Sunday, 15 April 2012

Not cleaning, abandoned due to mountaineers.

I had started cleaning this morning, not one of my greatest hobbies I have to say. But, with 13 windows upstairs in the living room - I thought best start on the windows eh? Peedie (now nicknamed Neep) decided to lend a helping hand. Closely followed by a (very peedie [quite small]) Haggis.
Ever tried to clean windows with two cairn terriers who think they are mountain goats and dishcloth kidnappers? Both a Haggis and a Neep keep trying to play with your dishcloth, the more you wipe the more exciting it appears window cleaning is. Not easy.  Thankfully the chickens are unaware of this adventure otherwise I'm sure they'd try and come up and join in too. Being the hard core cleaner that I am, I gave up, made a cup of tea and took some photos instead.
The boys are becoming chums - mentoring is going quite well - I fear they might actually team up and fathom how to get into the fridge and the lamb shoulder if they work together I'm sure they'll suss it out. The older dog is teaching the new dog plenty of helpful tricks including the art of sofa mountaineering, thankfully everything in this house, including the dogs, is washable. Speaking of which they both need a bath - best do that before I attempt to clean the bathroom eh?
 In other news - Peedie informs me from his keen mountaineering and inspection of the windows that the garden is still 'out there'.
  Inbetween the snow and the sunshine - I may abandon the cleaning and go out there. Not a hope of finishing the windows right now - these two are now playing with the dishcloth.

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  1. The pair of them are just so cute, I do agree though that they will probably team up and empty the fridge overnight! x x

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    1. Oh no - they will won't they? Cute isn't the word I used as I prized the tea towel out of their chops! x

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  2. Oh yes they will *definitely* team up and get up to all sorts of adventures together! What fun...tee hee.....

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    1. I fear you will be correct on that score. Those two will need watched like a hawk.

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  3. Those windows are sparkly despite all those naughty doggies efforts ...lol

    Great view too, I think more living rooms should be upstairs, it makes so much sense in houses which have great views.

    I cleaned my house this week from top to bottom unfortunately no doggy distractors here.....it took the best part of 2 days and I still have youngests room to do!

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    1. Hi there - the view the other way is SO much nice - out to sea but we're so lucky - cleaning ah - I take the ninja approach - only when completely necessary and folk might die of some terrible mutated disease which has evolved here!

      I'm doing it in stages - todays stage appears to be 'muddle about with blog!'

      xx

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    1. Yay thank you - I've got there finally! xx

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  5. Oh my Fay, what with the fantastic new look of the site, sparkling windows and stylish sofa, I thought I had been redirected to the Ideal Homes page. Haggis and neeps are the perfect props. Off to check on your other pages.

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    1. Loon yer very kind - its only takan me aboot - um fowr years to fathom oot how tae change ma pages. Not fully up and running yet - but will be soon.

      As for ideal home - thankfully I used soft focus to avoid showing too much dust!

      Cheers

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  6. I am so jealous of your many windows and the view!

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    1. They are gorgeous - and that's the 'bad side' - one day I'll do a window by window blog - not I'm not sure if that will be exciting or not! x

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  7. How cute?!? You'll have to give them a duster and leave them to it!

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    1. I gave them a duster and they ate it - or tried too! lol x

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  8. wow, look at all the light you have coming in there !. shame they didn't have bigger windows in these old cottages but then it would lose more heat, hmmm light or heat, difficult choice :)

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    1. Mel - cheers - the house is an old one - the upstairs and downstairs extension have deep wee windows whilst these rooms blind you - curtains help but these rooms are arctic in the winter - um, it does improve when summer arrives - they then turn from evil ice caves to ovens! no happy medium but its nice to watch birds flying past at bird height. (Its upstairs)

      PCA - nice to see you and curtains help a bit but not much! Not with 13 windows :)

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  9. Thrilled to hear about the nickname....

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    1. I kent you'd be deligted! Next dog has to be tattie or maybe we'll name a cat that?

      Meant to reply earlier - since the trees down, in the Hermitage not sure what state of play is there so looking for alternative venues too.

      Or we may just import a beach to the Hermitage - can't really see NTS minding can you?

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  10. Loving the photos of the wee ones and another one envious of the views from your windows!

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    1. Hello Morgan - cheers - the wee ones tip a paw atcha.

      The windows are amazing - views terrific - and are exceptionally grand at showing me how much I need to do in the garden!

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  11. love the new look of your page too. it's really nice. your dogs are very cute together. i think they are going to be good pals and will probably have great adventures together; the fridge may or may not be included.

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    1. JTS why thank you for the compliment on the page change - a day of sofabound illness will do wonders for the look of your blog!

      I fear the fridge may be included in their friendship - they've already flattened my tyres as an attempt to steal brownies I fear.........

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    2. Hey, so sweet doggies :) What are their names?

      Greets,
      Holiday Rentals Saas Fee

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