Happy Birthday Dogly!

My little Milo is 10 today!

He is such a cute boy 🙂

So, for his birthday…I made some little dog biscuits from a doggy recipe book that my boy got me for Christmas. They are carrot and banana, I’m sure he’ll like them 😉

Here’s the recipe in case you have a little dogly that needs some yummy homemade treats!

Carrot and Banana Bites.

2 carrots, grated

2 bananas mashed

200g Plain flour

100g Porridge oats

20ml Sunflower oil

a little water

Preheat the oven to Gas mark 4 (180 C).

Mix the grated carrot, mashed banana, oats and flour with the oil to make a dough. Add a small bit of water if it is too dry. Roll the dough out on a floured surface until it is 1/2 inch thick. Cut the dough into 1 1/2 inch squares and place on a baking tray (I used a silicon baking mat on top of the tray so that the biscuits wouldn’t stick).

Bake in the oven for 30 minutes and then switch the oven off and leave the biscuits in there for around two hours until hardened and cool.

Store in an airtight container.

Biscuits should last for around 10 days…but will probably be eaten long before then!

I rescued Milo from Bath Cats and Dogs home in February 2006. He had been there for two years and previous to that he had been beaten, generally he hadn’t had a good life.

But then I got him and loved him right away. He is the first dog I have ever had so I wasn’t sure what to do at first but all was well and Milo loved me as much as I loved him.

A year after I rescued him he had a fit (seizure). The vet said he was epileptic and he had to go on medication. At one point he had a massive fit and had to stay in over night and have an IV put in his arm.

He averages at two fits per year now and the epilepsy is mostly under control.

A couple of years ago, he had an operation on his eye as his third eyelid had torn. He was very brave. I gave the vet his blankey so that he had something familiar with him and when I got him back he was very groggy but so happy to see me!

Everyone who meets Milo seems to love him. He’s very cheeky but it does make me laugh when he is and he’s so cute that he gets away with it too.

When my Dad comes round it makes Milo scream and cry like a baby because he loves him so much. He also loves my lovely boy and licks his face when he gets home from work.

When I am ill and need to stay in bed, Milo stays with me and refuses to leave the room…he even growls at people who try to get him to leave.

He loves walks…he loves food, especially strawberries, cheese, chicken and chewy dental sticks. My Mum always puts a Christmas dinner by for him on Christmas day so that he doesn’t get left out.

Milo at Christmas

Have a lovely day my sweet little pup.

Lots of Love,

Ele ~X~


Happy things on a less than happy day

Ok…not having a good day at all…make that a good week…or even month now I think about it. I told you all about my M.E. on M.E. awareness day (see this post) and it’s that which is causing me such huge amounts of pain and extreme fatigue…I havent been out of my bed for a long while and it’s really getting to me now. So, because of this, I decided it’s time for a lovely cheery post! 😀

First of all we have this…

It is the most gorgeous yarn is oranges and yellows…it’s from Posh Yarn (they are my favourite!) and the colourway is called ‘If You’re Happy And You Know It’…brilliant name!

Next we have…

Dogs explore new way to hug

Cant beat a couple of dogs hugging to cheer you up! (Thank you to my lovely sister who sent me this picture)

Third we have…

…a very cheerful cake! Cake always cheers me up at this one looks so happy and bright!

Don’t forget about the competition too! You still have time to comment on the competition post to enter…it runs until the end of May. So many goodies are on offer…the current list is: metal, hanging heart decoration, striped A4 notebook, a big bag of sweets, cupcake printed doilies.

If more comments are posted then it means more will be added to the prize! And I have something awesome to be added next if enough comments are reached!

I shall leave you with this…

Another Posh Yarn arrival in purples, blues, greens and dark pink. It’s Martha DK yarn which is 80% merino, 10% cashmere, 10% nylon…and the colour is called ‘Talk Like A Pirate’. Seeing as I do actually talk like a pirate, this is the perfect yarn for me!

Stay lovely.

Lots of Love,

Ele ~X~

This Week’s Loveliness

Well there has certainly been some loveliness this week.

First of all, my daddy wrote me a letter! He never usually writes letters but I got one 😀 It was so lovely and came at a perfect time cos I needed cheering up.

Secondly, did I tell you I won a prize on a blog giveaway? Well, it arrived! It’s a skein of Tilli Tomas yarn that is 100% silk, lime green and is threaded with cute little turquoise sequins…wanna see?

I know, the photo is awful (took it on my phone and had shaky hands!) but you get the idea 🙂

The next bit of loveliness is the great response I had from my previous post on M.E. awareness day, thank you to all those who read it and sent me wonderful feedback about it 🙂

Also, today my lovely boy brought me back a cupcake…it was chocolate cake with mint frosting, yum! I should have taken a picture but I was in a hurry to eat it! (It was delicious).

Next we have…ta da!

Cupcake-printed doilies! And guess what? They are going to be added tot he prize fund of the competition as I have had over 15 comments now. Get more people to comment and enter the competition so that even more goodies will be added!

Lots of Love,

Ele ~X~

Yay Cake!

As my boy will testify, “yay cake!” is one of my favourite and best used phrases. So…here’s some cake for you to feast your eyes on…

Mmmm…giant cupcake….so delicious…(lucky Beth!)

This yummy-looking cupcake was made by the lovely Sharon Wiltshire…check out her Facebook page, here.

And look what else she has created…


Cath Kidston Cupcakes!!!

Oh they make me want to weep with joy…


Save one for me!

…they are all so wonderful!


Edible luggage...the best kind

And not only is it all beautiful but you can eat it!

So, if you live in the Bristol area (or are willing to travel I suppose) then check out Sharon’s Cake Creations for loveliness you can eat.

Lots of Love,

Ele ~X~