Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Pancake Day

Today is Shrove Tuesday, which in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada is commonly known as Pancake Day due to the tradition of eating pancakes on that day. This tradition comes from a time where any rich foods were eaten on the day before Lent, and fasting, begins. I decided that since my boyfriend, Wiggle the Dog celebrates Pancake Day that I should, too! So when mom got home from work tonight, she made blueberry pancakes for dinner. Here is a pancake frying in the pan:
 She told me that she was making a blueberry pancake just for me!
 She cut my pancake into pieces so I wouldn't gobble it in one bite & put maple syrup on it.
 It was delicious! Here I am enjoying it:
This is the second year we've shared in this tradition with our UK friends and it's such a fabbie one we're going to do it every year!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

A Gorgeous February Day

Yesterday & today we have had unseasonably warm weather here in Seattle. A few weeks ago we were deep in snow, and yesterday it was 62F / 16.6C ! Today was not quite as warm but was still nice so we walked down to Magnolia Blvd, which is a lovely walk along the Puget Sound bluffs just north of downtown Seattle.
 There were lots of people & dogs out walking & plenty of sailboats in the Sound, although there wasn't much wind.
 There was so much to look at I kept turning my head excitedly this way & that, & wouldn't look at mom for a picture!

 A cargo ship, probably from China, anchored out in the Sound:
 The Olympic Mountains to the west:
 The Elliott Bay Marina with the Port of Seattle in the background (and the edge of Mount Rainier on the right)
 There are many view points along the Boulevard in which to admire the views.
 Walking south on the Blvd, with downtown Seattle & the Space Needle (just above the house on the left) visible in the distance:
 Back home on my front porch, I STILL wouldn't look at mom for a picture! This time I was interested in the neighbors across the street dragging their recycle bin to the curb, BOL.
 But later, in the back yard, I finally looked into the camera for mom & smiled!