25 December, 2008

Christmas 2008 - Dogs in the dam

We have just made it home from spending the day playing with the girls in the dam at Beaufort. Clara had a most fantastic time. Here she is:
Clara in the dam
Here is a link to the rest of the photos, some are a bit fuzzy, but still cute as!

P.S. don't forget Scotties are normally advertised as being able to 'swim like stones'

17 December, 2008

The world has gone a funny color

Not sure what the deal is, if I didn't know better I'd say there was a fire.
weird yellow sky

It's going up

The garage is going up, as we speak. It's very exciting, photos to follow.....

Half done - looking over where the $40 marque was
it's going up

Finished - Neil looking pleased with himself and the view from the street
I'm so happy
view from teh street

14 December, 2008

Took ages

OK I admit it, these booties took far too long to finish. Truly they took months. But you have to admit they are really cute!
mouse booties

13 December, 2008


Quite some time ago, our garage fell down. We erected our lovely $40 Bunnings marque. As much as we hated it and had to fix in storms and stuff over the last few months, adding rope and gaffer tape to it's flimsy construction, it is with sadness that I announce, less than a mere week before it's useful life would have been over anyway, the marque has died.

Given that it is currently December, Summer and in Australia, it is of course, pissing rain (hmmmm maybe there is something to this stooiped climate change crap) and very windy. The roof of the marque, which did have a number of holes in it already, completely gave up, tearing through on one side. More poles (the ones with out the gaffer tape) came apart. I announced that the tent was dead and we should give up. The footings for the new garage went in on Thursday and the men should be back early next week to put the actual structure up. Everything is still wrapped in tarps, which we died down (using the rope that had held the tent down) so fingers crossed it'll last 3 or 4 more days.

RIP $40 marque......

10 December, 2008

Nice person

Monday I had a Scottie club meeting that I almost completely forgot about. I has sitting at my desk, much as I am now, thinking about going home, when I suddenly realised that I had a scottie meeting on and that I was supposed to be there in less than 50 mins, by public transport, to a place I had never been before (The Flemmington Race Course Taberet). So I quickly checked the tram I needed and headed out the door. Whilst riding through all the tiny streets in North Melbourne, I was completely convinced that I was on the wrong tram, but eventually it turned into the street I was expecting and I started to think about where the Flemmington Race Course Taberet might actually be. The tram driver and I were discussing this (he was most helpful and was slowing the tram down at each street so we could look down them and see if we could see it) when a fellow passenger came and asked me what I was looking for. I said and she said
"Oh, I'm going there, you can come with me!"
Any way, it turns out that the Taberet is miles from the tram stop and this lady organises to meet here husband in the car at the tram stop and drives to the Taberet. So I just jumped in the car with them. Most convenient! So while this post is tagged 'rant' it's actually a good rant!

Also, I managed, some how, to get myself elected vice president of the club.

04 December, 2008

The party!

I'm totally sure this party is going to happen this time, we have even made an invite! So, Make sure you all come. Yay us.......

01 December, 2008

sooo true

I found these today. They are so true. All you scottie owners with know just what I mean
Scottie Property Laws
  1. If I like it, it's mine
  2. If it's in my mouth, it's mine
  3. If I had it a little while ago, it's mine
  4. If I can take it from you, it's mine
  5. If it's mine, it must never appear to be yours
  6. If it looks just like mine, it's mine
  7. If I saw if first, it's mine
  8. If it's edible, it's mine
  9. If you have something and put it down, it's mine
  10. If I chew something up, all the bits are mine
  11. If I get tired of it, it's yours
  12. If I want it back, it's mine