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Lovely weather and visiting dogs.

I still miss this little face.

This is the photograph that I submitted for critique  and whilst they waxed lyrical about each other’s photographs they were not thrilled about my photograph – bad lighting, poor composition, were two of the  comments and when it came to scoring, it didn’t do well at all. I am not averse to criticism, even negative can be helpful, if done correctly, but they just didn’t like this and there was no constructive criticism. Anyway, I’m fairly comfortable with my photographs. I agree they could improve but not this way.

Got back from Adelaide last night. Was midnight before I got home and  close to 1am before I got to bed and then back up at 5;45 to take the dogs out. It took me a while to settle the dogs down when I got home – you would think I had been away for weeks instead of just one day.  I had to have everything done on the one day because I needed to be back for Annabell’s medical appointment. It was a fairly good trip – and I got everything that Annabell asked me to get for her but when it came to me – fail. David Jones has very little in the way of Organizers, or inserts these days, Kikki.K had nothing, Typo had nothing, same story at Officeworks, which I did find surprising. I have some things coming from the USA so I

Benji at the Port.

shall just have to exercise patience and wait until they arrive before I can finish the change-over.

I did, however, get Annabell a new cookbook.

We bought an air-fryer and although it has a small cookbook along with the instructions, Annabell wanted something more so I looked for an Ari-Fryer Cookbook for her. I got this at Dymocks in Rundle Mall. We have no book shops at home. The last one closed down years ago. Yes the newsagent sells a limited number of books and the library has not caught up with Air-Fryers yet. Come to that, neither has Dymocks and there were only four books to choose from. Even in Adelaide many of the bookshops have closed down -Dymocks, Borders, Angus & Robinson, were the main bookshops in Adelaide. By contrast, Dymocks, the remaining bookshop, was crowded and many of the customers were young people. Anyway, I got her a cookbook and she is quite happy with it.

We have a Nursing Home here  but the beds are very limited and it is not unusual for people to be sent to care  in other places where a bed is available. This could mean they are sent over 100 miles away. If you remember I did visit one of our congregation who had been sent to a nursing home in Quorn which is about 90 miles from here. We have another person who has been sent there and I am going to visit him early next week.

Ferry at Tailem Bend – River Murray

The four Test Cricket matches against India have ended with a well deserved win for India. There’s no question of the fact that India really dominated the entire series and in all honesty should have ended 3 1 instead of 2 1. India dominated the last Test Match from start to finish and should have come away with a win, but bad light and  bad conditions means that the match was abandoned and it became a draw. Be interesting to see how they do with a different set of skills in the ODI (One Day Internationals) ( Not very well, I fear!!)

In ten days from now we would have had Dougal for three months in what was to be a week to ten days visit. Anyway, he went home today. I took him round to Sam this afternoon. I think Dougal was glad to be home and glad to see his people. I’ll miss him but it’s nice to be back to me and Benji again. I think Benji will be quite happy and we had a good walk – just the two of us – this evening. We should be clear now until sometime in December when we get Yogi back for a bit. You never know, we could have Dougal back for a few visits if Sam has to go back to Adelaide for tests.

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10 comments on “Lovely weather and visiting dogs.

  1. What a cute pup! Was s/he a visitor? My photography skills are probably in line with yours, you won’t get any criticism from me – negative or constructive – I take photos of my pups, other family members, and whatever else I want to remember. I’m not averse to constructive criticism either, but I ignore those who criticize just to hear their own voices.

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    • I had two dogs then and had them for a long number of years. My Maltese Terrorist I had for thirteen years and the foxy lady for fourteen years. Both died within five months of each other. The Fox Terrier I had from seven weeks old and she was called Chienna. The Maltese came a bit later and he was called Angus. Together they were – Chienna and The Man. That’s all they were ever known as ( although sometimes shortened to Chie and The Man) Benji came after Chienna and for quite a while I referred to him as Chienna giving the poor boy a bit of a complex :o)

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  2. I like your pictures, but I’m no expert either. As said above, constructive criticism is helpful. Criticism that is said just to make oneself sound better than the other person is not.

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  3. It’s always bittersweet when a guest moves home ;O))) I love your photo , for me it is fabulous! I wonder what this peeps would say if they would join instagram… it would be far away from lyrical words I bet ;O)))

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  4. Yes , you’re right about the bitter/sweet, but he’s back with his peeps so all is well. It was good fun having him and he and Benji are good friends, so he is always welcome to come back again sometime.

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  5. You seen to have a constantly open door for dogs! Good pals for Benji (hopefully).

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  6. No, not really – only two dogs – Dougal and Yogi. Kongsoon (The Chihuahua) was a different thing altogether

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  7. Glad to hear your friend was able to go home, despite the fact it means you’re losing your 4-legged pal. Enjoy your one-on-one time with Benji. 💞

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  8. Yes, Sam was looking well – lost a LOT of weight. I think Dougal was glad to be home again. We might have him for a few days here and there if Sam has to go to Adelaide for any tests.

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