Thursday, 22 November 2012

Where's Winnie?

Good question!

But first of all - Happy Thanksgiving to all my blogger friends across the pond. Hope you have a lovely holiday.

I am right here, where you left me, but my blog writing (and reading) exploits have slowed down to almost a full stop.

It's all the fault of the Lady Of The House, for taking her clothes off - and the Boy Of The House, for being a bit of a superstar.

Back in the summer the LOTH and her friends in the Little Theatre Company decided to do a Calendar Girls-style cheeky calendar in aid of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research. This is because they are doing the play of Calendar Girls in March and wanted to get into the spirit of the play and raise some money to help beat blood cancers. (This is a recap for those who missed the story first time round)

You may know that the original Calendar Girls were members of a Yorkshire Women's Institute group who did traditional "WI poses" - making jam, and baking cakes etc - but without any clothes on. The LOTH and her friends have done 'theatrical poses' instead.

Anyway, it's getting very VERY busy for them now and the LOTH is helping with the Burton Calendar Girls blog and social media and stuff and today she's been setting up a Just Giving page so if anyone further afield would like to support the cause, they can do it easily and securely. The 'girls' (and I use that term loosely) are also making lots of appearances at craft fairs and things to sell their calendars in person.

And what about the BOTH? Well, after he played one of the Lost Boys this summer - when his school did the Stiles & Drewe musical version of Peter Pan - he went along to open auditions to be in a professional panto version of the story in Derby. And he got picked to play John - Wendy's brother. He gets to FLY through the Assembly Rooms on a harness alongside George Sampson (winner of Britain's Got Talent 2008) who is playing Pan, and a great British actor called Larry Lamb who's Mr Darling/Captain Hook.

Rehearsals start this Saturday and the show runs from December 5 to January 6. The LOTH is going to be very busy taking the BOTH to and from rehearsals and performances - and she's been licensed to be a chaperone backstage.

Her work as a writer has got busier and busier too..... but don't worry, I'm still getting two walks a day and lots of hugs and cuddles. It's just that something has to give and it looks like it's my blog for a bit.

I'll try and get the odd word with you on here and on my Facebook Page but thought I'd explain why I'm quieter than usual.

In other news, I was delighted to win this striking pair of matching greyhound drinks coasters in an online auction by Kama's Cave Greyhound Sanctuary recently.

So I thought I'd choose one to send to my good Facebook friend Winnie in Tennessee, who sent me a lovely  greyhound suncatcher last Christmas.

I chose THIS one to send - and I kept the other.

Now we have one each. Tennessee Winnie's mum wrote to say hers arrived JUST in time for Thanksgiving.

I am thankful for your friendship and I'll be back in touch when I can.

P.S: The LOTH says she'd love to hear from any of you who might want to follow or leave comments on the Burton Calendar Girls blog. She says they have some exciting craft projects coming up that some of you you might enjoy.


Hiking Hounds said...

Glad you are doing well Winnie. Your family has been busy with some fun things. I love the Calendar Girl movie. Glad you are still getting your walkies.

Molly The Wally said...

Have a terrific Thursday Winnie and take care.
Best wishes Molly

tubby3pug said...

Its so good to see you Winnie!

urban hounds

Amber DaWeenie said...

Since you don't have Thanksgiving over there, I'll just say have a Happy go get some turkey!

Eileen said...

Glad you're OK Winnie and not missing out on our walks. Life gets in the way of blogging sometimes!
Well done to your Mom and the boy of the house ;-)

Sue said...

Winnie, Glad mum has her priorities right and is still putting you first:)

Hope despite being busy your mum is enjoying everything.

houndstooth said...

We've missed you, but it's good to know that you're okay and doing well! It sounds like things are very exciting and fun at your house right now!


scotsmad said...

Sounds like everyone is busy at your house. Good career move for the BOTH. Are you sure you couldn't play Nana?

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Oh, SHE's a calendar girl's fan.

Pup Fan said...

Glad to hear you guys are doing well!

What Remains Now said...

Both of those are very good reasons for taking a break from blogging, but we will miss you terribly! Ask your mom to throw up a cute picture every once in a while. We don't need any words (I can hear your writer mom gasping), your sweet face is plenty. Can't wait to hear about the productions once things settle down.

harrispen said...

That is so cool about the BOTH being in the play. We can understand why you haven't been around much. Thanks for popping in and letting us know what is going on.

Cindy & Millie

Bouncing Bertie said...

Good to hear that you're fine Winnie, and that your household is busy with so many worthwhile activities (including walking you of course). Especially well done to the LOTH - perhaps she will come round to my way of thinking - that a clothes free existence is best!
Toodle pip!

gyeong said...

Your family has been crazy busy. As long as you are getting your walks and snuggles, and naps in between, you probably barely notice the difference :)

Sue aka Greyhound Lover said...

wow what a busy time for the family! we used to help out at Kama's cave before they moved, lovely people.

sue x

Declan said...

Glad you are okay mate and the family is having such an exciting time! Deccy x

Raelyn said...

I'm back in the saddle again!! I have missed your sweet face!! ;)
Busy, busy, busy!! And I thought I had a lot on my plate!! ;-{
Take care, Friend!! ;op
Love, Raelyn.... And Rose, my BEAUTIFULLY UNIQUE "Mystery Dog"!!