Sunday, 3 September 2017

How to train your Madwoman

On the whole the Madwoman is fairly well trained and
most of the time does as we tell her.
But sometimes we have to be a bit firm.
For example, sometimes she ignores us when we tell her it is time for bed.
But we know how to deal with that. 
We do the thing with the eyes.
Works everytime.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Jammy Bank Holiday

We had a lazy Bank Holiday.
Mainly catching some zzzs in the sunshine. 
Well we had to do something while the Madwoman
cursed and stirred huge industrial size cauldrons of
blackcurrants in the kitchen.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Vroom vroom

We have a new (well, secondhand, but
newer than the old one)
(That's like the Batmobile only more wippitty,
which makes it much better.
You'd look worried too if you had the Madwoman
for your personal chauffeur.
Because this wippitmobile is bigger than the old one, it means
Angel can have a bigger travelling crate.
It also means the Madwoman has had to fork out for a second crate for Archie as
she can't find a dog guard that actually fits.

All this expense means that the Madwoman is going to have to make a lot of
Star Hounds.
Have you ordered yours yet? 
Not just for Christmas!
The perfect gift all year round!

Saturday, 12 August 2017

The Art of Napping

1. Find patch of sunshine

2. Going ...

3. Going ...

4. zzzzzzzzzzz ....

Pffft! Men! Such a fuss.
Just find comfy bit of duvet on sofa,
suitable cushion to rest head on,
jump about on it a bit to get it just right and then
zzzzzzzzzz ...

Sunday, 16 July 2017

New skills!

You are never too old to learn new skills!
(Well unless you are the Madwoman who continues
to demonstrate her ineptness at almost everything)
It has taken just over a year, but Archie has finally mastered
getting into the Cosy Cave bed without assistance ...

Sunday, 9 July 2017


If you looked in this week
expecting the tale of The Frog Prince,
forget it.
It is too hot and he is staying in his pond.
Unfortunately that gave the Madwoman ideas. Again.
Without even stopping to consult us, she plonked Angel in a cool bath,
just because she looked a bit on the warm side.
Now look at her fur!
Can't do a thing with it.
Winter can't come soon enough as far as we are concerned.

Saturday, 1 July 2017

Peas in our lifetime

Everybody loves a bedtime story, so this week we thought
we would entertain you with that timeless classic,
"The Princess and the Pea"
Are you sitting comfortably?
Then we will begin ...
Once upon a time there was a Princess.
Someone thought they would check that she was indeed a Princess by
putting a pea in her bed.
But someone stole the pea...
... and then concealed the crime by eating
the evidence.
Which was a  good thing, because whether you are a Princess
or not, it is never a good idea to
have a pee in the bed.

Next week we shall be retelling The Frog Prince.
Bet you can't wait! 

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Walking on the wildside

We spotted this froggy in our pond,
enjoying the gentle sploshing of water from the solar powered lilypad.
And then the pigeons moved in,
sunbathing on the patio.
They didn't hang around long when Archie woke up ...

Friday, 9 June 2017


Our Madwoman says that recently we have become
Lazy Bloggers.
At least we think that's what she said.
We would like to point out that after a long cold winter
we have got a lot of sunbathing to catch up on.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Salve! (again)

The Madwoman decreed that it was cool enough for us to venture outside for a walk today, so venture we did, up at the Open Air Museum.
Not only did we do venturing, we did mingling too, as the Romans had moved in for the weekend and were busy rising and shining (unlike the sun).
While the Madwoman checked out some egg tempera artwork
we admired a neighbouring tent with some hand loom-woven bags
that would have been perfect for storing wippitt snacks in,
then checked out some toy wooden mice (we prefer ours made of fleece and squeaky)
at the wood-butcher (that's what it said on the sign),
and THEN we found the wippitt snacks in the shape of
bunnies and piggy lugs (still attached to the pig).
As they made us feel a bit peckish and the Roman in charge
didn't offer to share them with us 
we dragged the Madwoman off home to give us some elevenses.
In many ways (mainly foody) the 21st century is an improvement on the 1st ...