Sunday, 6 January 2019

Project 365 week 1

Well decided I can't give up now, back for year eight of this project. Welcome to the new people we have joining up and look forward to getting to know you.

A bit of introductory background for the new people.

I have three daughters who feature on the blog and two sons who choose not to.
DD1 has five children, Fifi is 16, Bob is 12, Minky and Dinky the boy/girl twins are 5 and Spud will be 3 in March. She lives just round the corner.
DD2 lives approx 120 miles away, she has Ziggy who was 2 in August, and her due date for child No2 is today.
DD3, Auntie H,  has no children and lives with Uncle M approx 15 miles away.


We have one rescue dog, Dixie, we have had her a year this month and she is settling in really well.
When I am not working, babysitting or dog walking I enjoy cross stitching, crochet, quilting and applique as well as adult colouring, geocaching and of course my blog. .


Sunday
This is the black bun....nothing else to share.....

wiki tells you
Black bun is a type of fruit cake completely covered with pastry. It is Scottish in origin, originally eaten on Twelfth Night but now enjoyed at Hogmanay. The cake mixture typically contains raisinscurrantsalmondscitrus peelallspicegingercinnamon and black pepper. It had originally been introduced following the return of Mary, Queen of Scots from France, but its original use at Twelfth Night ended with the Scottish Reformation. It was subsequently used for first-footing over Hogmanay





Monday

A walk round the fishery and Dixie decided to climb up the pile of old tarmac.





Tuesday

Was a lovely day so we went to watch the Polar Plunge at Irvine. Don't suppose it felt quite so warm when coming out of the sea soaking wet.
Did a blog post on it here.

After the plunge we, and a lot of other people. went for a walk along the beach.





Wednesday

A walk in the woods for today.




Thursday

Ziggy, DD2 and SIL2 are down. Ziggy and DD2 are here to stay until baby is born. SIL2 goes back to work on Monday and will need to get phoned  when daughter goes into labour.
Ziggy and Dixie are rather fond of each other and here they are snuggled together watching Granddad draw on Ziggy's etch a sketch




Friday

The whirlwind that is Ziggy is here!! None stop noise when she is awake, but she slept all night so cannot really complain.

Hubby Dixie and I went and did 3.5 miles up at Failford.

Here is Ziggy using her daddies phone to take some pictures.





Saturday


Out to work before Ziggy got up and back in after she went to bed. So decided to do a fall back picture of a sleeping child, not something I get to do very often.




24 comments:

  1. There’s something so comforting about watching a child sleep. Especially one who’s so active in the day! Can’t believe you’ve had Dixie a year this month. I wonder if baby will arrive this week #365

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    1. I love watching them when they are asleep.
      Hubby says if baby is not coming willingly then he is going to scare the crap out of DD2 in the middle of the night.....lol

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  2. Happy New Year to you all, I didn't realise DD1 had 5 children, i somehow thought they were spread out with DD3, whoops. Lovely to have DD2 with you until the baby is born, any sign?

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    1. Yes DD1 was stopping at 3 but that did not work out with twins being 3rd and 4th

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  3. Ahh! It wouldn't be the same without you linking up. So glad to see you carrying on.
    I have never heard of the Black bun before. I do like the look of it.
    Good luck to your daughter. I hope all goes well with the new baby. Ziggy and Dixie look so happy together. x

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    1. Ziggy and Dixie really d have a great bond, not that I would ever trust the two of them left alone

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  4. Glad to see that you decided to continue, you definitely cannot give up. What an exciting time for you, waiting for a new baby's arrival any day now.
    The black bun looks tasty, and I enjoyed reading about its origins, this is something I have never seen or tried.

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    1. think it is pretty much a Scottish thing, not sure you would get it south of the border

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  5. Lovely photo of Ziggy and Dixie and love the photo of Dixie on top of the pile of logs too! I hope DD2 doesn't have too long to wait for the new arrival.

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    1. we were hoping for sooner rather than later with baby but nothing so far

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  6. I agree to little ones having lots of energy. I think they've sapped it from their parents. #365

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    1. lol...or in Ziggys case parents and grand parents

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  7. Awww I love taking pictures of the boys when they are asleep. I hope you have news by now if the addition to the family what a great way to start the new year x

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  8. Happy New Year, so lovely to catch up with your lovely family, good luck for the baby, looking forward to some lovely new grandchild pics. I can't believe its been a year since you got Dixie, she has certainly come a long way in that time, the Project wouldn't be the same without you joining in, so i'm glad you've decided to stay x

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    1. aaaahhhh you and the others are far to kind. we have one missing that I would like to see back.

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  9. I didn't realise you had quite so large a family, but at least that's put all the name straight in my head. That black bun would be my nightmare. But I reckon N would love it. He likes anything with dried fruit in.

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    1. yes between kids and grandkids we make a large crowd.

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  10. Happy new year lovely. I can't believe Dixie is a year already. I love watching kids sleep, they are so sweet. The black bun looks lovely, bit of a nightmare though.

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    1. yes I use to watch my kids sleeping, it is very relaxing.

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  11. Yay glad you came back to do another year!

    Good idea to do an introduction as makes it easier for everyone to know who you are talking about!

    Love the picture of Dixie and Ziggy together! So cute!

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    1. thank you. Yes with so many of us introductions are good.

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  12. Happy new year Elaine! That cake looks delicious, although I would probably pick the currants out of it :)

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  13. I've not heard of black bun before, sounds nice. I wish my Zach would sleep like Ziggy! #project365

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