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It’s Frontierado Time!

Those of you who also follow Balladeer’s Blog, will already know that we’re only one day away from donning our cowboy boots and scarfs for the Frontierado holiday… If you haven’t heard of it yet, don’t worry, it’s not too late to join in the fun… The Frontierado crowd, lead by the Blackwater Kid himself, are a friendly and welcoming bunch.

If you’re intrigued and want to find out more, the following link will take you to Balladeer’s Blog, the source of this wonderful event. Here you’ll be able to read the amazing stories of some of the brave Frontierado heroes – including myself (aka Lady London) – written in the unique and charming style of  Mr. Ed Wozniak:

Happy Frontierado!


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Emergency Pancakes

As you already know – I’m sure I’ve moaned about it before – our summer here in the UK has been rubbish so far. In actual fact, it’s fair to say that we haven’t had any summer weather yet, as it hasn’t stopped raining since Easter.

Apparently, this is an all-times record… But we could have done without it, really. The rain and cold temperatures have brought everybody’s spirits down. Although we’re trying to stay positive and hope that sunnier, warmer days will eventually come our way, there is one member of our family who’s had enough and is succumbing to weather-induced depression. Yep, you guessed it: it’s George!

Fed up of getting wet, walking through mud and puddles and not being able to sunbathe in the garden, he’s been sporting his moody look for weeks now. Yesterday, after getting caught in torrential rain once again, he looked so sad and grumpy that I knew it was time to take action and cheer him up. So, after consulting with Brianna – who is Chief Advisor on matters relating to George, yummy treats and general kids’ stuff – we decided that there was only one solution to our whippet’s bad mood: emergency pancakes!

My family love pancakes… Jam, sugar and lemon, honey, cream, chocolate spread or cheese, whatever the filling, they’ll eat them up in seconds. George is usually allowed one plain or cheesy pancake, but this was an emergency situation, remember! So he had three…

They seemed to do the trick, at least for now. There’s a bit more bounce in his step and a bit more optimism in his eyes. Hopefully, the sun will reappear before I have to switch my entire family to a pancake-only diet.


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We’re Still Around

Hello to our blogging friends everywhere who still remember us! Although we’ve kept a very low profile for months, we’re still around and planning a return to writing sometime soon. So, stay tuned!

Kristin, Robin, Sue and Ed – I’d like to thank you for checking up on us over the past few days. I’m truly touched that you’ve thought of us during such a long absence and I feel very privileged to have made such good friends in the ‘blind’ world of blogging. Life’s been too busy for a while, but George and I have been keeping an eye on your blogs (thanks to email notifications) and we hope we’ll be able to share our adventures with you again. Soon.

In the meantime, if you’re wondering what exactly we’ve been up to in the past 4 months, my husband has published a detailed post on our other blog yesterday. Here’s the link:

Assuming that some of you have missed George’s cute face, I leave you to enjoy a photo taken last week, during our annual Lake District adventure.


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Glad To Be Back To Normal

OK, so the winter holiday is (finally) over! I’ve really enjoyed this Christmas, spending time with my loved ones, indulging in tasty treats, catching up with family and friends and doing nothing (i.e. not working) for a few days.

However, now that the celebrations are over, I am quite happy to be back to normal. I don’t know about you, but personally, there’s only so much chocolate, Christmas pudding, mince pies, meat and cheese that I can eat. There’s also a limit to how much lying around I can put up with before I start thinking that I should be doing something more valuable with my time.

It looks like I’m not the only one who feels this way. This morning, Brianna was buzzing with excitement about returning to school and meeting up with her friends again. My husband woke up early looking forward to sitting at his desk for a proper, uninterrupted work session. As for George, he has decided to cut down his meat intake until he’s burnt off the Christmas excess and seems to enjoy being able to snooze in his dad’s armchair again, for the first time in weeks.

With the Christmas tree, lights and decorations already packed away, the only thing left in our living room to remind us of the holiday gone is George’s gift from Santa: a string of rubber sausages which he brings onto the sofa a few times a day for a little bit of whippet love.

Finally, it’s nice to be able to return to the blog, too! And it’s great to reconnect with all our blogging friends all over the world. Wherever you are, we wish you all the best for 2012. Happy New Year!


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Merry Christmas, everyone!

I know there are still a few days to go until Christmas, but this will be our last post until after Boxing Day… You see, there are so many things to do and such little time! Plus, I’ve already been warned by my family that I am not allowed to get anywhere near the computer at least until the 27th…

But before I go, I’d like to wish all of our blogging friends a wonderful Christmas, full of love, joy, peace and fun.

Merry Christmas, everyone!


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And We’re Back!!!

I wish I could say ‘we’re back in style’, but the style bit might have to wait for a bit longer. The primary aim of this post is to resurrect this poor little neglected blog.

First of all, I’d like to thank our friends Sue, Robin, Melissa and Ed, who spurred me into logging on to the blog again. I am truly touched that you guys thought of us and left messages wondering if we were all right. Do not worry, we’re fine. Actually, we’re better than ever – you know what they say, ‘no news is good news’.

Our blogging break was meant to be very short. I was only going to skip 2 or 3 posts and then return before anyone even noticed. But then I blinked and a month’s gone by and it somehow feels like I’m starting again…Where did the time go?

The excuse for our absence is the same as always: life’s too busy at times and we get pulled into many directions. Sometimes, too many even for someone with our level of energy. When that happens, we need to slow things down a bit and try to regain control over our lives. To do so, something has to give. This time, it had to be the blog. Sorry about that.

I have to admit, I’ve missed you guys. Although I am aware what you have been up to blog-wise due to the notifications I get in my inbox, I’ve really missed ‘talking’ to you. You know…Sharing stories, facts and opinions, discussing and debating, agreeing and disagreeing. The usual stuff that bloggers do and I love so much.

So yeah, it’s good to be back. Almost back, because we’ve still got a few things to work out in order to make enough time for regular blogging.  But we’re heading in the right direction so you should hear from us a bit more from now on.

In case you’re wondering if the we that have been super busy includes George, the answer is it doesn’t. George has still been George, always true to himself and forever snoozing on Brianna’s bed (when not running around at lightning speed, causing havoc). Here’s a recent photo of him, just in case you missed his cute little face:


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Snowball Puppy and His Cat

This morning, I started my working day with this little video on SMN. Not a bad start at all, given its sweet content. You know, the kind of stuff that makes you say “Awww…”

I’ll let you see what it’s about and I hope it will brighten your day like it did mine. Just click the link below 🙂

It looks like even the most patient cat in the world has her limits. I hope Snowball is all right and has learnt his lesson …


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