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Saturday, 4 October 2008


Back from a couple of little trips away to visit with the Grandies ... poor DH had to have surgery on his lower leg for sun cancer - poor thing this is a legacy of being of Danish decent with the red hair & skin to match & being brought up out west where it is so hot & before they knew about the Slip, Slop, Slap where you Slip on a shirt, Slop on some suncream & Slap on a hat... but DH was a outside worker, he often worked without a shirt or even a hat for that matter for hours on end coming home very burnt... luckily our kids know so they cover their kids but they themselves have sun damage already just by inheriting their father's genes plus I also had copper hair when a child with a fair complexion/skin SOOO please now that we are in our southern summer Please remember to cover-up & Slop on the sunscreen even just for a morning walk or school. I see they (SunSmart) have extended the saying now to Slip, Slop, Slap, Seek & Slide the 5 S's - Do click on the hyperlink & go to the bottom of the page & hear the little song our kids used to sing.
Talking of walking Gilly must of found the trips away a little exhausting, as this is how she looked at me the first day we got back - you will notice that she parks herself in the covers after I have got up in the morning ... but she still came for a walk with me then the next day one of the neighbours dogs were out wondering the streets & as Gilly is only a toy poodle I had to very quickly scoop her up as one swipe at her by these much bigger dogs would have been disastrous so we were both a little nervous going off today but that soon disappeared when a chap further down our street brought his little grandie out so she could pat Gilly - Gilly loves kids & of course loves to be patted but not them big dogs ... ha ha
As per usual I was doing some blog surfing since I've been back & found that Denise Fenton had commented on Baumcat's blog so of course I followed the link and then found Tactile Pleasures... in Fabric... Myra is doing a giveaway[I'm late it's only til Sun] & would love folks to pop on over & visit - I found Myra's Tactile Pleasures a very inspirational blog to visit with a few tuts to look at too, so even if you miss the giveaway for her 200th post I know you will find it a great blog.
Did I say that I got my sewing machine back from the dr.? So now that the visiting is over I need to get back into my 'In This House' swap... I was a tad naughty while DH was having his surgery - well maybe it was "Stress Relief" in the form of 'Retail Therapy', but I visited Spotlight[large fabric & homeware shop] & just had to bring some of the lovely fabrics home - I'm going to have a go at making some aprons for Christmas pressies - well that's what I say now ... lol but first I need to finish my swap.


Myra said...

Hi Bethel!
Thank you so much for visiting my blog, entering my giveaway and posting about it, and all your kind words! 8-)
Never heard of the Slip, Slop, Slap before, but it is true we all need to take care when outside, especially when in the sun! 8-)
Happy stitchings/crafting to you!

Pam said...

Thanks for visiting my blog - nice to meet you. What cute dog pictures!

Debbi Baker said...

Hi Bethel - glad you are back and hope all went well with the surgery! I must admit the SSS campaign came in too late for me - we just put zinc on our noses and that was that! Thank goodness my kids have had the benefit of increased sun awareness!

CreativSpirit said...

Just saying hello, glad that you had a lovely holiday with the family and hello also to Gilly, she is such a cutie.



Dawn said...

Aww your little Gilly is just adorable!

Cat said...

I do hope your DH gets well fast and has no more problems with that!

Gilly is very sweet! Cutie indeed!