Saturday, 28 November 2015

Quality control

We did supervising of the filling of our Advent Calendar today.
Three more days and at last we can start eating them!
The Madwoman really likes to prolong the suspense.

Hmmm ... a seriously undersized biscuit here.
Better remove it out of the way.
What?! Only one gravy bone in each pocket?
Which we are expected to share? Pffffft.
About time the Madwoman took our quality control a bit more seriously.

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

A working walk

We went for what the Madwoman describes as a 'working walk' this morning.
This turned out to involve her stopping every time we had got going in order that
she could take photos for a book she's planning to do with a splinter group from
Authors Electric ( a writing thingy which we help the Madwoman contribute to. You can find out more HERE). We pointed out that she is pants with a camera - as you have all 
witnessed on these pages - but it didn't deter her one bit from leaping around snapping away.

Another tiresome and chilly break while we wait for trees
to pose for the Madwoman. 
Fortunately we had our nice new warm raincoats on.
We did discover this along the way.
We guess that it's either to stop candles from escaping during the night
or to stop them from being nicked.

And here's the place to line up for a snog with us. 
We are thinking about giving Christmas kisses under the mistletoe in return for turkey.
Who's first? 

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Another lazy weekend

We are having another lazy weekend ... we had a visitation from our new Aunty Sue and we had of course, to make sure she felt welcomed and that the Madwoman's hostessing skills were up to scratch. She is a born sloth, so needs constant vigilance ....

We like our Aunty Sue, although we have no idea why considering she never brings roast turkey or gravy bones. Here Angel is giving her one-to-one advanced sofa-snuggling tuition. She's a quick learner, and mastered the art of sucking-up-to-wippitts in no time at all.  

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

To the rescue!

The Madwoman failed to pick up Angel's favouritest stuffed squeaky bunny 
at the paddocks after she'd been playing with it..
So we had to make her go back to rescue it. 
We couldn't leave it out overnight in the rain, could we?
Now, wasn't that worth driving all the way back for?

Sunday, 15 November 2015

It's up!

The Madwoman got out our Advent calendar ....
but she has FORGOTTEN TO FILL IT!!!!

The service around here is shocking ...

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Glomming around

"neither rain nor snow nor glom of nit can stay these messengers abot their duty"...*

Herodotus' original words were "neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stay these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds" but we feel that Terry Pratchett's version has a certain catchy and more memorable quality ....Anyway, it's certainly rainy and definitely glommy, but are we stayed? Nope. We have the snugly raincoats and hoodies, we're swift, and we're abot our duty ...

Wednesday, 4 November 2015


We are having a bit of a breather today after helping the Madwoman do all the promotional stuff on Facebook for Haunting Hounds*. It's nice to be able to put our feet up after all the endless posing for pictures. Apparently there will be more soon with Christmas coming up. Do us a favour and just go buy a copy - its in a good cause as 50% of all profits are donated to Kim's Home for Elderly and Neglected Dogs And if loads of copies get sold, we might get out of all the modelling. We hear there's a particularly embarrassing reindeer hat. Go buy a book. Please ....

* The Madwoman said we should put a link to it.
But we're rather comfy here on the sofa, and have
every confidence in your ability to go look it up on Amazon for yourselves.
Off you go.