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Wednesday, 21 December 2011

This and that. *picture heavy*

Heard back from the insulation company. They have agreed to come and remove it from two walls of the house, which means making holes in the walls outside and sucking it out or something like that.

They're coming on the 18th January, as they say can't come before.

They won't pay anything towards the work we are having done inside, even though we are having it done to repair the damp, but nothing back from the manufacturing tests yet, so can't argue the point too much until we know the outcome of that.

So for now we're just stuck as we are, all upside down with no comfy place to sit and worst of all .... my yarn and craft things are all packed AWAY, so as not to get messed up while the work was going on. *cries*
It was all meant to be over and finished by this week and ready to decorate, but now of course the builders are on hold as well until the insulation company is sorted. 

So I haven't been able to do much craft wise, so I thought I'd show you my lovely pets instead.

First up is our dog. We got her from the breed rescue when she was 18months old and when we took her to get spayed the vet discovered she has a very serious heart defect, which she would have been born with.  She wasn't expected to get much past age 3 at best. I'm happy to say she is now 6 much to their shock! She's a Staffordshire Bull Terrier and is mad but lovely!

We also have my mum's dog here with us most days as well, so it's a bit like we have two dogs really!

She's a cavalier king charles spaniel, who thinks she's a princess!

Then we have our hamster 'Jenkins'.

She's a dwarf hamster, winter white.

We also have a chinese hamster called 'Kevin'.

He's very sweet.

Sadly we recently lost two of our pets.
A roborovski hamster called 'Trevor'

And my beautiful budgie called 'Captain Jack Budgie'.


I'm going to get another budgie early next year once all the building work has been sorted out. I miss his lovely little voice and cheerful cheeps!

And although these weren't really pets as such, I thought it would be nice to show the butterflies we 'grew' from capterpillars.

They were fabulous and even when we set them free in the garden they stayed around and we could even get them back to our hands. It was a lovely experience.

Also ...

I have managed to do a little on the dreaded jumper. about another two rows of squares. I need to measure it, hopefully I'll be started on the V neck part soon!

Today though I was 'helping' Joe make a model. I'm not sure I was much help really but we muddled through and then his Dad sorted out some things we couldn't work out ourselves when he got home  tonight, so Joe can now carry on with it tomorrow.

It's a bit like meccano, but a cheap version of it. It's chinese and has no instructions, just a picture on the box and the parts numbered. It's a bit of a challenge for me unless I get step by step instructions. I'm not very mechanical really.

Anyhow, not the most interesting of posts I guess, but I wanted to at least blog about something while I'm waiting to reclaim my stash!!!

Take care everyone!



  1. Kim,thank you for showing your lovely pets:)Your Staffy obviously went to the right home:)and the two dogs look like they get on well together.
    Our boys used to collect caterpillars and watch the wonderous change from chrysalis to butterfly,and elder son now does it with his elder son. It is brilliant that your butterflies come back to you.
    Sorry about the lack of stash at the moment,at least it's safe. Hope you get straight soon. 'See' you in 2012 :)

  2. Thanks Lesley :)

    Yeah, the dogs get on great together, it's so funny to watch them when we first meet up, all wagging tails and excitement. Just like two kids really.

    The butterflies are amazing, we can't wait to do it again this spring, such fun.

    Hope all is well with you Lesley, take care!



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