25 October, 2014

Look what happened!!

There was this:

Then a few minutes later, there was this:

 Happy 100,000 car :)

18 October, 2014

My Saturday afternoon.

Dog with stitches removed.
Played with the dogs at the steam club and dogs are exhausted 

Stinky dogs are now washed
Beverage in hand

TV on

What more do I need?

16 October, 2014


I am the owner of a lot of scarves, but I always have the problem of how to actually wear them.  I mean there are people out there who are natural fashionistas and they can make a hessian sack look good, but I am not ones of those people. 

A while ago, I found this video. I keep having to find it again on the web, so I have decided to link to if here. I think it is really helpful. 

07 October, 2014

Bad news

There has been some bad news here in Thornbury. Yesterday morning Clara didn't want her toast. This is most unusual. We also noticed she was a little pale (yes it it possible to tell if a black dog is pale) and a bit porky and firm in her tummy. All this added up to us having a heap of trips to the vet and finished with Clara going under the knife at around 5pm last night. There weren't going to be many good options to come out of the surgery and whilst we didn't end up with the best outcome, we didn't get the worst one either.  
Clara had her spleen removed and a mass of tumers around the size of a tennis ball.  Whilst we don't have the pathology back, the vet has advised us it is mostly like going to be malignant (cancerous) tumers.  These tumers had ruptured and were bleeding into her abdomen which was give all the symptoms. Unfortunately this was not the first bleed, it was just a larger one, so enough to give symptoms.  This means that there is a highly likely hood that Clara has cancer elsewhere in her body. Her outlook is not good. 

She is recovering well from her operation and is sitting with me here on the couch. Once she recovered from the blood loss caused by the bleeding she should be back to her usual self.  However long we have left with Clara is going to be very hard on us, but I plan on trying to make the time as special as possible for Clara.  

If any of you who know Clara would like to come around and see her, you are most welcome too, just give me a ring.  

05 October, 2014


Wow, I've just become one of those people. When I started this blog (omg was it really 7 years ago?) I was reading a lot more of other people's blogs and I was always rather surprised and slightly disgusted by how many were about people's weight loss journey's. I kind of promised myself I would never do that. So I won't as an ongoing thing, but I will just mention in passing that for the last while I have been wasting liteneasy instead of normal food. I have been loosing some weight too. I haven't been going this with the aim of being thinner (not that heat wouldn't be a nice thing) but mostly with the aim of getting some weight off my hip, which is completely STUFFED!!!
Anyway, I got a badge this morning and I thought I would share it with you :)

01 October, 2014

Just cos I can

I have been playing with some of the features of my new phone and I have discovered that not only can you do panoramas:
But you can also do magic!!!