Monday, 21 December 2009

Stylish Puppy About Town

Bonnie went out in her new coat yesterday and was the most stylist puppy in the park if I do say so myself. The coat isn't quite finished, the strap that goes around her tummy was held on by safety pins; but boy was it cold yesterday, so I really wanted her to have the extra layer.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Instant Gratification



I've just bought a downloaded pattern for the first time, talk about instant gratification. The only downside is you can't save the PDF provided, you just have to print it straight off, instant might be a slight overstatement when you are printing off 40 odd pages on a little inkjet printer.
Yes, the picture above is of the pattern I bought. I've been meaning a make a coat for Bonnie for about a year now. I'm not one of those scary people that usually dresses up their dog (the pink aisle at "Pets at Home" truely disturbs me), but Bonnie is camoflage dog. She blends in so well with the leaves at this time of year that it very difficult to see her. So I am going to make her a nice blue coat that is easy to spot and will keep her warm. I am predicting she will try to shake it off within two seconds flat, but what is a Doggy Mummy to do.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Bon Voyage

My Brother, his Wife and their little one (not so little at nearly 4) are flying off to Australia today. I wish them a safe journey and look forward to seeing them on their return, when ever that may be.

Bah Humbug



This has become my new name at work. Why? Because we're not doing Christmas! Yippee!


I've been trying to get the darling Fluffrick to knock Christmas on the head for about five years now and in August he actually suggested that we not do it this year. Me doing ALL the driving on our two week holiday in Scotland seemed to make his mind malleable to my suggestions. So I've been doing the "we're not doing Christmas" dance ever since. The dance consists of me sitting in my chair and jigging a bit - it is quite disturbing.
I know there will be a great number of people who can't comprehend why I wouldn't want to do Christmas, but you wouldn't believe how relaxing it is. No cards to make and write, no gifts to buy and wrap, no Christmas tree lights to fight with, no trips to "Meadowhell", simply no seasonal madness to endure (there will probably we some food shopping madness to tolerate, but I can handle that). I will be cooking lunch on December 25, but then I cook every other day of the year so it won't make any difference.
So why don't I want to do Christmas? Well the stress reduction is obviously a big plus, but the main reason is that I'm an Atheist. I don't believe in Christ, so why should I have to go through the trauma of Christmas?
I'm not quite sure how my Mum is going to deal with all this, there will be Christmas going on in her part of the house. But if I want to give my Mum a present, or anybody else for that matter, I'll give then a present, I don't need to wait until the end of December to do so.
I'm just a rebel with out a pause! I don't think so.
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