Saturday, 18 June 2011

Saturday Steps, The Winners and Picnic In The Bark

I'm off to the park in a mo,
 but first I have to tell you who are the two winners of Boomer's book

 All the paper bits where folded up and put in my dog bowl

Mom Picked Out

Dad was away so baby peeps picked out

Congratulations to

The Thuglets
Cranberry Morning

Mom's Email is on my side bar so please send me your addys, and the books will be winging their way to you.  

I'm booked into the groomers on the 13th July, I can't wait,
 moms cut my eyebrows so at least I can see, sorry I got side tracked, but I feel I am disappearing under all this fur!!! 

OK there is a big event going on in blogland
So come on lets go.

To get there we have to walk over a footbridge that goes over the railway line

Just look at this, I don't mean the rusty paint!!

You can see right down to the railway track!!!

The lady at the train station has just said there will be a train passing though in the next 5 minutes, I thought you might like to see it, but while we are waiting, I can show you a photo of the back of my home.

 Its the one on the far left, and the small roof next to it is our garage

Here it comes

There it goes, you can see the other foot bridge that's where the Steps photo was taken, both bridges could do with a paint.

Come on time to get moving, I don't want to miss anything.

Here we are
Picnic In The Bark

Just time to show you around, as you can see this is
The Band Stand, yes Dad has played here 
There a link to a youtube video back at Folkengates 2008!!!

Look my tongue is the same colour as the paint work on the band stand! this could also do with a paint!

This is where the tiny peeps play,
they lock them in so they won't run off lol!!

Here we have an
 Elderflower Bush,
 right at the last minute mom made some
 Elderflower Cordial, for me to bring to the picnic
This is what you will need if you fancy having ago

20 elderflower heads (remove as much as you can of the storks)
1 sliced lemon
2 tsp of citric acid
1.5kg(3.5lbs) of sugar
1.2 ltr(2.5 pints) boiling water 

Boil a kettle for the water
Fill a bowl or small bucket with all the other ingredients
Pour the boiling water in at the side so it doesn't touch the flowers straight away, stir until the sugar has dissolved.
Cover with a cloth
Stir twice a day for five days
Strain though a fine sieve ( mom used a pair of tights!!! they where new ones) decant into sterile screw topped bottles and refrigerate
To drink dilute with 5 parts water.


I must be early, no one is here! while we are waiting I'll tell you whats going on

Pawband will be playing
Pip has a beer tent, I'll be there

Bouncing Bertie will be conducting a series of fun science experiments with a water-related theme!!!

The Road Dogs are having a Jump Castle

Gardening with Wyatt is having boating on the pond and loads of foodable's to eat plus a few surprise guests

Moms in The Flower Show at Alasandra, The cats and a Dog

Shes also in The Bug Show at The Daily Osker

I'm in the following

Tube Steak Dipping at Sarge Speaks Out

Melon Eating at Ronnii's Ramblings

loads of bloggers are taking part  

The Mayor of Blogville
Mr Frankie Furter
has all the information.

So come and join in a fun, I'm sure they will all turn up soon. 
Picnic In The Bark

Till next time
See Yea George xxx


Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OMD BUDDY.. I have got to have some of that TEA!! It sounds delicious!!

I love the train pics.. THAT is really cool.

Hey buddy... we could use your help tomorrow at the BUG HOUSE.. some of the girrrrl dawgs and young'uns are screaming and FAINTIN in there. They need some STRONG MANLY guys to ESCOURT the... squeamish ones. Can you do that fur a bit?
I LOVE your bobbin fur tube steaks pic!!! Fun isn't it???

The Daily Pip said...

Good gravy, you are a BUSY dog! Where does that train go to, just curious? I love those pictures on the foot bridge with the rusty paint - very cool and artsy!

By the way, not sure if you stopped by my bloggie yet today, but you are front and center!

Your pal, Pip

P.S: Congrats to the winners!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Great pictures George!! Sounds like you are super busy!! You have trains that run by your house? That's cool....we love the sound of always has loved them. Have fun at the picnic!! Lots of love, Holly & Mom

Anonymous said...

Wow George your very own train! Does the train go by your house at night? Does it make lots of noise in your house being so close?

You sure are great at Tube Steak bobbing and I bet you have a good chance at winning too!

I am on my way to the Picnic in the Bark! Wooo Hoo!


Taryn said...

Nice new header photo!

Finn said...

That was a busy day! I love your melon eating pic!

Michelle said...

What a busy day for you George! Even I am tired just reading this. I do adore that you have your own train.

Bocci said...

Congrats to your winners! Loved seeing you running,'re usually standing on stairs!:-)

Scooter said...

Hey George!
Wow, cool train pix! I'm so glad to see you at the picnic. We're having a blast! Great park zoomies!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Amber DaWeenie said...

Nice fotos....Don't fall through da cracks on dat bridge!

Rubie and Poots (her Mum) said...

I hope you won't have to wait much longer are patient aren't ya!

I'm doin' the tubesteaks and mum's entered the flower show - hey I know your mum's into flowers. Check out our last photo in the flower show - the black lilly! What mum didn't say was the lilly smells like ROTTEN MEAT when it's flowering!! Hmmmm! Apparently it's how it attracts bugs and stuff to help pollination!! Frightfully clever I say!

Tail Wuggles, Rubie.

greygirl25 said...

George, thank you so much for stopping by.

You are one dashing gentleman. I love your pics, and oh, I covet your brick home.

Have fun at your picnic!

houndstooth said...

You are one busy guy! I am most curious about that tea. You have great tube steak bobbing style, too, I might add!


meowmeowmans said...

Congratulations to the winners! We really liked this weeks steps ... especially the fun part with the train. :)

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

See you there, George.

Boy, you live very close to the trains! Thanks for showing us the bridges.

XXXOOO Daisy, kendra & Bella

Unknown said...

Congratulations to the winners! Enjoy reading!

Thanks for taking us another interesting step picture day. I love the train but I'm more interested in the cordial. I doubt I could get some elderflower here though! *SIGH*

rottrover said...

Congrats to your winers! Great post, George. See you at the picnic!!

violett said...

Hello my friend George,
This is again a very inspiring post. I really like the picture at the train station and the pictures of the rusty bridge. You are of course the best part.
And the song from the video will accompany me all day.
A beautiful weekend wishes

Adien Crafts said...

Hi George, what a great journey to the Picnic, looking forward to trying your cordial, see you around the different events I'm sure and we can do some zoomies together, Dex & Lou xx

Rubie and Poots (her Mum) said...

Hey again George me mate,

I've never had a beer before, can we tip a little lemonade in it - mum says it's bitter!! And then she screwed her face up!!

Yea - and mum has started doin' the PSH - she has even snuck me in a few of the pics coz she said it is MY blog and not hers! I don't mind - I make any pic better if I'm in it.... BOL!!!

See Ya soon,

Tail Wuggles, Rubie.

Rose H (UK) said...

Hi George! Looks like a cool picnic! Just a thought...have you ever been on a train? I don't even know if it's allowed? Maybe Mom'll let me know? If you could just travel a couple of stops who knows what could happen!

Love Auntie Rose xx

P.S. glad the Elderflower cordial turned out right in the end!

Molly the Airedale said...

How cool that you get to watch a train speed by right out your own back door, George!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Amber-Mae said...

Congrats to the winners & what awesome pictures!!! Did you get to eat ALL of those sausages? YUMMO!

Andi's English Attic said...

Zoomies. What a great word for a fun thing to do. Elsie loves doing zoomies. xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I ALWAYS GET A HUGE CHARGE and a big smile when I take a tour with you sweet George. Mi man, I do not know the Mayor of Blogville, Frankie, but I would venture to say that you have all the makings of PRESIDENT, or rather PRIME MINISTER OF BLOGLAND!!!! You really know how to serve up CUTE, FUN, LAUGHTER and wonderful history all rolled up into one. AND FOR THAT GROOMERS APPOINTMENT...oh dear, I know another fuzzy boy that needs a good buzz around the eyes!!!!

THANK YOU FOR COMING TO VISIT DEAR FRIENDS! Let's all stretch beyond our dreams, even after a good nap!!! BISES, Anita and BALZAC

Cranberry Morning said...

George, that all sounds like too much fun!! I love the pic of you and the melon. And I'm so excited about being the winner. You must have been getting vibes from me all the way across the Atlantic. You're one amazing dog, George!

Looks like a great day at Picnic in the Bark. :-)

Anonymous said...

Fun photos of your train and the butt of your home BOL! No really, it was fun to see :D Meet you at the Bark George!

Waggin at ya,

GRAÇA said...

I am the Kika who made the contest of tummies, which won Chicco
You do not want to be my friends and enter these games that I sometimes do?
Go to my blog to know me and then resollvem if they want to be my friends
I am waiting for your visit
Ronrons of

Sherry said...

Goodness, there's so much going on that it's hard to keep track. Speaking of which, is it noisy living so near a train?

My Mind's Eye said... you have a pedometer?
If not, you should get one to start keeping count of the millions of steps you take. OMC you have more fun than any 2 or 4 legger I know,
hugs Madi

Rubie and Poots (her Mum) said...

Hey George, I've just done a long exhaustive post and I've passed on an award to ya!

Check it out.

Tail Wuggles, Rubie.

Moth said...

Hi George - just found your blog and really enjoyed looking at all your pictures - and the recipe! Great photos - love from Magic x

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi George
What a great day! So much to do. Congrats to the winners. I had a great time.. Thanks for the tour. Best to mom and dad.
Penny & Bebe

Oskar said...

Man that drink sounds delish! This has been the best picnic ever!

Nubbin wiggles,

Chicco said...

Have fun at the picnic George!
Have a nice sunday.
Woof, woof,


Road Dog Tales said...

Those are some lucky pups that won Boomer's book! Looks like you had tons of fun at the PICNIC! There were SO MANY things to do. Not sure if we got around to everything what with all the maintenance of the jump castle :) Thanks for stopping by for a bounce!

The Road Dogs

Wyatt said...

That picnic was the best!! We had a blast and so did FG and FS !! Sorry, FG got a little wet in a boating accident...we might have to print us a new FG..haha!

Wyatt and Stanzie

The Thuglets said...

Woohooooooooo we won a Boomer Book!

We can't believe it..thanks George.

Another trainiffic journey with you.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Pup Fan said...

Cool photos as always! :)

J_on_tour said...

What an exciting post George and to know that one of the winners is someone I talk to on blogger. It was just wonderful taking part and seeing what I thought was my paper bit on the table. It's the taking part that counts. Hey George,I had to get my rail atlas out and find out if I've passed you house. It was long before you were born in May 1985 when I went to Shrewsbury for the first time. It was on a day trip changing at Birmingham and Wolverhampton, going back via Crewe & Manchester. Nice to see you enjoying some fun and giving us a tour of the park.