Tuesday, 31 December 2013

New Year Eve

A day to reflect of 2013 and hope and pray for a year ahead of peace and good health to all.

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Friday, 27 December 2013


Kirra can move quicky especially if something catches her eye.  She loves the outdoors and today it is gale force winds and torrential rain.  So rather reluctant to venture outdoors for my own safety .

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Christmas Day

Kirra wishes all her friends a peaceful and loving Christmas and as the photo shows it has snowed here so a White Chistmas.

Christmas Day


Christmas Day and a wonderful day for a walk.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Christmas Greetings

Christmas Greetings and Blessings to each and everyone of you.  Love from Kirra

Monday, 2 December 2013


My daddy has to go into hospital for around 7 days, so I will miss him sitting here in his favourite chair.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Frosty morning

Dad had to go out yesterday and boy was it cold. As the picture best shows.

Still I was curled up next to the fire waiting for my dad and the treats he always brings me.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Snow and New Coat

As you can see, we have had a wee drop of snow and an ideal opportunity to try out my new coat.

I think my dad is sooooo jealous of my coat, but then I am a Princess. -x-

Saturday, 23 November 2013


Kirra and I woke to yet another dusting of snow.  It was quite cold and icy in places. So here is a photo to let you see.  Enjoy your weekend.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013


Winter frost appeared this morning, and whilst Autumn still attempts to retain its status the frost can be appealing and Kirra loves these days.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Memory Lane

This was the entrance and exit for the ponies which worked in the mines below.  The mines are now.closed.

The hardship for both miners and ponies one can only imagine.

Sunday, 17 November 2013


Kirra likes nothing better than falling asleep under my desk, however, where do I put my feet.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Thursday, 14 November 2013


If you go down in the woods today. What surprises will Kirra see?

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Death in a Foreign Land


As Sunday is a time of Remembrance, I wrote this poem for those who never returned.


Age, not of life
They travelled of duty
Men of many
They answered
The call.

Far off land
Where guns and steel
Lay alongside
The many
Who had fallen
Their life
Devoid of dreams.
Rich in beauty
Allenheads by sight
Those who died
Names for all
Who can spare a moment
Reflect of silence
War Memorial
This place
So proud.

As the sound of birds
Echo over the land
The sun, her rays
Awaken all
Who stop and visit
This land, so quiet
Only the birds in flight
As if on display
Fly past the scene
Of those who died
A death in a foreign land
We should never forget
Their names


Peter Preobrazhenskii © 2013

Friday, 8 November 2013



Kirra believes water is for drinking (only) and therefore likes to keep a safe distance from this wee brook.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

A wee dusting

A wee dusting of snow on the ski hill.  I think its advance warning to  be prepared for the inevitable.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Frost of Day


The frost of last year, is looking closer each day as the cold temps become evident, at least Kirra has nice fur coat to keep her warm, and of course her cozy luxury coat when its raining or really cold.

Just an update, snow has arrived, at least up on the moors, which we can see from our home.  I guess the snow shovel and gloves and thermals will have to have their cobwebs removed.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Dad and Hospital

My dad had to go to hospital early this morning, his appointment with the Cardiologist, and boy was it soooo cold with a sharp frost.

Of course, I protected the home with my due skills of observation and alert to every sound.

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And dad is back on dialysis early on Tuesday afternoon, so that means another alert day and night,

Stay safe out there – all –x-

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Saturday, 2 November 2013



Forensics 090 

We all like to see art, and my Kirra is no exception, she clearly has taken an interest here, although, me thinks, it is because she has an idea this is a cafe too.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Thursday, 31 October 2013

The Way



Show me the way to go home.

Kirra loves when she get’s to this point, it means home is nearby.

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Tuesday, 29 October 2013





Waiting at the table, is not something Kirra usually does.  However, an oversight on my part, meant she had to wait for her dinner a little later – hence her disapproving look.

Monday, 28 October 2013

Speed Camera Alert

I have decided to drive to and from my dialysis, which is around 100 miles.

I have relied upon patient transport, however, I feel I need to have some independence in my treatment and in driving, it will allow me some flexibilityhis t as well as a more relaxed pace.


* My Dad’s new car *

As the clocks have gone back, it will mean my driving will be in the dark, as my dialysis is late evenings.  I recently saw a speed camera alert detector for sale, and thought it a wise investment, whilst I don’t drive fast, one can still be caught out by even a little, hence this purchase.

It will be interesting to see how my driving to and from the hospital will be like, especially as winter is fast approaching.  My new Ford focus auto, is a great car and I look forward to how it copes with the terrain where I live.

Safe driving out there.

Saturday, 26 October 2013


Summer was a joy of outdoors and new smells from up here in the dales.

Alas, the winter predictions for our location are not looking too good, with snow and extremely low temperatures predicted from middle of November right through into January.  I don't know how reliable this prediction.  I just know that it will be an interesting experience. 

I have to drive to and from the hospital x 3 nights a week in order to undergo Dialysis, and the road has to be treated with respect, even in normal conditions, therefore driving in snow and ice will be a slow experience and knowing my Kirra is waiting for her daddy to return, does mean being careful and considerate when on the roads.

Friday, 25 October 2013


Kirra and I, love Autumn, the colours enhance the day and a walk is always an enjoyable experience, for both of us.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Friday, 7 June 2013

Poor Kirra

My poor Kirra has not been well these past days.  The vet has diagnosed similar to vertigo.  She has had an injection and taking meds and ear drops daily.

Her head is to one side and walking is limited due to balance disorientation.  Pleased to see her starting to eat again as well as drinrking water.  Hopefully she is on the road to recovery.

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Friday, 24 May 2013

Freya Rose Blossom

Sometimes a delightful treasure does materialise.  How wonderful therefore that Freya Rose Blossom and her mum have kindly decided to give a much loved gift.  Freya has many adventures and she radiates in the enthusiasm of all who read her lovely and comforting blogs.  Pop over to the below, and see for yourself.


Me and my Dad

Here is a photo of me and my Dad, this was taken when he had just come out of hospital, after being in Intensive care for some weeks.  I did miss my Dad and it is so cruel I could not visit him in Hospital.

As you can see when were having a wonderful day with our friends and as always I like to walk on Hadrians Wall, when every I get the chance. 

Hope you will all have a lovely weekend and whatever the weather may be, may it be radiated with some lovely treats along the way.  :)

Monday, 29 April 2013


Forensics 020

Delights from within, sadly, forbidden is the entry and therefore can only see and of what might have been.

Friday, 19 April 2013

Just watching

Sometimes my Kirra can be so nosey.  She will stand and stare at someone for ages.  I just hope there is no law against dogs being nosey?

Wednesday, 17 April 2013


Sunshine does appear, well, sometimes.  My dog is camera shy today, something about not looking her best.  Just as well, I don't show myself too.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013


Eager to explore and  breath in the fresh air.  It's days like these, we enjoy.