Author Archives: Scullybooks

Susie’s Friday Monthly Book Club.

Those that have followed me for a while know that Clive Cussler is one of my most favourite of Authors.  Eldest bought me for my Birthday a lot of his books I had missed and the above is one of them. 

Dirk, his famiy and friends get caught up in a post-Castro control for Cuba but more particularly an artifact that was thought lost at sea in 1898 which could lead them to the famous Aztec Treasure.  They have faced dire situations in the past but this one may end them all!

I have not got very far into the book yet, but am loving it already and will get to read a bit more whilst we are away. 

As do most book worms, I am also taking another book with me to London, just in case I finish this one.  I mean you cannot be without a book.  It is this:

It is the typical Christmas Country House Murder Mystery, in the style of dear Agatha.  I have just got all my Christmas books out to read!

I do hope you all have a wonderful weekend and see you on Monday.

Hugs & Love, Susie xx

Monday!

Well we had a very busy weekend!  Lots of busy hours and for me not a lot of sleep!  DH was out at swimming on Saturday and Sunday, leaving home at 5.00am and then Saturday evening we were at the wedding reception.  We had a wonderful evening and not only did we see the Bride’s parents we also saw four other very good friends who we have not seen for over eighteen months.  We all sat together and spent the whole evening with them catching up and chatting and it was so, so nice.  We have all said that after Christmas they are coming to us for dinner!  We got there are 7.00pm and did not leave until 11.30pm! 

The Bride & Groom, Harriet & Dave.

Harriet’s Bouquet full of wonderful warm Autumn colours made by the Bride’s Mom, Auntie Carol our Boys’ Godmother!

Of course we spent such a wonderful evening chatting I did not get a lot of pictures!!!!  November is a good month to get married, it is our Wedding Anniversary next Friday!

We will be here on Wednesday and I cannot wait!  So looking forward to getting away for a few days, although we have already had one thing cancelled because of Covid!  So keeping everything crossed that nothing else gets cancelled.  I am hoping that the Christmas things will be up when we get there and I can get some great pictures!!! 

This one has the Boys at home with her so she will be thoroughly spoilt and pampered.  I have not managed to get her a Spa Day appointment yet!  She will be extra woolly by the time I get her there.  The same can be said for me, as my hairdresser has abandoned me because of various issues she has got.  The problem is trying to find someone who will cut it how I like it.  We have all had my hairdresser for over 27 years so it will be a huge change!  Hey ho.

I hope you lovely lot had a wonderful weekend and a great week.

Hugs & Love, Susie & Treacle xx

Bonfire Night!

Today is Bonfire or Guy Fawkes Night, it is known by both names, and in our family it was always Bonfire Night!  We are lucky that Treacle does not mind the fireworks or the loud bangs, she has a bark at a few and then gets in her basket and goes to sleep, although I know that lots of pets don’t like them. 

The above two pictures are from our fireworks last year.

The above three are from a friend’s BBQ and Fireworks from a few years ago. 

We are not having any fireworks this year but I will do a Bonfire dinner of hot dogs and chips and apple pie and custard afterwards.  There are some big organised events on but we usually stay away from them because as you know I don’t like crowds!! 

This morning when I got up at 4.00am there was a hard frost on the ground and Treacle was stepping carefully on the grass as it was no doubt cold on her paws!  In fact she has spent the day next to the radiator!!!  It is definitely getting colder each day!

Tomorrow I have some quilting jobs to get done and some other things to get done and Sunday I am hoping to finish a few other things which have been hanging around!! 

I hope you lovely lot have a wonderful weekend and I will see you all on Monday. 

Hugs & Love, Susie & Treacle xx

Winter Mode achieved!!! 

#TBT.

DH and I are off to London next week, a little bit of business and a little bit of downtime, especially as it is our Wedding Anniversary on the 12th.  So as it is Throwback Thursday I have selected a few of the pictures from previous London trips.  I know you have seen them before but still!!!!

These wonderful sheet are dotted around the The Goring Hotel where we stay

The spectacular London Eye lit in purple, a favourite colour of mine.

The Ralph Lauren shop in Sloane Square dressed for Wimbledon.

My wonderful Boys with “James Bond” at Madame Tussauds from 2005, they were six and ten!

We have a couple of visits booked and a Theatre trip which was cancelled from last year due to Covid (!) to go to and I am hoping that we will be able to do it all, just in case that the rules change again as cases are rising and they think they may have to bring in some more restrictions again.  Hopefully not another Lockdown especially as Christmas is racing towards us like a freight train! 

I have been working today so tomorrow will be home jobs day and grocery shopping and a few other errands to do.  Tomorrow is also Bonfire Night although we are not going out but will have a Bonfire dinner at home.  Saturday and Sunday DH is out compering a swimming event so I have two days in which I can get lots done.  Saturday evening we are going to the evening reception of the Boys Godparents their daughters wedding.  Hopefully I will get photographs!

Have a wonderful Friday. 

Hugs & Love, Susie & Treacle xx

The Wednesday Wag.

Mom is busy at the moment sorting her Blog out and she has promised that I am going to have my own page and there will be a link above!  I have my own day as you know, today Wednesday, The Wednesday Wag, but Mom thought I should also have a page.  Look out for it appearing soon.

It has gone very cold over the last few days and our heating has been on but Mom has made sure I am warm during the day and if I am in my basket covers me up.  I did have a snooze this afternoon whilst she was working at her desk.

Mom was also busy sorting out photographs on her computer and found this one from last Christmas!  I mean really?!!!!!!  I am not as woolly as this yet but getting there!  Hopefully I will be at the Spa soon for a lovely wash and trim.

Mom and Dad are away next week for a few days and I am in charge of the Boys whilst they are away.  I just need to make sure that they know the time so I get my breakfast, lunchtime biscuit and dinner on time!!!  Mom will be checking in with them to make sure they are on the case.

I do hope you are all having a lovely Woofy Wednesday. 

Treacle xx

Workmen!

I don’t know if I told you but we have been in our home now for twenty years, moved in on October 10th with the Builders!  The people who we bought it off built it, badly, so when we moved in we wanted to move walls round internally and when our Builder began we started to find all the problems!!  All the windows in the house were single glazed which are no good for heat retention and definitely useless with two boys aged 6 and 2 and a dog!  So we had them all replaced with double glazed units which, after twenty years, some have started to fail.

So the glass men are here today replacing various sizes of units in every room except the bathroom!!  DH has had to work from home today as well to help me with moving furniture, emptying our dressing room etc!  Anyway once this is done it will be one of our major jobs off our list!  Just now need the Den and Kitchen ceilings re-plastering!!

Somebody is getting very woolly again so I have put a call into her ladies at her Spa for an appointment, it is just trying to time it with now and Christmas!  It may be she will just need to go a little nearer to Christmas for a bath, she will be so pleased, NOT!

Christmas is fast approaching and I have been baking and have managed to get all that put away now.  DH is getting bookings for Christmas events already and I am busy sorting out dates for seeing friends and family. I am working on the basis that things will go ahead but keeping my fingers crossed! Jayne and I are planning a trip to Nottingham for some Christmas shopping and lunch of course!!!  Hopefully in the next few weeks. 

Tonight I have a huge basket of ironing to get done and tomorrow a few errands to run!  I hope you are having a good Tuesday.

Hugs & Love,  Susie & Treacle xx

Hello November!

Goodness where did October go?  All our leaves have almost fallen now, but there are a determined few still clinging to the branches much to DH’s annoyance!!!

One of the highlights of the weekend was our Clocks went back so we gained an extra hour of sleep although today you wouldn’t know it.  It began at 5.00am when the alarm went off.  I sorted DH & The Boys lunches, fed Treacle and let her out, put one load in the tumble dryer as it was raining and another load for the washer.  Put the Christmas cake into the oven to cook for four hours, the Christmas pudding on to steam for eight hours (!).  I packed away the mince pies I made into boxes for the freezer, got my ironing out for later and packed them all off to work and that was before 7.00am!!!!    I then managed to get a shower and some breakfast before I started actual work! 

We had a lovely weekend, out for dinner on Friday evening for DH’s Birthday and then out on Saturday night for dinner with friends.  It was a very social weekend and we had a lovely time.  Although I was quite glad for the extra hour in bed!   Because we had lovely food over the weekend dinner last night was cheese and beans on toast and it was so nice not to have to cook anything!!!

This week is busy with work and then Friday is Bonfire Night but we are not having any fireworks this year or going anywhere, although I will do a Bonfire Tea of hot dogs, chips and apple pie for pudding!!!!

I hope you all have a wonderful week.

Hugs & Love, Susie & Treacle xx