Monthly Archives: July 2017

Thursday, Phew!


We are having another couple of days of this type of heat!!! 80°F but 50% humidity, it is like there is not enough air to breathe!  Today should have been house jobs day as I have errands to run tomorrow but I have no energy for that and as I have been still waking up between 3.00 and 4.00am I think I will do my cleaning etc in the morning!!!!!


Why do dogs lay in the sunshine when it is blistering heat?  Treacle must have been like this for half an hour before she took herself off to find some shade under the trees!!!!


A couple of #TBT pictures of our Trip to Orlando in 2010.  The Boys at Discovery Cove.


Two cool dudes!  On the paddle steamer in The Magic Kingdom.  I can never get over how blue the sky is!

Have been working at my desk all day with one eye on Wimbledon (!) but the seeded players are all losing, what is going on?  Wimbledon screams summer to me more than anything else and after the fortnight I never know what to do with myself when it has finished!!! 

I hope you are having a Thrilling Thursday, I am off now to see what I should make for dinner, something quick and does not need cooking I think!!!!!

Hugs, Susie x

The Wimbledon Wednesday Wag!



Tennis, Tennis, Tennis, Tennis, Tennis, Tennis, Tennis, Tennis, Tennis, Tennis, Tennis!

Tennis Balls, Tennis Balls, Tennis Balls, Tennis Balls, Tennis Balls, Tennis Balls!



I love Wimbledon!!!!!  The Tennis Balls are the best bit!!!!!

Thank you Mr Charles Goodyear for inventing the modern tennis ball!!!!!!

Have a very woofy, muffled by the Tennis Ball in my mouth, Wimbledon Wednesday



Here you are Treacle, another new Tennis Ball to add to your collection! Love Mom

Busy Weekend!


The weekend actually began on Friday for us as we were invited to Philip’s Retirement party, after almost forty years in business.  The staff and business had bought him and his wife, Tricia, a bench for their garden (here is Philip trying it out) and some other goodies as well.  It did rain a little but generally it was dry.  Of course Philip will still no doubt be popping in every once in a while to see us all.

Carnival was all day Saturday and DH and Youngest left the house at 6.00am with their lunches in hand to get to the park.  The weather was again good but a little cloudy in the afternoon.  I decided not to go down and spent the day quilting!  I am determined to get Youngest’s quilt finished before our vacation and my other super secret quilt as well.  I managed to get one side done and then turned it around to do the other side.  I am doing lines on it and some of them are, shall we say, not too straight but it is a car quilt and roads are never competely straight!!! Well that’s my excuse!!! 

Sunday was job catch up day and it was lovely and sunny!  We got most of the jobs done and the next two weekends are going to be busy with DH out doing his announcing job on Friday and Saturday next week and the following week a leaving party.  After that we have a few weekends with nothing on so can really get the garden sorted before we go away as well as the house.


Youngest has requested that his bedroom be changed round as part of his 18th Birthday present but was not prepared for me saying “well if we are changing the room it will need painting”!!!! So in three weeks time when he finishes for the summer he will be having a huge de-cluttering session before we can start painting and then sorting out new furniture!!!  It will be painted white, as it currently is, and then add colour with bedding etc and of course his quilt!!!! 


Wimbledon started today (much to the annoyance of both Boys) and I am going to spend the next fortnight watching as many matches as possible.  I love Wimbledon and Treacle of course is a huge fan, especially the tennis balls!!!  The Boys do love tennis and both play but moan that the TV is mine for the fortnight!!! 

Youngest has heard that he has passed with flying colours his first year of his course and has been moved on to the second year, which he was very pleased about and we are very proud of him.

Today has been a work day with catching up on some jobs from Friday and getting things organised for the end of the Month for June.  I cannot believe how fast the weeks are flying by. 

I hope you had a lovely summer weekend.

Hugs, Susie x