Life is short. Break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that makes you smile. We're not quantified; there's no chart of desire. When the roaring flames of your heart have burned down to embers, may you find that you have married your best friend. [Steven Tyler]

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Preparing for the Weekend

It's been a really busy day at work today and tomorrow is going to even busier. We will be getting everything ready to hit the road early Friday morning and heading south west - we're off to the Artstamps Wales show in Wrexham.

I'm really looking forward to this show, it sort of kicks off our round of Autumn shows and it's the first time we've exhibited at Wrexham so it will be interesting to see how it goes.

I'll report back with all the news and hopefully some pics too!

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Overglinns Brodie - better known as Diesel

Let me introduce you to my boy Diesel. He'll be four in October and is the most intuitive, loyal and loving friend anyone could wish for.

We've had Diesel since he was 8 weeks old when he arrived in the back of a police dog van with his sister and four of his brothers. Two of the boys had already been selected by the Cleveland Police Force and the little girl was going to a local farmer. I picked Diesel or should I say - he picked me! I was warned that he was going to be a handful and would probably be the most difficult of the remaining pups but it didn't deter me.

So, the other boys all went off to be big bold police dogs around the UK and Diesel joined our family who at the time included another wonderful German Shepherd Dog called Degas who was to be his mentor.

Diesel is such an entertainer, he is relentless in his quest for play, a great friend and a formidable presence as a protector of the family and home. I'll tell you more about his antics in later postings.

This is my first posting and I'd like to use it to say a big thank you to my friend and colleague Carrie Anne who has helped to get me this far with my blog.

Those of you who've checked out my profile will already know that I'm an art & craft addict and my blog will probably feature heavily with things related to my passion for crafting. So please come back and visit again. Got to go and get my daily fix now....... There's a blank canvas waiting!