Woodrow and friends

Some friends Woodrow met on our walk today!

Woody & Friends

Say hello to my big friends!

(PS I’m really excited!! I’ve finally worked out how to upload photos from Flickr :-)  )

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Woodrow goes for a swim

A very cute fluffy puppy

A very cute fluffy puppy

Woody is usually white & very fluffy, especially after his bath, however today when Wilson went flying into the river after a stick, Woodrow followed!

Rather smaller not so fluffy dog

Rather smaller not so fluffy dog

Then he wanted me to pick him up! Luckily it was not very cold today so he was pretty dry by the time we got home.  He will need another bath now though.

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A chilly Mothers Day

Spring has been springing, and I have been out in the garden recently for a few days without a coat, but not today!  Temperatures down in the single figures again, a biting wind & drizzle on top.  We felt very guilty taking Woodrow for a walk today in the cold, so we bought him a little coat on the way home :-)

Woodrow's 'Pilot jacket'

Woodrow’s ‘Pilot jacket’

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Introducing Woodrow

Woodrow, a little friend for Wilson

Woodrow, a little friend for Wilson

I Haven’t had a chance to post on here for ages, I’ve been doing a photography class & we have lots of homework, my youngest daughter is going to University in October & we’ve been visiting lots of different ones… I decided to go back to university myself and will be starting a new course in October, we were on holidays in Egypt and to top it all, we just got a new puppy!

While we were away Wilson stayed with a dog minder who has two other small dogs & peter thought that Wilson was missing their company when we came home, so we went looking for a little dog to keep Wilson company.  As soon as we set eyes on Woodrow we couldn’t resist!

He is now 12 weeks old, not in the slightest bit house trained, loves to chew everything, electrical cables, shoes, bags, feet…but still very cute & cuddly.

Here are some photos of his first few weeks:

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How to Be a Ladyperson at the Holidays: 10 Important Tips

This is how we should dress this ‘season’
I particularly love ;
Show off all your many dimensions at once. When planning outfits for your holiday soirées, think: “I’m an heiress and an Italian professor at this upscale tropical funeral.”

And “Pants are for suckers! Merry Christmas”

I Miss You When I Blink

Straight from the ad pages of your favorite magazines, here’s your guide to being a girl in December. Take notes.

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1. Stay cozy. Wear a baby.

wear a baby If you play your cards right, your sensitive, goateed dad/boyfriend/professor will reward you with a pair of socks made out of his extra sweater sleeves.

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2. Flaunt your complexity.

Embrace all your many dimensions. Think: "I'm an heiress and an Italian professor at this upscale tropical funeral." Show off all your many dimensions at once. When planning outfits for your holiday soirées, think: “I’m an heiress and an Italian professor at this upscale tropical funeral.”

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3. Represent feminine softness in a hard masculine world.

coach All around you are skyscrapers made of bricks and iron and glass and ouchy things. They’re all pointy and hard. But not you. You’re a soft pink flower in a gentle haze of light. Everything around you is blooming, because you breathed springtime into winter. You’re a superfresh candypants sugarblossom.

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4. If you’re truly hot, you…

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Wish we were back there again

View of Queenstown across Lake Wakitipu

View of Queenstown across Lake Wakatipu

In January last year we went to Australia & New Zealand to visit friends and family in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Queenstown.  As the weather gets colder her it is easy to miss the heat of Perth, the warmth of Sydney and Melbourne, and the alpine-summer like temperatures of New Zealand.

Even easier today as we are expecting the arrival of Peters first grandchild any-time shortly, but he will be born in New Zealand.  Sometimes it’s really hard to be on the other side of the planet!  I’m only going to be a step-grandma (phew!!), but even still its really exciting!!

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Gone, But Not Forgotten.”

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The Walkie Talkie Building

One of the buildings that my dad wanted to see when he was here in London last week was the ‘Walkie Talkie’ building, because of its unusual shape

The Walkie Talkie BuildingThis building has a major design flaw however, and it’s not that the fact that it is top heavy.  During the summer this building burnt a car! Continue reading

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