Sunday 31 October 2010

Halloween Pud

We waited with anticipation would our sunday pud be good?
Spookie the lights failed............
it all went dark..................
We stood back stunned .............
our Halloween pud was glowing in the dark!


Big Nose Pokes

The Thugletsx

P.S.Our special lantern is from Alan's desk he says it reminds him of his mother in law!!!

Friday 29 October 2010

Superviser Teddy

Teddy here.........

Well we woke up yesterday morning to an unusually cold kitchen. The night before Dad and I had a boys chat and decided we needed to turn our trusty red aga off so we could service her as she was not maintaining full temperature. We suspected she had a problem somewhere. So tools out and off to work we went.........

My job was to examine the burner once it was removed......

Then we had to strip it down (some of our aga servicing tools are very technical... a loo brush, a toothbrush and also a pastry brush)

Makin sure the temperature gauge was showing cold..cos the AGA gets very vert hot and we did not want any burnt paws!

Sizin up the jobbie and the state of the burner box ...

We are very strong and between us we lifted the boiling plate out. We needed to hoover the inside where it lives cos it was FULL of soot (which I know it shouldn't be!)

Hmmm now wheres the switch for this thing then?
This is the inside of the burner the black crusty bits are clinker..carbon from the fuel, horrid waste which was blocking the fuel pipe and causing the problems.
As you can see we used lots of thingies..I am very good with the drill! We put new wicks in the burner.Thats the burner back together!

Yep clean and ready to go back in.

Burner back in place. I helped reconnect the fuel supply..just makin sure we have no leakies

I whisper instructions in Dads ear to keep him right as he lit the burner ....

Checkin we have a flame? Yep we do!

Finnished with a polish of the lids. Dad job welldone me finks says Teddy !

The proof of the pudding will be in the YORKIE PUD on sunday!!!! said the rest of the thuglets.

Conclusion our lastest oil delivery whist very expensive was inferior in quality. Pawed a note to ring the oil company!

Big Nose Pokes
The Thuglet

Saturday 23 October 2010


We are so very fortunate to have been given this award from Wyatt & Stanzie also Inky & Molly! We hope we don't let you down.

Here are the rules:

1. Thank the ones that gave it to you and link to them - Done!

2. Name 10 things about yourself. Try to be as creative as possible

Here goes................


1. I am an absolute “Clown” by nature. Terrific sense of humour. LOVE to make people laugh and I am extremely intelligent!
2. I live life on the EDGE! Ever ready for adventure and always in the thick of things.
3. I HATE the grooming table with a vengeance and turn into a MONSTERDALE. For those who don’t know when the new “very expensive” electric table arrived I was a wee lad within 24hrs I had stripped the wiring system into 100’s of bits of coloured wire and disabled the electronic remote. So after my display of electronic excellence and Dad managing to repair it..don’t think warranty applied!
4. I LOVE my time on “my grooming mat” on the floor with mum lots of cuddles.
5. They say I am aptly named Teddy Webb Airedale Terrier. (Apparently the first letters spell a word). I don’t know what this means?


1. I LOVE being wet! I have made it my ambition to be the wettest muddiest airegirlie!
2. I Love sleeping on my dad’s feet under the table. I am a daddy’s girl.
3. I am known as the “noisy thuglet” cause when we play I have a lot to say loudly!
4. I do not like plastic carrier bags!
5. I am gorgeous and I have a lovely nature.


1. My first home called me Gerrard! OMD ...was I pleased they sent me back.
2. I was a rebel as a me I did it all!
3. I was responsible for changing Mum’s career!
4. I am a Gentle Giant.. very quiet and laid back.
5. I LOVE my cuddles


1. I am always the last Thuglet in when called!
2. My favourite place is warming my bum on the big red aga in the engine room.
3. I really love to sit on a chair at the kitchen table and check out what’s happening!
4. I am a hedgehog hunter...gotta get em
5. I LOVE lots of cuddles and fuss. I am Miss Fussy!


1. I do everything at my pace.. very slowly!
2. I am very placid..but I don’t take any prisoners.
3. I sleep on my back and apparently I snore?
4. I HATE my paws being touched. No Way!
5. I LOVE my cuddles. Yes.... I am a Daddy’s girl.

ELLIE “ our tribute”

1. A very dainty lady...but no one messed with her.
2. Always last out
and last in!
3. A small dainty girl with a special lovely personality and huge presence.
4. LOVED to be sung to..Ellie even had her own special song!
5. Absolutely and utterly loved her cuddles!


1. We are full of fun and laughter!
2. We howl most nights to say we are here and we are happy!
3. We have our faults. We know we are not perfect.
4. We are out and all it takes is one word called “Dalies” and we all come running.
5. Bedtime would not be bed time without a “Bonio”!

We pass this award onto all our friends in blogland and to our SPECIAL friends Molly Monty & Taffy.

Big Nose Pokes

The Thugletsx

Monday 18 October 2010

Thank You

We just want to say a HUGE THANKYOU to everyone for your kind thoughts and words at the loss of our lovely Ellie.

It really has meant such a lot to us to feel the warmth and support from so many. We can't actually put into words or describe how it has felt.

The last 48 hrs has been so very hard to handle and we are still very raw. It never gets any easier saying goodbye to a much loved family member. No matter how many times you experience it. Our dogs always let us down,they never live long enough.

Aunty Ellie (as she was known by the other thuglets) was a ^very special girl "with the most lovely nature and personality. She always made us smile......

Whilst there are 5 thuglets in the kitchen......... Ellie is missing!

Ellie had her own corner in the kitchen with her bed, the other thuglets, always respected her corner and bed. They are taking it in turns at the moment spending time there which is lovely as we hate to see the corner empty. We did try moving things around yesterday - but we all hated the new look. The thuglets looked at us as if to say "NO WAY"... so back the bed went.

Went shopping and found ourselves standing infront of the macaroni cheese and creamed rice pudding thinking must get some for Ellie. Last romp in the darkness before bed we always count the thuglets in 1 - 6. Yes we got to 5 and thought where are you Ellie? Then you remember!

We know in time the hurt will start to lift and we will remember the goodtimes, we are so fortunate we have many to look back on.

The Thuglets are getting lots of extra TLC and bonios at the moment.

Thank you again to you all of you
Karen & Alan

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx
We miss you Aunty Ellie you taught us so much!

Saturday 16 October 2010

Very Sad News

Today we had to say goodbye to our beautiful lovely Miss Ellie

Ellie was not herself and stopped eating. Briefly she had kidney failure and this morning we had to let her go over the Rainbow Bridge.

She was a gorgeous little lady that brought such joy and fun into our lives when she came to live with us 7years ago with her mum Hannah.

Run free our beautiful Ellie with the wind in your face!

Ellie 22.12. 1997 - 16.10.2010
We loved you to bits Ellie and are priviledged to have known you.
A very special thank you to Jackie & Graeme who entrusted us with the care of their two very special girls Hannah & Ellie.
Karen & Alan
Big Nose Pokes
The Thuglets x

Friday 15 October 2010

Guilty or Not Guilty?

Caught in the act!

It wasn't me honest says Teddy.

I was only lookin in to see how big it was..I didn't dig it ...honest cross me paws I didn't!!

But I could help with driving the tractor to fill it in cos now I know how deep it is...any chance Dad?

Big Nose Pokes (some of them muddy)

The Thugletsx

Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday 11 October 2010

Is it a UFO?

Is it a UFO?

Do you think he got the idea from seeing the Eiffle Tower? asks Webster

This monstrosity called "a saw "started life as a box of pieces last week. Built with the help of Teddy after pouring over a book called" VERY ******* *********** ****** stupid intructions" (the ****** are for the bad words!) it turned out to be an electric saw.

Teddy did hope it might be a rocket for him!

Teddy & Alan spend hours looking at it in wonder going " zzzzzzzzt zzzzt zzzzzt zzzzzt"! (sounding like a saw).

Gowd help us when it's plugged in..if Teddy has anything to do with it we all fear for our lives never mind paws,legs and tails!

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

p.s. As you can imagine after living with it for 5 days..........Karen is less than impressed the temperature is rising! She knows some bad words too! LOL

Sunday 3 October 2010

What did Sunday Bring?

Holly stuck her head out of the flap to give us a weather update!

Come on you lot shake a's not too wet says Holly...

maybe a bit of a puddle?
OK..yep it's wet I'm back in says Holly

I'm stayin under the butcher block says Teddy

Fortunately just as I NEEDED to go out the rain stopped and the sun came EXCUSE ME says Teddy A little privacy please?

But it's Sunday and quickly back inside.Wash me paws ready to supervise the degrients and mixture for.................


Every cloud has a silver lining! Time for some serious eatin!
Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx
P.S. You may have noticed, I have lost a bit of me hair.. no it didn't shrink in the rain.! LOL She caught me says Teddy!

Friday 1 October 2010

Paws n rain

Well it's that time of year here..rain rain and more rain and with it comes........

Yep muddy dirty paws!!!

No prizes for guessing whose paws these might be!

(Which leads to grumpy hoomans with dirty floors....schhhh we didn't really say that!)

When it stopped raining this is what we saw ..............

We are busy searching for our pot of gold! LOL

Big Nose Pokes

The Thugletsx