Verb: pootle
poo-t(u)l To move in a leisurely unhurried way,
with no real purpose


Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Let the hibernating begin ...

Yup, I'm ready !
I enjoyed soaking up the last few warm sunny rays last week
whilst sitting drinking tea in the garden,
 

and thinking how many leaves there will be fluttering down from our huge
horse chestnut tree
( husband not at all happy about this )
 
 
but I am ready now to snuggle up inside and hibernate for a bit.
My sun levels are full after such a lovely, long lasting summer
and I am looking forward to the change that will come with the winter months ahead.
 
Life will gravitate from outdoorsy to indoorsy
and that's absolutely fine by me.
After all there's so much fun to be had inside....
 

.... teeny pumpkins have been made
 

... and have decorated our table across the Halloween weekend
 
 
... with a candle lit in the evenings.


 Toffee apples have been made
 

... Halloween tights have been put on


and the day itself was well and truly celebrated
way in to the small hours.

 
 
Last bits of garden tidying have been done,
with a lot of help from Otto,
 
 
... Homemade bread has been eaten with hot bowls of vegetable soup
 

and the Autumn blanket has grown so much it
 

no longer fits in the basket it is being stored in.
 
 

The kitchen has been a hive of activity with Beth and Matt 
making THE most delicious chicken pie


and the weekend was finished off in pretty much the best possible way.
 
Yes, there may have been coughs and colds and chest infections  :(
but it doesn't matter,
I am indoors and staying indoors.
 
Happy Hibernating Everyone.
 




43 comments:

  1. Oh yes! Hibernation! Im with you...wake me up in spring please! X

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    1. You can't beat it can you Helen ? k x

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  2. Sounds like a pretty good plan to me Kate. I could quite happily hibernate if I didn't have to get up and go to work each morning. Still it must mean that more blankets need to be made in order to keep us warm don't you think.

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    1. I definitely do Mitzi, and your last blanket was an absolute beauty, K x

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  3. Looks and sounds lovely Kate, could do with your blanket here in Lisbon as it's rather cold and wet and there appears to be no heating in our roof top apartment, might have to re-camp to a near by bar!! L Anne xx

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  4. Good to hear I'm not the only one who is yearning for some colder weather !!
    And hi Otto :-)... My gosh you grow so quickly....

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    1. Honestly Ingrid, you should see him - he's HUGE ! And still a fair bit of growing to do yet I think. Enjoy the beginnings of the colder weather, K x

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  5. There is something to be said about hunkering down this time of year, the little pumpkins look sooo cute.
    Clare x

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  6. Hi Kate, wonderful pictures-your pooches made me laugh-especially the naughty 'lets bring the garden in' pic.
    It is wonderful having the fire lit again, no garden to tend to, more crochet time and proper hearty meals-none of that salad malarkey (was a bit tired of it-for now).
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Helen

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    1. So with you Helen on the salad malarkey - stew and dumplings all the way from now till Spring ! K x

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  7. Hibernating and blanket making....That is the only way to go!! xx

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  8. All looks stunning Kate. Your home look so very homely, I understand why you would want to hibernate...room for one more? xo

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    1. Definitely Sarah, pop in anytime ! K x

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  9. Oh I love a bit of hibernation, I love the contrast in seasons x

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    1. Me too Cheryl, and I think because we've had a lovely Summer we don't feel cheated or that its too soon to start the Winter. K x

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  10. Lovely little pumpkins. Well done Otto, it looks like he's been really helpful indeed! Wonderful blanket, I could do with something like this I think, I must look out some yarn. How beautiful the fire looks. Enjoy! CJ xx

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    1. Otto was so funny, some of the branches that Dave was cutting were so big but Otto was still trying to bring them in through the back door ! K x

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  11. You have been busy. I love those little pumpkins. I enjoy this time of year so much, definitely bring on the hibernation season.

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  12. Well your dogs certainly deserved a good warm at the fire after all their hard work gardening! ;)
    Your blanket is looking so lovely, such a pretty colour!

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    1. Yes, they were very helpful !! It did make me laugh though , I couldn't believe my eyes when I looked out in the hall to see what was going on ! Have a lovely week Vivienne, K x

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  13. Your little pumpkins are just too cute! I hope that you have a wonderful time hibernating, but not so good that you forget to pop out and play occasionally! xx

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    1. I wont forget Amy - promise ! Hope all is well your way, K x

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  14. Happy hibernating Kate, that time has definitely arrived again and like you my thoughts are turning indoorsy. I love your Halloween tights and your sweet little pumpkins!

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    1. Hello Julie, Do you know I love those tights ! I had them for a party but if I thought I could get away with it I would so wear them to work !! Happy Hibernating to you and your family too, K x

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  15. Goodness, Otto has grown so much! Hibernating sounds good to me with comfort food and log fires, lovely! Cute little crochet pumpkins, delicious food, nice tights! :o) Have a great week Kate.
    Jane xx

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    1. You too Jane, thanks for dropping by, K xx

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  16. What a wonderfully Autumnal time you have been having. Your little pumpkins are lovely and the one with a face... I can't deal with the cuteness :) also wondering why I never thought of adding a face hehe.
    What beautiful dogs you have, my Mum has two Weimaraners. Although her youngest is a long haired one. They are such fun.
    Hope the this week is good one too
    Emma x

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    1. Oh does she ? Fun, yes but also completely bonkers !
      Have a good week Emma, K xx

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  17. Soooo cosy here......perfect for hibernating! The dogs made me smile......the things they do to surprise us with! Otto has grown so much!
    Happy November, Kate, and keep cosy.
    Helen xox

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    1. I know Helen, he just keeps growing and he's not even 6 months old yet ! Happy November to you too, K xx

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  18. Right. I'm sitting here with a cuppa and very much looking forward to a bit of a 'pootle fest' ...

    I know exactly what you mean about hibernating. I picked the children up from school today and they both sighed quite blissfully as we walked in the front door. There's something quite delicious about locking the world and grotty weather out.

    So much to love in this post - handsome doglets, homemade soup and chicken pie, and such gorgeous crochet (are you using aran weight yarn for your blanket or something chunkier?).

    You rock those tights missy.

    Heather xx

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    1. Hello lovely heather - hope you're all pootled up to the max !
      Loved all your comments, such a lovely surprise to find three lovely Pink MIlk comments waiting for me xx
      Have a great week,
      Big hugs, K xx

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  19. Those pumpkins are soooo sweet! Thanks for a lovely post ... I love to see and hear about the changing seasons ..... it is already sweltering hot here in SA and last night we had the most wonderful long stormy rainy few hours, so welcome when the temp will be up at 29 deg plus today!

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    1. Wow, that's hot Pat ! Glad you were able to cool off a bit in the storm, and thank you for dropping by as always, K xx

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  20. It all looks so comfy and cosy in your home Kate, and I adore those cute little pumpkins! Sounds like you're ready and happy to welcome the autumnal weather now, this is when crochet really comes into its own!
    Have a great weekend!
    Gill xx

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    1. Thank you Gill, yes, I can honestly say I am loving Autumn this year, K xx

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  21. Autumn in your house looks lovely! Those pumpkins are adorable, and that pie looks delicious!
    This is the perfect time of year for me - savouring good food, comfy knits, and lots of hot drinks!

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    1. Hi Bekah, couldn't agree more about all the best things that autumn brings. thank you for dropping by, K x

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  22. Your home looks so cosy and inviting! Those wee pumpkins are gorgeous.
    Marianne x

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