Monthly Archives: June 2017

Phew, Hot!

It is hot, too hot! I know we shouldn’t moan but it is a national pastime talking or moaning about the weather!

We had the Swimming Open on Saturday and it was the hottest day so far and yes Farmquilter it was like a sauna.  We arrived at 6.30am and left at 5.00pm and were like little puddles.  In fact DH and I sat outside on our patio at 10.00pm as it was a little cooler, but not much.  I think it just got into the 90’s!

Yesterday was more of the same.  DH handed over as President of the Swimming Association and he said there was no way he was wearing his suit!!! In fact no one was dressed formally as it was again far too hot. 

Today the same and Treacle really does not know what to do with herself either!  In fact she is trying to find shade but only stays for a few minutes and then moves again!!!  My Jeep had to go in for its MoT today and I walked back to get it, it was only in the village, and by the time I got home I had to have another shower!!!!! 

It is going to be like this for the rest of the week although not as sunny.  I am still keeping my finders crossed for a nice day on Saturday when our friends are round for dinner. 

I hope everyone had a lovely summer weekend and Happy Week.

Hugs, Susie xx

Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day to the Best Dad in the Whole World!

All our Love

Eldest, Youngest & Treacle xxx

Also the Best Husband in the  Whole World!

Love Susie x

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads, Daddies, Granddads out there.

Hugs, Susie x

Pets On Quilts Show 2017

Yes it is that time of year again, I know; how quick has it come round, for the Pets on Quilts Show 2017 run by the wonderful Lily Pad Quilting (

If you hop on over to Snoodles blog you can grab the button for your blog and if you do you can get extra entries to the prize draw.

I actually have a quilt for Treacle to be on this year, last year I was not very organised!!!! 

Today is housejob day and grocery shopping will have to wait until Sunday now, hopefully I will have time to do the basket of ironing and be up to date before the busy weekend.   We are still on for several days of hot weather, so I will also be out with the hosepipe in the evenings watering the garden.

Treacle is soaking up the summer rays and loving it.

Must get on.   I hope you all have a wonderful summer weekend.  June 21st is just around the corner and that means, as someone unhelpfully told me the other day, the nights start drawing in!!!!!  Why do people do that?  I am loving the light mornings and even lighter nights. 

Happy Summer Weekend.  Hugs, Susie x


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