harley, my cavoodle

this guy is the love of our lives


he’s 5 1/2 years old


he loves sticks, licks and tricks


he’s a little crazy and a lot adventurous

//all photos my own//

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this is my hound Harley. he’s a rambunctious cavoodle/cavapoo, although you wouldn’t tell from this photo. those well-chewed green creatures are his squeaky fleas, originally named “flea”. happy Sunday!!!



| weekend |

It’s been 11 days since I tore 2 ligaments in my ankle.

Today I went outside!!! Into the real world, with real people and real interactions that didn’t involve my physio! Yay! Being inside, with my foot up has seriously been messing with my chi. Today I managed with just one crutch, so I’ll see how that went later this evening with the swelling.

Yesterday, for #flashbackfriday on Instagram I posted this picture of my brother & I with our Dad in 1986. It was during the 2 years we travelled around Australia in our caravan.
I was ‘home schooled’ but basically the ‘school of nature’ was my teacher!
During these 2 years I did an Indigenous Walkabout, I ate snake and other weird foods, I went on a crocodile hunt, rode camels in the desert, caught game fish all up the western Australian coast, learnt how to cook what we caught or hunted, met a myriad of people from all walks of life and had the most amazing experiences that I still think back on today.

Looking back, it was probably the best thing my parents ever did for me.

(R-L) Dad, Juz & me
(R-L) Dad, Juz & me

I also received some Instagram prints in the mail from Social PS. These are going on my fridge!

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We (I really mean Jay) washed our filthy hound.

squeaky clean Harley
squeaky clean Harley

And dressed him in Jay’s Knights jersey!IMG_20130831_184505

Saturday

After running early errands we went to brunch in Glebe.
Delicious.

pancakes with fruit, maple syrup & icecream!
pancakes with fruit, maple syrup & icecream!

Then to the park to give Harley a run with the frisbee. Jay’s been teaching him to catch it on the fly; he’s doing so well! He caught 5 in mid-air today!IMG_20130831_133203

my boys! Jay & Harley
my boys! Jay & Harley
Harley & me
Harley & me

The Sydney weather has been perfection. Today, the official last day of winter, was mid-20°Cs, sun shining and just beautiful. We got home about mid-afternoon and spent some quality time on the balcony in the sunshine.

a nice crisp drop from Tasmania
a nice crisp drop from Tasmania
winter sunshine in my apartment
winter sunshine in my apartment
evening snack time!
evening snack time!

After all these pictures of alcohol…..let’s drop a gear and talk about my brother…

He’s been doing well in rehab. It’s officially 5 weeks, so next weekend he’ll be able to make phone-calls on Saturdays.

We’ve been regularly getting 2 letters a week. It’s been really interesting and encouraging to see his progress through his written word. For the first few weeks there was this desperation in his writing; constantly fretting and worrying about ‘things‘; minor things like wanting money for cigarettes, lollies & chocolate, postage stamps, etc. But over the last few weeks there has been clarity in his thoughts and a lot more honesty and a lot less fretting over ‘stuff’.

He’s in for a full 12 months, so it’s going to be a long, tough road, but for the first time I’m actually feeling confident that this just might work.

my brother 2 days before entering rehab for drug & alcohol dependency
my brother 2 days before entering rehab for drug & alcohol dependency

Anyway, I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend.
We’ve ordered Lebanese for dinner, which should be arriving any moment! 
We’re going to eat baba gannouche, felafel, tabouli & fried cauliflower and watch Robert De Niro & John Travolta in ‘Killing Season’ on DVD.

Namaste my lovely peeps,

signature - melly xox

Harley photo bomb!

Harleyphotobomb

Twice a week, while we’re at work, our little Harley monster gets picked up by his dog walkers Happy Pets and roams the parks in Sydney
with his pack of furry pals!

They tweet his adventures so overzealous loving owners (like us) can see what he’s been up to (and why he smells so bad when we get home)!!!

Above is the pic from Tuesday this week; Harley photo-bombing his buddy Bugsy in Centennial Park. Pure gold Harley, pure gold!

week in instagram

So the world didn’t end in fire or ice.
On we go for the next 5,125 years.
In comparison here is my minuscule week in Instagram pics.

IMG_20121217_072359 1 | kicking off a week of breakfast green smoothies IMG_20121221_193931 2 | gorgeous Harley boy IMG_20121217_183044 3 | Sportsgirl pretty skull Galaxy Tab cover IMG_20121218_192629 4 | Girls night out – Ems, B & Mands IMG_20121218_192919 5 | Girls night out – Mel, Mich & MelIMG_20121218_090212 (1) 6 | pink caddy @ my mechanics workshop IMG_20121221_192924 7 | Melly & Harley IMG_20121219_220016 8 | cheers! Final Dinner Club of 2012 IMG_20121220_191903 9 | tomato, basil & bocconcini salad @ Balla IMG_20121220_082909 10 | brekkie of champions! green smoothie goodness with the Jacksons after our mid-week sleepoverIMG_20121221_140917 11 | selfie – my new hair colour IMG_20121221_150058 12 | It’s not all for me! Tasked with ensuring we don’t go thirsty in Byron Bay!IMG_20121222_134408 13 | I’m a good girl & Santa delivered something special from Louis Vuitton! IMG_20121222_145103 14 | my man

Happy Weekend Everyone!

puppy love

Remember that time and that other time when I mentioned that
Harley Houdini Williams
is the most cutest bestest gorgeous doggy in the entire world? 
(sorry blogger buddies who also have other cute doggies,
but this is indeed a fact)

Well, here are another few pictures to remind you of how true this is of my adorable little fluffball.

evidence as fact 1: he waits patiently to be let off the leash
evidence as fact 2: he rocks cammo fashion
evidence as fact 3: he likes beer
evidence as fact 4: he loves to pose with his Mummy
evidence as fact 5: he loves to pose
evidence as fact 6: and pose
evidence as fact 7: he doesn’t sit still for small children who adore him
evidence as fact 8: he rocks a black one-piece at the beach
evidence as fact 9: he enjoys laying-in reading the Sunday paper
evidence as fact 10: he thinks he can lie on the bed like a human
evidence as fact 11: he walks the streets of his ‘hood like a boss

feel free to post links to your most gorgeous beautiful doggy in the comments
’cause there’s no such thing as dog eat dog world on this site!

wall of shame

Have you seen this?

Dogshaming on Tumblr [here].

It’s where owners can get their own back by posting pictures of their dog’s dirty & shameful secrets.

I have literally been reading these for the past half-hour with tears rolling down my cheeks!
It’s frickin’ hilarious!

Here’s a few meaty ones (pardon the pun!)…

and my own shamefully lovable furry monster

all photos (except the last one of Harley) from Dogshaming on Tumblr.