Sunday, 14 August 2022

For Debby no!!!!! I mean Lizzy

 Sunday has been a productive day .
After a brief sleep, my brother-in-law came round to help me install my new washing machine. 
( not the easiest job in the world as it turned out) 
The humidity here is 65% , so we were dripping by the time it was up and running with my undercrackers leaping in soapy happy circles.
My brother in law has been a godsend to our entire family over the years as he’s one of those men who can turn his hand to anything practical and I’ve always been very grateful for his consistent smiling support over the years. 
This afternoon , the old washing machine my husband bought is now waiting for the village scrap iron man on the patio and the new all singing all dancing computer confusing washer is working perfectly 
I popped a gift of a litre of nice gin and some internet bought gin glasses to him at teatime 
The glasses were made in Spain which is apt.

I will leave you with some photos of my living room , especially for Debby
And as promised , I haven’t  tidied  up.
I’ve already bought and paid for new carpets for the cottage but these won’t be laid until late September. A few weeks to allow for Roger’s bladder to be  trained by the girls me thinks …..the same carpet will run into every room including the bedrooms







Then the cottage will be finally finished for the time being.
I’m picking him up at 11 am from Alfreton 
His purchase will signal a twenty year relationship with his breeder and from what I understand will probably be my last chance to buy a dog from her which is a poignant thought.
Roger will be my last terrier ….and one of a long line of lovely dogs …Finlay, Maddie, Meg, William, George, and Mary

59 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. Fuck you are right lol …sorry lizzy

      Delete
    2. And Oh course thank you Rachel xx

      Delete
    3. My wify is down Rachel . I'm now trying to blog on my.phone

      Delete
  2. Anonymous7:09 pm

    I have nothing in particular to say, John, just that I so enjoy following you in your day to day life. I can't wait to meet the new puppy. (Kathy from Virginia)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Anonymous7:24 pm


    Quote of the day: ... with my undercrackers leaping in soapy happy circles. Lol!! Looking forward to the new arrival's arrival! Louise

    ReplyDelete
  4. I adore your cottage. x

    ReplyDelete
  5. Nice to see Dorothy and Mary looking so relaxed. They don't realize what disruption is coming! Can't wait to be introduced to the new furry fella.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Initially ?
      It will be carnage lol

      Delete
    2. Well, hopefully not THAT bad. :)

      Delete
  6. Your cottage looks so different, but lovely, now that it is all your own. I love what you have done.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Just the coziest. You and I definitely share some sensibilities in the way we have made our homes our own. And John- although my staircase and yours are not twins, they are pretty dang close cousins. Now how did that happen? Wales to North Florida? My house was built in 1859 and I know your cottage is older but when was that staircase put in?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Please post a photo of your staircase

      Delete
    2. I will soon. I promise.

      Delete
  8. It's exciting and I've always been apprehensive -Have they been introduced - I don't believe so-I never met my tich 2 years ago-never mind the trio before collecting him after his long journey from Romania - my thatch got a bit alert for a while but now they are double trouble -Problem is tich is untidy around the house but toilet perfect-and my thatch not -Enjoy your evening John xx

    ReplyDelete
  9. Can't wait to hear of his first night and how the girls respond. And hopefullya photo.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Adore the photos today !

    ReplyDelete
  11. Just home. Lovely.

    Undercrackers....the only other place I have heard that is NZ!!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Your home looks so cozy and comfortable! Best of luck with the new pup! He is lucky to join your fabulous crew!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Barbara Anne9:48 pm

    Lovely and welcoming home, John! The girls look so comfy and they have no idea what tomorrow's arrival of little Roger will bring to their home. Be sure to take photos, pretty please!

    Hugs!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Barbara Anne9:54 pm

      Oh, and do pick up the framed art and other decor that's on the floor so it isn't lost to puppu nibbles or pee!

      More hugs!

      Delete
    2. He’s an older youngster so hopefully won’t be a chewer

      Delete
  14. You've made a lovely home. Dorthy's reaction to Roger will be interesting. The ideal is: she feels motherly toward Roger.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Is it one of those washing machines that dries as well? ( we don’t have those here). I hope the adoption of your new little Roger goes well for you! - Jenn

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love your cottage. It's so cozy. Hope everything goes well with Roger.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Can't wait to hear about the new pack mate. Love what you have done with the place.

    ReplyDelete
  18. LOL. For the record, Debby loved the pictures too. I think that your little cottage is very cozy.

    ReplyDelete
  19. It's a lovely house and you've done amazing things with it.

    ReplyDelete
  20. So, is the excitement level building? If it is the girls will feel your anticipation and know something’s in the air. Can’t wait. Never too much love to share but it will be interesting and probably overly entertaining in the short run. Love, love, love your wonderful cottage but heed Barbara Anne’s suggestion to move vulnerables up and away for a time. Have fun!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Your home is filled with interesting things and comfortable-looking places to relax. Your occasional posts about your changes have inspired me to think about what I might enjoy being surrounded by, as I make some changes of my own in my home. I hope the introduction of Roger goes well. How are Mary's ears nowadays?

    ReplyDelete
  22. Like something out of Homes and Gardens! How come your untidy home looks tidier than my tidy one? Roger will certainly upset the apple cart for a while, until Mary, Dorothy and Albert get him under control. You think you'll be the one training him? Think again! xx

    ReplyDelete
  23. Shouldn't take long for Roger to realise just how lucky he is. Can't wait to see him and get all the details of his arrival, including how he's 'welcomed' by present residents.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I wonder if my undercrackers have ever leapt in soapy happy circles. It seems like something only yours would do. Your home is so warmly inviting.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Before they are washed they lie in smelly desperation

      Delete
  25. Just switched on at 10am in case there is a photo but am too early - can't wait

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It’s a six hour round trip to pick him up pat x

      Delete
  26. Can't wait to see the photos of Roger. How lovely to have a new puppy in the house.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. He’s six months old so out of puppyhood

      Delete
  27. I've read/followed/seen pictures of all your Welshies except Maddie.
    Your cottage is so lovely.
    The poor girls. They have no idea of the puppy explosion that's about to disrupt their peace.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Maddie was a Scottie
      A bad tempered old gal too
      She was lovely

      Delete
  28. Finlay, Maddie, Meg, William, George, Mary and Roger - sounds like an evangelical singing group - The Terriers. "What a friend we have in Jesus - Woof! Woof!"

    ReplyDelete
  29. Your home is looking lovely, but then it always has.
    Happy 'Picking Up Roger Day' ... hope it all goes well.

    ReplyDelete
  30. I am excited, (like all of the others), to see Roger and hear how the introduction goes. I'll be checking in all day. I adore your cottage. It is so cozy and inviting.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Where is he?xx

    ReplyDelete
  32. Anonymous2:48 pm

    Oh please cancel the carpet and refinish the hardwood floors

    ReplyDelete
  33. What if Mary is in season?

    ReplyDelete
  34. Your home is so interesting and eclectic, yet inviting. I enjoyed enlarging your pics and looking at the details, thank you. I esp admire your use of color, in paint and accents and also your special touch in displaying artworks. The hardwood floors do look lovely tho I suppose carpet is kinder to doggy feet and warmer. Thanks again for pics.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Warmer in winter , especially in a cottage

      Delete

I love all comments Except abusive ones from arseholes