My house, my rules

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Kanerva aka Heather

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Does the anti-vax movement extend to pets? Is that a thing?

Both Perry & Noa had their vaccinations updated today. Rabies and Kennel cough for Perry,Β  while Noa got the Kennel cough jab. While we were waiting to be weighed I started to ponder how far pet owners would go (or not as the case may be) to protect their animals.

I will do some light googling and try not to end up too far down the rabbit hole and see what I come up with.

In the meantime, any thoughts? Let me know what you think πŸ™‚

Today I celebrated the new year by getting up at almost the same time as any other Wednesday and walked the dogs. Unfortunately some bright sparks had some leftover fireworks and were still shooting rockets at 0730. Needless to say both of the dogs are not firework fans and so my leisurely stroll become a panting panic to get back to the safety of home.

Later in the day we went planet hunting! There is a scale model of the solar system spread across Helsinki & Espoo πŸ™‚

Snipped from Hesari

Today we found Pluto (quite tiny), Neptune (by the sea) and Uranus (in a pretty little gazebo!). We started late and the sun had already set by the time we found Uranus, so rest will just have to be hunted down later!

Hope your first day of the year was as restful as mine πŸ™‚

New Year. New Theme.

Why not?! I’m feeling a general dissatisfaction with the blog, how it looks, what it says etc. etc. So bear with me while I go through the process of finding a new theme that will assist in my efforts to get back on track and reinvigorate the blog πŸ˜€

Things I can share with you about the new theme: it will support all formats and be free (insert eye roll emoji here!).

With a title like that it could be all about bread or jelly … but no! it’s the sun we are talking about this week. Check out all the beautiful sunrises and sunsets from around the world and then compare to my subdued offering from last week…

Sun Rise 0645 29.3.2018

It’s a race now between myself and the sun as to who rises first. It won’t be too far in the future when the sun will win that particular race. Fortunately I can sleep through the early early morning sunrises. Instead, it’s the birdsong that gets me, although eventually I learn to tune that out as well…

Sunrise is all about walking the dogs – they hate it when I stop to take pictures!

PS: This was the start of beautiful (and crisp) spring day πŸ™‚

Well hello 2018 & hello snow (again!)

We awoke to this!

The last hours of 2017 were not typical celebrations in this house. Some idiot let off fireworks early* on Saturday night and spooked poor Noa (and me a little, if truth be told). As the night wore he retreated to a cool dark corner. Perry joined him just before midnight also. So we three sat there in the dark as the fireworks exploded all around us…

This morning he didn’t want to leave the house at all, fortunately he did and by the time we returned he was quite sparky. Hopefully he’ll be back to normal in no time, although this breed have quite a long memory so we’ll just have to wait and see.

*Currently the law in Finland allows for personal use sale of fireworks which can be fired between the hours of 1800 – 0200 (? Need to check this!) on December 31st. The majority follow this… except for those few idiots who think its funny to fire rockets early…

It’s just not winter without snow.

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Even worse – it’s above zero and so everything is muddy… dog walks mean showers afterwards (for everybody!).

And there is a nice crowd gathering over at Travel With Intent πŸ˜‰

Yes! Presidential election papers have arrived.

Along with all the pre-polling places, dates and times….

Round one will be Sunday January 28th and if it’s too close to call (like last time) then we’ll go to round two on Sunday 11th February.

All of the major parties are represented as well as a seasoned politician who could well be the big upset on the day.

There will be more on this subject between now and the election 😎

On a personal note, this time the whole family get to vote – Mr. 18 gets to head to the polls for the first time!

Remember to visit Travel With Intent to see other six word Saturday musings πŸ™‚

(Six Word Saturday for the uninitiated!)

Yes, starting Saturday December 30th, 2017 there will be at least one 6 Word Saturday posting πŸ™‚

Firstly, as it’s been so long since I’ve done any posting, I had no idea that the original host of Six Word Saturday (Show My Face) had passed the baton on to Travel With Intent. You can see Debbie’s most recent posting here. You might also want to hang around her page and check out some of her photography (I particularly like this one from December 27th!).

Now, my page needs some maintenance to repair the link with the old six word Saturday logo…

See you latest on Saturday with my 6 words πŸ™‚

The calendar tells me that tomorrow is Wednesday.

My brain is telling me that tomorrow is Monday.

Anybody else suffering from this calendar confusion?

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