bluespirit: (Buddy yay)
The lovely posts by the equally lovely [personal profile] sgamadison reminded me about my long abandoned '100 Days of Happy', & so here's something that makes me very, very happy:
My little baby Bud running through the bluebell woods! ♥

Considering how poorly he's been & his ongoing medical issues, it's wonderful to see him enjoying life to the full.
I love my boy so much. ♥

bluespirit: (HP)
I've had the most fabulous, magical weekend!
On Saturday we went to see Fantastic Beasts - which was awesome! - & then on Sunday, we went to the HP Studio Tour for Hogwarts in the Snow!!
It was amazing - a day of fun, laughter, Nifflers, me definitely not buying any more cuddly creatures (peer pressure!), snowy gorgeousness, & getting to spend time with the best friends in the world! ♥

I don't have a pic of us all wearing our robes yet, but here are a couple of me proving that I definitely did not buy any kind of cuddly to go with my Fang & Hedwig! Nope, absolutely not!
Oh, how did Buckbeak get there? *g*

Finding a fantastic beast... )
bluespirit: (Tea ~ always time)
Mmmm, coming home after walking with Bud on a wet, wintery day to a lovely cup of tea & a warm croissant. ♥
Happy, happy, happy!
bluespirit: (Buddy yay)
We had a glorious day at Ynyslas beach last Saturday.
An autumn walk by the sea with my two boys is my absolute heaven. ♥
I'm so very, very lucky.

bluespirit: (Buddy sleeping)
I'm at my sewing machine in the office, looking out onto our garden.  Bud is lying nearby, snoozing loudly.
My heart is bursting with happiness! ♥
bluespirit: (Buddy Sheriff Bud)
Last weekend, it was the annual Dogs' Party for the Lab rescue who brought us our beautiful Bud.  It's such a lovely, happy-making event with so many beautiful dogs who now have their forever homes.
Here's the boy taking part in the fancy dress. The theme was 'the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations' & so Bud went as 'Union Bud'!  He won 5th prize & had a lot of fun! \o/

bluespirit: (Orli & Sidi ~ puppy love)
This is Sid. ♥



He's our gardener's little dog, & he comes to our house once a week to help his dad out. *g* (Sid basically spends the afternoon chilling in the garden, chasing frogs around the pond & being adorable.)
Bud & Sid get on okay - they're not huge friends but they have a sniff & say hello & then both get on with their own very important business!
bluespirit: (Sewing - pink)
I'd seen some really cute fabric a while back that I loved but couldn't think of a project to use it for.
Fast forward a couple of months & I was looking at the fabric again in the online shop (okay, I'd been stalking it!) & I saw that they'd only got a few metres left! Noooo!  I knew that I had to buy it right then!  I have a monthly sewing mag called 'Sew' & it always comes with a free pattern & that month it was a really nice little summer dress.  So, I got the fabric & made myself a dress!

(Excuse the creases - I'd worn it before I remembered to take a pic!)

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and that wasn't the end of the story! )

Definitely happy-making!
bluespirit: (Buddy - hullooo?)
Even when he plods muddy paws through the house, my baby Bud still makes me happy! ♥


bluespirit: (SGA Team love)
I had the best time at my annual writing weekend!
It was lovely to catch up with friends (some of whom I only see once a year) & to chat & laugh.  There was a *lot* of laughing!
bluespirit: (SGA John WRITE!)
I'm getting packed to go away for my annual writing weekend.
I've known this group of lovely ladies for years & years, & this is always a fun time.
I'm not an active writer anymore - I just about manage to write my requisite story for the weekend - but I still love discussing writing, characters, plot development, etc.  Plus, I just love spending time with friends!
So, this definitely a 'happy'! *g*

I hope everyone else has a lovely weekend, too!
bluespirit: (HP)
I had the most amazing time in London with [ profile] xanthe last weekend.
Along with our lovely friend, [ profile] flyingnorth, & Xanthe's folks, we went to see 'Harry Potter & The Cursed Child'!!!!
Oh my goodness - it was absolutely amazing. I won't spoil anything - #keepthesecrets - but it was a most creative, enthralling, gripping story which is such a wonderful addition to the HP canon. I really am beyond words - it was just so, so fantastic.

Not really a spoiler, but just in case... )


Thank you to [ profile] xanthe for being such an amazing friend & for organising everything! ♥


7 Sep 2016 10:07 am
bluespirit: (Buddy Sheriff Bud)
It's been a while since I last posted, but I wanted to let everyone know that Bud's doing okay.  He still has problems caused by the IBD (& I think this might be the best he gets now) but he's managed to regain some of his weight & is no longer anaemic.  Most importantly, he's happy & still able to enjoy life - just at a slightly slower pace & with more naps (if that's even possible!)
We took him for a week's holiday in Suffolk last month, staying in a lovely little cottage, & he really enjoyed himself.


I really want to get back into LJ & so I'm going to do the 100 days of happy that I've seen about the place.  I can't promise that they'll be consecutive, but I am going to try & post more regularly! *g*
And obviously, still having my beautiful Buddy Sunshine with us & enjoying life is my day 1! ♥
bluespirit: (Buddy)
Bud had another fun day at the beach this weekend.
He explored the old wreck & generally was in charge of the whole place (as usual! *g*)

Buddy at Berrow
bluespirit: (Buddy silly)
Here's Bud enjoying a romp through the bluebell wood this morning!

bluespirit: (Buddy - hullooo?)
We had another fabulous day at the beach with Buddy last weekend.
We went down to Somerset to Brean & played on the beach & then climbed up to Brean Down & walked along to the old fort at the end.
It was a cold but beautifully sunny day.


more Bud... )
bluespirit: (Buddy yay)
Woohoo!  After several months of looking (& getting fairly disheartened) we've finally found a really lovely bungalow & they've accepted our offer!
The legal wheels are now in motion (we got a huge pile of documents to read, fill in & return this morning) & hopefully things will run fairly smoothly & we should be moving in a couple of months. *fc*

The property is being flipped by a developer, & so everything has been refurbished - new wiring, plaster, windows, doors, bathroom, kitchen, boiler, central heating - it's like a brand new home. I'm actually so relieved as I really didn't fancy taking on any big reno projects. *g*
It's in a really pretty village that is a little farther out into the countryside than where we are now, & there are lots of lovely walks for us to explore with Bud.  We really love where we live now, & so it had to be the 'right' place to tempt us to leave.  And being on one level means no more stairs for Bud to climb! Yay!

I know that nothing is definite until the contracts are exchanged, etc, but I'm so happy about this! \o/
bluespirit: (Buddy yay)
It was half term last week, & we took Bud to Wales & the beach for the day.
We had such a wonderful time. It was cold but beautifully sunny. Perfect!

I absolutely love this pic!  Once we're in our new home, I'm going to get this made into a big canvas print for the wall.

follow the pawprints... )

Another fabulous day making happy memories with my two boys!
bluespirit: (Buddy yay)
We took Bud to the beach again this weekend - this time to Barmouth in Wales.
It was a glorious, big, sandy beach & we all had a fabulous time. I love us spending time as a family like this.


more pics of the Budster... )
bluespirit: (Buddy sleeping)
On Saturday, we had a lovely day out in Llangollen, Wales (we're lucky that it's only about an hour & 15 min drive from home.)
We had a little mooch around the town & then climbed up (& up!) to the ruined 13th Century castle that overlooks the town & the Dee Valley. We've visited before, but this time there was snow up on the hills! It was gorgeous.

Castell Dinas Bran translates to 'Castle of the City of Crows' & is very atmospheric.

Me & my boy!

more pics... )


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