Having said that, today as I finish off this post (am learning to do what I can whenever there's a little bit of time in the intervening week!) - the sun is shining and it's beautiful outside. Dudley is fast asleep on my glass craft mat - it's been quite a 24 hours!
Yesterday was the day of his final puppy innoculation - which went really well. Emily, his chosen regular vet, met him for the first time and it was love at first sight - she's so good with him and also the practice nurses wanted to each have a cuddle with him as well - apparently they were waiting for him to arrive as Claire the locum vet we saw previously had been squealing with excitement about him! He weighs 2.85 kg now, which is an increase of half a kilogram in the two weeks since he was last weighed.
So we thought it was all going really well - then when we got back home he was promptly very sick, bless him he'd held it until he could be out in the penned in patio area. He was pretty sleepy all evening but oh boy - did he make up for it during the night. I don't think Len managed to get any sleep apart from possibly a couple of hours and I wasn't much better either. Basically, I think the little monkey was making up for the lost play time during the afternoon/evening when he was so sleepy. So now, he's crashed out on my desk and Len and I are almost on our knees!
Before we went to the vet I gave him a lovely brush out - which he promptly totally ruffled up, and this is the best photo I managed to get as he just wouldn't sit still:
Anyhow, let's get straight on with the fortnightly picks:
We had one new Playmate joining us this time:
I absolutely adore this set of reindeer dies and needless to say scurried off to buy a set - two in fact, one for me and one for the Playground toy box. I'm planning to run the Christmas/New Year holiday giveaway once again - IF I get time to make my own samples and do the posts of course. It's a few weeks away still so with luck I'll manage it.
So that was one new Playmate this time round - and we had a total of 50 entries. We seem to be hovering around the 50 mark which isn't bad going at all. We're approaching the seven year mark since I took the Snippets Playground over from Jules - I had to treble check that as it's really flown by!
Now it's prize draw time, and our winner of the two lots of dies, kindly donated by Viv is:
Well done Lia! One of our really loyal playmates who always arrives with such lovely work - and it's also a while since Lia won anything so that's a good choice for the Random number generator.
Do please send me your address, with full name at the top as well so I can copy and paste or just write straight from the email onto the envelope - for speed and ease. I don't keep addresses of previous winners, even if they might be in my private address list - if that makes sense! It's also confirmation that you still would like the prize of course and I'll post your prize once I hear from you. Please put Playground Winner or similar in the subject line of your email in case it drops into my junk mail. Email address is on RH sidebar as always.
Remember folks, there's still almost another week to run on Challenge #337 - just check back a bit and you'll easily find it. The prize is a Paper Smooches 'Birthday Words' die set (comprising 'celebrate', 'cheers' and 'Happy Birthday') plus The Works ' 10 Piece Numbered Candles' set of dies .
It's an early night for us here for sure! I was hoping this was the weekend the clocks change but have just checked and it's not until next weekend, sigh - I could have done with that extra hour!
Hope you all have a lovely week ahead, and little Parsnip and Dudley (woof!) send their love too! Parsnip is safely tucked up away from Dudley's reach - and busily working on his Christmas wish list for Santa in between flicking through one of my cocktail recipe books! I suspect plans are afoot for one of his money-making ventures during the festive season in the Playground!