Saturday, March 24, 2012


Our boy is on the mend! Yay!  A week of antibiotics stopped the spread of his icky lip and started to heal it, and the addition of steroids on Thursday made a huge difference almost overnight. He's going to be his handsome self again in no time! He even had a play date with Solly this week to cheer him up.

And Riley, my little agility star, won 2 silver medals at the Taranaki Masters games  Dog Agility last Sunday!  Go wee gingernut!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Brodie's afternoon out

Poor Brods is a bit under the weather and  had his playdate cancelled yesterday cos he suddenly developed a very red, sore top lip and we didn't want to risk him hurting himself. He's on antibiotics.....if they don't work then further investigations will be necessary and that means a general anaesthetic for a biopsy.  We felt sorry for him and since it was such a lovely day, we took him for a bit of a blat down the beach.

Check out his poor sore face.....

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Red Blue & yellow

Southern Girls have a new challenge up and we want you to use the colours red, blue and yellow.    And we have FOUR sponsors this time around and I've used a Marianne Design stamp and some Marianne Dies for my card, as they are one of the sponsors for the challenge.   I' m loving these stamps , some real cuties!  I've coloured my image with my new polychromo pencils....yes, my copics are being neglected :(  .   The paper I've used is just scraps from my pile...not sure what they are.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

A simple card

This is a quick card I made for a friend who competes and judges in the Dog Agility scene in NZ. Last weekend he had a tragic fire in his house which claimed the life of his adored agility dog, 7 year old Rapid. He was away for the day, at a dog show and Rapid was left at home in a crate, still recovering from surgery .  It was a shock to everyone of course but most of all to him. Last year he and his two dogs walked 2325 km around the South Island in 69 days , raising more than $22,000 for Cancer support.

RIP Rapid.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Not a card but I've been playing

At last! A chance to play with my 120 polychromo pencils!   I'm in LUUUURRRRVE!   And I'm too busy to make a card, I have more images to colour! And I need lots of practice. Hehehehe!

This week at Make it Colourful, the challenge is to colour with green.   Don't forget this is a colouring challenge, it doesn't have to be a card or other project. You can see what the DT have done if you pop over to the gallery HERE.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Did ya miss me?

We left home Monday morning after dropping off two of the dogs ( Vinnie goes with mama!)  to their babysitters, headed off in Bryan ,the Kombi,  for a trip around the East Cape of NZ.   Got as far as Waverley when we started to notice engine problems  ( that's only 30 minutes from home!) which then came right, until Marton when he decided to stop on us.  A few minutes mucking around, restarted , drove to an auto electrician, fitted a new coil and we were off again! Yay!

First night at Kuripapango, a beautiful doc camping spot beside the Ngaruroro river , no one there but us! The next morning to Napier, called in to see my brother & his wife and their son and his new dog. What a cutie Speedy is!
Then on to Wairoa, a night at Mum's, caught up with another brother, then headed off to our next overnight stop at Anaura Bay via Tolaga Bay and a walk along its wharf.   The next day it was on through Tokomaru bay, another wharf visit, Waipiro Bay, lunch at Te Araroa where there was a huge contingent of police with plane and helicopter for their marijuana search! LOL! A quick visit to Lottin Point then the night was spent at Waihau Bay, beside the hotel and store where the movie " Boy" was filmed.
 We headed off early , stopped to take some pics of the church at Raukokore where the penguins nest

We were intending staying a night at Lake Whakamaru when we got there but a check of the weather on the internet warned us of the nasty weather heading our way so we packed up and took off, driving into increasing rain and decreasing temps, but luckily no wind at that stage.  That hit in the early hours of this morning while we were lying in bed , very glad we were home and not in the van , and hoping our roof stayed on !  The garden is a bit worse for wear, branches down, plants flattened , and most of the ripening pears on the tree are now on the ground! Grrrr!  Brodie likes that though,  yummmmmmmmmm!  Tasty treats!!!!!


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