Tuesday, 22 May 2012

For our next trick...

This past week has been a whirlwind of a visit to Glasgow, wallpapering & tiling.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

May days

May days spent organising highland parties, walking dogs on crisp sunny days, laughing with A and spending time with good folks.

Monday, 23 January 2012

That dog

It's now Monday evening. The weekend was spent without A who was in Glencoe filming pop stars. I had a productive weekend watching TONS of films, walking the dog & tidying up Begg Towers.

A picture of the dog was featured on the BBC Scotland website which was exciting. Wee famous pooch.


The dog was very annoying on Saturday. She decided halfway up The Crags that she would lie down & not walk anywhere so I spent ages coaxing her down the hill with treats, encouragement & patience which swiftly turned into lecturing & threats "there will be no bone for you if don't move it..." and "I'll boot you off this hill unless you move your paws..." etc etc. This then turned into begging her, followed by promises of additional treats when home. All this whilst it was getting darker & blowing a fecking gale. I was defeated by the yellow dog. She knows what she's doing.

A few pics of happier times with the dog.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

helluvah week

This week my Granny turned 80, I turned 31 and Mohammed Ali was 70.


The kitchen still looks derilict but A has plans to tidy it up before the new one arrives.  We cannot wait to get a dishwasher.  What has happened to us?  We've become so domesticated.  We also are a pair who use every dish and cup before we wash up so really the dishwasher was made for us.  

I thought I'd celebrate this week by posting a few pics of the Begg pets.

Have a good week everyone.  



Sooty - pretending to be dead


Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Geez....2012...best get busy

It's now 2012. 

A and I enjoyed a very lazy festive season which included obsessively watching The Killing (I and II), becoming almost fluent in Danish (almost...tak), being in the studio for Vic Galloway's Chrimbo Party on Radio Scotland, almost eating all of my Christmas Cake from my Granny before Christmas Day (tsk tsk), watching our wee dog swim for the very first time in the sea, being scared by really windy weather, eating 2kg of Quality Street, sleeping till noon (which made the holiday feel very short actually) and having central heating installed.  

We decided it was time to sort the fecking kitchen out as we'd had enough of it and it's pink and grey Miami Vice tiles.  Also, the result of having a whirring new heating system installed means our kitchen now looks derelict.  And I don't want to lose a cat down one of those gaps in the wall...

So, our new year’s resolutions are: sort out fecking kitchen - change it from this:

To something like this:

We did find a cupboard hidden behind a false wall which was exciting.  

I have also resolved to blog which more frequency as I really enjoy talking to cyberspace.  It's a bit like talking to myself which I also enjoy.  I need to get my vintage shop off the (cyber) ground, make more handmade soap and do something with all my illustrations rather than filling books full of them and stacking them up.  Here’s to an altogether more creative year this year.  Chin chin.