Thursday, 18 September 2014

Celebrate the small things

I haven't been around the blog much this last couple of weeks. My focus, and brain, have been engaged with family and work. The start of the new school year has seen my role at work change. I am working with a different age group, bringing fresh challenges, and I have needed to attend some additional training. But mostly my attention has been centred around getting our youngest daughter off to university. I have been experiencing a tumble of emotions! But I am celebrating the fact that she is at the university she wanted, doing the course she has been working so hard for. It is a period of adjustment for us all - I cooked far too much dinner this evening!

In other news, we went to a fancy dress party. The theme - come as something beginning with 'S.' Easy, I could go wearing spots or stripes or even just turn up as myself! But I don't really do easy and so I went as a sausage dog. It kind of started a while ago as a bit of a joke but I thought 'hey why not give it a go?' So, to make you smile, and because I know some of you will ask, here is a snapshot! 


Happy weekend to you all.






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38 comments:

  1. Love it - I would definitely have asked!
    I bet your daughter will cope brilliantly. I can imagine how stressful it is for you, though. My son has started going to a gigantic secondary school over a mile away - and that's bad enough!

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    1. I knew you would!! Secondary school is a whole new adventure.

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  2. You make a very cute sausage dog, Suzanne! ;)

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  3. Haha, fun! I love sausage dogs, especially the mini ones. My husband doesn't like them tho, as his uncle had one that was really nippy. But I'm sure you weren't. ;)

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  4. lol you pull off the sausage dog just fine

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  5. Haha, I love your costume choice! :D

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  6. It is emotional when one of your off springs flies the nest, I wish her all the success and you will look forward to seeing her.
    Have a good week-end.

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    1. Thanks, Yvonne. Hope you have a good weekend too.

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  7. Luv the costume! You wear it well.

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  8. You look adorable as a sausage dog!!! Have a nice weekend.

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  9. Hi Suzanne the Sausage Dog ... great creative look-alike?!?! So glad your youngest has got to her uni of choice and is doing her chosen subject - great news ...

    Good luck settling back down once she's left the nest ... enjoy these days - cheers Hilary

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    1. Suzanne the Sausage Dog - love it! Thanks for your good wishes, Hilary.

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  10. Great costume! So much more fun than easy. Best of luck to your daughter in her college endeavors. I have a few more years until my daughter gets to that age, but I know it will be hard when it comes.

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  11. Love your costume! You look perfect as a Sausage Dog! ;0) Enjoy your weekend!

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  12. Great costume! I love dressing up. It's always so much fun.

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    1. It can be great fun taking on a new character - just like writing really!

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  13. LOL a Sausage dog!
    Ahhhh best of luck to your daughter. I understand the emotions. :)

    S.K. Anthony

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  14. Great costume! Have a good weekend :-)

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  15. You're adorable as a sausage dog! Congrats on meeting the challenges of a new grade and your daughter's arrival at uni. I'm sure she'll have a great year!

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  16. Aw! That picture is so cute! Easy is boring ;) Yay to your daughter achieving those goals even if it means a bit of bitter-sweetness. I'm sure she'll make you proud.

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  17. Love the picture! This is an exciting time for your daughter, and I wish her all the success in the world!

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  18. Happy weekend, Suzanne. I know it's a big adjustment when your children go off to school. When we drove our older son to school, the students greeted us with smiles and tissue packs for the moms! glad you had fun a the party. It probably lifted your mood quite a bit.

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  19. Excellent sausage dog costume! I hope you didn't get too carried away with the sausage dog legs though. ;-)

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  20. I haven't been around my own blog lately, either. You seem to have a better excuse for it, though!

    And aw, what an adorable costume!

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  21. You are gorgeous! I love the pic! And wow… what a new time of life for you… it's got to be SO STRANGE… I can't even imagine. I think I'll be so sad! :(

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  22. You make an adorable Sausage Dog.

    I hope you enjoy this new phase in your life. :-)

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  23. Suzanne, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving the kind words.

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