Friday, 5 February 2010



What are your favourite – Treats?


I just luv:

Tripe Sticks

Pork Strips

Pedigree Denta Stix

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Of course if there happens to be any other edibles lying around, then I shall be more than happy to give them a try :)

Thursday, 4 February 2010



When the great North Wind doth blow


Tis far far better

To remain indoors


Unless you be insane.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Winter’s Day



Even on  a  bitterly cold winter’s day



The beach can still be captivating.




However, just remember – not to shadow the star

Monday, 1 February 2010


Kirra - relax

With relaxation comes the - weight gain.

As Olivia Newton John sang - 'Let's Get Physical' - I guess that means both Kirra and her owner.

Saturday, 30 January 2010

Visions of an Irish Princess



Outside her new home.


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Born in Ireland.



Arrival in Scotland.



Exploring Scotland.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Do I Need To Go – Outdoors?


Its a bitterly cold winters morn.

Dark and raining

And a wind blowing

From the north.

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Now one needs time to think.


Do I really need to go – outdoors?

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Look Up


We all need someone

Or indeed something

To look up too.


Guidance and support

When times of uncertainty

Comfort when needed

Safety is at hand.


From childhood

The passing of time

Continues in learning

As the guidance in decline

And support

No where

To be found.


Long are the years

As they go by

A presence is found

Mutual respect

Look Up

Here am ‘I’.




Preobrazhenskii - 2010

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Sweet Dreams


When you feel ‘dog tired’


What better way than to curl up with a favourite toy

on a cosy rug in front of a fire.


Sweet Dreams – all doggies.

Beach – Day or Night


The beach is my favourite


Day or Night.


Monday, 25 January 2010


Over the years, the celebrations for Robbie Burns have grown and now, all over the world, the 25th January is celebrated in style as a tribute to "The Immortal Baird".


It is only fitting that this evening of celebration should include a piper as Burns wrote several tunes that have been adapted to the pipes and are played on that very evening.


The start of the evening usually finds the piper playing as the guests arrive and then playing a call to dinner. The top table is usually piped in after all the other guests are in place.

The Selkirk Grace is now recited and this sets the tone for the rest of the evening.

No Burns night would be complete without the haggis being piped in and the address to the haggis being read, followed by drinking a toast to it. The piper will play a tune by Burns called "A mans a man for all that" and will lead the haggis in followed by the toast master and three glasses on whisky. After the address, the glasses are handed to the piper, the chef and the toast master and along with the rest of the gathering, toast the haggis in style.


The haggis is served with tatties and neeps (mashed potato and mashed swede) after the first course which usually consists of Cockaleekie soup. There are other starters, of course, all with a history of Scotland behind them.  

After the main course is finished, the piper is usually called upon to play for a while. It is here that the melodies of Scotland thrill the guests and allows the piper to play those tunes that people want to hear.


The last thing, before the guests depart is the singing of "Auld Land Syne", written by Burns. With the piper leading, the sound of many voices singing this very moving song echoes throughout the night.


** Just to let you see I luv my Daddy and here is one of poems **


Winter continues the season

Cruel is the cold of night

Even more so

During the day.


Layers of clothing

And yet easily

Penetrated by the

Bitter cold.


Glimmer of hope

Sunshine appears

As birds commence

In chorus

Surely Spring

Is on its way?



Preobrazhenskii – 2010

The Train Now Heading


From my daily walks on the beach.


I often see ‘Trains’

Here is one heading to Aberdeen.



And another – heading to London



** Although I don’t really pay too much attention to the trains, cos I enjoy ‘exploring’ for hidden treasure.


Sunday, 24 January 2010

Me at 4 months old


This photo was taken of me at 4 months old and when I lived in Ireland.


I guess that’s why my Dad calls me ‘My Wee Irish Princess’

Every Day


Every day is a ‘Beach Day’

Here at my new home location.


Sand to run in

And of course roll in.


Digging for buried treasure

Of anything that looks remotely



Seaweed a plenty

Shells in abundance

Here on the beach

Just Daddy and me.