Monday, December 22, 2008


Oh crikey only 3 more sleeps until the BIG I think I am fairly organised...but it's all those pesky little things that still need doing.   I am a definite list girl and as I tick the jobs off the list..I seem to be adding more on the other feels like two steps forward and four back...roll on Christmas Eve...the shops are shut and hey if I've forgotten something...then TOUGH.
Still have to hand deliver a pile of cards...neighbours and friends who are only a stone's throw away but it has to be a bit of a cloak and dagger operation under cover of darkness...don't want them to see the door and it's "OH COME IN FOR A COFFEE" and a couple of hours later...I've delivered only the one card.
Up with the lark yesterday morning...iced the Christmas Cake, made soup for the big day which will be popped into the freezer and taken out the night before...all before my special little fellas arrived. While Oliver went for his after lunch nap..Brodie...Granda...Buddy and Grandma all took off for the forest...a very bracing walk was real brass monkey weather...chilly...chilly even for us hardy North East of Scotland folks.

These two had great fun together...Brodie always asks if he can have Buddy's whistle but Buddy never ventures far from Brodie but Brodie blows it anyway...over and over again..."Excuse Me Mum...give me a break...take that sodding thing off him."
And Brodie follows wherever Buddy's great to see kids out in the fresh air enjoying nature and brings back wonderful memories of my childhood...the horses and dogs that were my best friends...animals give such conditional love...never judging or criticising and always there to lick away your touches my heart to see the bond developing between these two...THEY ARE GONNA BE GREAT BUDDIES as long as Brodie doesn't get the whistle.
This is going to be a "clean the kitchen" kinda day...but I will be having more than my fair share of coffee breaks and nipping off to watch "you know what" on TV and no the old credit card a bit of a bashing...when it comes to the 9pm hour...Oh I know...but I can't help it...can never have enough of American Crafts and their scrummy Thickers. Catch up with you all tomorrow when I will be back with Give-Away No 3...oops that's something else I need to add to that darned list.    
Hugs Kath xxxxxx


Cheri said...

Great pics, Kath! I remember back in the day, brother and I would go for HOURS playing outside. We had quite a bit of open space around our neighborhood, so we got into all sorts of fun!

Macpurp said...

Beautiful pictures of Brodie and Buddy. I grew up with two wonderful dogs. First one a collie who would do anything you asked of her and then a rather aloof retriever who was a joy but did things on her terms! Both lived to be a ripe old age and gave me much happiness.
I love walking in the woods or down the beach with my Poppy as I did with Tilly and Giz.
I know what you mean about sneaking round with goodies for neighbours....I took Poppy who is still bouncy delivering with me, and then decline to go in as she is still very bouncy and loves to jump! As the other day I didn't and I spent two hours in one house! never get all I to do done at this rate.....

Crafting Queen said...

Oh they are both so adorable! I love your Buddy and can't wait to move (next month) to get a dog as well. Not sure what the cat will say:-)
Have a very Merry Christmas!

Lisa said...

Hi Kath, Great photos of Brodie and Buddy! My children love going for a walk in the woods. x

Sparkle and Flourish said...

Hi kath! Been browsing your blog for a while but didn't realise we were so close!! I'm in Kingswells ...where are you??? Gorgeous pics of your Grandson!
Judy xx

NGCARDS said...

Awww looks like them 2 had a great day! Hope you get your list completed soon, have fun cleaning your kitchen and try to resist temptation woman when it comes to the tv! lol xxx

Wiccababe said...

am so glad I blog-hopped here just now - had forgotten all about Becks being on QVC. Know what I'll be doing for the rest of the day now lol

Tip Top said...

Hehehehe! I think it was a bit warmer 'down south' yesterday as my two didn't need to be wrapped up as well as your two did!

Cassie said...

Great pictures! I have fond memories of the woods behind our house when I was a child. My brother and I would play in it all day long in the snow! It had a creek running through it, and it was my "job" to test the ice to see if it was strong enough to skate on! Of course at the time, I thought it was an important job, I didn't see that the boys were picking on me!

I'm a list maker as well. I usually start with a list of the lists that I need to make!

I'm glad that you mentioned the TV! I had forgotten already....I think my mind is slipping! Have a good day.

Ali Watson said...

Fab piccis Kath, great to see them having fun. Hope your list isn't too long. I'm a list person to and lost it so whos knows what the results will be lol. I did write another but hey ho don'y know of all of it was put on the new list. Any way have fun watching the box I'll be watching it too. Hugs xx

Dawn said...

Aww Kath what a great scene - and it's so true - there's hardly any walking in woods or feeding ducks these days... so great to have all this on your doorstep. Your Budster is one damned fine dog and the wee man is as cute as a button all wrapped up!
I grew up with dogs, cats, budgies and just love animals - like you haven't guessed!!