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MYSTERY PARCEL

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Recently, GoY member Mark61 asked everyone to guess which garden item he was making with these pieces …

… the winner would receive the completed item !

I was lucky to guess correctly, and soon afterwards, the parcel arrived from Mark and Julie …

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It was a hot, sunny day …

Conker helped by pulling the bubble-wrap …

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What is it ?

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Too small to be a bench !

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Conker says he fits better in the cardboard box ….

… Truffle too ! Lol.

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Let’s take a closer look …

… try a kiss …

… and maybe it will transform into a prince, or a frog …

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The afternoon was getting hotter …
… time to take a break for a swim …

Splish splash …

… and, as usual, Truffle is drinking Conker’s bath water …

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Ah … now we know who this is !

He’s Boris the Bichon Frisé !

A very stylish garden planter !

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Let’s give him another kiss …

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Group photo … Lol…

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But later, left to his own devices …

… Boris started wandering …

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Boris … please don’t stray too far away …

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Conker to the rescue ..

Stay safe, Boris !

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Thanks so much to Mark and Julie for sending Boris xxx

We’ll look after him very carefully :o)

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A great trio. Gold, silver and bronze. But in which order I can't decide

30 Jul, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Boris couldn't have gone to a better owner TT we know you will look after him very carefully :o)

30 Jul, 2012

 

Thanks Inverglen and Amy ...
Mark packaged Boris very neatly !!! :o)

30 Jul, 2012

 

Another superb blog Terra. Have me grinning ear to ear. What a great gift! Think there is a market there for sure. Very generous.

30 Jul, 2012

 

Lol. How on earth do your dogs get up to so much? The group photo made me laugh. Jx

30 Jul, 2012

 

What I want to know is how you guessed what Mark was making in the first place? Did you actually say, 'I think it's a bichon frise planter' ?? It's just right for your garden with your little doggie helpers. What a lovely surprise and what a lovely blog, as ever.

30 Jul, 2012

 

Hi Lil and Jane ..
That was a VERY hot day .. we did have fun :o) x

30 Jul, 2012

 

Thanks Tuesdaybear ..

Yes, I did actually guess "Bichon Frisé planter" ... :o)))

Let's hope Boris doesn't go walkabout again ... ;o))

30 Jul, 2012

 

Hi Snoop ..
Yes, so very clever and kind of Mark and Julie ..
My dogs had fun making the blog :o)

30 Jul, 2012

 

It is so cute, Terra. You are so fine character, One can feel how you find joy in liitle things of life. And that is very rare.

30 Jul, 2012

 

Well said Katarina, have to agree with you :)

30 Jul, 2012

 

Thanks Kat ...
I live with my pets in a magical make-believe world where everyone is kind and happy :o)))

30 Jul, 2012

 

Thank you Lil ... We do have lots of fun here :o)

30 Jul, 2012

 

I love it, what a fantastic pressie TT. Boris will be well loved and looked after at yours, he has gone to the right home.

30 Jul, 2012

 

Thanks Grandmage ...
Boris is being well-behaved at the moment ... doesn't cost very much to feed ... ;o)

30 Jul, 2012

 

I think its great TT. as you say cheap to keep too, thats a bonus.Lol. What is nice is that you can change his look each year now!!

30 Jul, 2012

 

Hi Terra, I once read somewhere in a wise book written by American psychologist that mankind is so unhappy as it forgets to have a joy from simple things in life. And he put an example - simple joy is very similar to the joy of a dog playing with a ball :) As we grow older, we are forgetting these things which we were capable of as small kids.
So go on! I so much wish to have foxterrier like you have :)

30 Jul, 2012

 

That's right, Grandmage ..
Boris is into heucheras right now, but who knows what fashion he'll follow in 2013 ! ;o)

Thanks Katarina for such lovely, encouraging words ...
Conker, Truffle and Crocus send hugs to you in Slovakia :o)

30 Jul, 2012

 

:))

30 Jul, 2012

 

Well done ! :o) and very kind of Mark to send you the prize ...

30 Jul, 2012

 

Thanks Hywel ... It was so nice of Mark and Julie ...

30 Jul, 2012

 

Mark is great! I probably missed the result, but who was the winner in solving enigma of a strange thing made of several bamboo tubes?

30 Jul, 2012

 

How lovely,Terra..and a great prize to win..A really generous gift from Mark and Julie..I have really laughed at the antics of Conker and Truffle..and the group photo is brilliant...as is the pic of Conker holding Boris's lead !
Have fun with your ideas for your new planter..:o) x

30 Jul, 2012

 

Boris will be well looked after by Conker and Truffle. I think he's gone to the right home!! Well done for winning him.

30 Jul, 2012

 

What a lovely prize and it couldn't go to a better person your garden looks lovely and your dogs all three of them look fantastic:) x

30 Jul, 2012

 

Aw what a fantastic blog TT Always make me smile.
lovely planter and the photo of the three of them together is jsut wonderful...keep them coming! :))

30 Jul, 2012

 

Another mate for cuddly Conker and the lovely Truffle, at least they wont have to share their food with him, what a great prize TT smashing blog too!!

30 Jul, 2012

 

Fantastic who better to receive the lovely Boris, your blogs always make me smile TT they are so full of fun
I love Conker's smiling face at having a new friend and Truffle greeting Boris with a kiss then posing all together for a Team Terra picture - Love it. welcome to GOY Boris you're a lucky chap to have such wonderful new friends :o)

30 Jul, 2012

 

:))

31 Jul, 2012

 

Hi TT what a fantastic blog,just love the name boris he looks very happy with conker and truffle.It just looks great now all planted up .Glad you are happy with the final product:))))))

31 Jul, 2012

 

Hi Mark ..
I hope you like the eyes and nose I put on !
Thanks again :o)))))))

Thank you Bloomer, Sheila, Nana, Pixi, Dotty, Neena.

It was Truffle's idea to give the kisses ... I was lucky to click the camera at the right time. Boris is getting wet in the rain today, but he doesn't seem to mind !

31 Jul, 2012

 

Its got to be gold medals all round!!. Including the craftsman.......x

31 Jul, 2012

 

Hi Pam...
... thanks for the golds ... xxx

31 Jul, 2012

 

A brilliant blog Terra, how clever of you to guess Mark's creation and top marks too to Mark, he should go in into buisness lovely finished product;0) Now what about your helpers, wow didnt they have fun, lovely to see their antics and they look very happy to welcome to the new family member, who couldnt go to a more loving home ;0))

31 Jul, 2012

 

Thanks, Carole ..
Boris has fitted in well here. Mark did a great job, didn't he !
Yes, Conker and Truffle had such fun helping ;o)))

31 Jul, 2012

 

Terra I love the pics of Conker investigating the parcel and then posing in the planter and both him and Truffle posing in the box itself, not altogether sure about the kiss from Truffle though, I think its more a case of testing to see if it tastes good, lol..
I do like the name and Boris looks very good all planted up, the boys look well pleased with the end result, in fact they look as though they are smiling at you, its a wonderful gift and will look grand in your garden.
Very entertaing blog and the pics are grand, wouldn`t need the bath out here Terra, the rain has come back with a vengeance....

31 Jul, 2012

 

Thank you, Sue ...
The hot sunshine didn't last all that long... but we made the most of it, and were glad to be out there sharing play time with Boris ;o)
Truffle does enjoy kisses, and it was very much his idea to keep kissing Boris... Lol.

31 Jul, 2012

 

Katarina is so right in what she said. The simple things in life are forgotten nowadays as its all too " must have " instead of being thankful for what we have and should cherish. Well done Terra.

31 Jul, 2012

 

Well said, Rose ... the simple things in life are so important ..
Thanks for your kind words. :o)

31 Jul, 2012

 

Brill blog and photos as usual, what a lovely prize for you and a brill prize from Mark, have to agree the simple things in life are best.

31 Jul, 2012

 

Thank you Carol ...
I reckon Tilly and Jack would like Boris ... ;o)

31 Jul, 2012

 

I'm sure they would, they would be pushing each other out to get inside it :o)))

31 Jul, 2012

 

Lol. Yes... using Boris as a cat bed. :o)))

31 Jul, 2012

 

Your spot on LOL:o)))

31 Jul, 2012

 

Brilliant blog and the planter couldn't have gone to a better home !

31 Jul, 2012

 

Hi Val ... thanks ...
Boris is settling in well ;o)

31 Jul, 2012

 

Beautiful dogs and a really handsome looking garden to match Terra!!

31 Jul, 2012

 

Thanks, Paul ...
I need to keep the large expanse of lawn for my dogs, but am getting organised with the themed garden areas around the edges :o)

31 Jul, 2012

 

Your garden is superb - looks miles cleaner than mine Terra -

31 Jul, 2012

 

It has looked so different this summer because of all the rain ... usually by August, my lawns are pale from too much sunshine !

31 Jul, 2012

 

Brilliant planter by Mark and it couldn,t have gone to a better person TT Brilliant blog :-))

31 Jul, 2012

 

Thanks Helen ...
Mark made it well, didn't he ...
I'm giving Boris lot of nutritious dog food ;o)

31 Jul, 2012

 

What a lovely tail TT :D Conker and Truffle always make me smile - They remind me of our Lab Jade, you could get her to pose any time, any place, anywhere and like Conker and Truffle she was very photogenic :o)))

31 Jul, 2012

 

Hi Tracey .. Thank you ...
Have you put any photos of Jade on GoY ?
Would love to see her pictures. :o)))

31 Jul, 2012

 

You are the only one who would have thought of a bichon frisé planter Tt, I had a look at Marks blog after seeing this. I would never had guessed a specific dog breed lol. I love the face you've given him too .... perfect and his name, after anyone we know? So lovely to see the boys helping out at each stage too, they are a credit to you and all the care you give them. Your blogs always make me laugh:-)

31 Jul, 2012

 

Hi Bornagain ...

Thanks for your kind words :o))
I have studied the Kennel Club's Breed Standards for dogs, and done dog judging too, so maybe that gave me a slight advantage. Lol.

The "Boris" name came to me while I was watching the Olympics ;o)

31 Jul, 2012

 

Hi Tarratoonie, Well done on the guess, looks like Truffle and Conker had great fun opening the prize. Looking at Goy from hotel Boutique in Hoi An in Vietnam looking over the pool where top gear was filmed (Not that I am into top gear that much) I hear the weather has been rather pleasent the past week, just my luck, just as I go away my veg start to appear, great!!

Well done.

1 Aug, 2012

 

Hi Jenny ...
Good to know you're enjoying your holiday. In the UK there are plenty of rain showers due over the next few days, so when you get home your veg will be huge like Triffids !

I think Boris the Bichon is going to need some supervision ... he tends to be rather playful ;o)

1 Aug, 2012

 

TT, lol :)

1 Aug, 2012

 

Conker will soon bring him into line Terra......

1 Aug, 2012

 

Lol Pam :o) xxx

1 Aug, 2012

 

lol Terra great blog and pics, the Lads certainly enjoy having Boris around, im sure they wont let him go to far haha, looks fab to :o)) x

1 Aug, 2012

 

Hi Sandra ...
thank you ... Boris is behaving quite well so far ... :o)) x

1 Aug, 2012

 

Hi Terra nice to see you, so glad he is behaving for you :o))) x

1 Aug, 2012

 

:o))) xxx

1 Aug, 2012

 

Brilliant Terra, Boris looks really good there and Conker and Truffles have helped him to settle in i see, Marks done a great job there.

1 Aug, 2012

 

Excellent!

2 Aug, 2012

 

Thanks, Surreylad and Fractalcat ...
Yes, Mark did a wonderful job making Boris :o)

2 Aug, 2012

 

lovely blog, TT, loved the pics of the dogs investigating,a nd the one at the end ...! brilliant constructin job, Mark, a lovely piece of work.

2 Aug, 2012

 

Hi Fran ... Thank you.
My dogs were very interested in the parcel ... and in Boris ... and in the empty boxes ... Lol.

2 Aug, 2012

 

hahahahaha! This made me chuckle!!! It's fab!

2 Aug, 2012

 

Hi Jill ... Thanks :o)))

2 Aug, 2012

 

So glad you won this one - perhaps we shall see more of him later helping the other two!

2 Aug, 2012

 

Hi Steragram ..
Any assistance with my gardening is welcome ...
... the more helpful paws the better !

3 Aug, 2012

 

Lol! Brilliant blog TT xx

9 Aug, 2012

 

Thanks Annie ...
Check out my latest blog to find out which Olympian you match in height and weight. Lol. xxx

10 Aug, 2012

 

very funny :-)))))))))))))))))))

14 Sep, 2012

 

Hi Junna ... thank you :o)))

17 Sep, 2012

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