Wednesday, 22 September 2010

WOYWW....Look Who Came To Stay!

...did ya miss me??? What you didn't even notice I had gone??? ROFL Grim took me away on Monday morning for an overnight stay in the place that is my Heaven on Earth... North Yorkshire... and yesterday we popped into Whitby - well it would be rude not to go and have a good old browse in my FAVOURITE shop in the WORLD wouldn't it? So, on my workdesk today (in case you are wondering what this talk about workdesks is all about... hop on over to Desk Inspector in Chief, Julia's blog... tis all there for you to read about )




So, here he is... yes indeedily, Hare #5 in the collection has come to live with his other harey brothers... isn't he just THE cutest thing? He was called Scratching Hare... but I have renamed him and he is now known as Fleabag. Designed and made by an artist called Suzie Marsh - who also does other animals... cats, hippo's and you should see her Meerkats... they is lush!





And... once I had adopted Fleabag... I spotted this clock in a shop... upon further inspection it was priced up £5 cheaper than all the other clocks that were the same style but different design... so never one to miss a bargain, I lunged for this one and quickly paid for it before anyone noticed it was cheaper... I have a suspicion it was cheaper because it is a little bashed about.. but.. that just adds to the charm of it... so another clock for my collection! And... cos we have been away for a couple of days the old desk is looking a bit folorn... and still very tidy I have to say... on it is a little rose I was faffing with the other day which went wrong... I will use it something eventually I am sure! So... we went off on our travels on Monday morning and stopped off in Pickering at THE BEST Fish n Chip shop in the WORLD, got fish n chips each and then drove up to the Hole of Horcum to sit and eat them... this is like utter bliss... divine scrummy food and beautiful views that always make me feel like I am on top of the world.




Yesterday we went to Whitby... mooched about for a bit and then it was lunchtime... and it would have been ruder than rude not to get Fish n Chips (again) this time we were restrained though and had one lot between us... *note this isn't cos we were restrained at all.. it is cos we had had the mother of all breakfasts at the B&B and were still full... but fish n chips is fish n chips... Northern stylee...THE best ROFL* We then poodled on up to Darlington where Luton Town were playing last night... yes, my lovely Grim is a Luton Town nut so it had to be done and actually, I don't mind the odd game of footy. Oh and speaking of poodles... *well, I wasn't but I said poodling which means I can kind of mention poodle dogs now LOL* We met two gorgeous doggies the other day... they were so cute and cuddly... I am making friends with them and generally getting licked to death - so I ask the owner, what kind of dog are they? Never seen these before... she says... "they are Cockapoo's" *imagine trying to keep a straight face* Now, I thought that she was winding me up... she said they are a cross between a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle... okay, that would work, curly fur and cute face... so I have asked Mr Google all about it and he said yes, indeedily, it is a Cockapoo! So... guess what is coming next??? YES, I want a Cockapoo ROFL Anyways... I have waffled on alarmingly and I should have kept this short but I missed ya!! Am off to catch up on the world of the internet now... thanks for looking and have a very goodly day! TTFN

Hels x

EDIT... just read all my emails and have had a lovely surprise.. I have been award a One Lovely Blog award from RAMONA - thanks ever so muchly! The remit is that you pick 15 blogs to pass the award on to... however, I just cannot pick out only 15 because there are thousands of gorgoeus blogs out there.. so ... I AM AWARDING this to EVERYONE who reads this post today :O)) Oh and here's the pic!!


TTFN... again LOL x

53 comments:

SueHart said...

Hels, I am so jealous!!! I'm from Whitby and aint been there in a while. Miss the fish and chips sooooo much :)

Fuchsia said...

Sounds like you have had a fun time !

love the clock and hare he has real character.

Anneliese said...

LOVE Fleabag ( particularly his new name lol :D ) and that clock is rather nice too ! mmmm the fish & chips sounded perfect.. sigh ... sounds like a very fine time was had by all .. Good ! x

Lizzybobs said...

love fleebag - and the clock is lovely too - mmmmmmmmfish and chips - thanks for making me hungry and sharing your space with us - love Liz (24)

judith@poppy cottage said...

Fleabag is lovely!!!! I collect hares too, so I am rather jealous of him. Must google his creator. (My Mum and Dad live in Darlington)You sound like you've been having a fab time on your trip, and the fish and chips sound delicious. Poor little rose on your desk on it's own. Judith xx

Jennie said...

LOL! love the hare... a cockapoo!!!????? Alfie wouldn't like a dog would he???
Sounds like you had a lot of fish and chips.. that is my dinner for tonight.. strangely enough.. no time to cook
Hugs xx

JoZart said...

Loved reading about your trip, I too love those places and enjoy going. Went up to Beverley earlier this year and just had to get to the coast. Glad you enjoyed it so much Hels.
Your desk looks ready and waiting all neat and tidy for you to get going.
JoZart x (52)
PS Did you get "bits" with your fish & chips?

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

Sounds like you had a great time hare-ing around Yorkshire at large! Cockapoos are lovely and I met one the other day, except Russ tried to shag it!!

I have never been to Whitby, actually or Yorkshire (except Leeds) but sounds like I am missing a trick of two espec with fish&chips and scrummy timepieces like that to be had.

whyducks said...

Well wonderful wanderings Hels, with some good buys to prove it!

voodoo vixen said...

Alfie would definitely have something to say about a cockapoo turning up to reside in his home, wouldn't he?
Glad you had such a lovely break - hope the fish and chips don't sit on the hips!! (LOL, that rhymes)!!
Gorgeous hare and such an appropriate name!!

Nancy said...

Love the new clock! And Mr. Fleabag - what a cutie! A cockapoo is now a dog, huh? I've a cousin who has a labradoodle - she's a little 'light' in the intelligence area, but oh, is she a sweet dog! *lol*
Can't wait to see what you clutter your desk with next.

Tracey said...

Glad you had a good time Hels in Gods Own County, should ave called in for a cuppa, know I'm biased but I'll agree that we have the bestest fish n chips too.
xx

Helen said...

I thought you'd been a bit quiet!! Fleabag is lovely, and so is the clock in his own way. See you Saturday?! I assume you'll be chained to one of Jennie's desks?

Sue said...

Hi Hels
oh how lovelyf to be whisked of, cute hare, luv the clock tis gorgeous,have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x (3)

joey said...

Hiya Hels

loverly tidy desk and great hare, love the clock, enjoy your few days away ooooh scrummy fish n chips!

Joey.x

Joanne said...

Simply the best - that's you and you know why. I don't just like, I LOVE.
I know someone who had a cockateel and did a lot of 'poo' all over the chairs, the curtains, her clothes................
I take it you had Magpie fish n chips in Whitby, they are scrummy. Time to make a mess on your desk again after all that roamin'
Luv Joanne (47) xx

Heather x said...

Oh my friend had a cockapoo! They are so adorable...hers had poodle fur but the face of a spaniel :)
Sounds like you had a great time away babe, I thought it was abit quiet around here :p
*hugs* Heather x (41) this is my linky not me age...oh hang on...it is lol.

Lori said...

Looks like a lovely day! The rabbit is wonderful, as is the CLOCK. Fish n chips, yum. So, I assume then, you might not have heard about another hybrid dog called a Golden Doodle. Cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. Yes, it's true. The breed I find highly amusing to pronounce and say is Shitzu. I don't think that's how you spell it, but I always emphasize the first syllable. lol!

Phree said...

Sounds like a fab trip - fleabag is lovely. Fish n Chips and view admire while eating sounds like the perfect end to the day.

Laura said...

Great post. I don't know if you have ever seen Michael Flynn's Hares. Just magical. I first saw them about 25 years ago so he may not make them anymore? But he is a great sculpture and often works in ceramics. Take a look.
See ya's tomorrow Hun!

S said...

Oh, cool clock.

Ciara said...

Cockerpoo's are so cute arent they? Despite the silly name! And did you know that a cross between a poodle & a schnauzer is a schnoodle?

I dread to think what a shih tzu crossed with a poodle would be called!!!

Ciara
xx

Katie said...

Oh! That hare is way cute!! Great workspace!

-Katie (91)

Sarah Anderson said...

How come the tidy fairy comes to your house and not mine? Sounds like you had a fab trip, Wales for us this weekend, and I love Fleabag :) (106)

Lou and Mel said...

Flea-bag is a great name for him - mch better than "Scratching hare"!
I would love to go to Whitby sometime - I tried to book for Oct half term but it seems everyone else is going to - and were more organised in getting it booked early!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ahh love Fleabag he is so cute and boy what a great clock..... Mmmm re the chips I have to disagree We have the best Chip Shop in the World in Arbroath!!! Pepos and the Fish and Chips are scrummy.
Thanks for sharing with us again, Hazelxoxo

Anonymous said...

Fleabag - What a perfect choice of names! Glad you got away for a short while, it always does the soul good - especially if it involves eating and shopping. Welcome back, you were missed.
Vicki B in OP NH

peggy gatto said...

that's not fair that your desk is that neat!!!!!!!!
Love the hare, charming!

Sarah said...

Now, that's what I call a tidy desk!

Sarah (57)

Tracy Evans said...

Yes that is definitely a breed of dog, I looked at these before I purchased my little pug pup, who I adore and is so cute. You have a very tidy desk this week Hels and I love that little owl dangling from your shelf. Great purchase with the clock too, it's so nice when you find a bargain. Have a good day, Tracy Evans x

judie said...

lovin fleabag, great name for him lol

The clock looks fab as well

have a great woyww

hugs
judie xx

Piddawinkle said...

fleabags is just delish and so are fish n chips, carry on having a great time :) 115

Carola Bartz said...

Love Fleabag's new name! The clock is so beautiful! Oh, and I love fish 'n chips. Too good... Always enjoy your posts! Happy WOYWW - Carola, 92

Daniele said...

only you could name a hare Fleabag......so funny, its amazing how many poodle mixes there are now, we have a labradoodle that visits the shop. Sounds like you had a blast on your mini break
hugs from Daniele

Susan Allan said...

Tidy desk... love Fleabag...we sometimes call our cat Fleabag, often for a good reason.
Love the clock and Pickering ...I have yet to go, but heard it is beautiful!!

Have a great week.
Sue xx 8

ellen said...

Fleabag is totally adorable! And the name... inspired... :D Jack is drooling over your fish & chips weekend! Sounds like you & Grim had an awesome time-so glad! Welcome home! Els xx

NEEDLEWINGS said...

Love your "fleabag" and the clock is wonderful too! Would have loved to be on your trip with you!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Fleabag made me smile. I have a friend who collects meerkats. She became a zoo member when some came to live there. And that clock was a steal. You were right to snatch it up. What a fun, fun trip and your desk is great this week (says the neat freak who is #2).

Neet said...

If I didn't have this danged chest infection I would be taking off for the East coast. Your trip sounds like I need to do it. What is the name of the fish and chip shop in Pickering? But then I guess there is only one. Love Whitby - did you not get any jet? Fleabag and the clock are great but fish and chips wins out for tempting me. #45

Spyder said...

Fabulous Hare, I do see a lot of real ones where I live, or on my way to work, they like to chase the car along the lane! Have a Happy WOYWW!
((Lyn))

Wipso said...

I love fleabag. Where do you keep them all?
A x

butlersabroad said...

Lol, poor Fleabag, but how appropriate! Yum fish n'chips in Whitby! Best ones I've ever had were from there.

Hugs
Brenda (88)

Morti said...

And now an entire nation of crafters are Googling Cockapoos.... LOL! Nice hare - does she do moon-gazing ones? (128)

Cardmaking Galore said...

Fleabag - I like the name!

Carolynne said...

lucky you, I love north Yorkshire. I fell in love with it when we used to visit my Son when he was stationed at Catterick. And to come back to a tidy desk as well.........

xx

Sunshine Girl said...

Sounds like you had a great time - thanks for the award! Sunshine Girl (28)

She said...

Hi hels, glad you had a good time, love Fleabag. Your desk looks too tidy :-) S xx

Cath said...

Love Fleabag... Did you go to The Magpie for your fish and chips? best it the world.

Candace said...

Fish & Chips from Whitby! Drooling at the thought - we are hoping to go half term week for a mini break (not that it will be a break with kids in tow!!!)

Love your clock

Candace #43

Julia Dunnit said...

Well Hels...sounds like that was just the tonic you needed. I have another friend who's mad on the hares...and gives them silly names too - I wonder if you have a twin sister?? Am magnetically attracted to your tidy desk,although as it's now Friday, I wonder if it still looks like this?!

Ohhh Snap said...

Fleabag is lovely, and it sounds like you had a great time. TFS! (75)

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

I love Flebag and I am determined to go to Pickering for fish and chips!


A.xx (38)

Serendipity Stamping said...

Love Fleabag and he clock to keep him on time. Had fish & chips for lunch, but probably not anything like you have there. Go mess up that tidy desk.

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