Friday, November 30, 2012

we have got cold days here in Canada .. lots of snow to shovel .. I think I'm turning into a whimp and would rather spend my day propped up in a comfy chair with a quilt around me, reading a favourite book.   It's so nice watching the snow come down but then I've got to go out and shovel it.  Makes it really seem like Christmas is coming .. unlike being in Australia where the day is usually so hot nobody wants to  cook anything.  I love the snow ...  and my beautiful old Dozer dog looks more like a wolf with snow on him.  He's just like some of those nature photos one sees in the stationery stores of wolves.  I should take a couple of him out there ... he's barking at me now to let him back in. He, too, has become a great big baby since we adopted him. He's a whimp now too.  lol

Thursday, November 29, 2012

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

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Very vintage, very pretty ... looks great on my big screen...  :-))

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Getting lots of spam comments ... please don't bother to send me any of these letters as I just delete them and they are not published so you are wasting your time and mine....

Our power went out last night.... makes you realise how much we depend on it for simply everything.  Can't read a book, make a cup of tea, can't even find my old Dozer dog in the dark. Luckily we had lots of candles and thankfully it wasn't too too long before it came on again because up here in the cold of northern Canada you could easily freeze to death with no heating.  Even inside one's warm home it can soon become bitterly cold if the furnace doesn't come on or you can't plug in a heater.  

Later I managed to get onto the computer and was sad to read that Larry Hagman has died.  Old J.R. from the series Dallas which I used to watch back home in Australia .. every week without fail.  Loved it.  Went to visit Dallas on one of my USA trips and saw the ranch they used in the show ... It was always fun to see what antics old J R got up to on the telly.   Long time ago now.... wow .. where have the years gone to. 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate...   coming from Australia it was a new experience for me to have a Thanksgiving dinner here in Canada.  I don't like turkey though so it probably is not quite the same ....  but I sure do love pecan pie ... in fact all the pies I like...  :-))    

I was checking out my whole blog page just now and wanted to remind you all to go to the bottom and see the globe circling. Your town will blink and that is you looking at my page. All those red dots you see are former visitors to my blog. You can also click on the world and turn it this way or that ...  neat little program ....  I still can't believe how I can come from Australia up to the top of the world and yet the plane still seems to be flying straight ... you'd think it would have to go straight up like a rocket and then curve around the earth.  No wonder people used to think the world was flat.  It's very amazing I think.  

anyway have a great turkey day.... 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Another weekend gone... gosh they sure do go quickly as we get older. When I was "in my prime" ... :-))  back in Australia I loved Friday and Saturday nights so I could go out to the cricket club dinners or the football dance nights.  Parties afterwards, breakfast for everyone and sleeping in on Sundays before heading off to work again on Monday. Now I don't work and I can nap whenever I want and I have no inkling to do what I did before. I couldn't cope....  lol .... I'm happy in my bed early, propped up with lots of pillows and time to read my Kindle or just watch some of my favourite shows on the telly. I love the English period dramas, or murder mysteries, like Downton Abbey, Midsomer Murders, too many to name.  There is nothing quite like being comfy and happy in one's house ...  and having our pets beside us. 

Friday, November 16, 2012

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

I should take my camera outside with me when I go down to the bottom of the yard to feed the birds. It's quite an adventure out there on the ice and in the snow.  My cute little resident squirrel was so busy this morning trying to chase every single bird away from the peanuts and sunflower seeds its a wonder he didn't have a heart attack ... so funny to see him going beserk because he didn't want the birds to get any of the seeds.

Whilst I was out there I gave old Dozer dog a quick brush because his coat is so thick and now that he lives here with us after we adopted him and he's inside most of the time I think his old body is telling him he's in Australia or somewhere other than northern British Columbia in the freezing cold.  So out comes this beautiful soft fluffy white fur and I usually hang in on a branch for the birds or on the wire fence. This time I put it in the bird feeder and down came the squirrel so excited to see it. 

I'd never noticed what he did before .... but I stopped and watched this time.  He grabbed the bunch of  fur .. it's fly away soft ... and because he couldn't obviously jump along the tree branches  and hold it all  he took it into his mouth twisting and turning it around and around obviously making it wet so he could shape it and hold it better .. but he looked like santa claus with a big white beard.  When he had it the right size and texture he ran with it along the fence and up into the shed next door. Through a gap and obviously now has a luxurious apartment in there with either fur carpet or fur whatever.  He'll be nice and warm for the winter no doubt.  :-))    Old Dozer was none the wiser as to where his coat went .. he was too busy trying to get rid of the cat in the grass ... who takes no notice of him whatsoever.  Nobody takes notice of him because I guess they know the boundaries of his land and the old age abilities ...  but at least he tries.

I love this image of the little child with her beloved dog... :-) and its just been added to my Etsy Shoppe.  Four variations of it are included on the one digital collage sheet and all are very pretty - click on the image to see it larger or hop over to the page at Etsy and have a peak....  Don't forget too that there is a 20% discount if you use the coupon code in the right hand column here at my blog. 

Friday, November 9, 2012

I woke up this morning with the dreaded sore throat and the sniffles so I guess I'm getting a cold.  My fault for going outside in my housecoat and nightie in minus 10 degrees last night to take old Dozer dog for his bathroom break.  Weather sure has been colder over the last week or so. 

It was funny this morning to see our resident squirrel going up and down the branches of the tree above his squirrel storage places... (he's got about eight I think ...) hiding away his peanuts and sunflower seeds for the winter which I have been giving him on a regular basis.  This morning he was frantically trying to scare away the birds when he saw me coming with more food ... obviously he thinks its all for him.  With Dozer dog chasing the birds from the ground and staring up into the sky to bark at those ones as well.... and the squirrel doing it from the tree branches ... they would have made a good team ... perhaps going into the bird scaring business.  So funny to watch them both......

A pretty pic for you today.... hope you like it.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

So disappointed that Mitt Romney wasn't elected President of the United States. I sure am NOT looking forward to hearing Obama's voice for another 4 years. It seemed every time I turned on the tv he was on some show or another.... not very Presidential at all. 

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Not sure what is up with blogspot lately. My background has disappeared and so has all my right hand side pretties.  Perhaps they got tangled up in the bad weather on the east coast. Not sure where their headquarters are located. Refresh a few times or come back another time if you can't see a full page of the blog...    :-(
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Gosh already a week has flown by since I last posted to the blog.  With snow all around me here in the woods and guests coming for dinner ... halloween and my friends funeral as well .... its been a somewhat busy week.  Old Dozer dog is liking the snow I think. He always grabs a mouthful of it as he's walking around ... the squirrel is enjoying the peanut butter I put out for him .. and a mother deer has been visiting with two young ones which she must have given birth to in the Spring.  I love seeing them.  They are quite spoiled because there is still plenty of food in the field for them .. but of course they prefer the birdseed or anything else I can give them.

I'll certainly be glad when the US election is over.  So many ads, so much rudeness and lies .. deception and disgusting behaviour I think.  It will be an interesting voting night though ... dead heat at present... my heart is with Mitt Romney ...