Monday, 31 October 2011

Photo-a-Day Halloween Special

I probably should have gone and bought a pumpkin.... I normally do, I did an Iron Maiden Eddie pumpkin last year... I'll take another pic later should I decide to go get one... Tia hates to be left out of Halloween (honest!)... so here she is in all her halloween finery.... I can't believe she just lay there and let me put this on her.. AND take a picture!  Normally she sees the camera come out and she gives me a filthy look and scarpers!   Maybe I should after all take her trick or treating!!!!!

My Monday Song....

Photo-a-Day Day 61

Sunday's rule was to take a photo of a door.... well I don't really have any interesting doors, so I took a photo of my wardrobe door (which is now in my spare room as no room for it in my room).  Had this wardrobe for years, its antique but gradually falling to bits due to all my house moves.  The tail I've had since I was 16, my boyfriend at the time gave it me.. no idea why... it has lived on my wardrobe door since that day!

Photo-a-Day Day 60

As usual I never really go on the computer at the weekend, so blogging my pics now.... Saturday's rule was happiness :

She looks happy right?!
 These were nothing to do with the photo of the day, but thought I'd add them anyway......
Tia does serious!

Little wren that visits my bay tree every day, I love wren's, so cute :)

Friday, 28 October 2011

Photo-a-Day Day 59

Today's rule is Horizon... I walked the road way round to the fields this morning so that it would be light enought to take a piccy of the horizon by the time I got to the fields.. It was v foggy but luckily it lifted a little and I was able to grab a pic.

I guess today is going to be the last day for a while when I can get away with taking my photo a day on my early morning dog walks.. must find my blooming torch and Tia's twinklies ready for  next week

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Photo a Day New rules

Some new rules for the next 17 days from theothermousie - her blog can be found here:
59) Horizon
60) Happinesss
61) A door
62) View from a window
63) Recycling
64) Diagonal
65) Rubbish
66) Light
67) Dark
68) A smile
69) Something creepy
70) Favourite food
71) Music
72) Stairs/step
73) Chimney
74) Sharp
75) Comfort

Photo-a-Day Day 58

A photo of your favourite smell.... I actually love the smell of freshly cut grass... but its raining.. I'm not about to go out and mow the lawn for a photo opportunity!!  So a different sort of smell that I love is my favourite perfume - Angel by Thierry Mugler.... I have worn this perfume exclusively now for years... it is only this year that I tried Womanity by Thierry Mugler and liked it, so I now very occasionally wear this one instead.  Until this year though I used to go through between 3-5 bottles a year....Angel is addictive, I really couldn't, until Womanity wear anything else!

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Photo-a-Day Day 56

A photo from your childhood - last day of school... rockin the 80's hair.... or not!!!!!  I'm the first on the left

Monday, 24 October 2011

Photo-a-Day Day 55

A photo of your five things that you would take to a desert island... couldn't get all of these on one photo... not without seriously pissing Tia off anyway.. and she doesn't look too impressed having the camera stuck in her face again!!

Like I was ever gonna leave her behind!

I've counted this as one item..because its my rules and my desert island, I would also be taking a solar powered charger!

Decided it would be easier to buy a kindle then expect Amazon to deliver to my remote island on a monthly basis!

My bow and arrows....obviously I'd have to kill my own food... I'm sure at some point I'd get the knack of hitting it!  I'd invest in arrow making equipment too, so I can replace all the broken/lost ones!

This is not because I'm sad.. it would be turned off (no point having my beautiful deserted island if people can still ring me!).... but I may need it for my own personal delivery service that would replace books should I break my kindle, supply me with food should I not actually manage to kill anything etc

Photo-a-Day Day 54

A photo that represents your favourite movie... technically its very hard for me to choose my fave movie between, True Romance, Leon & Pulp Fiction..... I went with Pulp Fiction as I was able to think of something to take for the photo.... dug out my extremely old and buried bible (given to me as a christening gift apparently... before anyone knew I'd develop into an atheist.... haha I could have made another connection here to pulp fiction but I will be a good girl!) and finally managed to find Ezekial 25.17..... which bares a vague resemblance to the Tarantino version in the movie... personally I prefer the Tarantino version!

Photo-a-Day Day 53

A photo that describes my personality...... well I'd generally say that I like a laugh and I'm independent.. but couldn't find anything to hand to take a photo of for these... I am also very laidback... so......

Just for the record.... when I am being laidback, I'm not legs akimbo like my teddy!!!

Friday, 21 October 2011

Doggy Treat Chrissy Cards

I've finally sorted out some of my Christmas treat options (selection bags will follow next week!)

Doggy Christmas Cards are now available for pre-order.  They will be made fresh mid December and posted out in time for Christmas.

Available in two flavours Turkey & Cranberry and Beef & Carrot

£2.00 each plus £1 P&P (discounts available on postage for higher quantities.  To order email me at and I will send you a Paypal invoice.  Also see my website

They will be supplied in cellophane bag to maintain freshness....both recipes are wheat free & low gluten, free range eggs, fresh local meat

Photo-a-Day Day 52

So after lots and lots of brain racking.. I finally thought of something to represent my favourite song.... I thought I would have to lie and choose second favourite!

My definition of my fave song.... Hallowed be Thy Name

 The photo below isn't related to fave song at all, on way back to car this little guy was spying on me, so I took a photo, he lives in the house I want, the neighbour is Tutbury castle.., it has beautiful walled in garden... its also£1.1M so a girl can but dream!!!

Photo-a-day Day 51

I'm a day behind on all my blogging.. still!  So today's rule was to take a photo that represents your favourite band... so I was going to take a photo of an ironing maiden... due to not owning an iron (at the moment, not permanently!), I thought I'd go visit mum and take a photo of her ironing.. well I went to visit mum last night but forgot to take a camera with me!  So.... I thought okay well Eddie represents Iron Maiden better than anything.. and conveniently Eddie appears on all my Iron Maiden tshirts.... so here he is.. complete with creases!!!

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Photo-a-Day Day 50

 This was yesterday's photo rule which I forgot to blog.. the rule was socks... I have no decent cute socks! So I took my cosiest socks, they make my feet all toasty :)

And now its onto new set of rules... which were supplied by me....... I know what I want to take a picture of for day 51 but I don't own an iron... so think I'm gonna have to visit mother for this one!

51) Take a photo that reflects your favourite band name
52) A photo that describes your favourite song
53) A photo that describes your personality
54) A photo that describes your favourite movie
55) A photo of 5 things you would take to a desert island
56) A photo from your childhood
57) Can you guess what it is yet?
58) A photo of your favourite smell

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

A-Z of me, me, me

Found this on another blog and thought I'd fill it in because I love these things!

A-Age:   41
B-Bed size: Oversized double from Ikea

C-Chore that you hate: Weeding the garden I think is the worst chore

D-Dogs:  Just the one, which I'm sure just about everyone that follows me knows about by now... but if you don't here is my little baby looking goofy... which is kinda normal:
E-Essential start to your day: Early morning walk with above little menace.. its basically the first thing I do every morning after I've thrown some clothes on!

F-Favourite Colour: Green... especially Olive Green, Lime Green & Apple Green

G-Gold or silver: Silver.... I don't like gold
H-Height:  5ft 6in
I-Instruments you play: erm I could play the recorder when I was at school... now I play nothing at all.. I'd love to play the guitar, but I tried playing the opening notes to an AC/DC track and I struggled to get my fingers to do what they were told!

J-Job title: Advertising Manager... but I'd like to have no job title as I'd like to just work for myself making delightful doggy treats for the whole country's doggy population.. alas I generally wake up and realise this is not going to pay the bills :(

K-Kids: No thanks

L-Live: Derbyshire
M-Mothers name: Christine
N-Nicknames: I'm generally called Kirst or for the really lazy just K.. so no nicknames as such

O-Overnight hospital stays: Never
P-Pet peeves: Okay this could be a long one... I hate Reality TV - I don't do Big Bro, X Factor or I'm a Celebrity... I can't understand why anyone would watch them to be honest!  Having said that I do like Strictly.. but only because of the dresses.. the fact I don't know who half of the "celebrities" are usually winds me up!  I hate animal cruelty, racism & the excessive use of fireworks (one night a year I can live with.. three months of I can't!).  People not cleaning up after their dogs also does my head in!  I hate the neediness of people.. yes I can be a bit anti-social, I'm perfectly okay with my own company and I hate it when you sit in a cafe, park up somewhere for lunch, whatever and someone has to sit down right next to you, park next to you etc.. if there are plenty of other places to be why do these people have to choose to be near me!

Q-Quote from a movie: "I move my finger one inch to use my turn signal. Why are these assholes so lazy they can't move their finger one fucking measly inch to drive more safely?"
Grumpy & funny
R-Right or left handed: Right

S-Siblings: A younger sister.
T-Time you wake up: I wake up naturally (I don't have an alarm clock) around 5.30am... I usually try and go back to sleep.. I never ever succeed, so not sure why I actually bother.. and then usually give up between 6 & 7 and get up dependent on whether its a weekend or not.  On the weekend I like to torture myself by trying to go back to sleep for a bit longer.. still always to no avail!
U-Underwear: Not sure what the question means.. yes I wear it... generally its black and always a g-string.... proper pants are damn uncomfortable!
V-Vegetable you hate: Think I eat all vegetables.. if I had to choose my least favourite it would be chunky carrots... thinly sliced are okay and I love them mashed with swede!

W-What makes you run late: I pretty much can't be late to save my life.. I'm always annoyingly early.. however when I used to travel the country to get to appointments, I was occasionally late due to ridiculous motorway hold ups.... but even then I'd have usually allowed an extra hour at least for any journey, so lateness was still very rare!
X-X rays you’ve had: Legs and ankles.. I'm ridiculously good at twisting my ankles.. never broken anything though, however I have now torn the ligaments in my ankles so often that I'm surprised I can stand up at all!

Y-Yummy food that you make: Everything I make is yummy.. I'm a good cook.... Tia would obviously say that my Rye & Banana Dog Treats are heavenly.... but when cooking for humans, I think the thing that gets the most praise is my Sri Lankan Chicken Curry... I grind and blend all the spices myself and it is bloody gorgeous... if I do say so myself!
Z-Zoo animal: Tiger I think.... they are so gorgeous, I just want to give them a big cuddle... I think this is probably ill advised.. they may look all cute and snuggly... but their teeth are a bit huge!

Look at his cute little smile.....

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Photo-a-Day Day 49

The rule today is Diamonds.... well I only have one ring with diamonds in it, it was my grandma's engagement ring.. and I used it as my engagement ring too..... haha least that meant I didn't need to throw it back at him when we split up :)

Monday, 17 October 2011

Photo-a-Day Day 48

Who would have thought Red, White & Blue could be so difficult!  So another lame effort from me......

The back of my car.. my car can barely be described as blue to be honest... so its kinda red, white & bluey grey.....

 and yes it gets worse......... zoomed in ridiculously for this one, as was sat at level crossing when I spotted it!

Photo-a-Day Day 47

Call of the Wild.... okay its a real lame effort... Tia looking a bit wild when I called her!!!  I did take a picture of a heron flying off and having a dump... but by the time the shutter clicked it was just a heron flying off!

Photo-a-Day Day 46

Altered Images..... my mum & dads Jack Russell, Bridie (she's my mini-treat tester... although to be honest she's more of a Rotti than Tia & Frankie put together!)

Photo-a-Day Day 45

So I've been v slack the last three days at blogging my photo a day... so catching up

Day 45 the rule was Housework... I thought rather than take a photo of dust I'd take a pic of my cleaning product cupboard!

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Photo-a-Day Day 44

Favourite Drink....... WINE!  But from a different angle!  Generally I like red or white, not particularly fussy on colour.. but I don't like cheap crap!... a nice Rioja tends to be favourite... if I'm out in a bar though its generally dry white with soda :)

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Photo-a-Day Day 43

Autumnal Mood..... so I've altered the picture to what I was looking for yesterday... still could have done better if I had my other camera with me... but my early morning walks are limited to my little camera!

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Photo-a-Day Day 42

Blue & White.... this is the eye on my Korn "Issues" doll.. technically I guess its blue and cream really..

Monday, 10 October 2011

Photo-a-Day Day 41

Words......... this is sprayed onto the local railway bridge.... apparently its a small independent record label started in 2007...... the lads that started it wer 16 at the time... and they've obviously moved onto something better as I don't think they've been heard of since!

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Photo-a-Day Day 40

Fire..... yes I did have a fire tonight for the purpose of the photo challenge!!!! I'm sweltering hot, but its gorgeous!

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Photo-a-Day Day 39

Black & White.... couldn't make up my mind between taking a photo in black and white or of something black & white... so I did both....

Friday, 7 October 2011

Photo-a-Day Day 38

Stones/Rocks/Pebbles - I would have taken a photo of pebbles by the river on this morning's walkies.. but it was barely light and pouring... the gravel in my driveway is v bland & boring, so I thought I'd take a photo of a rock... but it is a rock with a fossil in it!

I've had this rock for getting on for 20 years I reckon (shame its a bit smashed now), we were on holiday as kids in Somerset and had gone for a long walk along the beach in the rain... when we had walked probably 3 miles we came upon a cliff and there were lots of rocks with fossils on them, me and my sister took off our raincoats and wrapped the fossils up in them and then struggled all the way back to the caravan with them.. drenched - I think we wrapped them up in our coats as we thought we may get in trouble for taking them off the beach.. we could hardly disguise the fact we had them though as we could barely walk upright... they were a bit heavy!

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Photo-a-Day Day 37

Today's rule is Obsession... I couldn't make my mind up what I was obsessed by... I mean if Jake Gyllenhaal lived down the road it would be easy... I'd be constantly walking passed his house trying to bump into him.... or is that stalking rather than obsession ;)

So anyway I have picked two things I can't live without - music & books.... I am obsessed by both at different times, I very rarely read whilst listening to music as I am not then giving the music full attention.. music is for when I'm driving, doing chores, cooking, sunbathing, working etc... and reading is for when I'm not doing any of those things!

So my photos are of my ipod, which has over 7000 songs on it and one of my bookshelves - all bookshelves are full, I have books all over the place really, one of my kitchen cupboards has been taken over by cookbooks (can never have too many!)

I pretty much hate going shopping... but stick me in a book shop and I could happily stay there all day... and Amazon is almost lethal!

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Photo-a-Day Day 36

Circles ........ This is of the speaker of my Bose Ipod Docking Station.. makes my eyes go funny if I stare at the picture too long!

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Photo-a-Day Day 35

Contents of handbag.... now in any of my old handbags which were the size of small suitcases, I would have had a lot more crap ... I mean, important everyday essential items stored away in them.... but my current handbag isn't exactly huge... so its remarkably empty!  (After I took the pic I realised I'd forgotten to take out the two lipsticks and my driving licence from the front pocket)

The handbag is a Christmas present (2011!) from my sister, she knew I desperately wanted a Joey-D handbag... she also knew that in true me fashion I'd just go ahead and buy one if I spotted one in any shops... so when she saw one when out shopping she decided to buy it for me..... but then she thought she better not wait until Xmas 2011 to give it to me or I'd end up buying one myself! 

And the contents are:

Cheque Book
2 x foldable M&S reusable shopping bags
Rape alarm thingy (doubt the batteries even work now!!!!)
Leaflet & Business Card for The Huntsman Carvery, Dunchurch (the best carvery in the country!)
Leaflet for Truth Bracelet Charms
Wet Wipes
Little sewing kit
Sachet of Garnier Body Cream... that I forgot I had!
(2 lipsticks & driving licence, not photographed)

Monday, 3 October 2011

Photo-a-Day Day 34

Feathered Friends - my first attempt at pictures of swans failed this morning, as Tia got impatient standing still and ran into the river and chased them away!!!  So I took a quick shot of some very noisy gulls... but then on the way back down the river I came upon the swans again so took a couple of them too - deeper water means Tia won't chase them, she doesn't like to swim, just paddle!