Scamp...Where is he now???


It's a year ago today that Scamp went missing.

And no sign of him ever since :((

We searched high and low but still couldn't find him.

We think of him every day and always keep an eye out for him.

WiiBoy mentions him often and would love to get him back. It upsets him still. And he says he wants another dog! Eh....NO! Not gonna happen.

I think of him constantly and still have the odd dream about him, although as he comes closer to me in my dreams I can no longer see his face. Even though I miss him I have to admit that there have been days when I was glad I didn't have to walk him as I simply didn't have the time. Nor do I miss the kenneling costs when we go on holidays. And I'm glad that he's not around to dig up the new lawn that cost us a fortune!

But still..... I'd take him back if we found him.

I wonder where he is now? With a new owner, no doubt. An owner who hasn't brought him to the vet since, or if he has the vet hasn't scanned him.

To all vets.... if a dog like this one comes into your veterinary practice please scan him.




To Scamp....... remember what I wrote to you last year? Well here's a reminder........


So, where are you Scampy??

Were any of those sightings you?

Are you wandering the streets or park(s), with everyone thinking you're with someone else and no-one noticing you're all alone , tired and hungry??

Were you very scared all alone last night in the storm??

Did you get that drink of water you were so dying for??

Are you finding food somewhere?

Or maybe you're like Lassie... and you're having an adventure. Maybe you've gone to help some child in trouble and will get home, defying all the odds, when you're done.

I hope you didn't wander into the itinerant's camp like you did before.... that wasn't a very pleasant experience.

Maybe you followed someone home and they've taken you in and magicked away your ID tag? If so I hope they're treating you well. And Scampy.... Pssst.....listen up now, ya hear?..... if you're in someone else's house you have my absolute permission to do what you do best. YOU CAN:
  • Jump on any settee/chair you wish ANY time you wish!
  • Eat said furniture!
  • Climb on the kitchen Table and lick the plates "clean"!!
  • Poo EVERY where.. and eat some of it .... preferably in front of them as they're eating their dinner!!
  • Scratch their back door to bits...and their front door. Hell, scratch ALL of their doors to bits!

If you do all of this Scampy..... They'll want to get rid of you and they'll hand you in somewhere pretending they've just found you.

If that doesn't work Scampy, they have to exercise you and I've told EVERYBODY to look out for you. When they walk you Scampy, escape the first chance you get and find your way home.... I know you can!

But...psssst, Scampy....when you come home, none of the above applies! Normal service will resume!! But you will get lots and lots of hugs and treats. And I will never give out about you again.That's a promise.

The fact he's micro chipped is giving us hope. I've talked to so many people with stories of dogs turning up after some time. Petunia's friend's dog got into a bin and was found on the following week's bin day! My Abu-Dhabi childhood pal tells me her dog went missing for 6 weeks before being handed into a vet. A woman told me today about a husky stolen from a garden found wandering in Bray 4 months later....he'd been dumped when they realised he was chipped. There was even a dog re-united with it's owner after 2 years.

All reasons to be hopeful.

So, Scampy... we're looking for you sweetie.

And Scampy ....... Be like Lassie, ..... and come home.

Soon.

Please.



A dog similar to Scamp has been seen not too long ago in Wicklow town. He could be ANYWHERE at this stage so people.... please, please keep an eye out for our Scampy.


Thank you.

xx Jazzy

Lazing in Lovely Lanzarote

The Jazzys are just back from a twelve night holiday in lovely Lanzarote. Hot temperatures , but not too hot,  with a lovely breeze coming in from the sea which was just on our doorstep! Lovely food and lots of wine made for a very nice and relaxing holiday! The biggest concern was when to turn over and roast the other side of my body! Yes, it was a very lazy holiday indeed!

We stayed in the Vic Hotel San Antonio and while a hotel room for two weeks is not ideal (we much prefer a roomy apartment) everything else was fine.

We had a lovely view from the Terrace...


We admired their very popular trees which we named Trush...'cos at first we couldn't decide if they were a tree or a bush!! The leaves come out of the pineapple shape thing, you see....and then the trunk follows!


                                         Resting by the Palmera Tree...AKA The Trush!


WiiBoy loved playing in the pool for hours and thankfully, this hotel allows children wear T shirts and hats in the pool. Some hotels and Aqua parks have silly rules regarding this practice!



And while he got to play on the beach a bit too, lazy mum here much preferred the pool! Hey...there's volcanic ash mixed in the sand ya know and when the wind whips it up it feels like you're being shot at with a million pellets! I swear, it's true!!


I enjoyed the pool too, especially when I got to do Water Gym most days! Now, before you laugh..or proclaim: "what on earth is she at?" let me explain! My fractured coccyx is almost fully healed and I really want to get back to the gym so this was a really good way of putting my coccyx to the test, as the water takes all the pressure off!


Besides Jani, the Instructor was kinda cute AND he kept lifting his T shirt to show us his ...... 6 pack! He swore we'd look like that when we we're going home. I guess the post work-out glass of beer or wine didn't help much on that front....... sigh!  The other thing was, I was probably the youngest in the class most days!

That was the strange thing about this Hotel that they don't mention on the website....the clientele. They're old. There are some young couples and some children and some Iron Men too! I guess the barman of the local Irish watering hole described it best when he said "it's full of the Newly weds and the Nearly Deads"!! Yup. That pretty much sums it up!

Every evening after dinner (we were half-board...really makes a holiday affordable!) there was Mini-Disco for the younger children followed immediately by adult dancing. It was like a Tea Dance! Elevator/keyboard music .."and now , take to the floor for the Cha-cha-cha" etc; etc! Oh my! It was fun to watch, after a while, and some were quite good at it. It was romantic to see the oldies dancing together. No fear of Mr Jazzy sweeping me up on the dance floor though! He wasn't too happy getting his picture taken...never mind dancing!





Needless to say we didn't hang around the hotel after the first few nights. Although I couldn't help but wonder what it would be like if they gave dance lessons round the pool during the day so all could join in later...and lots of room keys being handed out!!! Or, more importantly, if there could be a Dirty Dancing session late at night!! As cute as Jani was, sadly he was no Patrick Swayze...... sigh..... I can but dream!!


Some of the oldies weren't too tolerant of children in the pool. Children splash you see....I did try to prevent it as much as I could but, they're kids for goodness sake. One "lady", who was Irish as it happens, roared at WiiBoy and his new English pal. That really annoyed me...who does she think she is? You know if it's true (and it is) that people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones then people who sit right at the pool edge (so the parents can't) shouldn't throw tantrums, when they get wet. Then there was the adult, who apparently changed his hand from flat palm to fist and took a sly side-swipe at WiiBoy when passing him doing the breast stroke. Or so WiiBoy told me the next day. I never saw him again so couldn't challenge him. I was sure ready to challenge Mrs loud mouth again though, but it wasn't necessary... she just glared rather than roared at him! The ould boot!

While we pretty much stayed by the pool we did do one fabulous trip to the South of the island to see the Fire Mountain and the lava fields...tons and tons of lava fields! The last time we were here in Lanzarote was 11 years ago.....when I was 3 months pregnant with WiiBoy! We did this trip then too and knowing Wiiboy's penchant for Volcanoes and precious stones I knew he'd love this.......


                                              
                                                    Fire Mountain in the background.


                                                
We witnessed some experiments





                              Visited the Green Lagoon at El Golfo (Algae colours the water green) and              collected some of the Olivino Peridot they use to make their famous jewellery.

                                 
                                       The Virgin Cloak...Lava formation in the shape of a Mantle


                      
                                                       We did a Camel Ride...


                                        Camels can get "tired" sometimes too you know!!

That was a really lovely trip, we really enjoyed it.

I came home from that holiday a week ago, totally refreshed and promising myself all sorts of silly things. Like, how I would try not to let all the upcoming events and chores overwhelm me and how I would make lots of "me" time, now that I'd been reminded what it feels like to be totally relaxed! We need regular holidays to recapture that feeling methinks! Silly me though, so far all has not gone according to plan. You see, some silly interfering busy body sped up the merry-go-round of life while I was away! I could not keep up with it... I do not remember it spinning so fast before I went on holiday!!
However, this is the start of a new week, WiiBoy has been off school so Wednesday is my starting point! 

So, come on sun...please come back. Whenever you shine I hereby proclaim that I shall banish all housewifely chores and bow to your superior command....... sunbathing ;-)

xx Jazzy


MUSICAL THEATRE SUMMER CAMP

   MUSICAL THEATRE
SUMMER CAMP

A fun filled week of
Song and Dance for children aged 7 – 12!
(This year’s First to Sixth Classes)

Venue: Rathmichael School
        Stonebridge Road
Shankill
Co Dub

Date: From 26th to 30th July 2010

Time: 10.00am to 3.00pm

Cost: €80

Contact: Valerie O’Donovan @ (087) 9801366
Or
                            Chris O’Sullivan @ (085) 7227879 for details


Closing date for bookings Friday 11th June 2010

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Our Musical Theatre Summer Camp will run from Monday 26th to Friday 30th July inclusive, from 10.00am to 3.00pm, culminating with a showcase of the children’s performance skills in our Friday Finale at approx 2.00pm.

The camp will be run by Valerie O’Donovan and Chris O’Sullivan who have both been involved with the highly successful St Anne’s School Panto as Choreographer and Musical Director respectively.

We aim to use our skills to encourage the children’s love of Musical theatre and stagecraft by teaching them a medley of songs accompanied by dance movements. We will also include some art work to incorporate basic Set and Costume Design skills.

All children attending should bring along the following:

• A clean plain white Tee Shirt to work on (bring separately.)
• Comfortable clothes and footwear to rehearse in.
• A packed lunch and snack.

BOOK NOW
Places limited.


Please return completed application form together with a deposit cheque for €30 (non-refundable) to:

Musical Theatre Summer Camp
30 Corbawn Drive
Shankill

Closing date is Friday 11th June.


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WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOUR CHILD AT SUMMER CAMP!


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Thank you! xx Jazzy
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