Monthly Archives: January 2019

#Throwback Thursday!

Still no snow just freezing temperatures and fog!  It looks very pretty as all the tress and bushes are white!  So for Throwback Thursday here are some pictures from 2010 when we had the last heavy snowfall when we all had a snow day!  Eldest was 15, Youngest 11 and of course Treacle. 


You can see how much snow we had then!  Treacle was in her element!!!!

Happy Thursday everyone.

Hugs, Susie xx

The Wednesday Wag.

It is a slow Wednesday Wag today.  We didn’t get any snow at all so I am sulking!


Mom is busy with work and then she is busy clearing out boxes and things!!!  I am keeping an eye on her so she doesn’t start clearing out my toy box!

It is supposed to be snowing tomorrow night and all day Friday so Mom is getting out early tomorrow to get her errands run just in case it does snow!  Dad has been far to the North of Derbyshire today and it was snowing heavily there and there were a few roads closed but he got there and back okay!

I hope you are having a Happy Woofy Wednesday and those under the Polar Vortex are staying warm and safe.

Woof, Treacle x


Maybe Snow!

They keep forecasting snow and some parts of the country have had some and we are supposed to get snow over night and the next few days, but Treacle and I are not holding our breath!!!!  I do know that today has been cold and it has not got light all day!

I have been at my desk all day today and Treacle has been in her basket keeping me company!!! 


It was so cold that I made one of these this afternoon.  Treacle had a couple of the marshmallows!!!

I usually use these winter months to get on with some projects that wouldn’t normally get done if the weather is better!!!  One of them was to collect all my recipes that I use regularly and ones that I have collected from magazines etc and write them out onto proper recipe cards for my box the Boys bought for me a couple of years ago. 


It has been great to do as I have found a couple of recipes I haven’t made for a while!!!  There is even a tab for biscuits for Treacle!!!  I have not made her any biscuits for a while so that will be something to do if the weather carries on being bad!  DH has to be at a swimming meeting on Saturday night but the rest of the weekend is free so again getting some jobs done that don’t normally get done!!! 


Treacle is not wasting much energy at the moment!!!!

I hope you are having a Thrilling Tuesday.

Hugs, Susie xx

Burn’s Night!


“My Heart’s In The Highlands

Farewell to the Highlands, farewell to the North,
The birth-place of Valour, the country of Worth;
Wherever I wander, wherever I rove,
The hills of the Highlands for ever I love.

My heart’s in the Highlands, my heart is not here,
My heart’s in the Highlands, a-chasing the deer;
Chasing the wild-deer, and following the roe,
My heart’s in the Highlands, wherever I go.

Farewell to the mountains, high-cover’d with snow,
Farewell to the straths and green vallies below;
Farewell to the forests and wild-hanging woods,
Farewell to the torrents and loud-pouring floods.
My heart’s in the Highlands, &c.”
Robert Burns


Last night was Burn’s Night and last year I did a post all about him here .


As my Dad and family were Scottish and we spend a lot of our holidays in Scotland I do make a traditional Burn’s Night supper with Haggis, DH and The Boys are not fans though!!!!  It was lovely!

Today DH and I are visiting a firm who make hand-made beds!  Our current bed base we have had for over twenty years and it is now showing its age so are on the look out for a new one!!!  Also a few house jobs to do.

I hope you lovely lot have a wonderful weekend whatever you are up to.

Hugs, Susie xx

Bonnie Scotland or Brr Scotland!

DH and I are back from our business trip to Edinburgh and oh boy was it cold and snowy!!!!!  It was -5°c which I know is not that cold in comparison to some other countries but it was cold to us!!! Here are some pictures of our trip. 


This is snow on the trees although it looks like a hard frost.


Snow on the mountains, below.


Snow on the fields too and the sheep were busy trying to find the grass beneath.


The pictures below were on the way back yesterday and at a lower level so no snow but very cold. 


The freezing fog hanging over the top of the mountains


As we got into the valley the fog was quite heavy and very cold.


We got home by 7.00pm and Treacle was pleased to see us.  Youngest had been home fed and sorted her out but she still tried to con DH and I when we got in to say she had not been fed!!!!  We knew she had as her bowl was on the floor!!!!

Today DH has been in London all day at an exhibition but went on the train this time so was able to work on the way down.  I dropped him off at the train station at 5.00am and I will go and collect him at 9.30pm tonight!  I got caught up on the work of the last two days whilst we were away and also got house jobs done too and five parcels off in the mail!  It is amazing what you can get done when you are up so early!  Treacle was in her basket when I got back having had breakfast at 4.30am, which I think she thought was far too early!

Tomorrow I have some errands to run and I have to go over to Nottingham as well. We have another quiet weekend this weekend again which is great because every weekend in February is taken up with swimming events!!!  Although that means I will get some quilting done.

Tomorrow is also Burns Night, so it will be Haggis for dinner!

Happy Thursday everyone.

Hugs, Susie xx

Hibernation Monday!


Jack Frost is doing overtime this week with ice covering everything!  I think I would sooner have snow than ice!!!!  Treacle is only venturing out to do what is necessary and runs straight back in, even with her fur coat on!!!!  She is getting to a point of needing  a visit to the Spa but I don’t think so at the moment!!!


DH and I are off to Edinburgh again tomorrow and over night  for work so Youngest and Treacle will be keeping each other company tomorrow evening! 


So long as she is warm, Treacle doesn’t mind!!!!!

I was busy over the weekend getting Treacle’s quilt top done and just now need to sandwich and quilt it and she can have her nice new quilt to lie on!!!

I hope your Monday is going well.  I will be back on Thursday.

Hugs, Susie xx




Well there are fourteen days left of the first month of the year and how are you doing?  The first sixteen days have seemed to fly by but with not that much happening.  DH was busy, as were The Boys, and Treacle and I were just home doing all the every week things that one does! 

I suppose after the busy last few months of last year, which I always think of being like Friday and Saturday in a week, January can always feel a little slow, however it is a good time to re-charge the batteries!  We had a little snow last night and it was very icy this morning but that was it.  It wasn’t even enough for Treacle to be interested in it!


This weekend, would you believe, we do not have anything on for the Swimming Club!  I know, amazing!!!  Then of course the age-old question of what do we do?  We have a few things to do on Saturday morning, errands etc, and then the rest of the day, evening and all day Sunday is free!!!!!  Do you ever have this happen to you and you end up talking about what you want to do and then waste the whole day as you couldn’t decide?  Well it has happened to us so I now know to just pick something and do it!!!!

If the weather is going to be okay we were going to take Treacle for an extra long walk at the weekend!  She will be okay when we first start but then half way round will decide enough is enough and want to come home!!!  I will let you know how we get on!!!


I don’t know if you have seen the #10 years ago challenge well I won’t show you me from ten years ago but I will show you The Boys from 2009!  Eldest is playing Guitar Hero and Youngest is waiting for his turn!!!!  This was whilst we were away in Scotland in the summer, Eldest was 13 and Youngest was 9!

I hope you are having a Thrilling Thursday and your January is going well!

Hugs, Susie xx