Thursday, November 13, 2008

Baking, bands and Jimmy!!

Thought you'd like to see the photos of yesterday's baking for work. The cheese scones were good but the chocolate caramel tarts were YUMMO!!! and just the perfect size. You make them in a mini muffin tin so they are almost just bitesize.

Yesterday was also the day that the Playstation game 'Guitar Hero World Tour' was released! HS has been counting down the days and actually used some of his hard earned money (which doesn't often see the sunlight!!) to buy it. Not only does it have the guitar but it also has the drums and vocals. I was so!! lucky and given the chance to sing vocals on the microphone, not so lucky when I was so bad at it that the song kept being stopped!! Oops singing is not one of my stronger points!!

I received a letter in the mail yesterday from my darling niece Daisy from the UK. A bit hard to see but she has drawn a picture of herself asleep dreaming about our dog Jess. It was the most beautiful sympathy letter that we got after losing Jess and there were tears all around as we read it. I so wished my sister and her littlies lived closer!!

Thought it was time for some updated Jimmy photos. He has been really miserable since we lost Jess. We are trying to decide how to best help. I think the rest of the family would like another dog but I'd rather just find him a friend to play with during the day!? Any suggestions?? He has grown so much and is needing even more exercise now! Loves his balls and must take at least one on each walk. He has outgrown another bed and has a pair of my old shoes for his own now which he is slowly destroying. He normally sleeps with it close in case I should try and steal them back!!
I am off to the Australian Quilt Market in Melbourne tomorrow with Mum to help our friends Robyn and Rex (she makes buttons!!). It is a trade show and we had such fun last year when we went. It will be an early start but I will have lots to tell you next week!!
nb: this post was written last Thursday but when I went to publish it my rotten computer wouldn't cooperate so I had to head to Melbourne without doing so. I will be back in the next few days with lots of photos from the weekend!
**Just another thing - has anyone noticed what number post this is?????


A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your caramel tarts look delicious!! hope you had loads of fun at the trade show.

Mischief Maker said...

He looks so sad with his head on his shoe. I would suggest another dog. Maybe a smaller one but one that will play happily with him. That's me though. I have two dogs and would love 5 more!!!

Indigo Blue said...

I am very sorry to hear about Jess. A smaller friend for him may help as he is probably feeling very lonely at the moment. I grew up with dogs so this would be my answer.
I am in the process if tagging you on my blog if you would like to pop over and have a quick look. Again I am sorry as animals do become part of the family.

Carol said...

Caramel ... drool !!!!

And what happened to Jimmy? He's gotten BIG !!! LOL I think another dog is right on the money for him to play with and keep company.

Owens Family Adventures said...

Wow!! He has gotten so big!
Is there a neighbor that has a dog near by and can come over for a playdate?? He could get some of his energy out and you wouldn't have to go through potty training! Win - Win. :)
Love the picture with him asleep on your cute! You know what else I just thought of.....maybe you could adopt an older dog. One that is already potty trained and has grown out of the puppy stage. On the other hand, if you are set against having another (it is a huge commitment!) he will get used to being an only dog and getting all the love and treats to himself. It's nice that you are taking him for a walk every day. That's half the battle right there. Good luck my friend!!

Ruth's Place said...

Hey, nearly 100!!

Jimmy is huge! Do you think he has much more growing to do?

Victoria said...

Those both look scrumptious!

My kids wanted another dog, immediately, upon the passing of our Golden Retriever, Gracie, in 2004. We kept the ferret we rescued, instead. I think a new dog would be a great idea.

April said...

Hi, I've left you an award and a tag on my blog

April xx

April said...

Hiya, just to let you know your Christmas Decoration swap is on its way!

April xx