Writing a blog is like writing a diary

Once you miss a couple of days it’s difficult pick up where you left off.

I have the utmost respect for all the other bloggers out there. I have been blogging on and off for nearly a year now. I say on and off because my life has taken a few turns this year, and all for the best. In the past 12 months my fiance and I moved in to our first flat together, got our first dog, I started a new job, graduated from college with an HND in Media and Communication and just recently I discovered that the new job I started (which was on a fixed term temp contract) is now a permanent contract and in my personal opinion this is the start of my career.
And the next 6 months are only going to get more hectic as Jack and I are due to be married on¬†Saturday 19 April 2014. Having never really been much of a wedding person I didn’t realise how much time, money and planning went into organising a wedding. I now have a new found respect for people who choose planning nuptials as a career.

I have some great ideas and plans for thewinstonblog and I really want to see them all through, but whenever I think I can find some time to get it done I just can’t seem to find the motivation. I have been uploading some pictures on instagram and occasionally I tweet (or Winston does) but at the moment I am finding it difficult to keep up. My hours at work have been changed slightly and I do alot of overtime so I don’t have much of a routine at all just now and I think that’s why I’im having difficulty fitting the blog into my groove.
To all my blogger friends I want to say well done and hats off. Every single blog I have read has something unique and always manages to capture my interest, I really do applaud your time and effort that you put into your blogs and you always deliver interesting posts and cute pictures. Your dedication is inspiring and I can only hope to have a blog of that calibre in the future…
But that’s when it will be, in the future. I hope that all my readers old and new will understand that I will post when I can and when I feel I have something worth saying, or something I think is worth reading. But do check out our Instagram and our twitter as I am trying to post alot more on them.

I deeply appreciate all the time you have spent reading my blog and getting involved.


As you can tell, Winston is still very much living the high life. He is just loving his new stripey tee.

Thanks ūüôā


Black & White Sunday – The Bonnie Banks

Taz staring out into the Loch

Taz staring out into the Loch

A few weeks ago the writer at SimplyShaye¬†emailed me to let me know about a cool photo campaign that DogVacay are running to see what city has the most dog spirit. Now, obviously, I was quite excited at the idea of showing off Winston in the Scottish countryside and strutting his stuff as if he owns the joint. But as it turns out Dog Vacay is an American company and so it was more a U.S based campaign. Although, I have never been one to play by the rules all the time so I decided to mix it up and do a little post entitled ‘I Love My Country!’ Winston, his friend Taz, my friends Colby and Siobhan and myself all took a trip up to Loch Lomond and took alot of photos.

When I got home and started shuffling through them I wasn’t very impressed with the photos and realised I needed to step up the mark.

So I decided to let Winston tell you about the different places we love in our home county, Ayrshire.


Our Trip to Loch Lomond

i love my country

The Kay Park

We love going to the Kay Park because it is just a five minute walk from the house. A few years ago some silly boys burnt down this beautiful monument but this is how the Mother wants to remember it!

kay park

Barassie Beach

This is my favourite beach! We get out the car, The Mother lets me off the lead and BOOM… I’m off! Digging in the sand, rolling in the sad, kicking up the sand, everything in the sand!

barassie beach

Dean Castle Country Park

I am amazed by this place! They have pigs, goats, sheep, rabbits, guinea pigs, horses, donkeys and ducks. Real ones!

dean park

Eglinton Park

My favourite of everywhere I’ve ever been! The Mother brings me here almost every morning and even when it’s cold it’s brilliant. We go such long walks aswell and we still haven’t seen it all!

eggy park

Check out DogVacay and maybe you can do your own I Love My City, or Country if your not from the states?

Also join the Black and White Sunday blog hop here 

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A Very Big Thank You Indeed.

Yesterday morning, Winston and I got up and ready for our first walk of the day. When we got to the door I noticed a small package and thought to myself, ‘I don’t remember ordering anything.’

Once I opened it I was greeted with a lovely surprise, the Doggy Dog Dogs White on Tartan Dickie Bow Collar.

Winston's New Pressie

Winston’s New Pressie

I would like to thank Paul at Doggy Dog Dogs for sending Winston through his gift. At first he wasn’t too chuffed because it delayed his walk but he soon got over it.

I would also like to take this time to add a couple of details that I missed out in the first review.

The collar sizes are mainly for small dogs, due to Winston’s breed he has an unusually thick neck so we got him the extra large. This fits perfectly and should last him another couple of months as he goes through his last growth spurt. Secondly, I was very impressed with the delivery, considering it was the run up to¬†Christmas¬†I wasn’t expecting to¬†receive¬†my order in any less than 4 days, however, the collar was with me within 2.

Again, I would like to thank Doggy Dog Dogs for their great service and lovely gift, I will certainly be buying from them again.

P.S Here is a picture of Hugo – Winston’s brother – with his very own Dickie Bow Collar from: doggydogdogs.co.uk

Hugo with his Black on White Dickie Bow collar

Hugo with his Black on White Dickie Bow collar


Product review – The Dickie Bow

As part of Winston’s Christmas I decided to get him some couture that would make him look dapper enough to be seen next to Gary Barlow, a dickie bow collar.

After finding loads online at insane prices like £35 and up, I came across an eBay shop named Doggy Dog Dogs. They had some amazing bargains like winter coats, booties, life jackets and even a superman costume for your

Bond, James Bond

Bond, James Bond

furry friends, however, personally, I’m not into putting clothes on my dog except his jacket when its raining or snowing on our walks, so I settled for the black on white dickie bow collar.

I was majorly impressed!! I thought it¬†strangely¬†suited Winston and it didn’t leave him looking like some poor little undignified ‘designer’ pooch. For ¬£5.99 and free postage I don’t think I could have found anything better for him.

I do, however, have one flaw. The bow fell off on Christmas day. It was a sad occasion, but I think it was more down to the fact that Winston and Kota had been rough-housing all day. It took quite a beating and it hung on as long as it could but sadly it gave up in it’s quest to see the day through.

But alas, it’s easily sewn back on and little Winnie will be sporting it on the next special occasion which will be Jack’s birthday, or will I buy the tartan one?

Decisions, decisions.


check Doggy Dog Dogs out – doggydogdogs.co.uk