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It’s Friday!

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Yes well we made it to Friday relatively unscathed!  I have had two dreadful days and not feeling much better today either, just when I was on top of eveything, it does not take long for it all to fall apart!!!!

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Yep Youngest has finished his first year at college and so is now off for seven weeks, yeah!!!  Of course he is busy for the first weekend of it!!!!  We have also broken up for two weeks from Swimming!!!!! Put the Flags Out!!!!!!

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This is what Eldest and Girlfriend have been up to today!  It was Girlfriend’s Graduation after four years at Nottingham University, she has Graduated with a 2:1 in French.  Don’t they look smart!  Many Congratulations to Sophie!

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Youngest is out all day today filming for a University Student’s final year project, he is playing a Vampire called Dave !!!!  He is then staying at his friends overnight in Nottingham as they are all going to an all day concert at Wollaton Hall (above) in Nottingham tomorrow (its going to rain) and then Sunday he is out again all day at a car thing! So we will probably see him on Monday!

DH and I have nothing planned for tonight or tomorrow but we are out Sunday for Brunch with some friends which will be nice.

I am just getting myself sorted to get house jobs done and then a basket of ironing, so exciting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope everyone has a lovely summer weekend.

Hugs, Susie x

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#TBT

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Okay everywhere you look in Blog Land at the moment it is “Christmas in July” so here is a Christmas picture of The Boys from 2008!  They were nine and thirteen!!!! 

I have been trying to read all the blogs which are taking part in the Christmas in July but have only managed a few, so am hoping to hop around at the weekend and visit them.  There are also Christmas movies playing on Movies 24 so they are joining in too!!!  It does seem strange though watching a Christmas movie when it is 70° outside, but I suppose those who live in the Southern Hemisphere are used to it!!!!  To me Christmas should be cold, frosty and hopefully snowy!

I do hope you are having a Thrilling Thursday.

Hugs, Susie x

Vet Visit!

We were at the Vets again this morning for a quick check on Treacle’s leg!  She is doing fine although the Vet wants to leave the stitches in for another few days and she is back again on Saturday, hopefully they will be taken out by then.

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This is the fed up look!  Having already spent a week in the hood, or megaphone or parabolic mike, whatever you want to call it!!!!  She would definitely be attacking her stitches if she did not have this on her head!

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Of course it does not stop you from playing ball!!!  I will say though the bruises on my legs are starting to appear where she crashes into me, as she forgets she has got the hood on!!!

It has been lovely and sunny and warm today but we can’t have the doors open as Treacle is not allowed outside on her own!  Tomorrow they have forecast rain but hopefully getting better towards the weekend again!  I have been sat at my desk all day working but am keeping up to date which is great.  I just need to keep up to date with house jobs and I will definitely be on top of everything!!!!!! 

I hope you are having a thrilling Tuesday.

Hugs, Susie x

Sunday of Sport!

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This was Saturday actually but it was a good match.  Garbine Muguruza lifting the Venus Rosewater Dish as winner of the 2017 Ladies Wimbledon Championships. 

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This was yesterday and again a good match although it was over rather quickly with Roger winning in straight sets.  The men’s trophy does not have a name but is called The Challenge Cup.  Also a lot of people ask why there is a pineapple on the top and the Wimbledon Museum believe it is because the pineapple was seen as a symbol of “honour, welcoming and celebration”! 

Neither player gets to keep the trophies as they belong to the All England Club, however they do get a smaller replica to keep.

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Finally for Sport Sunday it was the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, which was won by Lewis Hamilton in fine style with his team mate Valtteri Bottas coming second. Oh it was such a shame that Vettel got a puncture on the last lap and had to pit and then finished seventh!!!!!  You really cannot convey sarcasm over the Internet!  Happy dance to the racing Gods who put Vettel in his place!!!!!!!

I didn’t post on Thursday and Friday of last week as I was busy looking after Miss Treacle who had her bandages taken off as the Vet wanted her leg to get some air for it to heal, which meant the dreaded hood went on and she is not allowed outside on her own but on her lead which she really does not understand or appreciate!  So DH, Youngest and I have been on dog watch in the garden and trying to get her to go has neen a nightmare.  In fact I think our neighbours must think we are mad trying to encourage her to get on with things!!!!  She is back at the vets in the morning to see how things are going and if okay to have the stitches out!!!! Hopefully it will not be too long before the hood can come off and get back to normal!!!

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Well it will be on Thursday when he finishes his first year of college!!!!  Can’t wait.  It really doesn’t feel like summer until they are off.  He has seven weeks this year and there are quite a few things to do whilst he is off, including painting his room.  I said it would be painted white again and then add colour in with things but he has decided he wants grey(!) but I said he can have the two smallest walls grey (we are talking light grey here not battleship grey!) and the biggest walls will be white!!!  Well thats my plan!!!  I will show you how it progresses!!!

Friday night we are having a family dinnet to celebrate the summer break and yes I am keeping my fingers crossed we can eat outside again.  Today is very warm but you guessed it rain is on the way again!!! 

I hope you all had a lovely summer weekend.

Hugs, Susie x

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Piggy Bank Challenge!

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Through Sharon’s Blog (http://vroomansquilts.blogspot.co.uk/) I heard about the Piggy Bank Challenge run by Val at Val’s Quilting Studio (http://myplvl.blogspot.co.uk/).  Each year Val starts the fund and then on July 6th the following year opens and counts the pennies and it is put towards something Quilty!  I love these sorts of challenges so have signed up for this year.

I actually have a Piggy Bank too.  This was my Grandma’s, who taught me to sew, sew it seems quite approiate to be using it for this challenge.  He has a very unusal name too, Piggy!!!!!!!!!!!

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So as you can use coins or bills I thought I would start off my fund with a good amount so have added £10.  The rest of the year it will be coins!!!!  That’s of course until the Boys need change for something!!!!! 

I haven’t really decided what I want to buy with the money saved but of course there is always plenty of fabric I would like!! 

If you would like to join in hop over to Val’s to see the rules and the button is on my sidebar.  Thanks to Val for coming up with this great idea which is now in its fifth year. 

Let’s get saving.

Hugs, Susie x

The Wednesday Wag!

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Do you like my bandage?  I hear leopard skin is in this season?!!!!

I was not too impressed with my hoomans yesterday when I thought I was off for a lovely car ride with Daddy and ended up at my Doctors and I wasn’t even feeling ill!!!  I knew something was going on, however, when I did not receive my breakfast in the morning!

I had to wait a long while at the Doctors before they dealt with me but then Daddy came to pick me up by 6.00pm just in time for my dinner at home.

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Here I am relaxing in the summer sunshine!

Mom says I would not have had to go if I had not persisted in licking constantly at the wart and making it angry!  What does she know!!!!

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I think the pink leopard goes with my Airecut!

Mom has got to take me back tomorrow evening when I get my bandage off and then I will have to wear my collar so I don’t nag at the area again so it can heal completely! 

I hope you are having a better Woofy Wednesday than I.

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