So, this is not breaking news or anything… My mom has been a Granny for over 20 years. She has 5 grandsons.

It is only recently that I have started to realise that she IS A GRANNY! I was at my parents’ house earlier this week, and looking around the lounge – I saw all kinds of things that Grannies have in their house! For one, there are no less than THREE (3) arrangements of fake flowers. Eish.

The sideboard (who, other than Grannies even *has* a sideboard?) houses gold framed photos of some few grandsons, as well as the newest addition to the artificial flowers (for what it’s worth, the flowers *are* quite nice). The painting above the sideboard is mine from school days (Standard 9 I think…?). So, this is what you see as you walk into the Granny’s house:

Sideboard with fake flowers and grandchildren photos

Sideboard with fake flowers and grandchildren photos

Close up of the gorgeous sideboard and flowers!

Close up of the gorgeous sideboard and flowers!

Then, to the right of the passage is a teeny tiny tottering table with a floor length tablecloth. Here, you will find pink artificial roses (in a container I made when I was about 12). The roses even have fake water droplets on, nogal! …

Teetering Table

Teetering Table

Above this dear little feature is a black and white photo of my family before I was born. Mom, dad, brother and 2 sisters. Don’t they all look miserable!! This must have been in about 1980 or so. I was born very late into the family as you can see…!

Family from the eighties, the eighties

Family from the eighties, the eighties

Moving along – to the right of the afore mentioned teetering table, is the TV unit which is home to numerous photos of:

  1. Two Israeli Grandsons
  2. Eldest grandson with his Granny
  3. Another Grandson
  4. Fairy Ornament (WTF??)
  5. Wedding photo of son to his lovely wife (parents to grandson in photo 3)
  6. Wedding picture of eldest daughter to husband (now divorced)
  7. Photo of my other sister and me (rather outdated)

Photo Collection

Photo Collection

The TV cabinet is flanked by the afore mentioned artificial roses on the left, and a lovely sprig of artificial wild cosmos on the right.

The overstuffed couches are home to plump butterfly-printed scatter cushions.

Butterfly Scatter Cushions

Butterfly Scatter Cushions

Down the passage is a wedding photo of the Granny who lives here and her rather dashing groom – what the hell happened to him, heaven only knows!!

Bride & Groom from the Dark Ages

Bride & Groom from the Dark Ages

The other Granny-ish thing about this house, is that, as old people tend to do, these oldies have taken a liking to having haddock for breakfast. Which is the most foul smell in the world… so, on the odd occasion, walking into the house, you are greeted by the smell of boiled haddock… and of course, the beautiful sideboard.

So, after 20 years of being a granny – it is now showing!

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So, you may or may not know I have two beagles. (If you *don’t* know – this must be your first time “meeting” me!) Anyway, the beagles do scent hunts in the winter. It’s a bit of a competition, and at the end of the season, the ten beagles with the most points compete in a 7km run to see who is the best :) (The points system is a bit confusing, so I won’t bore you with the details!)

Anyway, yesterday was our last hunt, and the top ten were announced. We have been holding thumbs paws that Harry and Oscar would make the Top Ten. They both did really well at the beginning of the season, but Harry has been slacking off a bit… coming in the 4th or 5th place group, rather than the 2nd places he was getting earlier in the season.

So, we are ecstatic to announce that Little Oscar has made the Top Ten!! Woo Hoo!!!

Oscar

Oscar

I think Harry must have *just* missed it. So, now Harry’s new name is Haroozy Loozy or Haroozer the Loozer! :) Hey – don’t get me wrong, he is still my super precious boy

Haroozy Loozy ♥

Haroozy Loozy ♥

Oscar is just a little machine! He is not even 2 years old yet, and he is doing so well! We are very proud of the little bugger!

All the other beagles in the Top Ten are on The Beagle Site … and we have changed the header banner to honour the ten of them!

The final challenge is this Sunday at 7:30am :) I know that Oscar won’t win it… but the Top Ten is all I was aiming for… It’s been our goal since we started hunting last year.

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