Friday, 5 November 2021

5th of November

I really hope there aren't too many fireworks going off tonight although the nearby fun park just a mile and a half away from where we live held their fireworks display last Saturday evening and we did hear the loud bangs but thankfully Tilly wasn't too bothered by the noise. 

We've had a couple of beach walks this week although on this particular day there were too many seagulls on the beach to let Tilly run loose.

Another day I went into town to spend a voucher I had been given. It was a goodwill gesture for the badly engraved dog tag I had purchased and complained about and although the voucher was for only half the cost of the dog tag I decided I would buy a photo frame with it. So I chose a gold frame for a photo  Eunice had kindly taken for me and I've placed it underneath a painting Ann gifted to me. Aren't I lucky to have such kind and generous blogging friends. I'm very happy with how the arrangement looks and it looks like Tilly is looking up to Annie.

Down on the beach it amused me that Tilly was busy mooching in the razor shells alongside the groyne exactly as they are in by blog header photo.

 

Today we called at the Garden Centre and we like it there as it is such a dog friendly place. I think every member of staff must have made a fuss of Tilly and we even said hello to another black dog in there called Tilly. We also met a couple of friends we hadn't seen for over eighteen months as they had been shielding and we had a catch up on our respective health issues. I went in there to buy an advent calendar and you probably have guessed that I'm going to put a dog treat a day in the drawers. Call it another moment of madness but on impulse I bought a wind sculpture. They had one on display outside the store and I was fascinated with it and thought one would look good in my garden and I think it does and I can't wait for a windy day now to see it spinning round :)



Please do remember to keep your pets safe and happy tonight as it's Bonfire Night.


16 comments:

  1. My next blog post will have a photo with lots of seagulls on the beach near the harbour, there must have been hundreds of them when I was there. I like the photo of Tilly in the frame, it looks really good, and I like the wind sculpture too - my dad would have called it a 'whirlygig' when I was a kid. I see you still have the wind chime hanging in the tree, I was going to look for one after you put a photo on here as I liked it so much then I forgot all about it. As for bonfire night, it's raining here now so I'm hoping any fireworks don't last too long.

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    1. There are definitely times when hundreds of seagulls gather and I've seen them down at the harbour before too, must be that time of year. Thank you again for taking the photos of Tilly and I think the gold frame is perfect for it there. I call my rotary clothes line a whirlybird so the wind sculpture can be my whirlygig now :) I've seen those wind chimes for sale in B & M cheaper than I paid in the Garden Centre but not sure if they'd still have them now and I do like mine very much. I'll pray for rain here this evening as I'm not a fan of fireworks at all.

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  2. Lovely top photo of the beach & your framed dog photos are lovely. As Eunice said, we'd have called the wind sculpture a whirlygig too and actually still do. No fireworks here last night as they are banned in Oz except to mark "official" occasions. Take care & hugs.

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    1. Good to hear from you Susan, I hope you are well. I wish they would ban fireworks here too. They were being let off until almost midnight near to us, much louder and closer than the organised display of last weekend. Tilly was barking at them so it upset her and I do feel sorry for all animals as they don't understand what the loud bangs are which frighten them.

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  3. I like the colors in your seaside photo! The new photo frame with Tilly photo in it looks good and goes very well with Annie's picture. I like your wind sculpture/whirlygig, too - it looks like a big flower in that photo! :)

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    1. The whirlygig does look like a big flower and they had one that was tulip shaped but I liked this one better. It looked really good spinning round but it's more sheltered in my garden so it'll have to be a really windy day to see it spinning.

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  4. I hope that Tilly wasn't too bothered by the fireworks. Archie used to be terrified on Bonfire Night but he's losing his hearing now and doesn't really hear the fireworks so he was fine. I don't think there were as many as other years anyway. Oh, isn't that a beautiful painting of Annie, I really love that, and your little display looks lovely. Archie's got a doggy advent calendar all ready and waiting for him but I do like your one with little drawers, very nice. I doubt you'll have to wait too long for the wind to appear, it's quite breezy here today.

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    1. Tilly did bark at the loud bangs but at least she wasn't fearful or trembling. It's a shame Archie used to be frightened of the fireworks, animals just don't understand what's happening. I didn't want Tilly to have a doggy advent calendar, this is an expensive alternative but we had a new small sideboard this year and thought it would look nice on there. We're not putting up the Christmas tree this year as it would be irresistible to the little madam. No wind here yet to turn the whirlygig, I don't know whether to be sad or glad :)

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  5. Sorry for the late comment, I've only just seen this post. We didn't have many fireworks on the 5th but they've been non-stop tonight. It's almost 10pm and another lot have just started. I hope it hasn't been the same for you tonight and that Tilly hasn't been scared.

    I love the whirligig!

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    1. Not so many fireworks going off last night but Bonfire Night they were still letting them off until just before midnight. Tilly barked at the loud bangs but not trembling. I do feel sorry for all the animals as they don't understand what's going on. I'm a real killjoy but I wish they would ban them from sale to the general public.

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  6. From Ann via Bloglovin'
    Excellent choice with the frame, it looks lovely. ❤️

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    1. It had to be a gold frame for Tilly and all your paintings of Annie are treasured Ann, thank you ❤️

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  7. Sorry, I thought I commented on this yesterday - clearly brain is still mush.

    I love your whirlygig thing, although if it had been here yesterday it might have taken off - it's been a tad breezy! 💨 💨

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    1. It's windy here this morning and the whirlygig may have to be moved from it's current position as it's barely spinning round but I like to see it where it is from my kitchen window...what a dilemma :)

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  8. the beach photo is lovely, and I'm sure Tilly loved mooching in the shells, all our dogs loved the beach. I really like that wind sculpture, Id be tempted to get one too.

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    1. Tilly loves the beach, we're very lucky living on the coast and it seems such a safe place for her to run about. I like the wind sculpture very much, it looks mesmerising spinning around in the wind.

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