Saturday, 23 October 2021

Friends with treats

 

You may be wondering why I am posting a photo of teacakes and  crumpets. Well, they are a very kind gift from my blogging friend Eunice, you may know her from her Life In The Mouse House blog. I've met Eunice a couple of times before while she's been on her camping trips in my neck of the woods. I've also met Eunice's son who works for Warburtons and he actually made the teacakes but not those actual crumpets. I like to order a toasted teacake when I have coffee mid-morning when out on a walk and when the opportunity arises. Hubby is partial to crumpets and cheekily asked if she'd bring some with her but he was only joking :) Eunice had planned to surprise me a couple of weeks ago but the fuel "shortage" happened so she thought it wise not to run off the petrol she had in her tank. This week she phoned to tell me she was coming to visit me which I thought was lovely. She's staying on a campsite for the weekend just five miles from where we live and we'll see her again before she returns home. What a lovely lady she is.

I'd been to the dog training this morning and briefly met Millie again. She had to drop out of the last puppy classes as she'd been poorly and is doing the course again. Tilly is now in the beginners class so Millie and Tilly's paths only crossed briefly but it was nice to see her again. Tilly was praised today and it's clear she is learning fast and is far less excitable than when we started classes with Millie at the beginning of August.

When I returned home I'd had a questionnaire delivered from Macmillans about my cancer treatment and it took me just over half an hour to complete it and I'm happy to help them help others any way I can. I'd just sealed the envelope and was about to ring Eunice on her mobile when she pulled up outside the house. I've now met little Snowy and she's a lovely little dog and although I've met Poppie before it was nice to see her again . Of course Eunice has now met Tilly who was happy to have a tummy rub, that's Tilly's way of bonding. Forever friends :)  

 

10 comments:

  1. How lovely of your friend to bring you those delicious looking treats! I don't think I've ever tried a British tea cake, but, I found a recipe online and might try making them, one day. :) Sounds like Tilly is making good progress at her training class!

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    1. It was lovely to see my friend again and friends treats, what could be better. Fruity teacakes are lovely toasted and eaten hot with lashings of butter. Tilly is doing really well in training class and is happier with other dogs now.

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  2. What a wonderful surprise at the end of a damp, dark month. I confess I knew a quick visit was hoped for but did not know exactly when it might happen. xxx

    Lovely to hear Tilly seems more settled in the next training class. 🐾 💚

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    1. Eunice phoned me earlier in the week to say she was coming to see me, not going camping but to see me! xx
      Tilly is doing really well and practice will make perfect...I hope :)

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  3. How lovely that you got to meet a blog friend in the real world. It will have been nice for the dogs to meet up too. It sounds like Tilly is doing well at her classes.

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    1. It's quite a while since I last met up with Eunice so it was lovely to see her again. It was so nice that she came especially to see me and thankfully the weekend's weather isn't too bad for her short stay. We've had some showers but the sun is shining now. Tilly is getting on okay at the classes and I'm enjoying them too.

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  4. How wonderful getting a special visit from your friend. Also good to hear that Tilly is showing improvement as a result of the puppy classes ... she's a star!

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    1. It was lovely to see my friend again, we have followed each others blogs for quite a few years now. The puppy classes are going well for Tilly and I do agree she is a star :)

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  5. From Ann via Bloglovin'
    ann hyde
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    It feels like 'normality' to a degree when we can meet up with friends. Glad that Eunice visited and is having a holiday locally. The teacakes are special as they were made by her son...now that is something! Then you mention crumpets and I realise I haven't had one of those in years...think they may be on my next shopping list somehow...yum with melting butter 😋

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    1. If I remember rightly Eunice was hoping to visit last year but with lockdowns it had to be put on hold. Not many people can know who made their teacakes and they certainly tasted good and were extra special. I'm not fussed about crumpets myself but I add a pack to my shopping list every week for hubby. You must treat yourself Ann now that I've reminded you how good they are :)

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