MUST LOVE DOGS

by AlisonsDiary on Thursday 17th Jul 2014

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Small dogs shiver as this one gets stuck right in. Turncoat and waterproof coat.


Dog lovers of the world unite. Have you heard of this fabulous new website BorrowMyDoggy.com

It is for the time-poor dog owner, for the lively and always ready for a walk dog and for the dog lover who cannot have a dog of their own for whatever the reason ….be it landlords rules, work commitments or a partner that has allergies or frankly can’t stand them (though why you would want to be with a person that didn’t love dogs is beyond me frankly). In fact this may be the catalyst,  if your partner doesn’t like dogs get rid of your partner and join this site as there are a plethora of new hairy pals for you to walk.

Whether you are a dog owner or prospective walker all you do is register on the site, fill in a few details and your postcode then you will see the array of dogs in your area who are looking for a new human shaped friend to take them out for some fun and if you’re the dog owner you will see the people in the area keen to take out your quadroped pal.

 

There is no money that changes hands it is just a happy meeting of local dog lovers. fat_dog.jpg..

So have a look and get thee registered. Exercise, fun, happy waggy friends, whichever your situation if you ask me whichever way you look at it -

It’s the dogs cajaones!

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Dog tired -the man not the dog.

by AlisonsDiary on Friday 13th Jun 2014

in Day-to-day,Meet The Family

As a follow up to my column in The Daily Record  about our dear old dog Sam…..

Here is the photo that sort of sums up her feelings when my dear long suffering husband flew back from Spain to Scotland psyching himself up to accompany her to the vet for the dreaded euthanasia.

You can read about the run up to this by clicking this link but sometimes pictures say so much more than words.

 

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Nicole Kidman gets it in the wrinkle free neck.

by AlisonsDiary on Friday 16th May 2014

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Photo courtesy of The Daily Mail Photo courtesy of The Daily Mail

You know we can’t win. Us women.

I read in the papers yesterday Nicole Kidman had a “a puffy look and an eyebrow shape that goes up which proves she uses botox”.

So what would you do if you were in the glare of the public eye every day and night?

 

Shuffle about in your baffies, droopy trackie bottoms and no slap?

No me neither.

We pay through the nose to see these people up on the big screen and we want them to look untouchable, beautiful, flawless, unreal.

So when they park their better judgement and start to believe themselves that the be all and end all of life itself if how lined your face looks who should we blame? Them or us?

 

Imagine the poison that would spill out of commentators mouths if she did turn up  looking like the average 48 year old knackered, grumpy with crows feet and a burgeoning pot belly.

Would the headline be “Bravo Nicole – au naturelle is the way to go”

Or

“Kidman goes to seed, stress of marriage shows on droopy wrinkly face.?”

 

Exactly. Either way it’s a no win.

 

So whatever she wants to look like.

Puffy, thin or glamorous it’s her job.

And she gets paid well for it.

Live and let live.

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Blimey the French put us to shame…..

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Get all road designers or engineers or Robert MacAdam fans to France now. The roads are fabulous! Its so easy to get from A to B ( – as long as you ignore you Satnav – “please prepare to continue straight ahead”) the old days of being told the drivers in this neck of the […]

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Le Manoir – French dream is a reality.

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When I imagined staying in a French house overnight with food and wine and lovely hospitality – I thought it was just a dream  but good news – it exists. And here it is. Le Manoir only an hour from the ferry in Calais – Calais is another tale for another day but today is […]

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Just chatting on the road with Mum….oh and drinking…of course.

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Funny how conversations go. I remember when the Black Panther was at large I was staying in a Caravan with my cousin in a field beside her Mums kennels we were about 10. We got ourselves in o such a state that when my Auntie Wilma came up and banged loudly on the window for […]

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Road Trip Thelma & Louise Day 1

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  So we’re off. Mum and I are heading off to Europe today in the car. In preparation last night we drank a lovely bottle of wine and toasted the next few weeks of driving, travelling and “mindfulness” Yes the buzz word for the middle aged crisis sufferers the world over of which I am […]

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My Mum and technology – get me a gin – not a glass – a bottle now!

29 April 2014

Smelling salts for Alison. My Mother  phoned me on her mobile ( for the first time ever as she hates it) I assumed something was wrong. It was. The conversation went something like this. “I’m on my mobile. That other walkabout phone thing you bought me doesn’t work” Oh dear I said whats the problem? […]

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Hot and steamy rumour for Edinburgh’s West End

26 April 2014

So I hear a sauna is opening in the west end of Edinburgh on Queensferry Street? Is this a rumour or is it true.? And what kind of sauna I wonder. A sauna where we all meander in and out openly in towelling dressing gowns and slippers with whale music in the background or a […]

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Online World Wide Webbing Column as of next Tuesday.

24 April 2014

So Edinburgh Now as in the printed medium you see above is no longer. Newspapers and printed media are changing by the day. Emphasis on printed, emphasis online. It’s a hard call. So although the printed page won’t be dropping through your letterbox or falling out of your Daily Record every Wednesday we are moving […]

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