Friday, 27 November 2009

The little hoodie.

Here is Elijah's little hoodie that I knitted for him last week. My Auntie Janet sewed it together for me as I wouldn't have had a clue about attaching the hood. I'm getting on with the next cardigan now. I've completed both fronts and now onto the back. I shall take it to work to knit during my breaks. I'm enjoying knitting along with my friend, Jacqui, who's knitting two Aran jumpers for two teddies.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Video of our little cutie!!

Here's our grandson Elijah. We were babysitting on Saturday night. He's a good boy... but only if you're holding him, lol. I have got him this Thursday from about 2pm till 8.30pm...
I am knitting him a little green hoodie - his mum loves him in green. I've just got the hood to finish and then I'm handing it over to my aunt to sew together, lol... I hate that bit! I've bought a couple more balls of wool to make two more cardigans for him.

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He is laying happily on his grandad's lap looking at some pictures on our wall he's fascinated with.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

The weekend.

We had a great weekend with Justin's dad and step mum. They travelled up from Devon to spend the weekend with us.
Saturday we went to two big garden centres looking at all the Christmas decorations and Yankee candles! We were in the first one for about 2 hours and we still only went round half of it. Santa also turned up, but we didn't get to see him, but Matthew got to see the reindeers while they had a rest. I took some photo's but they're on my phone, so I'll have to take them off of there first before uploading here.
We went to Frankie and Benny's for dinner at night. I had New York Chicken... gorgeous chicken breast in bbq sauce with herby potatoes (small roast potaoes), cheese and bacon topped the chicken, and I also had my first corn on the cob dripping in butter and bbq sauce... I've only ever eaten sweetcorn off the cob before and not that impressed by it, but on the cob and dripping in butter... wow, scrummy! For desert I had a soft bake cookie with cream, ice cream, red berries and chocolate sauce. MMmmmmmmm.

Frankie and Benny's click here to see why we rave about it.

Monday, 9 November 2009

Our Beautiful Abby...

Betdonayr Princess Abby (her pedigree name)
July 1999 - November 7th 2009.

Our beautiful 10 year old Golden Retriever, Abby, was put to sleep on Saturday evening...
Abby had been breathing strange for a few days and didn't seem to be getting any better. She was unable to lay on her front like dogs normally do, and had to lay on her side, but still couldn't breathe properly - she'd start off breathing hard in and seemed to have to force the air back out, then after about ten minutes her breathing would be quick, something like 4 breaths to my one.
We took her to the vets and saw a lovely lady. She said that because Abby had had a mastectomy earlier on in the year, it had probably spread to her lungs which was making it uncomfortable for her to breathe in certain positions. She said that we could give her water tablets to lessen the fluid in her lungs but it was just delaying the inevitable and it wouldn't make her better. We couldn't face taking her home again knowing that it was to be so short lived...

She was one crazy dog who loved the water and fireworks. She was like a puppy still, and could do head over heels. She would trim all her toe nails and would wash Sophie's face and ears... she will be sadly missed by us all here for a long time...

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Guy Fawkes Night

Matthew had some sparklers in the garden this evening. We don't buy fireworks, not only because we have a small garden, but they're much too expensive and a waste of money. So he is happy with a few packets of sparklers each year.
The dogs were in the garden with us as well. Abby loves fireworks, but she was disappointed this year as there wasn't very many of them. Sophie used to be terrified of them, but since she's now going deaf, she can't hear them, lol.

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