Saturday, 31 October 2015

It's all go at the top ...

Yes, it's been another one of those action-packed weeks.
We started off with Archie's birthday on Monday, (which involved going for a walk at Chiltern Open Air Museum the day before so we could buy his birthday cake at the cafe)
 As we walked back through the woods, the Madwoman suggested having cake al fresco. Strange because we thought it looked like a blueberry muffin. It certainly smelled like a blueberry muffin. Although we have no idea what an al fresco smells like. Maybe its some kind of exotic blueberry?
In the end we decided to save the cake for Archie's birthday proper on Monday.
Nom nom nom.
It was worth the wait.
And definitely tasted of blueberry.
Then there was a birthday walk and games to play ... 
 Unwrapping of presents followed by an introductory tour of the garden with them  

 And then of course, we had to supervise the setting-up and taking-down of all the things for the Halloween Spooktacular at Chiltern Open Air Museum yesterday and today. 

 This year there was a pet shop ...

And there was a real, smoke breathing dragon in one of the upstairs rooms of the pet shop (which was of course, located in Dragon Alley) ... 
And there were goblins playing in the cobblers ...
And a Wolfman in the outside toilet ...
it made the Madwoman squawk a bit when it first jumped out at her,
but we were calm as anything. Naturally.
No point in getting older if you don't get no wiser, as they say,
although this bit of advice appears to have passed completely over the top of the Madwoman's head.
Anyway, we now have to go take a nap because very soon we will have to go and do more supervising, this time of pumpkin-head carving in time for the arrival of trick-or-treaters tonight.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Free range wheelies

The wheelbarrows at Chiltern Open Air Museum
are lucky in that they are free range although they
tend to take advantage of that -  they have been spotted picknicking, partying, 
attempting to steal buildings and even, on occasion doing a bit of honest toil.

The other day we found this one lying on its back with its legs in the air.
Drunk, or possibly dead.
Or maybe just dead drunk.

Monday, 26 October 2015

Laters ....

Too busy to blog this weekend ... we've been getting ready for another birthday - yes, today Archie is twelve. Off to get celebrating. Starting with a birthday lie-in ... pictures next week. If the Madwoman remembers to take her thumb off from over the lens.

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

New threads

This is our collar wardrobe
Hmmm, decisions, decisions.
Which one to wear?

My new Halloween collar with bats and stars.
And yes, the Madwoman has managed to put it on upside down
so the bats are all standing on their heads.
And this is my new Halloween collar:
pumpkin orange with cobwebs.
Impossible to put it on upside down.

Let me strike another pose for you,
just to make sure you have the best
possible view.
Our gorgeous collars were made for us by Slouching Hound if you want to order one for yourself.

Monday, 19 October 2015

A good time ...

... was had by all on Angel's birthday yesterday. 
Walks were walked, birthdays presents opened (and are still being squeaked) ... 

turkey was provided for lunch AND tea .. and there was cake - the traditional blueberry muffin...

Saturday, 17 October 2015


Well, nearly.
It is Angel's birthday tomorrow.
The Madwoman has been out and bought presents
(we saw her hiding them)
and has cooked some turkey
(we supervised her doing it)
and soon we will be going for a walk at Chiltern Open Air Museum, 
where she has promised to buy us our traditional birthday muffin (too lazy to bake it herself)
We'll try and get her to take some pictures of the celebrations to post next week, 
although you've seen what she's like with a camera, so don't hold your breath ...
Waiting for my birthday to start.
Hurry up.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015


Today, selfies at Chiltern Open Air Museum!
As you can see, a chimney kept trying to photobomb us.
Just do what we did, and ignore it ...

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

We saw this at the Open Air Museum recently.

Alright, we give up.
How do you fit a horse into a Kilner jar of gin?
And doesn't it object?

Sunday, 4 October 2015

A quiet weekend

We're having a quiet weekend.
A gentle stroll round Chiltern Open Air Museum, where
we found ...
The new goats.
This one is definitely a bit of a poser. 

 Some woolly thinking going on at the village green where a Big Knit or a Knitathon
or something is going on...

Actually, listening to the clicketty
click of knitting needles is oddly therapeutic and relaxing.
So much so we had to go home for some elevenses and a nap ...