Monday, 16 May 2011

Manly Monday!

: You know we had company yesterday. It was a really nice day and all of #1's cousins enjoyed the fresh country air and the great food (we served mostly locally grown food from producers we know). After lunch, the whole family went off to meet Vidock and enjoy a carriage ride organised by M.S and Mr. A, and implemented by the ever lovely Sissy and Sireine. I have to tell you that carriage rides are very manly and are well on their way to becoming one of my (many) favourite things!

Here is a view of the girls:

I also helped Ms. S explain all about Percheron horses:

I am a great believer in natural garlands to enhance manliness. #1 snapped this photo of me last week:

And last but not least from me today, another portrait that #1 took last week. She says I look super-manly in this one!

Bibi-Chan: It is very manly to use tree trunks as scratching posts!

And to hang out with your big brother:

AND to "bask" in the sun in a basket that one of our guests forgot here yesterday!

Vidock: I had lots and lots of admiring visitors yesterday and I gave everyone cuddles!

But as everyone knows, the manliest thing of all is to get yourself photographed with your #1!

Have a great week, everyone!


  1. Sound like everyone have a great day : )
    And "bask" in the sun in a basket ! Make me giggle ..heh..heh

    Have a great week to your family too

  2. AWESOME Noseventures for everyone! Vidock, you look so happy with #1.


  3. We are swooning from all the manliness Sounds as if everyone had a terrific time.

  4. Vidock! Snuggling with #1! The best!


  5. A very manly Monday to start the week off well. What lovely sunshine as well for your guests yesterday - it looks as though you had a great time Tommy and enjoyed your ride in the carriage. We bet all the lady dogs are swooning at your picture in the grass too.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  6. What a lot of fun you all must have had. Phew, that is one big doggie in those photos.

  7. There is so much manliness at your house that pretty soon it may spill over into testosterone Tuesday!

  8. What an awesome 'manly' start to the week!

    That carriage rides looks such fun! Murray loves the idea of that, Tommy!

    We loved all the photos to much but our favourite has to be you Tommy in amongst the grass! Fabulous!

    take care
    Clive and Murray

  9. we meant 'so much' ...

    Murray's Mom did something silly with the computer this morning and anything is showing up in tiny script! She needs Sorcha home from school to sort the computer out!!

  10. you all manage to be very manly and extremely cute all at the same time!

  11. Looks like it was a lovely time had by all. I'm jealous of your weather and the countryside!

  12. What a wonderful bunch of photos! My favorite is the Mom with Vidock. (The outdoors looks frightening!)

  13. Is Vidock's jolly ball bigger than mine? I'm sure it is!! Looks like you all had a wonderful day yesterday! I love having lunch with lots of people!!!



  14. Love all the pictures, but especially Vidock with #1! Happy Belated Birthday, Vidock! I will try to post some better pics of Beau in the next day or so -- I told BB that the pics she posted made Beau look like a mule!!!!!!
    How fun to go in a carriage ride in the countryside!

  15. It sounds like you all had a lovely time yesterday!

  16. Family fun is good fun!We love the pic of the horses pulling the carriage through the treelined path.Prettyful.
    Tommy you are such a handsome boy and that is shown to advantage when you "point".
    Forgetful guests are the best aren't they kitties? Now you have a new basket to nestle in :)
    the critters in The Cottage

  17. It looks like the perfect weekend for all the menfolks! You guys live life to the fullest. We love the photo of #1 and Vidock together.

  18. Looks like you all had a fantastic weekend!

  19. Hi, you have a nice blog and I'm going to look forward to following!

  20. *SIGH!*

    So much manliness, too many miles ;-(


  21. Oh everyone had a lot of fun! I'd love to go Carriage riding and look at the beautiful scenery there.
    ビビちゃん、using tree trunks as scratching posts is a good idea :-)

  22. What a lovely day you all had!!! Good thing you were around,Tom, to explain things :)
    Lots of good looking Man-imals today! heehee
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia

  23. Handsome Tommy in the fields, clever Beebs in the basket, and manly Vidock stealing all the glory in a pic with #1 - sure looks like you all had a wonderful Sunday.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  24. Hi VK - lovely pictures - sorry you had computer/blogger problems recently. Which Canadians came to see you? Some from Toronto?

    Still rainy here and very cold in the frozen north! Love, the anonymous redhead on THE Island>

  25. What a lovely weekend for all! You do love coaching, don't you Tommy. Will you learn to drive? You're so good with horses.

    In your portrait today, you look just like your sister. I do hope we see more of little Emily. When she she looks like she is flying..

    Such gorgeous men in your family! Feline, canine and equine: all superb!

  26. Neigheowwww Vidock!

    See I'm trying to speak horsie...

    Looks like you had a fabulous day!

  27. Awesome pics!

    Seems like your household's had a great day! That's really cool!


  28. What an awesome day and the manliness is amazing!


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