Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Where do I start??

Oh no I'm just so rubbish at this blogging!!! The days are just flying by. I completed the Black lab commission (sorry can't post until October). I've then had a little holiday. We went to visit some friends who live in Suffolk. Had a lovely time. We travelled down early on the Saturday and had a lovely walk in Dunwich forest in the afternoon. Pip and Oscar(his bezzy mate German Shepherd) had a fab time running around. We saw some Dartmoor ponies, no I've not lost the plot with Dartmoor ponies in Suffolk. They have a scheme in operation whereby they are integrating the Dartmoor ponies into the area. We came across 2 youngsters first who were not in the least bothered by our presence. Of course I'd forgotton to take my camera.....derr!!! Further along the walk we saw another group of 4 who were older but still not fazed by bounce about Pip and Oscar.

Sunday we went to a local fete. Made the mistake of taking Pippy dog , who unfortunately is not good on the lead. he dragged us there and then was so unsettled trying to 'round up' our group, we decided to take him back to Denise and Davids. There was a flying display later in the afternoon which we were able to watch from D and D's garden.

Monday we went into Aldeburgh, I just love this village, a mix of quaint cottages and larger buildings. Some brightly painted. I've been to Aldeburgh on several ocassions over the years but I particularly wanted to go and visit Peter Williams' exhibiton at the cinema gallery. Not to be disappointed. Pete is a fab artist. Having 'known' Pete via the internet over a number of years it was nice to meet him in person. We had a good chat about his art and I bought a print of a Sea horse that is awash with colour. We then went and had lunch at a hotel on the seafront and watched the waves crashing onto the pebbly beach. A really nice sight and sound when you live nowhere near the coast.

Tuesday, poor Den had to go to hoo...... but one thing I wanted to do whilst I was there was to have fish and chips on the pier at Southwold. Now as some of you will know I'm on some new diabetic medication which supresses my appetite, so I had to make sure I got the smallest portion of fish and chips out of the three of us. By heck it was DELICIOUS. Didn't manage all my chips but ate all the fish which was my goal:-))

Back home on Wednesday and then 'pottering' about for the rest of the week.

Soooooo this week back to the grindstone. I should have started a Morkie(Yorkie and Maltese cross) for an overseas customer but hadn't received the photos so have done a white cat commission and started a cross breed dog today. I can't post any pics at the mo as they're all for surprise gifts.

New meds are going well. Have lost 16lbs so far and feel fab. I've been really lucky as I've had no side effects to speak of. Blood sugar levels seem good but I really could do with an HBA1c test to see what my long term average is to see improvement level. Due at the hospital at the end of the month so should know more then.

Right off to sort dinner as Roy is due home anytime.

Hope everyone is keeping well.


  1. Hi Jo......... sounds like you had a great holiday!
    Keeping up with blogs is something I also struggle with, theres always so much else to do :-(
    Goos news too that your diabetes is behaving itself! Take care xx

  2. I know Kay. I don't know where people find the time to blog all the time. There's not enough hours in my day:-))

    The new diabetic meds have been a godsend to be honest Kay. I have to go to the clinic on Thursday and hopefully they'll check my Hba1c level which is an average of what my blood sugars have been over the last three months. Fingers crossed they've come down.XX