Tuesday, 26 October 2021

A meal for us today

My friend Eunice called again yesterday before she set off for home and we had another lovely chat. She takes such good photos I asked her if she would mind taking some of Tilly for me and she has emailed some smashing ones and I'm very happy and will be printing some out. I asked her if she knew how long we had been blogging pals for and I've suddenly remembered I had shown her a clip from the Welsh news of when the harbour bridge was officially opened and that was back in 2013 so that's at least eight years.

Today I have been to buy a Colin the Caterpillar cake for an upcoming birthday and I thought why have an ordinary caterpillar when a Spooky one would be even better!

 

While I was on the retail park I bought some Christmas cards and gift wrapping paper and decided to go for a coffee with hubby. You may remember about three months ago we had an embarrassing time with Tilly when we went for something to eat. She was on the seat, on the table and she landed in and overturned a bowl of water and we made a hasty retreat. Hoping we wouldn't be recognised we returned to the same place and although it was much busier this time we were lucky enough to find a table for two which meant Tilly had to stay firmly on the floor. So not only did we have a welcome cup of coffee we actually stayed and enjoyed a meal and Tilly was as good as gold. We were well impressed with her, what a difference three months make.

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  1. I'm glad you were able to get a meal and Tilly was really good this time - well done Tilly :) Your caterpillar cake looks very fancy, I hope you enjoy it - have a piece for me too as I gave up cake in January :) Quite coincidentally I was looking back at my original blog last night to see when we became blogging friends - I remember I found your original blog through a comment you left on Klahanie's blog but I can't find any comments from you on my blog before June 2015. I'm confused-dot-com now :)

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    1. I remember you finding my blog through Klahanie’s blog, I wonder if he is okay. The Pont y Ddraig bridge definitely opened in 2013 and I remember pointing myself out to you in the crowd. I’ll look through my old blogs tomorrow.
      I definitely will enjoy the cake, I like chocolate cake. You have good will power to go without cake for almost a year, I’d have withdrawal symptoms :)

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    2. I've had a look and I think your first comments to me were in May 2016 so I assume I'd found a link to the bridge opening and short video from Google. Here's a link but the video is no longer there but you can see a photo of the bridge lit up at night.
      https://www.itv.com/news/wales/story/2013-10-22/final-north-wales-coast-link-is-openeed/

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  2. I've heard of caterpillar cakes on British blogs like yours; haven't actually seen one or had one, myself, so you will have to have a slice for me and then tell me how good it was! :D Well done, Tilly, for behaving so nicely, this time around! :)

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    1. The cake will definitely taste good and I will have a slice for you :) This store sells the original Caterpillar cake but many other stores make copycat versions. I've never seen the Spooky Caterpillar Cake before so this is a first for me and I like the bones on it :)

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  3. I find it really hard getting a decent photo of Archie, he just won't cooperate and tends to look the other way as soon as I point a camera at him, haha. Enjoy the cake, I love caterpillar cakes but I've never had a spooky one before. Glad you managed to get a meal without any disruptions this time.

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    1. I'm the same Jo, Tilly doesn't stay still for long and being all black I can never get a good photo of her. Eunice is such a good photographer and I knew she could do far better than I ever could and she hasn't disappointed, bless her. There were only two Spooky cakes on the shelf but plenty of normal Caterpillar cakes so the Spooky ones must be popular. Tilly was very well behaved and good news we'll be able to go for a meal more often now.

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  4. From Ann via Bloglovin'
    Glad you got to have a meal when you were out with Tilly...obviously your training is paying off 👏- give Tilly a hug from me 🤗

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    1. She's a lot less excitable now Ann and whether that's down to my training I wouldn't know about that :) I'll give her a hug from you, thank you.

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  5. Well done to Tilly for behaving herself at the table. That's a big improvement and great that you can take her to cafes in the future without worrying about her behaviour.

    Will you be able to post some of your friend's photos of Tilly on the blog, please, or have you been asked not to?

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    1. I'm sure Eunice won't mind me putting a couple of her photos on the blog. I asked if she would take a photo for me to frame to go on my picture wall as I'm not happy with the photos I take, just not good enough. I've yet to print them out and I'll put a couple in my dog journal too.
      It'll be nice to be able to eat out now again with Tilly now that she is better behaved.

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  6. I look forward to seeing Eunice's pictures of Her Ladyship.

    Well done for a sucessful trip out, Tilly is still such a young girl but is learning very quickly. She seems such a darling and I have my fingers crossed I will get to meet her next year. xx

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    1. I will post two or three of Eunice's photos when I've printed them out.
      Hopefully you will meet her next year and she'll be even better behaved and still a sweetheart :) xx

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