22 September, 2008

Best in Show

We has a bit of a video splerge on the week end, and we got 'Best in Show' which I haven't seen since before I started to attend dog shows on a semi regular basis. Oh My God! It is not a mock-u-mentory, it's real! Oh dear, I might need a new hobby!


have you even noticed how there are many many ways of saying someone has died. Why is that? Are we all so afraid of it? I guess so. Anyway, recently Neil's dad died. He had been sick for almost as long as I have known him, and the very ill the last 2 or 3 years, he had been in care. The last few months were a bit yuk, he could hardly talk, his movement had dramatically reduced and he lost many man kilos.
It's hard to tell people you are relieved someone has died.

18 September, 2008

Knitted vegies!

I went to the show today. I saw many things, took photos of the Scotties on show and ate some fairly average food. I bought 3 Bertie Beetle bags (my standard show purchase). I also saw some really cool knited food. This is Fiona's fault, she is a fan of this stuff, now everywhere I go I see it! here are some photos:

Here is a photo of Hildy, after she has been shown and having just burried a pigs ear in her bed. Doesn't she look pleased with her self?

13 September, 2008


I don't think I am a natural gardener, but the herbs at the fruit shop are expensive an seem so wasteful that I just have to try, and also, it was on my list of 101 things to do in 1001 days. That task pretty much completed, I have decided at I should post any other garden stuff on here instead. Here are the results of today's gardening effort:

At the back we have the re-potted mint, still not looking great, but that is a way bigger pot now, so I'm thinking positive. Next is the Italian Parsley, which looks great and is really tasty. It's doing really well when you think how small it started out! Then comes the two new Thyme plants, one lemon, one plain. Finally there is the new coriander plant. Buying coriander from the fruit shop is one of the banes of my existence (no I am not being overly dramatic) asit NEVER lsts more than a day, you only ever need a tiny amount and the rest ends up going mouldy! Grrr. Any way, as the parsley went sooooo well and coriander looks similar, I though I'd risk it. So we'll see how it goes ;)

11 September, 2008

Again - absence

Ok, so I have been very slack, in one sense any way. and yes it is an important sense, cos it is the Blog sense, in another way I have also been very busy. This may help to explain said slackness with the said blog, ie: The one you are reading and the others in the Louise stable of blogs.
So onto the life updatetm:

Work is improving, a lot. I am in the process of procuring a new boss, with in the framework of my present position. This also means I have work to do, which is most satisfactory. The new boss I lovely. I am getting the feeling that the old boss has yet to be old of this change in arrangements..... hmmm. Not my issue, kind of.
Updates to follow, as they occur.

On the 23rd and 24th of August, we started the process to get Clara 'knocked up'. The boy dog in question is very nice, his name is Harry, he is an American, Canadian and Australian champion:

He's even actually a nice dog when away from shows.
So, it's 9 weeks gestation and we have to wait til around 4 weeks to find out if there are any puppies. If there are some, they will arrive for my birthday and be ready for people to take home for Christmas! But we still have to wait another week or so to find out if there are any puppies. Fingers crossed, but also VERY nervous.

Grrrr. The garage fell down quite some time ago now (nearly 3 months) and we still aren't very much more advanced then we were then. Advances made:

  • bricks picked up
  • some wood removed to Martin's country property
  • old tilt-a-door removed to Martin's country property
  • shed company chosen
  • building permit applied for
  • building permit knocked back
  • planing permit applied for

Tasks still to be completed
  • permit (of any sort approved)
  • Concrete cut up
  • Footings dug
  • Shed built
  • concrete removed
  • Stuff moved off the back porch
  • concrete poured
  • Neil's things moved from Camberwell

Will this ever end? I'm thinking 'no' at this stage.

Facebook/Bimbo and other web lives
I have some new obsessions that are probable taking time away from my all important blogging. One the dot game, on facebook, I love it, I can highly recommend it, go, play now. Two fish wrangler, on facebook, I love it, I can highly recommend it, go, play now. Three My Bimbo, it is good, but recently the change the look of the doll, and now it looks a bit too much like a 'bratz' doll for my liking, anyway, have a go, if you can be fagged.

Family stuff
Everyone is all good, except for Neil's Dad. Nothing new to report, that I have been told anyway.

I did have something to write under this heading, but I have forgotten it now....