A Cup of Tea with Moo and Me

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At the end of last year, I took part in a Blogging Course hosted by the lovely Pip Lincolne from Meet me at Mikes. As part of this course, Pip has offered us the opportunity to link to her blog, with a “Cup of Tea with… ” post.

Pip chose a series of questions, we answer them and then we link them to her blog, if that makes sense! Of course, it wouldn’t be quite right without Moo answering the questions too.

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Here we go….

Question 1: What is your name, and say a bit about what you do on a daily basis?

Answer Terri: My name is Terri, and I work all day at a “real” job to pay for my crochet habit and Moo’s snacks. My real job is a little bit software, a little bit compliance management, a little bit business consulting. I know, it sounds odd even to me!

Answer Moo: My name is actually Maisy, but I was only young when we started this blog, and I didn’t want to use my real name, what with cyber stalkers and how pretty I am… so we’ll call me Moo. What do I do? Well, I guard the house all day, when I’m not napping of course!

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Question 2: What are your favourite things to do?

Answer Terri: Well, this one is stating the obvious. My favourite thing to do is crochet. I’m pretty much always crocheting, or playing with my yarn, or looking through crochet books, or looking at crochet blogs. That’s when I’m not out walking with Moo of course…

Answer Moo:  Well, being a labrador, my favourite thing to do is of course eat! And I really don’t mind what I eat either – even if it’s not what humans would could “edible”, that  doesn’t stop me.  After food, my next favourite thing is walks, especially to the park when they take my lead off, or at the beach.. although I don’t like that horrible hose they use to wash the salt water off afterwards!

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Question 3: Where is your favourite place to be?

Answer Terri: My favourite place to be is in our little old house with the white picket fence, on the sofa in the living room, with my crochet in hand and my Moo by my side.

Answer Moo: Well, I guess I don’t want to offend Mum (aka Snack Dispenser), so my favourite place is on the sofa next to Mum. But just quietly, Dad is much better to snuggle, since I don’t get tangled in yarn when I’m snuggling him.

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Question 4: What are your favourite things to eat and drink?

Answer Terri: Thai food, Japanese food, hot chips, chocolate, white wine, more chocolate…

Answer Moo: As per Question 2, I love to eat pretty much everything. Current favourites include sweet potato treats, cantaloupe, possum poo, chicken, anything that’s accidentally dropped on the floor, or washed up on the beach, or run over by a car, or being eaten by babies in prams….

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Question 5. What are your Inspirations?

Answer Terri: Hydrangeas, anything pink, yarn stores, Moo, Wink from A Creative Being, crochet, Melbourne, the colour black, Pip, photos of gorgeous craft rooms, crochet, blogs, our neighborhood, New York, pinterest, coloured glass, crochet, books, lists, turquoise, CAE, people living a creative life, craft markets, pretty notebooks, crochet, pin cushions, gardens,

Answer Moo: There is a black labrador at our local park. I won’t say his name in case his mum reads here. He runs away with all the toys from other dogs at the park, he rolls in muddy puddles and he finds dead possums and runs off and eats them and won’t come back. Actually, he never comes when he’s called. You would think he’s deaf, but I know he’s not. I want to be just like him!

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Question 6: What is something you want to know more about?

Answer Terri: I would like to learn how to make pasta.

Answer Moo: I’m a dog, I don’t have to learn stuff, I nap.

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Question 7: What are some of your favourite blogs?

Answer Terri: Such a hard question, there are so many. Messyla combines beautiful photos, stunning crochet, pets, baking and a lovely home ~ how can you not look? Along that theme, there is Hopscotch Lane and Coco Rose Diaries. And of course, no list would be complete without mentioning Lucy and Alice

Answer Moo: Oh, this is easy, Marking Our Territory is my absolute favourite blog. I’m a little in love with Eko, but don’t tell anyone – I’m trying to play it cool. Oh, and Mollie and Claire of course. I think Mollie and I would be best of friends if we lived closer. Maybe we’d both play in the park with Bear. And then there’s Chick and Doodlebug – two very cool dudes from Texas….

Five Things

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Five Things

Good Evening

I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend. Mine was fun but busy ~ possibly a little too busy for my liking, since all that activity has seriously limited my crochet time!

As part of the Blog with Pip course I’m doing, we’ve been given some homework, to photograph five things that describe our weekend. Well, since I don’t seem to follow instruction too well (oops!) I have a list of five things I did, and five photographs ~ but they don’t exactly coincide. I’m sure Pip will forgive me. 😀

Things I did on the weekend:

1.  I went to the Design Files Open House. I’ve not been to one before, and it’s a pretty clever idea. Set in a suburban house, or converted warehouse in this case I think, it is a showcase for the latest Melbourne designers and artists. I will admit that it was a little too cool for me, but pretty clever nonetheless.

2.  And at this Open House, there was Beci Orpin ~ autographing copies of her new book. Now, Beci is the coolest of the cool in my opinion. I have one of her books, and it was kind of like having a superstar in the room. Of course, I was too shy to actually say hello!

3.  On Saturday, I went into the city with my mother, and friend Suse. We had lunch here and bought Christmas presents and decorations here.

4.  I admired the photography at Winter Owls, and reminisced about my favourite Melbourne Laneways, and decided it was time to visit them again.

5.  I thought it was time I started making Moo’s Christmas presents. This one is special ~ it has not one but two squeakers inside, for double the squeaky-power.

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