Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Painting

I have been finding a little time for painting too, even if its between running of to India, manically DIY-ing and packing up orders and painting window frames in white primer.... which is nothing like painting pictures pretty colours.


The Westie hall of fame, fit for the great hall of the Westie family depicting several generations of brave little dogs. Great Uncle Westie whose portrait was painted just before running away to sea, where he developed a taste for piratically fancy biscuits so found himself a place as a first officers on a cruise liner. A second cousin twice removed who was was a merry old soul and had been awarded the highland cross for great service, and bravery in the great war. Great Grandma Westie whose pastry was the lightest and tastiest and made her famous pies and a young rascal who was so ran and ran and ran as fast as the wind...........

Friday, December 12, 2008

And now for something a little different............


We went on a TIGER hunt.....
all three of us......
No, no..... not captain rupert he stayed with great aunt velvet....... he thought India would be too hot for his fine fur coat, even though it was their winter and he off course has no particular desire to eat curry.
Three of us went on a tiger hunt.......Past some palaces........pretty patterns.....and fine carving......
three of us????.......... you might be asking.................

Three of us went on a tiger hunt.....Past some fine sights........ and some not such fine sights.....
Third member of our party Kicked.

We went on a tiger hunt, what a lovely time we had.....past Indian animals great and small.....
The third member of our group kicked some more....
And then we saw the Tiger big and golden.....
just as well Captain Rupert stayed with Great Aunt Velvet.
What big paws, what big feet, what big Teeth ........
and what a handsome fur coat of strips, Captain Rupert might get ideas.
Kick went that third member of our party.


All three made it back past more forts and places and crowded streets of India back through the smog in Delhi.....Back to the the aeroplane and back in time for Christmas and to finish off the building work, we have a deadline now!!!!!

Kick, kick went the third member of our party.......glad to be back by the fireside.... glad to be back to a diet other than curry morning, noon and night.

Back in time too that I could still fly on an aeroplane.

The third member of our party has become known as the bump......

K had a mad idea to go to India, not that India is maybe the best place for pregnant ladies to go.

K had his reasons, he had always wanted to go to Rajasthan but most of our holidays involve taking his boat or climbing a mountain, there has never been a reason to go, there are no mountains in Rajasthan.

The travel nurse did suggest Blackpool, but there are no Tigers in Blackpool as far as I'm a where.

Since I'm not really able to follow him up any mountains at the moment (we did that in September when I was 12 weeks pregnant) and he has no sailing events until next year, he rather liked the idea of Rajasthan and spending some together before the bump arrived.

We left it to the very last moment to decide if I was up to it and took lots of advice, it was lovely to spend some time together, before the bump arrives in March.

It was very bad timing with getting orders off for cards and I'm sorry there has been a little delay with orders that arrived after we left and there has been some problems with paypal on the website which I'm looking into. As for the etsy shop I'm planning a grand reopening in the new year with new items, it would of been nice before christmas but with everything going on and being away it has been mad.