Sunday 31 May 2020

Someone is two!

Apologies to those who also follow me on other forms of social media for you will have seen these photos already.
 I do not know how I have survived - as in 8 weeks time will be the 2nd anniversary of the day we went to get her!
But for now, this little gorgeous puppy has grown into a beautiful, fairly well trained, best dog in the world.
Of course, being a birthday meant there had to be cake. I mixed porridge oats with a mashed ripe banana, a spoon of honey, two spoons of natural peanut butter and two eggs and baked in a medium oven till firm. I passed a couple over the wall for the neighbours little puppies.

Happy Birthday Little Miss Bluebell Flowers xx These photos are not in order. And chances are you have seen them already!

This was the day we brought her home. 

This one made me chuckle as she loves apple and normally she will have chunks of it or wedges. As it was her birthday she was over the moon to be given a ball that she could eat - though it took her a while to figure out what to do with it! Once figured, soon scoffed! 
Please note I did core the apple as the pips are toxic to dogs.

The rest of the day was spent playing in her paddling pool and generally being adored - much like any other day really!

Back to school tomorrow - INSET and a conference call.  I will welcome the cooler forecast  weather for a few days. And my lockdown will not be relaxing much I can tell you. I think it's too soon. Besides - I love staying at home! Am looking forward to the long lost family special TV programme tomorrow night about two babies that were abandoned from birth. I bet you a million quid I will cry in it. I cried watching a programme about elephants last night! Doesn't take much!

Lots of love from

Rachel *happy just to be healthy* Radiostar xx


  1. Good luck at school. I agree that it is too soon and I'm concerned, not only for the children but for everyone who makes a school community function.

  2. The photos are wonderful, Bluebell is beautiful and lucky to live in such a loving home. My daughter is not sending her son to nursery, she is paying the fee's but keeping him home. DIL is sending her 6 year old back to school, so very mixed here, I would prefer they all stay home until September, only allowing Junior children going to senior school in September a few controlled visits. We plan to stay at home still, only visiting family in gardens but following all the rules.

  3. Happy Birthday to Bluebell. I didn't realise we shared the same day. The photo of her peeping out of the box is adorable. Such healthy doggies we have, Sparky loves apples and cucumber as well. I'm not changing my routine either regarding LD. All those people out and about on beaches and protesting etc. gives me the heebie jeebies. My bubble is remaining well and truly unpricked for the time being. xx

  4. Love your girls birthday photo's they are so important aren't they as you don't realize how much they change. One of our boys is definitely aging rapidly now and I don't know how long he will be with us for so every day is a bonus. I think we will definitely move into a different world following lockdown with some people being uber cautious and others quite frankly not giving a damn. Thank you for the reminder of the Long Lost Family program I had completely forgotten it was on tonight so will just have to hope the other half doesn't have a night of tv already mapped out.


  5. Isn't she gorgeous, I don't think we've ever given Nell a whole apple, bet it wouldn't last long.

  6. Hi hun, Your *puppy* is beautiful! We have a 3 year old choc lab/retriever *Bella Boo Precious* - Boo and adore her. Just want to say *thank you*. You work in schools and you are amazing for doing that. I have 6 grandbabies - 4 at school. All teachers, assistants, school dinner ladies etc, are very special and I know that all parents who have been home schooling will now understand the patience, knowledge and upbeat personality that you all need in order to teach! *hugs* Goldensunflowerx

  7. Oh my goodness what a beautiful dog. They become so much a part of the family don't they.


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