Sunday, 24 October 2010


 At last it's the half-term holiday!!!! I don't think I could have lasted another week. It's been a particularly busy and tiring half-term. I've pottered about this weekend, getting jobs done and bits of shopping bought, as tomorrow I'm off up north to see little Sophie! Yes, I'm looking forward to the visit tremendously. Mr Snoopydog has a week off as well, but as Oscar is still on very reduced exercise, he's decided to stay at home with him and spend some time at his allotment.

So, this morning I mooched on down into the city centre. What a lovely Sunday morning it was too! I took the above photo just as I arrived at John Lewis. Our city has many, many churches. In fact, it was once famous for having a church for every week of the year, and a pub for every day, with the highest number of watering holes per square mile in the UK. It is also thought that Norwich's churches were so popular, in part due to activities that resulted from the popularity of its pubs!

I've not been very productive this week, as far as knitting is concerned. I've almost finished the left front of Miss Snoopydog's cabled coat, 'Gayle' and I've completed the heel and got going on the foot of my mystery KAL sock.

I just love this yarn, with it's subtle colour changes and soft, springy texture. I expect I'll take my 'Raspberry Coulis' socks with me. No car knitting this time though! Boo hoo!

We had an unexpected visitor to our bird feeders, early one morning this week. Just look at the antics of this cheeky little chappie.

I'm not sure how much success he had!

Oscar was supposed to start his hydrotherapy on Saturday afternoon. It was a 50 minute journey and we needed the 'sat nav' to find the stunningly pretty little farm, nestled in the heart of the Norfolk countryside. The place has an excellent reputation and is used by vets from all over the are. Oscar was having a 'ball'. Just being out and about, was just the best afternoon! Looking forward to a swim was almost too much to wait for! He was assessed and poked and prodded...... and then came the crunch. Mr Snoopydog had forgotten his vaccination card!!!!!!!! OH NO!!!!!!! He takes full responsibility as he had taken the telephone call from the physio. Hmmm! Oscar was not a happy boy. So, after all that, all he got was a look inside at the pool.

Never mind Oscar. You get to swim on Tuesday.

 It's a short post this week, as we seem to have been experiencing snail pace internet speed over the last few nights. I have no idea why, but it is very frustrating as every manoeuvre takes f.o.r.e.v.e.r! Hope you have a great week, wherever you are and whatever you are doing.


Clicky Needles said...

Interesting..our internet is rubbish at the moment too!

Have a great week off ;-)

Lyn said...

Oh I am so happy to have this week off-but next half term is going to be even more crazy!!!
have a lovely break.

bellaboo said...

We had a squirrel eat right through our metal bird feeder,so now we have one of those cage ones..completely squirrel proof! Have got a special peanut feeder for Mr S though.Quite fun to watch him lift the lid and take out the peanuts!Have a lovely break. :o)

Kathy said...

So glad you made it to half-term ... I'm not missing the madness at all! Squirrels steal fat balls in our garden, and even the metal holder to hang them on! Cheeky blighters!
Hope Oscar has a lovely swim session on Tuesday!
Have a great week!
Love Kathy xxx

Tracy said...

Look at the brazen squirrel... they are cute, but such scavengers! LOVE the sock in progress, Ros--that wool is so very lovely! Enjoy your break! :o) ((HUGS))

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Hoping your gorgeous doggy feels better soon, fab squirrel photos too :-)

melissa said...

love your squirrel visitor! too cute.

i hope you enjoy your holiday!

Country Girl said...

Have a lovely week and plenty of rest - you'll need it for the run up to the madness that is the term before Christmas!

Mrs Twins said...

I dont know whether this will go through.
I'm having trouble signing in everywhere whether it be Flickr or Blogland. I am getting really frustrated now.
I've been looking back on your previous posts, nearly every post there is a different piece of knitting, simply amazing. How do you find the time with your busy weeks!
Love the photo of Sophie, she is adorable Ros.
Love your projects, love your cooking!
Well done on a superb blog. I think you have changed it?
Love suex

Aksharaa said...

Hey Oscar,
u are more than welcome to come over for bfast.
But errr...u might hav to make do with kibble! Every bit of food disappears within u better call before u come:)

it is tuesday...we hope u got to swim today:)
wags, Buddy n ginger

Ozzy Blackbeard said...

Your sock is fab, and really love that pattern, it's so clever - and the yarn is beautiful.

Poor Oscar! Bet he huffed when he couldn't get in the pool! I hope this treatment helps him out.

Sarah said...

Poor Oscar! Glad you have had a good week. It goes so quickly! Enjoy Sunday!