'A sense of humour lends you poise, it gives you balance and it helps you to bend without breaking'

(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)

Menosukhi Moments

I was playing aunty to Wee Jock, the new neighbour's Jack Russell, last week. Austin the giant labrador stayed at the family base somewhere South of the Hutch. New neighbour - who shall henceforth be called as KMac, (no relation), is head teacher at a local school. Well. Two schools actually, which is stressful. The flat upstairs is her work-week 'pad'. She felt she wanted the company of at least one of the dogs, but was worried about leaving them alone all day.

Hello aunty.

The wee fella is quite a nervous sorta pup, but settles down nicely after 87 ballistic rounds of the Hutch and a treat from the tin he has very quickly learned lives at the end of the kitchen counter. Attempts were made to photograph the enjoyment of the treat. Blurred hurriedness, over-exposure, under-exposure, angle... There was success, of sorts, in the end...

He really is a cutie-pie though. Majority of the time he just lay snoring beside me as I tapped away at the keyboard.

On that matter of novels and whether they are being written or not - I hit the 10000 word mark on Saturday and am now aiming for the 25000 badge. Am acing the word count thus far and although the 'flow of consciousness' writing is resulting in some things occurring in the tale which I was not expecting, am just letting happen. Bit like life really...

Am off over to Edinburgh tomorrow. That might curtail the count a bit, but being well ahead gives me a buffer. Main thing is, am having fun. Am remembering to take breaks, move, and eat.

Sunday Brunch for budding authors


  1. Well done on both the word count front and on finally getting a non-blurry shot of Jock! Who is indeed very cute.

    this cracked mom up
    "87 ballistic rounds of the Hutch"
    Mom understands years ago her friend was owned by a female Jack Russel named Cali. Cali bounced off the walls.
    We just love that you and most handsomeJock kept each other company
    Have a good trip to Edinburgh
    Hugs madi and mom

  3. Way to go, Aunty! It must be such fun to get to be an aunty to such a sweet dog. And congrats on that word count. You are getting there, one word at a time!

  4. Bravo!!! and I love this little whirlwind ;o))

  5. Wow. I don't know how you do it, but good work! What a pup! So funny.
    After a horrid afternoon yesterday, Sunday, we've decided NOT to put Dorah down. JB was a mess. The carpet is a mess. Then, I fell on my good knee, checking the water gauge in the dark. sigh. Today will be better.

  6. That Sunday brunch looks good to a not so budding writer too!

    I just had to write some stuff today as part of our homework assignment. In Norwegian. Translated from English. Google translate worked a treat most of the time and I am now nearly done with the actual writing bit. As soon as I am, I will send it to my partner and see what he has done with his time. Then we will need to come up with some sort of power point presentation as well. It feels like being back in school!

  7. looks like a fun fellow! sounds like the writing is going well!
    Hazel & Mabel

  8. Wee Jock will definitely add some spark to your day; he looks like such a bright and fun little fellow. So good to hear that the writing is moving right along and you're enjoying it all.


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