this guy is the love of our lives
//all photos my own//
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!!!
Today I am thankful for
– good friends –
– The Grounds coffee –
– jam filled donuts –
– sharing Gracie’s birthday –
– Matthew Graham music –
– Harley’s licks –
– winter sunshine –
– afternoon naps –
– shellac manicure –
– last sleep without the hubby –
today was my BFF Grace’s birthday! she drove down from Newcastle last night so we could wake up together today and celebrate! I took her to one of my fave Sydney cafes The Grounds for breakfast.
mmmmm, breakfast board; in-house baked sourdough, poached eggs, ham, fresh tomato & basil, avocado and pesto & feta. plus coffee and the yummiest juice of apple, pear & mint.
the lemonade & strawberry stand outside the cafe in their ‘grounds’
beautiful blooms & tasty pastry treats
happy Harley after a long game of fetch in the park
dusk over the city
snuggling up to my buddy; Melly & Harley
I must admit he’s a little spoilt. To break up his loneliness when we’re doing long hours at work, his dog walker collects him for long dirty rumbles with his dog buddies in the park! They tweet their pictures during the day so I can see what my little monster gets up too. Here’s a few pics courtesy of @Happy_Pets_
Harley is the one in black.
And then here’s a few pictures I took where he doesn’t look like a filthy mongrel!!!
Don’t you have a killer case of puppy love?!!!
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!
what a wonderful weekend.
Harley in the park
dinner @ Gallon
tapas & (too many) drinks
[pic from Neen]
[pic from Neen]
this afternoon we had a horrible scare with Harley; out of the blue he had a seizure. He fell over with his legs all stiff, his jaw locked shut, eyes wide open and his head shaking. Jay held him while I called the vet who talked us through it until Harley came out of the seizure. He was drooling and still shaking on the way to the vet. Dr Nathan, who also has a little cavoodle, gave him a thorough check-up before giving him the OK and instructions for us to keep an eye on him and to remove any possible toxins from his environment (eg access to the ground coffee beans we put on the potted herb plants on the balcony). He may never have a seizure again, but then he could develop epilepsy. But he’s OK now and back to his usual self, we just have to watch and hope for the best.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
languid hours in sun,
embedded in the autumn grass;
premature winter winds gently nudge while the last remnants of the summer sun haze around the edges like yesterday’s hangover
autumn in Sydney is a delightful season;
clear skies, calm harbour
friends & family milking the last of the weekend sun with
picnics and footy in the park
this weekend we entertained friends at home,
grounded ourselves in the park,
enjoyed wine & food at a local festival
this life of ours,
this love of ours
happy weekend my friend
You wouldn’t know it’s approaching winter here in Sydney. There hasn’t been a cloud in the sky for days and today the top temp was 30°C (86°F)!
Gorgeous weather people, which is making me very happy indeed!
Here’s what I got up to in the past week…
How’s everyone’s Easter break?
I’ve been loving the extra long four day weekend spent at home in a love bubble with Jay and Harley.
The week past was full of cramming work in before the holidays, getting my healthy eating back on track and catching up with family & friends.
The only low is that Jay’s Dad’s cancer is back; in his liver this time around which means intensive chemo starting next week. We’re focusing on sending good thoughts and lots of love his way.
and later on date night; Hoopla under the Big Top in Darling Harbour. It was super fun but a little weird when the trapeze artist got the shits with her clothing and took off her top mid-way through the routine! Flying boobies with the flying trapeze!
Happy Easter Sunday xx