Monday, 28 January 2013

Snow Snuffling

Snowy Days Falling over in the snow Snowy Nights on the street winter pose happy snow days Toboggan Happy
Happy snowy days. Finally we could get the sledge out. I was a little apprehensive for Little Bird's reaction but as ever at the moment, he totally surprised me. Huge smiles on his face and loving falling off sometimes into the snow. Back breaking work though pulling sledges, isn't it. Phew!

The dogs too have loved the snow, sniffing and snuffling the snowflakes and greeting their friends whilst dressed in their natty jumpers. Tara is a little too portly for hers.

Was good whilst it lasted, yucky when slushy and now the rainSnuffling  has washed it all away I'm looking forward to spring. Bring on the warmth.

Monday, 14 January 2013


Building Blocks
Photobucket Photobucket Cow Balloon Giraffe Cake Birthday Presents Chocolate Coins Birthday Boy Happy Giraffe Cake Giraffe Toys
Little Bird turned 3. Happy little boy who loves animals, especially giraffes.
Daddy Bird brought home two huge balloons and his big smiles have brightened up the darkest of months. I know you can't tell us how happy you feel but your look says it all.
Here's to the year ahead my 'besty bear' xx

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Winter Hearts & Ghosties

Chester in winter
Winter started with the Winter Watch Parade in Chester and the Christmas markets. Skeletons, ghouls playing the drums and smiley faces. The Christmas market was a little small but still enjoyable and located by the cathedral surrounded by twinkling lights.
Belltower Walk Chester Chester Christmas market Chester Christmas market
As the drums started banging in the pouring rain, we took shelter in a doorway and ate the best chips in the world whilst I tried to take photos without damaging my camera.
Winter Watch Parade Chester Winter Watch Parade
I love this parade for it's eeriness and gothic characters, it's like The Nightmare Before Christmas with ghosties and skeletons dancing around. Little Bird watched from Daddy's shoulders loving the drum beat.
Winter Watch
Skeletons in the parade
Back at home, the rest of Christmas was fairly quiet. 2012 was tough, I felt tired. 
Glowing Fairy Lights Snowflake Lights
We shared Christmas with a new member of the family, little Billy, a rescue dog of the mixed terrier variety - can you see him. We lost our beloved Milly to cancer at the end of October - my heart still hurts. We got Billy very quickly afterwards as our remaining dog looked so sad and with the cold weather I felt like we had to offer our home to another furry mate. I'm glad we did, he has helped to heal our hearts with his winsome ways.
My little boy
Fairy Lights
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and New Year - I'm glad to be back. I do intend on blogging at least twice a week as I really miss it. Hello 2013 and I look forward to catching up with you all xxx