Thursday, 28 April 2022

Brrr it's cold

 

Tilly keeping her eyes firmly fixed on me while I write my blog post 

We took Tilly to the grooming parlour yesterday. Her eight-weekly appointments seem to come round very quickly but her fur does grow quickly and grows very curly too but that's her poodle genes. I'm beginning to think the black cockapoo that Tilly played with last time is the salon owner's dog as it was there again. When I went to collect Tilly I could see Tilly's black fur covering the floor and the owner told me it doesn't usually look like that so I imagine Tilly had been busy fooling around with the other cockapoo or trying to grab the sweeping brush and mop as she does at home. I'm very happy they don't use crates and the owner had asked me how I wanted her trimmed and how much to take off. I asked that they don't give her the fan tail this time as without going into too much detail Tilly isn't keen on having her bottom wiped. Her tail still looks lovely though :)

Hubby and I took the opportunity to kill time in the nearby pub while waiting for Tilly to be groomed. It's a nice posh place with a good atmosphere and we just had a glass of diet coke each. Nobody bothered us for the hour and a half we spent in there, hubby read his newspaper and I'd bought a Sudoku puzzle book and managed to complete the first two puzzles but the prize puzzle was much more difficult but I've completed that at home and entered the competition.

It's turned cold again and we need the central heating back on and coats to go out and Tilly wore hers on her walk today seeing as she's had her fur shaved off. I've just put away the grocery delivery and you may remember I made a compost crumble  last winter. I recently watched a cookery programme where they made a peach and chocolate crumble  and served it with ice cream and we said that sounded delicious. I don't do much baking anymore so ordered a tin of peach slices and a bar of good dark chocolate and will make a crumble topping but I'll serve it with custard as a warming dessert this evening. I looked at my blog post for the crumble I made last year when I wrote about watching mindless television programmes and doing sudoku puzzles, not much has changed then :-)

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  1. Tilly has certainly got her beady eyes on you - I like the last photo, she looks so cute. You can have my share of sudoku puzzles, I just can't do those at all. I hope the peach and chocolate crumble turns out well, it sounds like it will be good served with custard.

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    1. Tilly likes to keep an eye on me and if she's now watching me she's right behind me :) I love sudoku puzzles, anything with numbers then I'm happy and they keep my brain functioning. I had a change of plan as the strawberries I'd ordered were short-dated so we had them with ice cream after all. I'll make the peach crumble with custard today.

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  2. Tilly looks lovely, and well done for finding the right groomer.

    I felt the same way about getting the right vet for Daisy and was happy to drive 30 minutes to him, instead of 3 minutes to the nearest place.

    Cold here too - frost the last few nights so the greenhouse plants are tucked up under fleece. The woodburner is still lit every night, I am a wimp!

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    1. I feel happy we have found the right groomer and the right vets place for Tilly. The weather is strange as it seems to go from one extreme to the other and the sun is shining this morning. You're not a wimp Jayne, I don't like the cold either and if the heating needs to go on then so be it.

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  3. Oh, I've only just seen this ... am I too late for a share of the peach and chocolate crumble please?

    I have put the heating on again. I'l just have to save costs somewhere else but I can't cope with being cold. I used to hate it at school when the heating was switched off on May 1st regardless of the temperatures and we had to change to our summer uniform ... I can remember shivering because it was so cold!

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    1. I've still not made that crumble, it'll be Sunday now after a Sunday dinner I'm planning to make seeing as it's a Bank Holiday weekend and you'd be welcome to share:)
      Well after saying how cold it was and it was, it was warm and sunny yesterday. I hate being cold too, it reminds me of my childhood, no central heating then and I remember our bedroom being very cold.

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  4. Tilly looks well groomed! :) I love how she keeps looking at you. The compost crumble and strawberries and ice cream both sound delicious!

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    1. The groomer has done a very nice job, maybe Tilly is getting more used to going there and they are getting to know her too. Tilly is very loving and likes me to be close and she likes to know what I'm doing. The compost crumble sounds like it wouldn't be nice but it was lovely and strawberries and ice cream are always delicious. I've yet to make the peach and chocolate crumble :-)

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  5. Gorgeous Tilly! I'm so glad you've found a groomers you are happy with. The temperatures are so changeable at the moment, I'm never sure what clothes to wear from one day to the next.
    I enjoyed a peach crumble this week, as well! I keep a tin of fruit and a bag of crumble mix in the kitchen cupboard for such 'emergencies' :)

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    1. I'm very happy with the groomer and her lovely staff, they are really kind and patient there. It is hard to know what to wear these days and it's raining here now but not too cold. I still haven't made the peach crumble but today's the day! I'll take your advice and keep an emergency supply in the cupboard as I'm sure it will be delicious :)

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