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Wednesday, 20 October 2010


Sorry I seem to be having Internet problems at the moment!!!

All is well, been busy, just can't get on to post about it. :(

will leave you with a pic of Barney. Fred looks pretty similar but a little darker! They are both settling in fine and getting along with Harry ok I am pleased to report!!!
Catch up with you all soon I hope?

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Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Autumn watch

Hello peeps!
Sorry, I seem to have been away for longer than planned this week but have just been such a social butterfly and of course manic at work as usual that I haven't had a chance to visit blogland!!!
After a very successful shopping trip last weekend, I paid a visit to Grannywen and along with a school chum of hers we set off into the countryside to explore and appreciate the autumnal colours!
Except that everything was still quite green as Autumn hadn't quite hit yet.
Buttercup enjoyed her trip to see the Cerne Giant, but more about her in another post!
We visited Shaftesbury and Sherborne and the famous "Hovis" hill, and generally had a wonderful day.
The girls!

 I vaguely remember visiting here as a child but the hill seemed so much bigger then! Without spoiling it - what you see is what you get, and luckily it doesn't carry on too much further so it wasn't too hard to climb back up.
Larking about with Grannywen!

Work has been very busy as usual, I worked this weekend and I am about to embark on yet another set of night shifts tonight, so I felt the need to get some fresh air and chase the autumn some more. I headed off quite locally to Dulwich Park and had a very pleasant hour or so, mooching about with my camera.

 It was still quite green but there were some stunning golds and ambers  dotted about here and there.
 The lake was very beautiful and the ducks very amusing but I didn't manage to photograph them too well, so resorted to beautiful reflections instead.
The sun was low in the sky and made spooky shadows in amongst the trees.
And apart from a few yummy mummies, the park was empty and mine to explore.
 I had a brief chat with this little chap, who seemed very disappointed that I didn't have any food for him. He came right up to me and I am sure he would have taken it out of my hand if I had some.

I hadn't been here before today and it was quite lovely! Afterwards I headed into the village and treated myself to a new top from Whitestuff and fish n chips for tea - yummy!

A lovely day - shame it has to end with a trip into work!!?

I love this photo - I'm not sure why blogger chose to put it here instead of earlier but it was taken in Cerne village, home of the giant and on a path leading down to the well and hermits grotto. There was something magical about the light and atmosphere here and you could almost believe the myths and legends of the area.

I will try not to leave it so long next time but with night shifts you never know.
Toodlepip for now!

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Busy weekend!

Well I seem to be on the go go go at the moment. No sooner have I got back to work and it's the weekend already and I had loads to do!! Friday night was a birthday drinking party for one of my girlfriends, am happy to report that we were good and had a lovely meal but didn't disgrace ourselves at any point!

As you can see I have managed to make a good start on my Amsterdam journal. I love love love the cover, made with some magnets that I bought whist there.

The book is the one that I mentioned the other day - from TKMAXX. I am quite pleased with it as a base but with about fifty photos and postcards stuck in it now the spine is not holding up too well and the pages are starting to come out!  :(  Not good!
 Needs to be handled with care but at least I have done it - just need to go back through and add all my journalling!

As usual I have included napkins, tickets and other trivia I collected on the day.

And finally a not too good phone pic of me and the girls - cool cats huh? Some 'bloke' at the bar offered to take our photo, which we agreed to - it would have been a real good one too except that it is so blurrry its not funny!! We had to resort to some arms length self portraits instead!

Speaking of cool cats, is anyone else loving the current Ikea advert at the moment? All those kitty cats running loose in the shop - so cute!!
Have had a fab girly shopping day today and off to see Grannywen tomorrow, it's all go go go!!!