I'm sitting here, and the house is very quiet. The doggies are with their Auntie Anne, who takes them for lots of walks, and lets slip on the odd occassion that they're her dogs. Which I don't mind at all, it just means she gives them lots of love, she's not going to dog-nap them. She has them to stay if we go on holiday, or go out for the day, and they adore her, which I really like, because it means they're happy with her.
Sometimes we let them stay the night with their Auntie Anne even if we're at home, because we know how much she loves to have them. I always miss them when this happens, but feel I'm doing some sort of good deed by letting Anne have them for the night!
It's amazing how they fill the house without doing much. Just by sitting in their beds they're a huge presence. There's always the odd sigh or snort from Ellie. Ellie sighs a lot. I wonder what's weighing her down?!
And Douglas is always watching me, ready to spring up and accompany me into the kitchen, ever hopeful for a treat. I'm often checking them out too, getting a glimpse of my little canines.
I drop a reference to it again in this post, because if you were anti the Royal Wedding, you wouldn't have got to the end of my last blog post! And that's where I mentioned the interview.
You may, or may not, find the answer to the last question in the questionaire amusing. (It wasn't at all amusing at the time it happened).
I thought I'd just do a quietish sort of post today.
A little earlier, the light was absolutely beautiful, filling the front of the house with a golden glow, so I picked up my camera and took a few photos of some of the things I love and look at each day, on the top floor of the house.
I say top floor, because that's a place of calm and order, walk down to the level below, and you'd be descending into chaos, so I didn't go there with the camera, I stuck to the calm part of the house.
D'you like the chandelier in the mosaic above?! That's from Ikea a few years ago, it was meant to be for outside, so the balls are plastic. It's huge, and fills the space brilliantly. That's the sort of purchase I love, a cheap solution to a need, with an effective result!
Every time I walk down the stairs, I pass this watercolour I did of my parents (above) many moons ago. I feel like I see them every day, even though they live in Spain.
The cloud in the sky behind him, looks a bit like a fluffy duckling, without legs.
Now it's home for a cup of tea, or something stronger.
A Cup of tea for me today I think.
"The last one to the front door is a nimcompoop!" Did you ever play that game when you were little?!
Cheerio! Love Vanessa xxx
P.S. The doggies are back now, with their little waggy tails and enthusiastic doggy chaos. There's the pitter patter of Ellie's confident little trot! Lovely!