Wednesday, March 29, 2017


From the archives

I was just browsing through my old blog and found this lovely dog.  We found him with a club of some sort, people who had other dogs just like him.  We were in Niagara Falls a few years ago, taking a break at an outside eating area, when they all turned up.  I had a lovely time observing these beauties.  They were all very well behaved, gentle as were their owners who obviously loved them very much.  It looked like they were on an outing, all young dogs still being trained perhaps.  Their humans were taking photos of them too.

If you would like to see more photos of those lovely dogs, you can click on this link.  It will take you to the page where I originally posted this one.

Also, there is a website with the loveliest photos of three very cute dogs, done by a professional photographer.  Worth a visit I can assure you.  You can see those here


Monday, March 27, 2017


Instead of my usual recipe post today, I thought I would share a few knickknacks that I display on bookshelves in our family room.

The figurine is new.  It celebrates Gregg's recent birthday.  I put it next to his favorite picture when our son was young enough to be carried on his daddy's shoulders.  That picture, a long ago birthday gift, was part of a frame with a poem that reads,

"Thanks Dad
For always being there to care,
And always trying to be fair.
For taking time to understand 
And being quick to lend a hand.
For every piece of great advice,
And every quiet sacrifice.
For being strong and gentle too,
And all the loving things you do.
Most of all for being you.
Thanks Dad!"

The bulldog bobby is a birthday gift to me given by our son several years ago now.  I occasionally will collect a police-themed figurine, if I see one that speaks to me in the right way, and our son has given me really lovely ones.  They are a reminder of his English grandad, my dad, who was a 30 year career policeman, a strong but gentle soul whose police days were over the pond.

These two photos are of something I treated myself to when I went out for a rare shopping trip the other day.  With Easter around the corner I thought it would be nice to have him come home with me.  I liked this bunny dish a lot, it spoke to me, especially when I saw the rest of him.  The photos behind him on the left is our son on a trip out west years ago, the photo of the baby on the right is my dad, and a few family photos in the middle that are a bit more obscured.

I may put Easter candies in there, or flowers.  Not sure yet.  

I have had the sheep and friends for a while too.  It's a little difficult to see but along with the goose on its back, there is also a crow on its head.  

It has been a lovely weekend with friends staying overnight. Another birthday to celebrate and also a birthday of another little sweety to remember who is very much in our hearts.  Much laughter, a movie to watch but never put on because we were chatting non stop and we didn't go upstairs until 1.00 a.m.  This week will be a quieter week.