Another beautiful day here in South London for me to whip up some Monday Magic for you! The boys returned from Sorrento and are in my good books as they came bearing gifts – yes, you guessed it, Limoncello! A trip to Pompeii, a glimpse of Capri and some general R&R on the Amalfi coast have done the soon to be young engineer the world of good – he has returned happy and relaxed. Or maybe that is down to finishing his course!! His sister says that his good mood and his being nice is “freaking her out”. We are sending him to collect his brother from university, so this might put a damper on his good mood!
The last few days have been particularly hectic as we helped to re home a little pug for a friend of the young engineer. This little lady had been badly used and abused by breeders and had far too many litters of puppies in her first years of life. On a visit home, said friend fell completely in love with this little dog who was being fostered by his parents. He took her home but as work commitments increased, he realised that it would be tough leaving her alone and sent a plea to friends asking to re-home her. Hubby’s parents have always had dogs – from dachshunds to Bassett hounds – and recently one of their bull terriers died, leaving both them and the remaining dog Penny devastated. Lech and Penny – as painted by the lovely girl.
It was Lech who died – and this little girl is called Lexi…..
Anyway, hubby & the engineer set out on a road trip which ended with Lexi settling into her new home in Hereford with the in laws and Penny. The little minx is loving exploring the garden – I had no idea such a small dog could be so speedy! – and having her there has put a spring back into Penny’s stride. We don’t know how bereavement affects dogs, but she was definitely missing her brother. So far, so good….I understand Lexi is already ruling the roost and have no doubt she will be spoilt rotten in her new home.
I had a few hours to kill over the weekend, being just us girls at home. so was able to do some serious blog reading. The blogs i have picked for you this week range from artisan bread to a weight loss journey with Slimmers World to stay at home mums. There is a lovely review for a fantastic book about a bear called Wojtek, but on a slightly more serious side I have included a health post about an important, yet slightly taboo subject – STDs – please read it before you dismiss it. The final blog is brand new and written by a lovely young friend of mine who has Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. Last year her condition declined rapidly and when diagnosed with a brain tumour alongside her many other conditions, she had to stop blogging. Now she is back and ready to write again, so some support for her would be fantastic!
Grab a cuppa, sit back and enjoy!
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Have a great week,