Dogs, Parents & Mexican Food

6 Feb 2013

On Saturday we finally visited my parents. I say finally because apparently they had plans to see me on my birthday, but I was off galavanting in another part of the country, and so they didn't get the chance. What a terrible daughter I can be sometimes.

We headed down in the afternoon (around 3, I always go there around 3) after Luke had had a haircut and I had spent half an hour mooching around Waterstones, enjoying the books and the smell of the books mingled with the smell of the in-house Costa coffee. Mmmm.

Anyway, whilst there we drank a lot of tea, ate some really good mexican food prepared by Mama, and watched Hachi - the saddest dog film in the world - whilst covered in 6 dogs that took it upon themselves to lounge over us on the sofa. Immediately after the film, Badger (the biggest dog pictured) started freaking out and yelping, which terrified the lot of us after the film we had just seen. Turns out she had a dead leg, and was walking about as though nothing had happened within moments. Typical.

For my birthday they bought me the Gary Barlow biography as a joke (I hate Gary Barlow), a big bottle of Daisy eau so fresh that my Mum agonised over in the shop, a cup with cats on it and various other little bits and pieces. I was very pleased. I spent most of the day taking instax photos, much to the delight of my stepdad, who thought it was hilarious when I kept wasting film by choosing the wrong settings.

I love going home sometimes, there really is no place like it.


  1. I guess there really is no place like home. Sounds like a fun time at least. I didn't even know dogs could get dead legs but I can see how that would be a little frightening given what you had just watched.

  2. sounds so lovely. i love bookshops and coffee! cat mug sounds awesome x

  3. Loved reading this :)
    Sounds like a very lovely day except for the Hachi part. Will never watch that film, my teacher told the story when I was 15, I cried my eyes out and swore when they made the film that I'd spare myself and not watch it!
    So cute that you were surrounded by dogs meanwhile though.x

  4. Great photos. I love being at home to, especially when my Mum's doing the cooking. Happy belated birthday!

    Liz xx

  5. Aww sounds like a fun time! Poor silly Badger

  6. It's always so nice to go home, sound's like you had a great time :)

    Elle xx

  7. I have yet to watch Hachi, only because I know it's a tear jerker. Speaking of those, have you watched Marley & Me? Such a good movie, but total tear jerker.

  8. I'd love to have 6 dogs, I had a dream the other night that my mum got me a puppy, still no puppy!x

  9. Oh gosh, I refused to watch Hachi because I knew how sad it was! I'm such a cry baby. And mexican food sounds absolutely scrumptious right about now!!!

  10. Sounds like a lovely day. I love killing time in book stores, the added smell of coffee sounds so nice! (I just went 'mmm' thinking about it!)

    Hachi looked like such a sad movie...have you heard of Red Dog, it's also supposed to be a tear jerker and has a dog in it. Why are dog movies so sad?

  11. i was totally going to steal your 'random notes' idea but then... i couldn't find anything remotely interesting or perplexing. an interesing amount of pictures of myself though, so keep your eyes peeled tomorrow for that particular installment... *sigh



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