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My Boy …..

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Good morning peeps, the sun is shining here and it looks like it’s gonna be a beautiful day. Of course, everyday is beautiful – its just the weather that can let it down! Living in England I think I need to be hypnotized into loving cold wet weather!!

Anyway, today I thought I’d share a little picture (or two) of my doggies…

Firstly, here is Teddy

Teddy Edward

Teddy Edward

Then we have princess Lilybett

Lily

Lily

They are both standard poodles and are half brother and sister – they have the same mum but different dad’s. These pictures were taken in June 2015, so Teddy would have been just under 2 years and Lily just under 3 years, and they were both in need of a ‘spa day’

Any hoo hugs for now ✳

 

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What a day……

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Well 2014 hasn’t quite had the fantastic start I had hoped for.

After last years crappiness – cancer, mastectomy and all that- I had higher hopes for this year……it hasn’t worked out like that…….yet.

The day before yesterday was like a day from hell……what went wrong? I’m sure you’re asking……well, I will tell you:

I was nearly on my way out the door to go to my optician appointment when my eldest offspring rang my mobile. Whilst on the phone to my son (trying to sort out a problem for him) hubby rang the other phone leaving a message to ring him – he had a bit of a problem!

So finishing one problem phone call I rang the other one back. Hubby told me that on his way into work he had hit a fox with the car. That made him feel bad but then he set off to go to another site only to find that hitting the fox had actually damaged the car ( front skirt and radiator) so now he was stranded up a country lane with an overheating car and no water! Lucky for him it was recycling day so a house along the road had put out empty plastic bottles – his inspiration was to aquire a bottle or two and ask the householder to fill up with water. Good plan except while he was on the phone to me the recycling truck came along and emptied the bin!!

So any hoo the reason he needed to speak to me was for the car insurance details. That’s ok I knew exactly where they were didn’t I? Wrong! They weren’t where I thought they should be! So telling him I would have to hunt for them later because I was going to be late for my appointment we finished our phone call.

I settled the dogs, put on my lippy and left the house only to find that MY car wouldn’t start. By now I was so late there was no way I could walk or get the bus so I had to ring and cancel my appointment. Now got to wait a week for another one.

I started the search for the car documents, they weren’t in the first place they should have been, nor the second! So I upped the search! Out of desperation I remembered there was a basket with some papers in a cupboard, a new cupboard we only fitted less than a year ago, and to my horror…..the basket was mouldy!! Yuk! It was a lovely basket too – now it is in the bin! But worse still it had ruined the shelf so now that is in the bin too!

OK, I’m sure you’re getting the feel for this now aren’t you?

Having got said documents I rang him indoors with the details he needed – and guess what…….we didn’t have recovery on that policy!

Darn it!

So he got that sorted but couldn’t use the recovery for 24hours! There he was 130+ miles away from home having to wait till the next day to get recovered!

Happy Days!

Next another phone call, this time from the hospital offering me an appointment that I had been waiting for, for the following day, which I had to decline as I had a pre-arranged pub lunch with the ladies from the breast cancer support group that I really didn’t want to miss so had to re-arrange for next week.

My day just kept getting worse and worse with lots of little things much too futile to mention but big enough to be irritating.

The following day……I went to my pub lunch by way of ‘foot power’ and indulged in a well deserved glass of wine,  the recovery vehicle picked hubby up, bought him all the way home , dropped the car off at our local garage (who he had already spoken to and who already had a radiator and a battery on order for us) and then delivered Hubby to our door!

Perfick! Hopefully things will improve from here on!

a little update………

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a little update to my previous pos ‘shall I or shan’t I’

Yesterday I finished the second chest of drawers.

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I’m really very pleased with the way it has brightened up the whole room.

I have loved these drawers for a long time.

They were in my ‘Doing room’ for a ages and they hold a whole lot of crafting stuff.

When we downsized to this place I couldn’t let them go, they didn’t really fit anywhere but I didn’t care……I wasn’t getting rid of them. Pine colour didn’t fit with the rest of any colour scheme that may have accidently formed (our houses don’t get planned, they evolve!)

As a last resort they got kind of ‘dumped’ in the window recesses (the room is quite large but a lot of it is taken up with windows. As well as these two along the side wall there is another HUGE one across the front!). But at least they were still here and I could still store my crafting necessities.

Now they look like they ‘fit’ a whole lot better – much more in keeping. They look brighter and cheerier, and I’m rather glad I took the plunge.

And …….that dog gets in everywhere – I’m sure she thinks she lives here Ha! Ha!

 

 

 

Shall I or Shan’t I…………..

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It’s been a while since I have posted anything on here.The truth is that I haven’t been feeling my chirpiest for quite a bit of the time and I didn’t really want to chat. I think that the tablets I have to take are having a few side effects……hopefully I’ll get over them – I don’t fancy feeling like this for five years!

However I think the worst of that might be over for a while! My mind has been getting quite creative and this morning I had a bit of a bright idea.

One that was either going to be brilliant or a complete disaster!

In our lounge I have two pine chests of drawers. I love them for their use but pine is not particularly my style – so I decided I would give them a facelift.

 

This is how it started

This is how it started

It was quite a major decision as to whether to actually do this or not……

No turning back now

No turning back now

Oh, what the heck!!  Grab the courage of my convictions and get on with it!!!

And I’m so glad I did.

Ta Dah!

Ta Dah!

I’m rather pleased with the result.

Just got another one to do tomorrow. Out of interest I took a photo of the two windows for comparison. I think it really brightens it all up.

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Hope hubby likes it.    Please let me know what you think  x x

missing my craft room……..

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We have lived here at the seaside for just over a year now and I absolutely love it. Despite the fact that we have had a bit of a rough time (him indoors had major surgery last summer and took 3 months to recover, our cat got kidney disease and “went to a better place” – he was well old, we think about 17 years – and the I got ‘the cancer’) but even with everything that has happened I wouldn’t change a thing. Well that’s not quite true.
The house we had before was larger, not a mansion by any means, but it was a four bed house with just me & him (and a son that stayed a while!) in it, and I was lucky enough to be able to claim the smallest bedroom as my craft room.
A whole room dedicated to my crafty untidyness….Bliss!
Him indoors shelved the entire end wall for me to my specifications to fit my needs, and I had full length curtains in front so I could hide the organised chaos! I had my work table and two chairs (so that any visiting grand daughters could join in), my computer and a stereo. A beautifully light room with a big window and lovingly known as ‘The Doing room’ what more could I want?
I spent many lovely long hours in there – just me and my craftiness, especially when I was preparing for a craft fair……..heaven!

Then when we moved we down sized to a two bed bungalow – which I really do love. Every day here I feel like I am on holiday. The bugalow has a kind of holiday lodge feel to it. It’s small (but perfectly formed) but it fits us and our visitors ok. The only thing missing is my craft room, and I do miss that.
I have the benefit of a room in the garden which I have called ‘The Makery’. Its ok in the summer months but not much fun in the winter time. My granddaughters love it out there and we can lose the youngest one for hours on end. But, for me, it’s not the same as my Doing Room.
My craft bits are spread around the entire bungalow, bits here, bits there because no where is big enough to take it all in one place.
Sigh……..I do miss my craft room.

yay!…….

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yay! Hubby came home last night.

I’m so pleased to have him back – even though as he walked in the door I was on the phone chatting to a friend and then wanted to watch the telly…….I love Paul O’Grady’s ‘For the love of dogs’ and so does Lily.

Battersea dog and cats home does a truly great service.Well done, a great big thumbs up to them. 

ImageShe’s actually watching crufts here but she’s the same with Pauls programme……in fact she likes a lot of telly!