Friday, 23 January 2015


Today we had to say goodbye to our dear dog Brodie after 5 happy years as part of our Family.

Brodie came to us from the Dogs Trust and had been a stray so we don't know exactly how old he was when we got him but their Vet put him at 10years old. So that would make him about 15, a very old boy for an English Springer Spaniel but it is still very hard when you lose them. He was not in a very healthy condition when the Dogs Trust took him in and the Vet had to remove one of his kidneys and a lot of his teeth. He was also understandably underweight, even when he came home with us he still had weight to gain but it did not take him long to come up to a healthy weight. After that we had to watch that he did not get overweight.

Brodie loved his toys and his newest one was always his favourite. He was the best natured dog I have ever known. He loved people, especially children. When we lived in Mildenhall we were near a school and on occasion I had to drag him away when he joined in with a class having a sports lesson on the playing field. He had also tried to join in a Cricket match one time which was not thought funny by the players. He was friendly with other dogs he met on his walks and was gentle with and accepting of our other pets.

 Our Maine Coon cat Oscar loved Brodie and would sleep with him and wash him. Brodie loved us all but he loved his Daddy most of all. When we first had him he would get up in my Husbands lap, which was funny because he was not a small dog. We will all miss Brodie very much, he was a good companion. We don't know what his life was like before he came to us but we are only glad that we were able to make his last few years happy and comfortable.

Friday, 2 January 2015

Happy New Year and New Year Resolutions

Happy New Year everyone. It was my New Year resolution to make the effort to restart my Blog and keep it going but my plans have been foiled from the very start. Instead of enjoying the first day of 2015 I spent the day nursing my sick Gambian Pouched Rat but despite all my efforts he died in my arms last night.

He was the last of my rats and so for the first time in about twelve and years we do not have any pet rats. It is such a strange feeling not having to feed and secure the rats for the night.  Rats make wonderful pets and I will miss them.

So here I am, a day late, writing the first post of 2015 and I will try to post on a more regular basis for the rest of the year.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Christmas Card Club

Can you believe it's October already!!! Well, as it is the 1st Thursday of the month that means that it is Christmas Card Club night in the Stoke Ferry Village Hall.

If you don't know what that is I will explain it for you. During each two hour class you will make eight Christmas cards, two each of four designs. You will take your cards home with their matching envelopes so you can write them out and keep them safe ready to be posted the first week of December. So much easier than having to do them all at one time.

If you would like to join in  the fun, all I ask is that you let me know you are coming before the class date so that I have enough kits prepared for everyone

Monday, 30 September 2013

I'm Back

I can't believe it has been a year since I posted on here!

So where have I been. Well, the biggest thing is that we moved house. Although we moved to a smaller house I now have a Craft Room which is wonderful, or it will be once I get everything unpacked and put away. It is so nice having everything in the same room. I have to get some blinds for the windows in there, I will need blinds bigger than generally available so that means having them custom made. Why does everything always have to cost the most

I have been busy crafting as well, which is what keeps me from going mad from boredom and daytime TV! I have started selling what I make at craft fairs, I don't earn a lot but I do it for the social side as much as anything.

Well. I am going to leave it there but will post on a  more regular basis from now on.

Sunday, 30 September 2012

A Little Off Topic

I was watching the news last night when a report came on about the proposed Badger cull. The reporter announced that by killing 70% of ALL Badgers, Bovine TB could be reduced by just 16% over 4 years! I had to back the program up and play it again to check what I had heard I was so stunned. How can killing an animal, who we should remember is a protected animal (Protection of Badgers Act 1992) to near extinction for so little benefit be logical. 

When the Government wanted to control TB in humans it introduced the BCG injection. The TB vaccine for cattle has proven to be between 56% and 68% effective but it cant be used because of existing EU legislation! Madness in my opion, utter madness.

I have provided the following links so that you can see for yourself the facts and figures and then please sign the petition.

Protection of badger Act 1992
The Badger Trust
League Against Cruel Sports

*Important. If you do nothing else, Please sign this e-petition

Saturday, 11 August 2012


The longstanding campaign aims to raise awareness of the consequences of treating dogs as gifts or toys. Every year hundreds of thousands of children plead for the latest fad or top toy on the market, only to discard them a few weeks after Christmas when the novelty wears off. Unfortunately, the same perception is also apparent with dogs. We are continually seeking to change this.
"A dog is for life, not just for Christmas".
If you agree...copy and paste this into your blog....thank you x

Friday, 3 August 2012

Give Big

I want to bring to your attention a wonderful campaign that Kristen of Saturated Canary is running. She is trying to raise funds for   St Jude's Children's Research Hospital in Memphis Tennessee who are trying to find cures for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Now before you say 'Yes but that's in USA' please remember that research anywhere will benefit children all over the world and lots of British children have gone to America for treatments of one kind or another.

But if that is not a good enough reason for you to donate to the cause then how about this; Krista is giving away 2 digi's in exchange for your donation! Now surely that alone is worth a small, or even a big, donation to her cause.

Read about her campaign for yourself here and if you are not familiar with her work have a look around while you are there.