the establishment!  If they feel this way about our country then leave and find a country more to your liking!

Anyway on to more happy things!  Well

This one is poorly sick today!  I don’t know why but she was sick this morning (I won’t go into the details) but has been feeling sorry for herself all day!  I don’t know if it is to do with a bug she may have caught or just one of those things, but she will not be having any food for twenty four hours and will then be on a light diet to see if we can sort it out, otherwise it will be another trip to the vets!

Eldest and Girlfriend came to visit yesterday which was great to see them and DH and Youngest were around for a while before they both had to go off to the Swimming Club. 

I managed to catch up with work and house jobs and got a few other things done but no quilting I am afraid.  Hopefully this week I will be able to get some done during the evenings.  The weeks are flying by!

I hope you had a lovely weekend, the weather here was not great and today it is raining heavily, and are going to have a great week.

Hugs, Susie x

Hi, I am Here!


It has been a busy old week here, Youngest has been off all week from college on holiday which Treacle has loved and I have not been feeling 100% so the bare minimum has been done with work and home!!!  Today has been a trying to catch up Day and so far I have caught up on my work and am just about to start on the house!!!  The weather has been up and down as well which has not helped, where did summer go?


Also June 1st snuck up on me and we are almost six months through 2017!  So where did the last five months go?  This is my Birthday month, which I really wish I could forget about and there is so much happening this month, I think I will just cancel it anyway!  We have the swimming club Open happening, DH will be handing over as President of Derbyshire ASA on Father’s Day of all days (!), we have the start of Carnival (!), we have a work colleague who is retiring after 50 year’s in business as well as several other Birthdays and other events and that will be June over!!!!!!!!


I did get a lot of quilting done over the three day holiday we had last week but I can’t show it to you just yet.  I have also begun to quilt Youngest’s quilt, although I had done a little bit and then decided I didn’t like it so have had to unpick it and start again!!! 

The weather is supposed to be good tomorrow and then raining on Sunday so any garden jobs will have to be done tomorrow and then try and catch up on Sunday with other house jobs.  I still have not swapped over my winter jumpers for summer things and at this rate summer will be over! 

I have also gotten behind with reading my favourite blogs so I will sit down later with a cup of tea and spend a few happy minutes doing that.  I hope your week has gone well and you have a lovely summer weekend.

Hugs, Susie x