Monday, July 26, 2010

Argh Matey!

Have I mentioned I want a boat before? :p I love being on the water, but pass on getting a canoe, lol first time I went in one, I fell over. So seeing all kinds of boats really put me into dreamland. Always nice to dream about having a huge sail boat and travelling the world with it.

I took 599 pictures in 3 days when I was down in Dartmouth o.0 Lots and lots of boats and lots of old buildings. Don't worry, not going to post them all here lol And let me say you can pick the Navy boys out of a crowd pretty easily, similar dress, hair cuts and they travel in packs. (some not bad to look at either :p) Ended up with a tan, which is shocking for me since I usually end up looking like an overripe tomato, and actually managed not to get attacked by an angry seagull.
When I got there off the train it was pouring down, and of course I brought everything but an umbrella. I took more stuff for 4 days away then I took when I went to New Zealand for a month. Next time, I am travelling light again, screw lugging around a suitcase on the train again.
When the tide is low like it is here, the boats can sail out to the other side of the harbour and then away. The ducks have figured this out and instead of flying to the other side, wait for the tide to go down and then just swim :p
I loved how a lot of the tops of the buildings were still old looking like this one, added a lot of character to the place. Yes its a touristy thing, but its still neat to see.
Few pics from the gardens, nice little place to sit and people watch (as long as you don't mind your toes getting attacked by pigeons. Nasty little buggers). I do wish I had of brought Sky tho, she would have loved seeing all the people and dogs running around (might have had to stop her from jumping into a boat tho lol)
And always handy to know where the loos are :p

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Anyone have a Mop??

Perfectly happy sitting in the boot of the car :p and she isn't braining herself trying to get the cars that pass on the road through the window :/ daft dog. Really wish she wouldn't chase cars. She sometimes just goes to lunge at the car but other times she twirls around on the lead and tries to run for them :/ I know she wants to chase something and she might always chase cars but I have become really attached to her so don't want to give her up or give up on her over the car chasing issue. Just keep working on it I guess and hope for the best. Other then the car thing she is beginning to be a good dog,....well she has her moments of throwing a tantrum like a 2 year old, but she is still a puppy.

So I went from dreaming about having a boat and sitting in the sun......
to this..........
Water in the new house :/ I am hoping that the phone will be all right once its dried off and thankfully the carpet wasn't down yet, but there is still a hole in my ceiling!! So moving in is now delayed until the council fixes the ceiling which I hope is soon.
And to top it off I busted my phone when it fell out of my pocket when I ran after Sky when she sneaked out the back. Pretty screen, just doesn't do anything. You don't realize how much you use something until its gone. I went over 20 years without a cell phone and when I don't have one now, I feel naked lol

Friday, July 23, 2010

bonjour

*waves* been back since Monday night, but no net and been busy packing and trying to get things sorted out at the flat. so busy busy busy and I want to draw but can't find any paper lol as long as the dog doesn't end up packed in a box I think things should go better. I hope moving goes better, this has actually been a crappy few days of moving and without Mr.F's family to help me I think I would have ended up in a padded room long ago.

Hopefully have net at the house tomorrow, just have to cross my fingers I don't open the door and a cartload of fish come spewing out at me o.0 (more on that later)

I don't think there is any way that I can get caught up on blogs, so hope everyone is well and if anything huge happened please let me know :) back tomorrow unless I need to build an ark for the house :p

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Contest

Wen is having a great contest on her blog :) Now even if you weren't interested in the contest (and you should be with the wonderful prizes), you should check out her blog. She is a very wonderful writer and her dogs are hilarious. One day Ryder will conquer over Phlee, one day he might not try to eat a rock :p So head on over to her blog to see the prizes and how to enter and get a chuckle out of Ryder's antics :)

I am scared to think of what would happen if Sky and Phlee got together. The world might implode o.0

Leaving on a Jet Plane

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Well not really. Leaving on a train at 6:30 in the morning o.0 but at least I get a small vacation for the weekend :) Going down to Dartmouth for the weekend so crossing my fingers the weather is nice and even if it isn't its still a break away from here. Don't get me wrong, I like living in Scotland, but I love travelling and its been too long since I have gone anywhere. Its only a weekend, but I will take what I can get :)

The net is going down when I'm gone to switch over to the new house and should be back up on the 20th, so expect lots of pictures when I get back :)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Flickr Favourites

1. Ball Python - Python regius, 2. Spider Ball Python, 3. Albino ball python, 4. Pastel Ball Python

I know snakes are not to everyone's liking, but I love them and miss my Ball Python :( One day I will have another one when we have the space and the money to take care of one properly. While they are low maintenance pets, they still need proper containment, proper food, and you should have a vet that can treat the snake if something happens to it. Also not being squeamish touching dead rats helps :p

For more Flickr Favourites head on over here :)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Scottish Word of the Week July 12,2010

Washing machine: 0
Mr.F: 1

Came home the other day and the machine door would not open ack! The clothes were clean inside but no way to get them out :/ So once Mr.F got home, he spent a lot of time cursing at it and giving it the evil eye, but then resorted to using a screwdriver to force open the door (after breaking the door release, at 11 pm :/). One broken door later, but at least we got clean towels :p

This weeks Scottish word:
1. rummlethump

Answer to the last Scottish words:
1. goldie is a glass of whisky
2. goonie is a nightie or gown

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Moving

I must be crazy to do this right now. So much to pack up, so much to get transferred over to the new place, so few boxes in this town :p hmm who would have thought its so hard to find boxes to pack up stuff? I have a month to do it, but want to get out of here as soon as possible (and need to have everything packed up before the 14th as I have a mini break after that).

Anyone want to help with the packing? Will supply candy and hell, the booze of your choice (just don't throw up on the carpet).

Flickr Favourites

Its a theme this week, with the theme being your favourite quote :) I don't really have a favourite quote, but this one made me laugh when I first heard it "one by one the yard gnomes are stealing my sanity"

 1. Hiya There!, 2. "What I wouldn't give for a plane ticket to Hawaii!", 3. Where Won't He Travel TO?, 4. Garden Gnomes!

Kind of creepy looking things 0.o

For more Flickr Favourites head over here :)

Monday, July 05, 2010

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Poor Blog

*pets blog* I have been neglecting this place, posting yes, but not replying to comments nor commenting a lot on other blogs. There needs to be more time in the day so I can read all the blogs I enjoy, reply to comments, draw, clean the flat, walk the dog, sleep (sleep would be good), walk the dog again :p, eat....then again, more time wouldn't help. Would still run out of time to do everything hmph



A pointless video of Sky :) (the towel is on the floor because she keeps knocking over her water bowl, better to have one already on the carpet I figure)

Friday, July 02, 2010

Dartmouth UK

So here are some photos from my ongoing trip to Dartmouth in Devon UK, I'm shattered so heading to bed, after posting these pictures.

Firstly an interesting reinterpretation of a pair of toilet signs...not sure if they are art or vandalism....thoughts?



Also an arch leading out of a fort from many years ago, which used to form part of the defences of Dartmouth.
A street by the quayside, with a small cannon


Now a view from a large crimean war era cannon captured from Russian forces which has the imperial double headed eagle stamped on top.

A view of Kingswear from Dartmouth
A slightly different view of Kingswear from Dartmouth

A look along the harbour in Dartmouth, past the 2 hills is the sea, to the left of the photo is the beginnings of the river Dart.



So uploaded a little out of order but not bad looking :) If anyone wants to draw any of these, please feel free :)
Off to bed now, Adios from Senor Fuzzy :P

Oops

There was a gate here, but Sky pulled it loose :p What was one loose brick turned into half a dozen when the father-in-law removed the one brick. Its fixable tho, but we are going to have to find something else to tie Sky up to so she can car and people watch :) I'm thinking a huge spike 6 feet into the ground with a ton of cement, hmm maybe two spikes and really strong rope :p
And this is what happens when you are lazy with pruning, but since we might me moving into another council property I don't really see the point in gardening right now. And its pretty hard to keep up on it all myself. At least the birds are having a good time with all of the bugs flying around.
The garden in the inlaws neighbours front yard. I love the colours :D Shame her palm tree died tho, but most of the palm trees in the area died due to the harsh winter we had.
And a rose in the rain. I got soaked taking these pictures lol but Sky had fun playing in the rain. Just wish the flat didn't have that wet dog smell after we ran around. I probably looked like a complete nutter running around with the dog lol

And on the drawing front things move slowly, so many ideas in my head I've had to sketch them all down. Its nice having ideas, but would be nice to get a finished piece from them.