Monday, 19 December 2011

Seaside Sunday

Saturday saw us put the inside Christmas decorations up.  The boring bit was trying all the lights out and yes, there were loads that didn’t work.  I can never understand why they decide to not work after sitting in a box all year doing absolutely nothing.  Getting them to work entailed pulling all the bulbs out one by one and finding the ones that were dud, and then trying to locate the box with the spare bulbs in.  After this boring task was completed, the fun bit – decorating the tree.  We have 2 trees, both artificial – in the past we have tried real trees but I found that the resin from the tree spoilt a lot of my decorations, so we have now opted for artificial. 

We have one tree in the kitchen


And one in the living room


I get the chance to display this lovely knitted nativity purchased last year from a Save the Children charity shop for £18.  The work in it is amazing and so under priced.


Sunday we took a trip to the coast again, this time Cromer.  The tide was well in and very foamy which was flying about the beach which intrigued the dogs.





We walked along the beach then up some cliff steps and back along the cliff tops back towards the the pier and town, passing these intriguing thorny bushes with bright orange squidgy berries on, not sure what they are, maybe juniper bushes?

I have been lucky enough to be given a blogging award, nominated twice in fact.  Thank you to Angela from Home is where the hounds are and to Hiking Hounds for nominating me for the Liebster Award.


"Liebster means “dearest” in German, and the award is intended to help up-and-coming blogs get the attention they deserve. As with any award, there is a bit of ceremony involved. In order to accept the award, we must do the following:

1. Copy and paste the award on our blog.

2. Link back to the blogger who gave us the award

3. Pick our five favorite blogs with less than 200 followers, and leave a comment on their blog to let them know they have received the award.

4. Hope that the five blogs chosen will keep spreading the love and pass it on to five more blogs"

I now pass on the award to five of my favourite blogs:

Jill at Pixie Peg Crafts – Crafts and greyhounds from Northumberland in the UK

Janet at Basset Momma – Fred & Gloria Basset Hound from Ontario, Canada

Urban hounds 5 urban hounds

Sandy from New Mexico Where my heart lives – horses, dogs and a donkey, beautiful photos

Michelle & Mitch with four retired greyhounds at Loving life with hounds


  1. Your trees are lovely and thank you so much for the award!

  2. Congratulations on your award! Your decorations are beautiful and I LOVE the Nativity set. I can't even imagine what I would have priced it for, if I had done all that work. I probably wouldn't have sold it. Beautiful "out and about" shots too.

  3. Many congrats on your award! Deccy x

  4. Thank you Sara,I am very touched. i'll have to nominate some blogs too.x

  5. Very cold looking walk, but always nice to get out with the dogs. Loving that you can have yours off lead. I can't let Song off.

    Well done on the award.

  6. Forgot to say I like both trees.

  7. Beautiful trees and coast pictures.

  8. Congrats and thanks for passing on the award to me. I LOVE your trees!

  9. Hi, I just discovered your blog, I love dogs and crafting too, although my dogs are somewhat on the smaller side :)I do have a soft spot for hounds!
    Love the greyhound snoods and your trees are gorgeous.
    Lynne x


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