Monday, 4 December 2017

Such fun while it lasted.

Sadly last week's snow melted away too soon into a mess of muddy sludge, so the focus chez Bertie has turned to domestic matters. 

Did I mention already that Gail is knitting me a new jumper for Christmas? I am pleased to report that, unlike the sweater worn by one of Gail's colleagues to the work Xmas lunch, mine will not feature mating reindeer, nor indeed any other symbols of dubiously tasteful seasonal 'fun'. I offer you a sneak preview of the work in progress.

Oh and talking of fun, I have to say I did enjoy seeing Gail's friends Margaret and Jeffrey, who came round to our place on Saturday night. Not only did Margaret bring me some delicious biscuits, but she left her handbag open so I was able to excavate a treasure trove of tissues while everyone else was distracted by the pork fillet with homemade stuffing which Gail served up for dinner.

Although I was not offered any of the pork at the time, I have high hopes that some of the leftovers pictured below might make their way into my food bowl very soon. 

Toodle pip!
Bertie (ever the optimist).


  1. your sweater looks great and I wish the mama could knit too... even when her creations are often questionable :o)))

  2. You lucky boy Bertie - that looks as though it's going to be a really super sweater. Can't wait to see a photo of your handsome self modelling it.
    Oh wow ! did you really get a chance to rifle through Margaret's handbag? I've never had the opportunity myself, but I understand that a couple of my predecessors, Peppa and Coppa, were both experts.

    Inca xx

  3. That is a lovely sweater, and those are very lovely leftovers. Let me know when you want to trade off families for a bit.

    Teka Toy

  4. Hari OM
    My word Bertie, Gail is in a social whirl, it seems. Glad you managed to get your little bit of fun in the middle of it all! That sweater looks to be shaping up nicely. I look forward to it being modeled by your shapely self. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  5. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Bertie...snow is lovely while untouched by feets and wheels but as soon as it starts to melt it turns into such a nasty mess especially on the roads. I expect there was lots of paw washing when you went out and about. OMCs you will be talk of the interwebs in that most gawgeous sweater and Gail will surely be invited to participate in Top Chefs as soon as the world sees that lovely roast. Bravo for the tissue make me proud.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  6. We are so sorry to hear your snow has disappeared, but very happy to hear you had tissues to shred AND perhaps some pork dinner in your future!!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty

  7. That's a lovely sweater, Bertie; you'll look most handsome in it. Good score on the handbag tissues!

  8. Even after all these years in Oz, snowy scenes always conjures up mud and sludge in HER mind.
    You'll look very handsome (as usual)in your new jumper. Paws crossed for the pork.

  9. We got more snow last night and so far it is sticking around. Hazel is jealous - she loves some good tissue!
    Hazel & Mabel

  10. Oh Bertie, you are one lucky fella! TISSUES??! OH MAN! I looooves me some cellulose! I gots me some paper towels today, butts tissues are the PRIZE!
    Paws crossed for some of that FABulous lookin' pork.
    Ruby ♥

  11. We hope you did get leftovers! It looks like that will be a very handsome jumper! Our snow has melted a little bit and there's no more in the forecast - RATS!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  12. Mating reindeer? Oh my gosh, thank goodness Gail isn't knitting you one like that!

    Oh and yes, tissues are the best.

  13. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! Snow! Biscuits! Tissues! That all sounds wonderful! Now, about that pork...