Sunday, 4 September 2011

Normal Service Will Resume

The last couple of weeks has been rather hectic but we arrived back home on Thursday all safe and sound and very, very tired. We managed to travel just over 1800 miles as we had a bit of a wander around on the way home instead of sticking to the concrete river of the motorway.  They may help you travel from A to B easily but they are not always the way to go especially in old cars with a top speed of 70 and the Germans doing twice that! Scary stuff.  Picking up the dogs from the kennels was the perfect end to a long trip.

Friday I think we just vegged out.  The cars needed a little attention, as did the washing pile and we even had a little potter around the garden.

Yesterday we went to the Dorset County Show in Dorchester with Chris and the dogs.  We took them in 2007 and Ruger came 3rd in the Terrier racing (don't ask how a pointer involves himself in terrier racing) and he also came 2nd in the pond retrieve.  This year Tully came second in her heat of the terrier racing (at least she is a terrier!) but didn't place in the final and Ruger came 5th in the pond retrieve but he is that bit older now and a little unfit having been in kennels and that's still not bad against 30 or so other dogs.  I was furious with myself for leaving the camera on the side at home, the pictures on my phone came out terrible, but we did have a great day with the dogs in ecstatic excitement for most of it.  

Today I have been in the Eyrie since 05.30 just trying to find out where I am supposed to be!  I have re arranged the piles and my orders of priority and I am ready to create.  I did manage to put the snowflakes on the sleighs of the table centre for the sewing group Christmas Challenge and also the crystal stars.  I am quite pleased with it and think it has enough done to it.  I have kept the centre clear as I see a pot of Christmas flowers or something there.

The potatoes need to go in now and the chicken needs basting and perhaps I will sit and read weeks 5 and 6 of the Sumptuous Surface Embroidery course I have managed to not do.

Have a lovely Sunday and week ahead.



  1. Wow, you've been so busy! Sounds like you all had a great time at the show. The centrepiece looks fantastic!

  2. Busy busy busy! Glad you all (cars and people) got back ok

  3. Glad you are safely back home! What fun you had with the dogs! Now to play with some fabric...bliss!

  4. Sounds like you had a great time and are continuing to do so. Still trying to work out how a pointer managed to disguise itself as a terrier!


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