Now don't be fooled by his sweet demeanour.
You know the old saying:-
It's not the size of the dog in the fight ,
It's the size of the fight in the dog.
Wee Jock may be a cutie but he's a canny wee Scot (Westie actually!)
He's been inspired by Pene over at Scrap my Midlife Crises. She has some cute little Westies made using a die cutter and I couldn't resist making some using the tartan sent to me by Anne at Nana Go Go
Apart from 'playing' there's also been some time out with hubby and No.1 son.
It doesn't happen very often these days as they are often away on weekends travelling to music gigs.
So when it does happen, it's very special and time to be relished.
I decided we should head up the Kiewa Valley and have lunch at Ceccanti Winery.
Off the beaten track Ceccanti is a small family run winery.
They serve Tuscan food and we sat at an outside table enjoying the balmy weather and lovely breeze.
Above is the view from where we were sitting.
Peaceful and relaxing.
Time to be savoured.
Cheers, pure rain water...........
But we enjoy good food and this antipasti platter was as delicious as it looked.
Made for two but shared by three it didn't leave quite enough room for the next course...........
Ok, so now you can put a face to the writer of these ramblings.
It's me on the right .........
Spaghetti Carbonara, like no other.
No 1 and I couldn't resist a bowl of pasta while hubby had a warm chicken salad.
The pasta was unbelievably delicious.
Not at all creamy as I would have expected and not sure what the meat was, prosciutto or parma ham!
It was the best Carbonara I have ever had.
Unfortunately, it was just a little on the large size.
No 1 just managed to finish his and then promptly announced he was sinking into a "Carbonara Coma"
You know that feeling you get just after you have lunch and all you want to do is have a siesta......
Hubby finished off the last few mouthfuls of my meal.
Sadly, the dessert menu which we always read before the mains, (don't you?) wasn't needed.
After looking at the photo of hubby and myself perhaps it's just as well........
Although after lunch we headed up the valley to Mt. Beauty where we had a lovely coffee at the bakery and couldn't resist sharing a Vanilla Slice.
The perfect sweet treat to finish off a lovely outing.
Well, it's back to the usual routine tomorrow with work.
I'm not going to complain at having to be up at 5.15am
I'm going to be thankful and count my many blessings.
Life goes on despite the devastation taking place across the other side of the world.
It's hard to comprehend and take it all in.
Thankyou for taking time to stop and read my ramblings and for leaving a comment.
Till next time, take care of yourselves and those you love,