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A Busy Old Weekend.

It was one of those weekends which passed in a blur of activity but nothing got done!!!


DH and I went to see this on Friday.  I enjoyed it but DH was not impressed.  In fact I paid £45 for him to sleep for an hour or so!!!! I will be seeing the final film next year but don’t know if DH will be coming with me!!!


We spent Saturday evening here at the last round of the Derwent League swimming competition and our Club won, so well done to them.  It was very warm and sleep inducing in the place and we got home around 9.00pm shattered.  Evalyn, Owen, Mum and Dad appeared on our doorstep at 10.30am as they were picking a new, to them, car up and they stayed until 3.00pm so nothing got done.

Sunday DH and Youngest were at another swimming pool in Derbyshire with an all day competition and the swimmers did well and DH was announcing.  I spent the day in my sewing room, finishing off the latest blocks for “It’s a Wild Life” BOM.  I don’t know whether I like the blocks.  I have never done one of these before and there has been some applique in it and I don’t do very good applique at all and the blocks are huge.  I will finish it but not sure about it at all. 

I did make one other thing which I can’t show you yet, sorry.

It is nice and warm here again for a few days then going cooler again, then getting warmer again!!!  The plants, animals and humans don’t know where they are!!!!

Friday I was out all day catching up on errands so I will do Friday Book of the Month Club this Friday.

I hope you all had a great weekend and looking forward to a good week.  It is the Royal Wedding on Saturday which begins at 9.00am so the TV will be on all day waiting for all the arrivals.

Hugs, Susie xx

Is It Friday?


You know how in your marriage vows it says about sharing, I think there should be a “but” not colds!!!!  DH has been coughing and spluttering all week and  of course kindly shared it with me!!!  I woke up yesterday feeling out of sorts and by midday every bone ached and I was sniffling. 

I had about eleven hours sleep last night and feel slightly better that I am up having had a very hot steamy bath and now getting on with house jobs and some business work.  Thank goodness it is Friday.  DH is out all weekend at a swimming event so I am going to lock myself in my sewing room and not move!!!  Treacle is keeping me company.

I hope you all have a great weekend whatever you are up to.

Hugs & Sniff, Susie xx

A Great Weekend.


We had a glourious weekend weather wise with warm temperatures and the sun was out all day.  Today it is cold again!

However it meant we did get some jobs done.  Saturday morning after the two hour swimming session DH and I went to the local garden centre to get some things.  We had received some gift vouchers for Christmas and had some other money off coupons so I got an early Birthday present.


Treacle investigated it of course.  It is a wooden small growing house.  I had one previously which was made of plastic and it did not last so I saw these on offer and had the money off so we got it.  I will be able to grow plants for my summer pots in here and also some vegatables.  We used to do this when the Boys were little and they loved growing things and had their own tools. 


There is a hinged top so you can access the top.  We bought some smal plug plants to pot on and some seeds, as well as compost.


We also bought this to grow the vegtables in.


With the sunshine my daffodils finally appeared.


Our cherry tree, which earlier in the week looked still in winter mode, suddenly flowered.


The garden always looks better in the sunshine.


My yellow Primula flowering well.

As it was a lovely weeked we got Treacle a treat of a bone filled with yummy goodness and she spent the whole weekend working on it.


Of course she had to have a wash when she came in, as you can imagine her face was quite mucky!!!!


Treacle wasn’t as happy last night as it did rain for a little while!!!!

Sunday we spent the day Spring Cleaning the Boys rooms!!!  You would not believe it would take so long but it does.  I also got the freezer defrosted and sorted out our airing cupboard shelves so I have managed to tick quite a lot off my list.  Next weekend DH is at a Swimming event all weekend but the weekend after that the rest of the house will be done and then it will be finished for another year.


New’s Flash!

The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a baby Boy.


It has just been announced!!!  The Duchess, so far is following in the Queen’s footsteps with a Boy, a Girl and now a Boy!  Will she have a fourth?

A busy week ahead with work and quilting jobs to finish and house things to do!!! I hope you all have a wonderful week and a Terrific Monday.

Hugs, Susie xx

Tuesday Thoughts!

Tuesday, Just Another Word for Monday!

Which sort of sums up the day I have had today, which followed a not very good night’s sleep.  It is amazing how not having a good night’s sleep can so affect the next day, but it does!


Today the weather has been grey and overcast and the forecasted warm weather has not materialised although it has been quite blowy so I have managed to get some extra washing done and dried outside.  There is nothing quite like the smell of laundry which has been dried outside, it’s the same as fish and chips outside!


As my Daffodils have not done very well outside I got some for inside and they are the loveliest of pale cream and custard colour.  They are just coming out and look very Spring like.

I was also sorting out pictures from my camera today and found these I forgot to show you.


A face with just a nose, nothing else!  She definitely needs that AireCut on Friday!


This was taken a couple of weeks ago when it was still very, very cold!  DH was taking her for a walk so she had her thin walking coat on instead of her very thick waterproof coat.  She was very toasty and warm when she got back.

Huge basket of ironing completed and the extra things I have washed.  I have another set of curtains to wash and hang out tomorrow when it is supposed to be very warm and I am going to wash all of Eldest’s bedding along with mattress and pillow protectors off of all the other beds, as well as the pillows.  Watch out, if you stand still in this home you will be washed!!!!

Happy Tuesday everyone.

Hugs, Susie xx


Busy Bees!

It has been a very busy week and the weekend was too.   I have so many things happening at the moment I am the proverbial juggler trying to keep everything going at the moment.


So having had a crazy few months of freezing temperatures, snow and rain this week we are going to roast with temperatures in the 70’s!!!  However this means that I am going to be washing everything in sight and getting it out on the line which will be one job off the Spring Cleaning List.

Doctors Alice in Wonderland April 2018

Here is a capture off the TV of Youngest (dressed as “Alice”) in the BBC1 Soap Opera called “Doctors”!!!  It is only on for half an hour each afternoon and we were watching the episode and it got to 26 minutes and he had still not been in it and we thought it may have ended up on the cutting room floor but no here he is!!!!  He has another part in another episode later in May. 

Because of the nice weather I have been also changing over winter bedding to summer bedding, curtains etc and I have managed to get a picture of the lovely blanket our German visitors gave me.  It is now at the end of our bed.


I know I have my Book Club review to do, that will be tomorrow now.  I didn’t get our friends 40th Anniversary gift finished either, so am still doing that (!) and I have almost finished the Spring Cleaning Planner and will get that done for this week!!!  Oh Boy, you just think you are all organised and it all seems to come apart at the seams.

We had a lovely evening at our friends party on Saturday evening and saw lots of our friends, some of whom we haven’t seen for a while, so it was great to catch up with everyone. 


This is Woolly Bully at the moment!  She is booked in on Friday for her Spa Day but that will be when all the warm days have faded of course.  It always happens, I have Treacle’s haircut and it goes freezing cold again!!  I am sure she will cope over the next few days and she will love it as she can be outside all the time. 

We are very busy re-cycling her at the moment!!  What you say how can you re-cycle Treacle?  Well it is her fur actually.  As she is so long-haired at the moment we are getting quite a bit of fur out of her when she is brushed and we are putting it on the bushes in the garden for the birds building their nests.   I have been watching the Great Tits collecting it and they only have small beaks but seeing them flying away with a great piece of Treacle’s fur it is so funny. 

I hope everyone had a great weekend and will have a good week.

Hugs, Susie xx

I Am Here!


I am here!  Sorry there have been no posts this week but DH has been away at a business exhibition all week so Treacle and I have been extra busy!!!! 

I saw my Consultant yesterday and have now been discharged for good behaviour tee hee!!! 

I also know that today should be Monthly Friday Book Club but will do the post either over the weekend or on Monday.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Hugs, Susie xx


April Go Away and Bring May!


You know the old saying “rain, rain go away come again another day” well April, April go Away and Bring May now!!!!!!  It is only the 9th but I am sick of the rain already, in fact April is the only month I hate.  We had those two days last week of lovely Spring sunshine and that was it and today is more like November, cold, misty and raining.

The weekend was a wash out too, I rather over did it whilst are German visitors were here and paid the price on Saturday and spent the day in bed but was fine yesterday, which I then spent quilting instead of doing jobs.  I got a lot done for the thing I am making for our friend’s wedding anniversary which is this coming Saturday.  I will show you pictures next week of it. 

I have managed to catch up on the blogs I read and also replied to various emails that I needed to do, and have caught up with my business work having lost two days last week which was a relief.  Tonight I have a basket of ironing to do and then will have caught up with home jobs as well.  It is amazing what you can get done when you are stuck in doors!!!!


Treacle’s view of Monday morning!


“What, it’s Monday, oh good grief!”

Have a lovely week all of you.

Hugs, Susie xx