Monday, 31 October 2016

Week 44

What a lovely week it was.  The weather has certainly been glorious, the type where its bright during the day, and cosy in the evening.  Just right for this time of the year.  So here are a few highlights
I've been practicing some of my cake baking, as I really need to get my Christmas cake done, so I've enough time to feed it.  Anyhow, I tried my usual marzipan one, and wasn't too happy with it. I then tried a banana tea bread cake, and wow, if I do say so myself, it was gorgeous.  

I also finally got the courage to light my Jo Malone candle, love it!  A real highlight was the final of the Great British Bake Off.  I've absolutely loved the show, and although Candice wasn't my choice to win at the start, she was certainly a worthy winner.  

Also this week, we had over a ton and a half of logs delivered, bring on Winter; and also I had my hair cut and coloured again.  

Now for a really big highlight.... I've been walking the cutie in the big picture each day.  He belongs to a friend of mine, who was on holiday, and although he's wasn't alone during the day as someone stays in their home, I'm walking him for her.  Its certainly a change walking a bigger dog, but oh he is adorable.  Mr Waggy tail for sure.

Next came something I've really been looking forward too.  Twice a year, there is a Terrier meet up at Brighton.  Mainly, its Fox Terriers, but over the past few years, its been opened up to other Terriers, so off we went with the bears. 
As you can see .... we had ourselves a little Lakie party.  With over 100 dogs altogether, we had 10 Ladies this time (only 7 here).

We really had the most amazing time. Looking forward to the April one already.
I hope you all remembered to change your clocks. Its so dark already, mind you can't complain as the weather today has been so warm and sunny; a perfect dog walking day.

I've my fruit soaking in Sherry ready for my Christmas cake.  I'm trying a new recipe, its a Mary Berry one, and its got to be soaked for 3 days ... I'm looking forward to baking it.  Star Baker! Maybe not lol.

Have a great week all


  1. Looks a lovely week xxx the doggies have a better social life than me lol xx

  2. Can't go wrong with a Mary Berry recipe! What a lovely photo of all those dogs, that looks like a fun gathering.

  3. Fabulous photos Sandra...gosh, look at all those logs.
    "Mr Waggy Tail" looks adorable and how lovely top have a meet-up for all those 'bears'.
    Sounds like you are making a good start on your Christmas baking.
    Have a super week.
    Toni xx

  4. Looks like it was a great week. We don't change our clocks until this next weekend, but I'm looking forward to that extra hour already! :)

  5. Now what could be better than home made cake and dogs, dogs and more dogs !!

    Lovin the sunny days and chilly evenings the same as you...

    hugs Diane xx

  6. Oh, wow! Look at the terriers! I love that. We're still in talks about talks about getting one here.

  7. It looks like you had a lovely week. I wish I'd stalked you while you were dog walking and stolen that gorgeous hound :) xx


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