MY NEW GARDEN HELPER

MAY I INTRODUCE YOU TO PIPA, MALTESE AND MY NEW GARDEN HELPER? when asleep she is a little angel:D
HERE SHE IS PLAYING WITH MY OTHER GARDEN HELPER OZZY (9 YEARS OLD)when awake she is a little terror !!!

Normally I adopt my dogs but I needed a small breed, because of my bad back , Ozzy is way too heavy for me to handle. In March I lost my other Maltese and I was heartbroken. I wanted another Maltese as they are lightweight and gentle, easy dogs who don’t need long walks. Little did I know….what a little monster we brought home !! In my wildest dreams I could not have imagined it. I have had many dogs in my life but this one is nothing like all the others. She weighed 600 grams (= 21 ounces) when we bought her at 9 weeks old, so she was tiny and supercute. She is now almost 4 months old and she brings my whole garden inside, every leaf, flowers, branches , fruit….but if there aren’t any loose on the soil she pulls them off the plants. She can’t leave Ozzy alone, she jumps on him, bites his ears and paws and he is not man enough to handle her so he begs to go to the bathroom to have a bit of time alone in peace and quite. We love her to bits but we hope she’ll calm down in time.

At the moment we are in the middle of a heathwave, the garden looks awefull and so do I.

I hope you are all ok and keeping safe.

THIS IS BRAKING MY HEART

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Jipke, 9 years old

I am heartbroken at the moment as my little dog died yesterday, totally out of the blue, she was only 9 years old, she could always make me smile and I loved her to bits.

MY DEAR DEER

A while ago I found a deer-head in a shop and it was love at first sight. I knew exactly where it had to hang, above the fire place and it front of the sofa, so I could look at it all the time as I regularly change it’s “outfit”. As we are in the Christmas season I decorated it with red pearls, for Easter it will get colourful Easter eggs in the ears and antlers, and something else for the 4 seasons or whatever I feel like.

MY DEAR DEER

Have a great end of the year and a great start in the early days of 2020, enjoy !!!

JUST CHILL

As I also write about what I see on my travels and not only about gardening you are getting monkeys twice in a row this time.

Sorry but I have to show you some pictures as they are so funny. You probably know by now that I love love love monkeys. I wish I could be so relaxed when people were looking at me.

no matter what was happening arround him he stayed cool and relaxed
you are watching me but I am watching you haha
showing off my best tooth



This little guy was so relaxed despite lots of people were looking at him and taking pictures of him.

These were taken last week when we went on a daytrip with our 2 grandkids in a safari park in the Netherlands.

Have a great and relaxing week !!

NO FLOWERS TODAY, SORRY

Yesterday we went on a daytrip with the grandkids to a safari park in the Netherlands. Much to my surprise I met one of my favorite animals; the gorilla, there were quite a few of them and they were all male, there was one female with a baby but they were not with the male gorilla’s.

THIS IS MUM AND HER BABY, SHE WAS PLACED WITH A GROUP OF CHIMPS WHO ALSO HAD BABIES.

What a pity you can’t just go near them and shake hands or give them a big cuddle !!

Have a great weekend all !!

A SHORT VACATION(1)

We went away on a short vacation to England and Scotland. I have been in London once for an exhibition in the Tate Gallery some years ago but I never visited England and Scotland before. We used the ferryboat, also a first time experience, and we had a lovely vacation.

We started in Hull and drove to Windermere where we had a boat trip on the lake, and we were not alone…..there were masses and masses of tourists but of course it is the middle of the holiday season here in Europe.

But enough said, here are the pictures.

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WE HAD DRAMATIC SKIES EVERYWHERE WE WENT (AND SOME RAIN OFCOURSE)

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LOTS OF GEESE, SWANS AND DUCKS ON THE LAKE IN WINDERMERE

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THIS IS WHY THERE WERE SO MANY BIRDS….

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FANCY BOATS

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AND BOATS FOR THE TOURISTS, THEY WERE ALL COMPLETLY FULL

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SEAGULLS

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LOTS AND LOTS OF DOGS

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BEAUTIFUL SIGHTS

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MOSSES AND FERNS ON THE ROCKS

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MANSIONS

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Next stop will be the world famous town of Gretna Green.

Thanks for visiting my blog, enjoy your garden and your holidays !

 

 

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"Pay attention to the world." -- Susan Sontag

Old Bird Travels Solo!

THE MATURE ART OF TRAVELLING ALONE REBECCA@RTPOTS.COM

Happy Greys Social Club

Coffee, Conversation & Ear Scratches

loujen haxm'Yor

Voices from an Easel

ecopoet / Lori Zybala

Atmospheric Mind Flow

The art berries

Blending with the latest art exhibitions.

MyView_Point

Right <> correct of the center

Floss and The Flowers Blog

A blog about eco-minimalism, gardening, money-saving and more

This Handmade Home

Motherhood after 40. Adoption story. Menopause. Laughter, tears and a lot of strong coffee to make it through life.

Mixy's Art Blog

making it up one bit at a time

Welcome to Gill's Art Spot

Make your mark...colourful....

Bringing Our Kids Home

International adoption from Bulgaria.

Our Journey to Thailand

"I will not leave you as orphans. I will come to you." John 14:18

Bringing Home Baby Stoyk

Adopting from South Korea

Adopting Parenthood

A Boston family's adoption journey