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Sunday, 3 March 2013

Spring, soup and puppies

It's hard to think about much else rather than our sweet little puppies at the moment. I find myself passing through the dining room and pausing to give mum a stroke then before I know it, time has passed by while I've been sat just gazing at those small dark bundles, watching them crawl all over each other looking for a warm place to cuddle in, sleeping or crawling into their mother's furry tummy to sniff out her milk.



It looked like 4 black pups when they arrived, but now it appears to be 2 black and 2 brown and black ones.


Mollie is able to leave them for a little longer now as they sleep for longer between feeding. She's a very good mother though, never too far away and not letting poor dad get a look in.



They've grown so much already, it's amazing.


Look at that teeny mouth... OK... is this too many puppy photos! You can just see the paler markings above one of the puppy's eyes - just like his dad!


Meanwhile, more life is happening outside. Imogen planted lots of bulbs in the Autumn, and we are now seeing them strong and true, reaching up to the sun.




I can see these shoots from my kitchen window, and can't wait to see them all grown and in flower. Imogen planted so many, I can't remember what's there!






What else have I been up to? Soup... I love making my own soup. I've never tried French Onion soup, so thought I'd try making some.

It was the easiest soup I've made. Chopping lots of onion, and caramelising them with some butter, olive oil and a pinch of brown sugar.


I also added some garlic, well it is so good for you - yum! All that was left was to stir in my vegetable stock and a couple of table spoons of flour to thicken.

Best served with homemade bread, toasted with cheese.



Take care
xxx

25 comments:

  1. Oh they are so cute. I don't think that you can have too many photos of cute puppies. The bulbs are looking wonderful. Your soup looks delicious. I love french onion but have never made it myself even though I make soup quite often. I should give it a try.

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  2. Mmmm! Onion soup is so scrumptious! The pups are absolutely adorable. What little joyful packages of love. I want to hug every one.. and of course, their Mum! :) Sounds like you had a fabulous weekend! :)

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  3. Those puppies are adorable, I can imagine the funny little noises puppies make. Bulbs sprouting up through the ground is always a delight at the end of winter, the promise of warmer days and more sunshine. Enjoy your week.
    Anne xx

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  4. You can NEVER have too many puppy pictures! : ))

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  5. I don't think anything would get done at my house if I had such cuties living with me! :) x

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  6. ~ Awww such a delight! Me neither I would just be sitting and playing with those little beauties...YOUR soup looks and sounds lovely.......May have a go with this recipe, although it has been any thing but Soup weather here, this week! YEY bring on the spring time!
    With kind thoughts....Maria x

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  7. Puppies are the best time wasters known to man! Gorgeous dachsie babies :D

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  8. Oops, half dachsie babies, sorry Dad ;)

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  9. I'd never get anything done if I had puppies in my house. They are just so adorable. :o)

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  10. Awwww, they're so so cute, there aren't enough puppy photos, never mind too many. I don't know how you're ever going to part with them. You're garden is going to be a riot of colour when all those bulbs come in to bloom, Imogen did a good job.

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  11. There can never be too many puppy photos - keep them coming is what I say.
    June

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  12. So cute! I can't believe how quickly they are growing already. Jx

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  13. Your puppies are just too cute. I don't know what looks more delicious - the puppies or the soup.

    Gillian x

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  14. The puppies are so incredibly cute. I want to pick them up so badly! Your flowers are coming in nicely, they're going to be so pretty.

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  15. hello
    wow the puppies are so cute!!!the french-onion soup looks delicious.
    have a nice week,
    regina

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  16. Thank you so much for popping over to Chalkys World and leaving such a kind comment about my hexagon tutorial. I do think you could make bigger ones and make a pouffee . I would love to see it if you give it a try. The puppies are adorable xx

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  17. Puppies are sooooo cute!!!! Even though I never had French Onion soup...it sounds yummy! :-)

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  18. PUPPIES PUPPIES PUPPIES! I remember when Jessie dog had hers many years ago they were just so fascinating to watch - they do grow very quickly! Mollie looks like a lovely mum - lots of strokes there I'm sure! As for the onion soup it sounds perfect for a gloomy March day and our local supermarket has a deal on onions at the moment so off I go x Jane

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  19. Oh puppies, spring sprouts and the smell of onions ...love it !

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  20. I adore your puppies, I wish I could have one! We've always had dogs till our last one died 2 years ago and it took us such a long time to get over him we've never had the urge to replace him yet. You get that you don't want to go through that again. I think we will get a dog again one of these days and your puppies made me quite broody they are gorgeous, never apologize for putting up pictures of puppies lol. I can't wait to get into the garden too. Its lovely to see it all beginning to come to life. Hopefully once we get through this 'forecasted' cold spell, the sun will come back warmer and cheer us all up! xx

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  21. Lucky you to already have things in bloom. It's still winter here, but the birds are singing in the mornings now, so I think spring will be here soon.

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  22. My 14 year old dog recently died, and I can't stop looking at your gorgeous babies!

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  23. Very cute doggies. Soup looks fab also. Thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment.
    M xxxx

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  24. What little cuties!
    The soup looks delicious.

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