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Friday Food: Lemony Coconut Truffles

Don't Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Lab After Midnight)

Our visit to The Vet was very successful, but I have no photos as the camera batteries chose that moment to expire!! We saw a new vet, Dr David, who was very thorough and very nice to Peri and Gilly. He checked Peri first and was surprised she was twelve. He thinks she should probably have her lump removed and I said when my tax return came we would. He said he hoped it would be a healthy return. Hmm, that does not bode well!! Otherwise she is in excellent condition. Gilly was given 10/10. She's in fantastic shape and very alert with clean ears!!

They had their dew claws clipped, worming tablets and vaccination. Both of them carried on like a pork chops while the other was being checked out. Peri was so noisy I had to hold her muzzle to quieten her so Dr David could listen to Gilly's heart. It was so hot that when we came home we all needed a nap. Gilly was exhausted.

Gilly is exhausted

After a nap they ran about outside willy-nilly and Peri decided that the best way to continue working on the hole the are jointly constructing would be to eat the dirt.  Yuck. She nibbled away at it for quite a few minutes. Peri eats a hole
Peri must have had a reaction to either the dirt or the vaccination, because that night she woke us pretty much every hour so she could go outside, stand there for a few minutes and then come back to bed. We had an awful night's sleep before and after midnight. She didn't feel too hot, and didn't want a drink. She was fine the next day. I am thankful for their vaccinations as Harki and Peri both caught the Kennel Cough a few years ago and their illness was relatively mild, but still serious. I can certainly imagine how an unprotected dog would quickly die from the virus.

Knits Needles & Wool had a morning tea to raise money for the Bushfire Appeal. Lots of people came and went and I knitted new socks because the weather is cool and rainy!! I am testing out some new wool and they are a pair of toddler socks. Oh no, I can't find the label. Might it be Biggan?? I shall have to ask. It is very nice to knit with and the stitches are very smooth. I call these Lace Miserables. I spent ages deciding what little lace pattern to use and this is simple, but sweet.

  Lace Miserables socks started

Last night I watched  ABBA: Bang-a-Boomerang, a documentary about the Special Relationship between ABBA and Australians. It was so popular that the show is being repeated tomorrow evening on ABC1I didn't think I was a big ABBA fan, but it seems I am. I knew all the songs, even their later 'sophisticated and introspective' ones. I've never denied them three times before the cock crowed, but I didn't have posters or a lunch-box. I don't have any ABBA music, so MrsDrWho is going to let me sing along to ABBA Gold.  In years past The ABBA Game was all the go at parties I went to. These were parties where everyone was sensible and well behaved and lots of children were present!! Someone would cue up the start of a song on the LP, and we would listen for a few seconds and then have to shout out the name of the song to win. MrsDrWho and I were very successful: indicating an un-wasted youth. Or a sad and lonely youth with no friends. I think the latter!!!

School goes back next week. Far too early for my liking. February is the month I am going to quilt-as-I-go my Craftsy BOM 2012. I am going to use Lillian's method. Lillian showed me her finished quilt-as-you-go method which looks neat and fairly easy. I shall have to carefully work out how to cut my squares so it all fits together smoothly. I found my lost Kaffe Fasset jelly roll and so I whipped up a new quilt top. It is small, less than thirty strips and I left three out so I had to sew them on the ends. It's going to have wide dark brown or charcoal borders on the longer sides and rainbow binding of some description. There is one anomalous strip, blue with white spots. I was going to leave it out, but I just used 20cm.                           

KF jelly roll quilt just done
The Federal Election was announced yesterday. I usually enjoy elections but I am not so enthusiastic this time. Politics is so adversarial these days. I do enjoy voting, sometimes just to put a candidate last.

Friday Food tomorrow. This year I don't have a theme or rules. I am blogging about what I cook during the week: from any source, for any reason.  I'm going to post the recipe for the things I took along to the morning tea today.

PS Once again, please excuse any spelling errors. I can't make Typepad work, still, in Firefox and I can't copy and paste into IE, where the spell check doesn't work either but I can Compose.



I like the quilt and all the colours.

Saw little Zoe at home on the TV tonight. What a cutie.

bella's mum

Bella has been to the vet too but rather costly because of yeast infections in both ears.She saw a lovely man but I don't know his name. Pleased your girls are both well.


I always vote backwards - starting with my least favourite. It was a real problem the year the One Nation ran for the NSW Upper House - had to coose between them and Festival of Ligt. Pauline or the Rev. Fred - a REALLY rubbish decision to make.


I like that quilt! KF = genius!

So glad the girls passed with flying colours, except for the midnight shenanigans.

I missed the ABBA special, was planning to watch on iView, but will watch on TV instead. I was (am) a huge ABBA fan. I still remember getting my first cassette (!) - ABBA Arrival - for my birthday, when I turned six. I was over the moon! (Gee, that ages me, doesn't it!)


Awe, Vet visits are always so exiting, and exhausting.


I think it was the dirt. Peri's reaction pretty much describes what happens when my 11 year old lab eats something he ought not to have eaten. Fortunately, he's back to his normal self in 24 hours, so I hope Peri bounces back and is ready to enjoy the rest of summer.


Love your quilt, I might have to cut up all my Kaffe leftovers into strips and make one.

Jennifer Rose

hmmm could have been the dirt, sky does the same thing when she has a funny belly, but it could have also been the vaccination, hard to say which.
sky gets all the vaccinations she needs here except the one for kennel cough, i don't like that its a live virus and the vet said there really is no need since sky isn't boarded, or around a lot of dogs.
gorgeous coloured quilt :D


I'm so glad the girls are both healthy :) Wishing you an exemplary tax return!!

Your sock & quilt block look great. Looking forward to seeing many more blocks.


Try Word again but use CTRL+A to select CTRL+C to copy, open IE then CTRL+V to paste - that should work.

I hope that Peri is doing ok now. Gilly seems like a robust pup. I do like the colour that you knitting those toddler socks.

I think I've seen that Abba documentary - it is hilarious. I am also a big closet Abba friend.


The sock looks great with that lace panel. I read about the fire when I was on holidays. Now I am back home and it's so hot here, so hoping that there will be no bush fires.

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