Saturday, 30 November 2013

Getting festive

Off to the Chiltern Open Air Museum this morning
for their annual traditional Chilterns Christmas.
We were a bit uncertain about this lot at first ...
But then they introduced themselves and we found they weren't really scary.
In case you're wondering like we were, they are mummers.
They did little plays.
Lots of fighting and declaiming
- and quite a lot of prompting when they forgot their words too.
A bit further along we came across this worrying sight.
Santa's sledge.
We straightaway noticed that the reindeer were missing.
And our presents.
 And if you look very carefully you can see a cow lurking in that
barn. It's new. There's a competition to name it and the other
one which is being even more shy.
We suggested Rex and Rover.

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Points of view


While out on walks, the Madwoman has been babbling on about the rich tapestry of autumn colours ...
We have no idea what she is on about of course, because we are red-green colour blind and see the world around us in shades of blue, yellow and grey.
A bit like this ...
She should try getting her nose down in the undergrowth if
she really wants to experience autumn fully.
Trouble is, she'll probably only get this, and wonder what all the fuss is about ...

                                      While with our superior snouts it will be more like this ...

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Sunday, 17 November 2013


Another late post, but we have a good reason.
The central heating pump has broken and it's been far too cold for us
to sit around writing stuff.
We have been keeping warm by:

Refusing to go out without our coats
Running like the wind
Shivering violently until The Madwoman puts our pj's on
(the furry boot didn't fit. We know because we did try)

and spending a LOT of time doing this:

Two whippets, not one with two heads.
 All warm wishes gratefully accepted.
Although a new central heating pump would be even more welcome ...

Saturday, 9 November 2013


We are rather excited.
We have been immortalised by clever and talented artist person Jane Miller Robinson!
The picture was then auctioned in a charity auction by iheartwhippets and
raised lots of money - a whopping £240!
Naturally, if you want the real thing, according to the Madwoman,
our price is beyond rubies, and there's no point in  even bothering to enquire ...
The total amount of money raised by the auction was a fabulous £4,562 which has been distributed between three very deserving charities close to our own hearts -
So thank you Jane! And iheartwhippets  and of course, all the people who made such generous bids to help support such good causes.
The Madwoman was very smitten by the picture and did bid for it.
Unfortunately her hand got stuck in her pocket just before bidding ended.
But we still love the picture and hope that whoever won it loves it just as much!

Friday, 8 November 2013

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Special delivery

A parcel arrived for us today!
A box full of special Bedtime Treats from Lily's Kitchen.
Archie got to work at opening it while the Madwoman
was faffing around trying to find scissors ...
Wouldn't you know it?
The biscuits are inside yet MORE boxes ...

Time travelling

It would seem that a blue police box is no longer
necessary to go time travelling.
Dr. Who eat your heart out:
Apparently a blue van does just as well ...

Saturday, 2 November 2013

In which we find a rainbow

We found a very short rainbow
indoors the other day.
The Madwoman was really mean.
She wouldn't allow us to start digging at the end
of it to find the crock of roast turkey cos
she said it would ruin the carpet.