My Favourite things

I should have added and not of a chocolate kind. The reason being there was a time when I was addicted to chocolate.

Back to the topic.  My top five favourite things:

  1. Reading with the company of two foot warmers (Ellie and Bob)
  2. Writing with the encouraging sounds of musical snores from Bob and Ellie
  3. Walking on a beach regardless of the weather. We have even done this as a family on Christmas day or St. Stephens day mainly due to asthmatic son.
  4. An evening out with friends
  5. Receiving a review for a story or a book.

Pretty straightforward and simple, and the weird thing is I believe if I won a huge sum of money, they wouldn’t change.

So what is your top 5?

Have a great Halloween.

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When time jumps back…

bob pmpkin 1It is the time of year when every Irish person tries to be optimistic. The clock goes back on Saturday 29th October which means we get a brighter morning for a few weeks and a darker evening. When this happens Bob takes to the indoors, and tries to hide from fireworks and costumes.

Ellie hovers about waiting for a phone call to go training or to work.ipp

And as Irish people try not to dwell on the darkness which lingers so we look to Christmas.

Except me. I hate to admit it I am becoming a bah humbug sort of person. It is only one day but already the Irish companies are pushing for buying, tinsel, food, drink, more gadgets and most of us give in and go with the flow. But we have changed the glitz and glamour of it in this house a bit and we try to focus on friends and family. We were very lucky to be included in a Christmas barbeque breakfast, given by friends on the last few Christmas mornings and this means that the dinner is a somewhat haphazard lengthy affair (as the cook is a little tipsy) but it usually adds to the atmosphere as everyone is in such good humour.  On the last two Christmas’ day’s we have had our parents come over for dinner. And this year we look forward to it once more so our planning is all around food.

If anyone has any great ideas for starters or deserts please send them this way.

Halloween Surprise; Bob

Halloween was full of scary surprises

Firstly no internet, secondly loads of callers to my door so Bob received no treats.

And at the gym we were encouraged to dress up, I would have brought a certain sociable dog however here are a few pictures of the gym crew in action.IMG_9038

I hope you all had a great Halloween.

Bob’s Diary: Halloween Night is coming …. I thought I was prepared

Hi,

I was having a snooze when I began to feel really warm.

1st of bob in pumpkin suit

Then I woke to find I had been sabotaged. Though the promise of some biscuits did keep me happy for a while.

See what you think, and please let me know if I am an idiot.

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I made my escape

i am off

 

 

and was rewarded when I spotted these two flying high towards mudpile wood.

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I wonder if I could get into Mr. Breeze’s party?

 

 

 

 

Bob’s Diary: Halloween Night – I luv it

I’ve avoided all her silly dress up ideas.

bob normal

I mean….. isn’t this face scary enough ?

But I’ve a plan….. I’m concentrating on the important stuff….

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Unlike Ellie and Kevin

Make your own mind up. Which house is rockin?

kev in party mode 1

Oops sorry that is only the 1st stage: Ellie says, hang on more coming….

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Scary but how about this for Awesome Sauce?

bob beside kennel

 

I told them the party starts on the 31st but they showed up at 2 minutes past midnight, so it’s ..Party time.

camping out

 

But I’m waiting to catch a witch

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snag some Jelly babies and marshmallows

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from the tail of her broomstick..

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Bob’s Diary: A quick thought…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve been thinking:

bob2Witches love Halloween…..

 logic tells me they will be flying overhead leaving trails of jellybabies and marshmallows to shower down on us.

So if my house looks a little different then….

Are you getting the picture?

(Watch this spot I will reveal the new domicile on Halloween night.)

 

Bob’s Diary.

A Bob’s worst nightmare has begun.

The preparation for Halloween.

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I mean what does she think I am? A doll? A pumpkin?  And I believe this is only the beginning….

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I think it’s time to move out or get Kevin to step in…

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