Whipped up Windy Wet Wednesday

Hang on to your hats peeps...it's blowing a hoolie here today!
Yesterday was a barmy 19 degrees (which I have to admit was a little spooky) but today we've lost 10 degrees and the North Wind Doth Blow. 
If you have heard that expression before, then you'll know what that can mean, but just in case you haven't...'they' (whomever 'they' are) say if the North Wind Doth Blow...We shall have snow!!! EEK!
I heard some stupid remark on the radio yesterday, saying it was only 10 weeks or so to Chr***mas. Fool, they must have meant 10 months surely? Emoji 
I can't even bring myself to say the word! 
But going back to yesterday...




If going by the weather here has anything to do with it, then we were still in summer! 
made the most of it and stayed outside from dawn to dusk. 
Maybe upon reflection that's why I couldn't get out of bed this morning. 
I feel like I'm the Titan Atlas from Greek mythology carrying the heavy weight of the world on my shoulders and that was only to get out of bed to go to the loo and back! 
I even had my eye pop with the pressure from bending, pulling weeds and planting up a boarder. 
Instead of the whites of my eyes I now have crimson! It's a strange look and not one for young children to witness. I suppose thinking about it, it might be okay with Halloween coming up, but I'm not sure I want it to last that long. 
Bending double obviously doesn't really work for me.
Anyway here's a vision for you...me with hair like Medusa (keeping in with the Greek theme here did you notice?) stooped with aching back and a blood shot eye like Cyclops (Yay...I got a Greek mythology hat trick Emoji
No wonder my hubby went out to work before day-light! 
That way he didn't get the fright of his life seeing me lumbering around. 
But I now have a weed free boarder that looks afa bonnie (as they say) with hopefully beautiful surprises to come in Spring...that is if the bunnies and squirrels don't uproot and eat my bulbs! 

So that's an update on my gardening...although McMuffty is driving me crazy. 
She has to survey the whole garden numerous times a day tracking...yes tracking...I think she's moved on from being a Shih Tzu and now thinks she's a hound dog! 
Nose to the ground twitching insanely on the trail of heaven knows what? 
It's amazing really (or annoying might be a better word) that when her nose is working...her ears aren't! 
I can shout, call, grunt, growl or impersonate any living creature and she's oblivious. 
The neighbours must wonder what kind of a minajory we have here by all my impersonations!
But nothing will stop her when she's tracking! 
Yesterday, she definitely followed a line of scent that went all around the peripheral of the garden, even squeezing through a tiny gap between the fence and wall from the side garden into the front garden...across the front lawn, under the hedge...across the driveway...(are you still with me?)...and over to the other lawn to the boundary fence! 
She would have carried on into the field if I hadn't stopped her. 
As you can imagine, she was not impressed that I'd spoilt her fun and she didn't get her man as it where! 


I'm hoping this latest past-time will stop when the weather turns. 
I'm thinking she's finding all the mice living in all the nooks and crannies. 
She nearly got stuck just after I took this photo. 
See the gap at the base of the palette...she squeezed in and was desperately trying to get to the other side. 
If only she hadn't had that last piece of chicken she might have made it! ^..^
And then to top it all yesterday, the fun didn't stop because my son took her for a walk down one of the lanes that has newly laid tarmac on it. 
Yep, you guessed it. 
He walked her through it (didn't think to pick her up ~ D-ah!) and she now has black boots! ^..^ I've tried to cut out as much out as I can, but she's a devil for having her paws touched and more so if you try to clip them! 
Miss Wriggle Bottom Champion 2013 even with two of us holding her down!

There's a huge list of to-do's today as normal, but I'm going to watch 'The Great British Bake Off' with my cuppa first. Are you a fan? Do you see it in your part of the world? 
I am enjoying it so much and even though I swore that I wouldn't buy another thing for my kitchen...I'm finding a strong compulsion to buy yet more baking tins!
I mean have you seen some of them that they have been using?
I have the same oven, so I'm hoping that I will be able to produce some of the fantastic results that they have. 
I won't mention too much in case you are watching it and aren't up to me. 
No spoilers here.
I think Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins do a fantastic job of presenting the show...and then there's Mary Berry! What can I say...she's a God! 
And that Paul Hollywood ain't bad either  Emoji
It is starting to get rather serious now, as it's the very grown-up quarter-final. Lots of tears, trials, tantrams but thankfully triumphs too.  

It's wonderful to catch up with what I want to watch whenever I want, because I record my programmes in the evenings when footy or sport is on...then I can watch them whenever I'm free! (which isn't often so I have to be choosy)
Our new telly we bought when we got here, seems only to show sport or news somehow?
 It's a 55 inch with all the bells and whistles on it, so it's like being in the ground or right there where the action is apparently...or so I'm told! (yawn Emoji)

Before I go I'll leave you with a spectacular sight from yesterday. 
I love the sound of the geese flying over...on their way South.
Their calls can be heard for miles and miles. 
They must have known what was coming weather wise today, so took flight!
Lucky things off to warmer climes...I hope they come back soon...please! 
I miss them already. 
And on that note, I'll love and leave you for now.
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