Sunday, 19 April 2015

Naughty, Very Naughty

I can’t believe it’s been such a long time since I visited my blog. Naughty, very naughty as Pompidou would say. Has anyone else watched Pompidou? I loved it – the kids did too, particularly the first episode.



I was going to say it must be warming up. My little Harleybird planted herself in the pot with the rhododendron and stayed there all afternoon soaking up the sun. Meanwhile, I put my winter boots and my warm dog-walking jacket away. So yes, you can blame me for the temperature plunge.

I recently read Elizabeth is Missing, Emma Healey’s debut novel (recommended to me by my friend Jan – thank you, Jan). It is the first time for a while I haven’t been able to put a book down and I read it over about four days.


The Terrible Twosome like to keep an eye on what’s going on outside. They wag at the postman even when he brings me big brown envelopes and they wag at most dogs, but if they see someone/thing they don’t like (escaped carrier bag/cat-who-beats-Harley-up/threatening looking leaf), the tails go rigid and there’s barking. Lots of barking. Fortunately they seem to like most people/dogs/cats/birds so there isn't a lot of noise - thank goodness.



34 comments:

  1. Welcome back, Teresa!

    I too enjoyed Elizabeth is Missing, but thought it was rather spoilt by the denouement. But it's very clever the way the (young) novelist manages to get inside the head of someone with dementia.

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  2. Thank you, Frances.I think it was your dungarees that lured me back to Blogland.

    I know what you mean about the denouement, but yes, the way she got into Maud's head was very well done and it is a book I'd like to read again xx

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  3. Lovely to see you back, Teresa - and great to catch up with your news. xx

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    1. Thank you, Suz. I am enjoying your new story collection (Edwin's Baby) - about halfway through now xx

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  4. Lovely to see you back, Teresa. Super photos as always and as ever made me laugh :-) Thank you for the link to the book. Always in the market for unputdownable stories. I'm reading Penny Vicenci's 'A Perfect Heritage' - love her books. They're unputdownable and she creates such amazing characters xx

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    1. Thank you, Sue - and thanks for the tip about A Perfect Heritage xx

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  5. You have to watch those leaves - no telling what they might get up to!

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  6. Welcome back Teresa, love the pictures...I'll have to look that book up.

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  7. Wow - where do you buy those black cat seeds? You've grown a lovely specimen!

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    1. She was self planted - I keep hoping for more xx

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  8. I was just thinking about you recently, Teresa, hoping everything was okay, so it's lovely to see you back in blogging land! I quite enjoyed the first episode of quirky Pompidou but husband couldn't take any more of it after that!

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    1. I think Pompidou is like Marmite, Rosemary. You either love it or hate it. My 7 year old granddaughter's face when Pompidou went in after his watch was a picture! xx

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  9. Good to see you back Teresa. I an afraid my posts are a little sporadic of late too. The warmer weather keeps me out doors more. Loved the photo of your dogs - Flossie rarely barks at someone approaching the house but Charlie barks at everything just as Keano used to. It's good to have noise back LOL! :-)

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    1. I know what you mean - the noise is one of the many things that you miss isn't it xx

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  10. Good to see you back, Teresa, and to catch up on what Dusty and Harley are getting up to. :-)

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  11. Glad to see you back, Teresa - I was missing the updates of your furry family.

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    1. Thank you, Wendy - I'm gradually catching up with everyone xx

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  12. Good to see you back - Tim 'n' Ted were about to email to check you were all ok
    xx

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    1. Thank you, Pat - and Tim 'n' Ted. I'll let you know how it's going xx

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  13. Lovely post, Teresa. I too have two spaniels who love to stand together and look out of the window. It never fails to make me smile. x

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    1. Thank you, Angela. It's lovely watching them isn't it - the way their tails wag in unison xx

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  14. Nice to see you back, Teresa. Thought you must have been too busy to post.

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    1. Thanks, Keith. I have been a wee bit busy xx

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  15. Glad I haven't missed anything from you, then Teresa. Lovely doggies in the window. That's one of the songs I sing to my new Grandaughter.

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    1. I bet you are the loveliest gran, Susan xx

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  16. Greetings human, Teresa,

    I cannot believe it has been this long since I visited your blog. My human is sleeping and this means I have to take over.

    Two adorable dogs checking out the neighbourhood. Neighbourhood Watch Dogs...Arf!

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny :) x

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    1. It seems to have been a wearying,worrying winter for us humans, Penny - I hope your human feels better for his rest. The Neighbourhood Watch Dogs say woof arf xx

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    2. Good to have you back in blogland, Teresa. We've missed you. xx

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  17. Great to see you blogging again Teresa. I shall make a note of your book recommendation. Whilst on holiday recently I spotted a book called The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins which immediately took my eye. I was too mean to buy the hardback, so have ordered it from the library. Apparantly there are other people waiting for it, and the librarian said she couldn't put it down, so perhaps one to make a note of. Lovely post and pics of the pets.

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    1. Thanks, Maggie. I just looked The Girl on the Train up and read the "look inside" bit and was hooked. One for my wish list I think! xx

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