Sunday, October 7

I'm back but not as you know it!

My last blog post was MONTHS ago. The nights are drawing in and I was thinking of picking up the pieces and boldly going forward with my infrequent ramblings but I've had a change of heart. Yes I am going to continue with my blog but it's going to have a purpose. For years I have wanted to write a book, in fact people have urged me to do so on many occasions - so that's what I am going to do - here. The Amazing adventures of Flossy Flupipe!

Watch this space!

Sunday, May 13

Three and a half months




Evie is growing by the minute.
We go to the beach everyday and she is making new friends.

What else has been happening?
Coffee Morning - made £240
Burns Night- made £260

Log project made £1,000

April - 
Klondike Cycle race - Friday saw a pie and pea supper with a quiz - Saturday saw a full coffee morning - children's magician - Sunday - village hall served refreshments all day made £440

Bluebell walk - lunch for 48 walkers - made £240

 So I have been a bit busy!

Sunday, March 18

Meet EV (pronounced Evie)

last Tuesday we collected the latest edition to Team Nesbitt. EV was 8 weeks old, born on January 16th, the same birthday as Nephew2 Godson Andrew. Bing will be 6 in October, Sadie is approaching 8. EV's grandad is Sadie's dad making Sadie her auntie. We are currently integrating EV into the home and are so pleased with her progress. She is now doing what she has to do outside and is on 3 meals a day. Both Bing and Sadie are doing a fantastic job of showing her the ropes and we are looking forward to taking them out together. EV has another injection in 3 weeks time and it will be a couple of weeks after before we can take her out.

She is about the same size as Bing was when we first brought him home.

She has a thing about feet and folows us everywhere. Fortunately her collar has a sound about it when she moves so we make sure we don't stand on her.

Don't know how long her bed will be intact. She has a good old fight with it during her mad half hours.

When I am working in the kitchen she will sleep on my slippers.

Needless to say the pet department at our local country store has made a decent profit since her arrival.

Prepare for more photographs!

Monday, March 5

The Beast of the East

Difficult to imagine that this time last week I was tootling around on a Monday morning only to get up on Wednesday to discover snow had not only fallen but had cut off our village.

This was the normally busy road leaving the village and heading towards Loftus.
The large white mound in the distance was a 10 foot snowdrift.

Heading in the opposite direction towards the Moor Road was just as bad.

This milk tanker was blocking the road - left for 3 days. It was only yesterday, Sunday before it was moved. Endless milk had to be destroyed.

Bing enjoyed the walk but we were careful to clean his paws well on return.

Sunday, February 11

Food Stuff!

I love tomatoes - but they have to be REALLY well cooked, I prefer black bits even.
I LOVE avocado and often have them together with my poached egg.

I am cutting dwn on bread and this is an ABSOLUTELY delicious, healthy alternative.
Beat an egg and add to cauliflower rice. Form this patte's and cook in coconut oil until golden brown.

I am working on a healthy corned beef pie!
Watch this space!

Sunday, February 4

February - catching up again.

One of the groups who help us out from time to time are Lockwood View
We are pioneering a project with the council which will see felled trees destined for landfill being dropped off in our village. We have wood turners who will either use any pieces and sell on or sell pieces amonst their friends at the Wood turning Club. Any wood left can be chopped up for logs - the agreement is however that no individual can benefit financially - all proceeds are to go to the Village Hall funds.

The group love company so the arrangement is we, the village hall provide lunch and anybody from the village can join the group for a meal - in this case corned beef pie.

On Tuesday the council are sending a team armed with chain saws and log splitters to chop up the wood the team stacked. 

We celebrated Burns Night - we had a teddy specially made for Guess the name - MacTavish!

A good start to the year - 2017 Jaunuary coffee morning made £126 - 2018 we made £270
Burns Night 2017 we made £130 - 2018 we made £240 so we are all ready £500 on route.

February is q quiet month so the decorator can get on with the hall refurbishment and the new carpets can happen.

Watch this space!