Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Sammi's In Season

After keeping us waiting weeks, as she does, Sammi is now in season. It'll be a noisy Xmas and New Year then! The weather has changed to be a little more seasonal I guess, a little colder and a nip to the breeze today, but still decent walking weather. I gather a few cold days are to come, thermals it is then! 

Website Down?

Today I've been thinking again, I really don't think it's good for me .. do you? No seriously I'm really thinking of removing my website next year. (I'm paid up till the Spring I think) With Facebook, Champ dogs and this blog I just don't see any need to pay for it to stay online, to be honest I've not updated it for years and I'm now not sure if I remember how too. I'm sure I'd get the hang of it again, but it does seem pointless paying for something that's not used.
There are some disadvantages I guess, 20% of recent traffic to this blog came from the website, closing it down would loose some new readers. Not sure I'm too bothered, I'm happy with what I've got. Page views for November where 2,809 .. obviously a lot of returning reader (well ..Friends) but maybe the odd one just finding their way here too?
Then there's the name of the blog .. Blanik is not included anywhere, that would need changing if the blog is to be found in association with my dogs. Maybe including it in the description may help, but I'm not changing the name of Tali's Tails. Not only is Tali in memory of my lovely girl but it was also my user name on all the George Michael sites. At concerts I even got used to being called "Tali!" And what of George Michael?  There really is nothing to say these days, he's seems to have gone out of my life, and now I never seek him for comfort or reassurance. Maybe his loss made me move on?  I'll never ever forget what he gave me. Magical nights. wonderful friends and light at the end of some very dark tunnels. He really was my sanity in some seriously heartbreaking situations, but for me, he's not there now! With time that may change? But it may not! So do I remove his photo from the cover? Do I remove his name from the description? Hell I don't know!
I've just looked the Website was last updated om the 6.11.2014. So I either pull my finger out and update it .. or remove it. Decisions decisions!!!

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

More Walking And Thinking

Another quite day on the mountain, and thankfully no one about today. Yesterday's peacefully weather had drawn people on to the mountain .. when we are walking we don't like people or their dogs! 
A flying veteran - Jezi and Nico in a rush to get away before the blue people hear them, they are sleeping now till the first bluebells of Spring flower!
My ladies on the top path towards Rhosgadfan. From here you can see Anglesey, The Menai straights and Cofi land including the castle (Caernarfon to non locals!)
The Young Guns in a place Steve and I christened "Auntie's cottage" probably 20 years ago. One of my favourite photos today, along with a Kaiah photo on top of what I can only think was the outside loo!  I remember getting in a right panic here when I lost Blade for a few mins, felt like an eternity. I love going down here, the view from the cottage is magnificent and lots would have loved and lived here over the generations. I hope it was a happy home. Now the cottage is just a shell with a boundary wall .. I don't even know what it was called ... Now that I guess would be bordering on impossible to find out! 

Monday, 10 December 2018

Thinking And Walking

Today was one of those days that was kind of a nothing day .. no sun, no wind, no rain, no mist, no snow frost or ice .. just a day. Still pleasant enough I guess to walk, not that cold either really. I had thought of not bothering with photos, but as ever with a camera in my pocket the temptation got the better of me!
Today I was alone with my thoughts, Brexit .. OMG yes even I think of the disaster possibly pending. The ridiculousness of it all is just beyond belief. Why Cameron ever thought it was a good idea I'll never know? He split the country in half, and now he's leaving others to clear up the disaster that he and his minions created. I'm not a Mrs May fan .. but at least she had the "balls" to try and take on the job!
So 2 years on and now more people are aware of the implications. Would they vote differently? I sure hope they would! Brexit was sold to the UK on lies and racism, well a hatred for immigrants anyway. Little Johnny with his tattoos and no qualifications is pissed because Khalid the neurosurgeon stole his job ... laughable!  In my opinion going ahead with no deal would be suicide for this country and the future generations. Actually wasn't it mostly the "older generation" who voted out anyway, it was always better in their day! Well where the hell will they get their medication and their goods from without a deal? (and the showing and breeding of dogs abroad will become extremely complicated - a minor detail in the big picture) No to be fair, even my parents in their mid 70ies did some research and for the sake of their grand children realised staying in was the safer option. Oh God .. moving on ... lets look at dog photos on a nothing day and smile.

Also .. Also ... what I was thinking about today was Xmas. I needed to get presents to post for a friend. I planned what I was going to get and thought the postage will be more than the bloody pressies. But I love her dearly so it's well worth it. I then thought about the recycling of gifts. Come on be truthful there must be plenty of us that do it? As long as you don't give it back to the person who gave it to you, it's OK, isn't it? Ooops just me then? Haha. No seriously I'd sooner pass something on than waste it, as long as it's unopened, clean and new then there can't be any harm in it, can there? Better than wasting something nice that's just not for me. Mind you I'm that greedy that I like almost everything I get  ... but a rather horrendous shower cap does come to mind. Carrie .. remember? Oh God ..  How could we forget? 

Oliver's News

"Just to let you all know my tail is back to almost full working order ... I wouldn't stick it up for the photo, but you can see it's swishing to the side, PS I hate the flashy thing!!!" 

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Cwm Dulyn Today

But we didn't go to the lakes, plenty of places to walk without getting soaked for a change!

Saturday, 8 December 2018

Bwlch Derwin Woods Again

 I took very few photos on the first two walks as I was worried about my camera in the drizzly rain. Luckily it dried out beautifully for the third walk and as well as posing pictures I got quite a few photos of the Young Guns enjoying their walk. Ian came with me on the third walk and it was great to natter. Mostly I like walking alone, but other times it's great to have company. After this walk I left him to it to walk his girls. 

Friday, 7 December 2018

Here We Go Again

 She just brightens up my day -  how could you not chuckle
Just the ears giving the game away!
But Ross has seen you Kaiah!

Fed Up Of Cat Photos???

Amazing walks today - changing lights and skies - just amazing 

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Home At Last

Perry's had a late lunch and is now ready to take on the world .. well as soon as he can walk in a straight line anyway!