Well I am back from my travels, and since I got back I have been so busy, and I have a sore throat and feel so achey, so I am sorry for not keeping up with your blogs, tis not like me at all, to stay away from you all for so long. I do apologise, but I will be trying to catch up with all your news as soon as I can. I have been thinking of you though! You are never far from my thoughts..... get out of my head! No, only joking!
You will be happy to know that George and I had a jolly spiffing time in London, and I shall be giving you little snippets in the coming weeks, as I have so many things to tell you, it would be far too long a post! Needless to say there were many funny times! I, for instance, got chastised while in The Tate Modern. Yes! I did! I spotted a very interesting sculpture which was arched in shape and hollow in the middle with refective surfaces. A woman had walked into the centre of it, and I of a curious nature, waited for her to leave and then I too explored the inner world of this piece of interesting art. Hmmm, it was a bit like a surreal hall of mirrors. Fascinating, lets wave our arms a little.... oooh how funny. OIIIIIHHHHH! I was startled by the sound, and I looked around to see an irate attendant staring at me and gesticulating. HUH? Duh? Me? Do you mean me? He pointed towards the floor at the wire barrier.... which I should not have crossed! (well I hadn't even seen it! I had gone in from the side) Oooops, sorry! I really had to overcome the urge to point to the woman who had first ventured into said sculpture, and shout out "Well, she did it first!".
I love the hustle and bustle of London!
And the really unexpected and interesting places which you find when you venture off the main roads!
I loved this wondeful wacky wonderland!
Isn't this fab!
Isn't this yummy!
Just before I left for my hols, lovely Alex sent me this award, Thank you so much Alex, you are lovely!
Please go and visit Alex at Pink feather paradise
She has a wonderful and very enjoyable blog, you feel like you are home there! Well worth the visit if you haven't already done so!
I have been so lucky with oodles of kindness being bestowed on me lately! Tracey at Tracey's crafty scraps sent me a lovely parcel filled with goodies, beautifully sewn and made by herself. Also, she sent George a wonderful knitted willy warmer too ;) . George seems somehow a tad reluctant to model the article however! But of course he is over the moon about it and awaits the colder weather with a relish! Honestly he laughed so much when I gave him his little (very little!) gift! Ha ha ha! Tracey is a lovely friend, she is funny, talented and one of the kind of people who I admire greatly for her ability to laugh in the face of adversity and always remember others... like little old me! (hey! Less of the old!) Thank you Tracey!
Ha ha ha ha ha! George is still smiling ove this one! Brilliant!
Lovely goodies all lovingly made for me!
A gor-gee-ous pin cushion too!
And then, if that wasn't enough to find in my porch... more kindness! Look at what arrived in the post!
How wonderful is this? This lovely little scottie doglet is from the very kind and talented Aunt Spicy. I was filled with tears at the note too.. this little dog has come to cheer me up after the loss of my little dog Archie, how absolutely kind! My friend had popped around for a cup of tea, and I read the note out to her, but couldn't get the words out properly for tears! Now I have to think of a name. Any suggestions? I would love to hear them! I will get my thinking cap on too! I tell you what, why don't I put your suggestions into a hat and whoever's name I pull out will win one of my drawings. How about that? Are you all up for it?
Back to the London trip! On the second day we were in London, there was a tube strike! So it made getting about a bit more difficult and took longer. Well we did it the way George does it... by walking everywhere! I tell you I need another holiday to recover, I was so exhausted, and my feet and legs just about gave way! I think my shoes have actually given up the ghost now too. We walked for hours and hours! When we left London to go and stay in Tewkesbury, I was quite ready for a quieter pace.Tewkesbury is an old Cotswold town at the meeting of the rivers Avon and Severn. Such a lovely walk along the river looking at all the boats. The wetherspoons there has the most attractive beer garden, which of course we just had to try out and sample!
The Tewkesbury Wetherspoons beer garden
Our hotel in Tewkesbury.
You will no doubt not be surprised that my dogs Ralph and Bertie were very happy to come home from the kennels! We walked them home and it absolutely hammered down with rain, so we all arrived at the house looking like drowned rats. I love seeing how happy they are to be back, running about to see if everything is still as they left it! Of course Ralph had to wait in the kitchen until he dryed off before being let out into the rest of the house. That dog knots up for fun, and he looked a bit ragged after the kennel and the rain! Oooh and that wet dog smell! Nothing quite like it is there!?
Oh gosh, I am happy to be home Ralph!
Me too Bertie!
Oh... hes conked, it must be all that barking he did at the kennel. Its worn him out!
I shall tell you all a bit more next week, like about the loony on the bus (why do they always sit next to me?!), but in the mean time don't forget to think of those names for Aunty Spicey's lovely scottie dog, and you could win one of my drawings (if you want one that is! ha ha ha!). So just leave a comment telling me your suggestion for a name for my new little doglet and tell me what colour you would like in your drawing/painting and we will go from there!
Happy days to you all Susie xxxxxxxxxxx :))))