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I should have saved the wedding pictures from the other day for #TBT especially as we are now only two days away from the Wedding of the Year.  I do feel sorry for anyone else getting married this weekend, as their big day will sort of fade a little into the background.

It was definitely a benefit for DH and I getting married in November that we had no problem with venues/flowers/cakes etc as the usual wedding season had ended.  In fact for our wedding breakfast we actually had Christmas Dinner!!!!  The Queen got married on November 20th so we are in good company there for an Autumn wedding.

DH and I were lucky with the weather too as it was a very cold frosty morning but very bright sunshine and we married at 11.00am and arrived at the hotel for lunch at 1.00pm.  After all the speeches, the cutting of the cake and pictures we left for Honeymoon that evening to the Lake District.


We stayed in the Northern Lakes where it is a little quieter.


This is Grasmere one of our favourite villages to visit.

Royal Wedding

Every hour we seem to be getting updates regarding the wedding and there must be a different programme every day looking at the wedding and the past Royal weddings which is great re-living them.  I had just started work when Diana Spencer married Prince Charles and we got a day off work so we could watch it on TV.  I remember it was a Wednesday and my Mom, Grandmother and I had “Sunday” lunch and watched the whole day on BBC1.

I was just 17 when Diana got married and really related to her as she was only three year’s older than I and I just loved her dress and flowers.  It was very 1980’s New Romantics style.


When William and Catherine married in 2011 I was 47 with two Boys of my own aged 11 and 15 and we were all on holiday in Scotland for the Easter break.  In fact we were staying in a castle and I spent the day watching the wedding, whilst DH and the Boys were outside!!!  The only problem with having Boys is that they are not interested at all in the wedding dress and flowers etc!!!!!


This is Foulis Castle where we stayed and in fact The Queen Mother was a regular guest.


This is where I watched the wedding from.


After the wedding and dinner the weather was so nice we went out and played baseball in the grounds. 


I am looking forward to Saturday and am recording it as well as watching, although I do think it will be an entirely different wedding to all those that have gone before because it is Prince Harry and he is definitely his own person.  The weather so far is supposed to be good.

Happy Thursday Everyone.

Hugs, Susie xx

Happy Sunday.


To all my American and Canadian Friends and Followers

Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day in the UK is in March and I always think we should move ours to May when at least the weather has a chance of being nice!  Ours in March, it is usually raining and cold!!!! Anyway I do hope all of you Moms have a wonderful day.

DH and Youngest are at a swimming competition all day today so I am off to my sewing room to get some more things completed and others started.

Happy Sunday everyone.

Hugs, Susie xx

Spring, Well Maybe!


She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbour: “Winter is dead.” ― A.A. Milne

Well it would be nice to think so but as we have about a foot of snow on the ground and even my snowdrops are looking sorry for themselves I don’t think we can say that Spring is here just yet! 

I love the above quote from one of all of our family’s favourite authors A.A. Milne he of the Winnie the Pooh stories.  I read all the stories to both of the Boys when they were little and we got lost in the Hundred Acre Wood lots of times.  They are truly magical stories.

However we can look forward to the better weather and in fact the temperature next week, one week on from the -6°C, is going to be 10°C, possitively balmy!!!!  Roll on Spring.

Hugs, Susie xx


A Valentines Wednesday Wag!


Well it is something called Valentine’s Day today not that I know much about it!!!  There seems to be a lot of red things around and cards and flowers, but I don’t think I need to be doing anything about it!!!  Now what is that thing above my head in my picture?


Mom made pancakes last night.  She has a new batter bowl which she got for Christmas and it made making the pancakes really quick as she was able to pour the batter straight from the jug.  She loves the blue of the bowl, me not so much!


It has been doing this all day today so my trips outside have been extremely short but Mom has been on hand with a nice warm towel to dry me when I got in, it is also very cold today!!!  When Daddy left early this morning and I had been out I went straight back to bed and snuggled with Mom until she go up. 


I hope everyone has a lovely Valentine’s Evening and much woofy love to all our Followers and Readers. 


Pancake Day!

The one day of the year when DH and The Boys don’t want to be bothered with a main meal, although I make them have something, all they want to eat are Pancakes!


Our lot prefer to have just the pancakes with orange juice and sugar.  I prefer to have them with some maple syrup and I must admit that I love pancakes with savoury fillings too!!!

I am sure I have told you the story of DH when he was little with his best friend in their kitchen and his Mom just making pancake after pancake and he thinks they got through at least twenty each!!!  I, however make one batch of batter and once its gone, its gone!!!  Also because of my Scottish heritage I also make Scotch Pancakes or as I my Grandma called them drop scones, but DH prefers the thinner crepes style.

I have quite a bit of cooking to do today and then I will make the batter for later.  Treacle usually gets the last little pancake from the end of the batter in her bowl!!!!

Happy Shrovetide everyone.

Hugs, Susie xx

The Royal Shrovetide Football match in Ashbourne between the Up’Ards and Down’Ards which they believe began in 1667.  It is played on Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday and begins at 2.00pm each day until 10.00pm at night!  All the shops and businesses in the centre of Ashbourne are closed and boarded up for the two days and the game rages around the market town!!  As you can imagine there are not many rules and it is quite violent.  A friend who was born in Ashbourne, one of the criteria, played for a number of years and had several injuries from it until his wife said that was enough!!!!!



Happy Thanksgiving to All My American Friends and Followers

Although it is not a holiday in the UK I am Thankful for my family and friends, to all the lovely people who take time to comment on my Blog and to my Followers and those who read my blog.  I am Thankful for today.

Hugs, Susie xx