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Busy Easter

This has been a gorgeous Easter!  Apart from Easter day when the rain fell earnestly, it has been gorgeous!  I have been very busy.  I had a long awaited clear out.  I had to clear out a lot of things which were still damp from the flooding.  I had to tidy up and sort things out.  One of my daughters helped me which is such a supportive thing to do!  Clearing out can be emotional and very tiring.  We worked all day and had an enormous bonfire which was very cleansing in an odd sort of way. 

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The dogs decided that all this busyness was infectious and they decided to start improving the garden.  So they got together and decided that what the garden really needed was a pond.

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So they dug one.  This has the advantage of doubling up as a useful hole or a pond when it rains!!  Result!

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Then 2 of them thought they could plant something in the hole, but they could not decide which way up it should go.  This took some time and resulted in many little options!!  The ‘pond’ is now big enough to place the terrier in without being noticed.  Work in progress..

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I have been dying.  LOTS!!  Now I am trying to dry!  The cottage is FULL of wet wool in various forms!  The smell is not as good as the appearance!

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Looking forward to seeing everyone at Wonderwool next weekend!

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Waking Up

Everything is waking up!  On our walk this morning we found various degrees in stages of waking up. 

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We found things to examine and smell

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We saw new flowers opening to the day ahead

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The sky was jam packed with so many songs it was quite hard to think.  So some of us had to retreat for dad and daughter time in the favoured reflecting spot to contemplate things in general and today in particular.

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I have a bit of an obsession at the moment with Ivy.  The ideas which are forming are turning into a knitwear design, slowly.  I just love the way Ivy travels up and around its host.  Mostly it is not really noticed unless you look.  I like that.

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I like the way a dandelion clock with dew still holds its form, just not fluffy.

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I think it is probably not cool to like Rape in a field.  I am not entirely sure why.  It is quite overpowering.  The smell is intense, however I prefer it to the muck spreading which has filled the air around the cottage for this past week. 

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Waking up is amazing!!

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Not Guilty

Besides having a very intermittent internet at the moment our appliances are mostly all poorly.  Today a long awaited visit from a washing machine repair man happened.  The company do not give a specific time to expect their engineer, instead giving a broad scope of about 6 hours during which time he will call.

So, I let the puppies out as usual and walked the dogs and fed everyone etc etc.  All clean and tidy and ready to start again.  I let out the puppies and THE MAN arrived.  Fortunately THE MAN likes dogs and has a sense of humor (essential).  He stood by the barn helpless with laughter as I tried to catch 44 puppies!!  9 pups turn into 44 whenever you want them in one place I have discovered!

Finally everyone in the kitchen.  THE MAN went about his work in the barn without help.  After a while I thought it was very quiet in the kitchen and decided to check on the pups.  Rearrangement extraordinaire!!  BUT you understand it was none of these…..

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Definitely NOT Doris

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DEFINITELY NOT Wurzel

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Nor Blue

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Certainly NOT Ivy

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Harris is no where to be seen?

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And everyone else has been sleeping ALL the time

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And having sister cuddles, so it simply could NOT have been Wilma.

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So how did it happen?

Nobody knows!!

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Yellow

Today is full of yellows!  Glorious sunshine and yellow yellow yellow!

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We went for a walk, time to think (for some…..)

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Time to reflect?

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Time for yellow.

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And for not yellow.

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And bursting forth (and no puppy pics included in this statement!!)

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Dog babies.

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Cor blimey! This has turned into nothing but puppy palace.

Ah well, if you can’t beat them, join them.

p.s. I still very much love the puppies, and it’s sad but also incredibly relieving to see them finding homes already. Living with thirteen dogs is getting somewhat challenging…

Slugs and snails and puppy dog’s tails

Hello there.

It’s been a while since you heard from me. I’ve undergone a massive career change, and to say that it’s kept me busy is somewhat of an understatement.

I’ve had a quick look over the past few entries, and it would seem that you guys have been overrun with puppy portraits, but nevertheless on their week birthday, I thought that it was high time I waded in and shared a few pictures, too:

They’re unbelievably small and delightful.

At the moment I want to keep them all, but I’m sure that in a week’s time I’ll be playing a different tune.

When they were being born, this time last week, it was disgusting and amazing in equal part. On the whole, I’m not completely sold on the whole birth/miracle of life thing. It all seems a little bit yucky. Lace didn’t seem to be too sold on it either…

REALLY??

Now here’s a thing folks.  I am lying about keeping out of the way of the manic goings on in the kitchen today.  There was sweeping and washing and parcel packing and all sorts……  SHE washed the clothes the floor and then the bed cover.  SHE wants me to move every time she does something!  There has simply been no pleasing her today.  She made a cake and put candles on it and would not let me inspect it or even test it.  It has been a dogs life of a day today. 

So SHE puts a clean cover on the bed (don’t ask why) And wants me to move AGAIN!!!!  So I put my feet out and closed my eyes and pretended I could not hear her.

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OK I give up!  Still cant see you..

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