Thursday, January 27, 2011

Been out on the slopes bashing the snow

Been out on patrol bashing the snow down nice and flat so you can all go skiing tomorrow! Have fun , looks like it's going to be a great day!

Hello from the Snow

Hello and welcome back! 2011 has been a busy start up and just getting back into things.
Hope to post more pictures that you have all been sending in. Thank you for those! Rugly

Monday, December 20, 2010

Pineapple, tree

Look I found this pineapple tree in Houston!
It's not really a Pineapple tree look at this site to see what pineapple plants really look like.

Houston, Texas

Hello everyone, I'm in Houston for a spot of sun. Needed to re-charge the old battery. I think I'll have a dip in this pool later, but just for now I need a bit of a sun bath just to start the day in a good way. Thanks to Iain and family for inviting me to visit.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Winter Tyres / Snow Tyres / Spike Tyres

Wow! Just take a look at the spikes on those tyres! Could do with a set like that just now!

Road Closed

Road closed. Long wait expected, may be until Spring!

Sun and Snow

Snow and sun, the perfect combination. Warming wet snow makes the best snow balls and Snowmen.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Windy Walk

Out on a windy walk today! Chilly or what!!!


Down on the farm, I liked the look of this old gray Tractor, but my feet just wouldn't reach the pedals!


Just before the ice and show came, Rugly was out picking the last of the summer.

Helianthus annuus

Monday, December 6, 2010


Just tried to squeeze in this hole to see if it could be a nice dry place for a snooze. But would you have guessed it! The hole was already taken. A little nest of squirrels were in there and they were not pleased to see me! Squirrels never are! That's just how it is I guess.

The Great Escape

I just had to escape! Could not stay in there a second longer!
Norge under Krigen

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Norwegian Salmon for Lunch?

Norwegian Salmon for Lunch? Yum Yum!

Stuffing Fungus

Is this where I caught the stuffing fungus?

The very hungry horse at the Jaermuseet

He said he was a bit peckish, but he wouldn't touch the grass I went and got for him. How rude!

Corylus avellana

Corylus avellana: The European hazel.
See I was listening to that nice man showing us round the park, even if I did get told off for giggling at his funny accent. Twice!! Sorry.

Fisketorget Bergen

Down the fish market in Bergen this morning.
Got a sharp nip on the nose from one of these! I was only giving it a sniff it to see if it was fresh enough for breakfast!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Ha Gamle Preste Gard

Walking along the coast path to Ha Gamle Preste Gard. Norway

Wet felted Sweets

Licorice Allsorts: Like them or hate them?

Rugly's home made wet felted sweets:

Wet Felting Fun

Wet felting, good clean fun and makes your paws all soft at the same time. Rugly

Itchy Yet?

Visiting your local science museum can really end up making you itchy. Rugly

Love is all you need

Love is all you need. But probably not so environmentally acceptable to carve it into a tree. Bound to be something that adds to your carbon footprint or something! Rugly

Geocaching With Rugly

Went GPS treasure hunting at the weekend. Can't believe what fun it is, you have just got to give it a go if you have not already! Bet there is a box within 1km of where you live and you just never knew it!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Furry Friend

Stopped to help a furry friend cross the road, but it all went a bit wrong. I do let people walk all over me sometimes!

Tai Chi

Tai Chi in the early morning! Such a great idea, but I'd rather just have an extra half hour in bed!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Dummy Tree

Took little Ida to the dummy tree today. She did not quite grasp the concept! She thought it was some sort of spares shop and started collecting a few extras in case of future losses. Just imagine it...being arrested for stealing dummies from the dummy tree. Kleptomania in the under threes is apparently a common problem, I'm told.

Maybe one day she'll give up her little addiction. Hopefully before she hits her teens.

Don't ever eat these!

Amanita muscaria, commonly known as the fly agaric

Warning: Don't even touch these let alone eat one!

My very own Crisps

Busy in the kitchen developing a possible prototype new crisp. Yes you guessed it! The Rugly Puffs Crisp. How cool would that be?

Tortoise Shell Butterfly on Sunflower

I was just climbing up this sunflower to get a good photo when.... this beautiful butterfly landed on it. I looked it up on the internet and it's call a tortoise shell butterfly. But she told me her name was Betty. Rugly

Looking for a new boat at Obrestad

I'm looking for a new boat. But this one is a bit too big. Nice though! Just think of all the fish you could catch with a boat like this! Obrestad, Norway. Rugly

Thank you

A huge thank you to everyone who came to visit me at this years Stavanger PWC craft fair. It was great to meet you and I really enjoyed showing off all the wooden things I've been busy with. Signed lots of my books too so it was a really fun two days. Rugly

Bird on your head

Excuse me, but did you know you have a bird on your head. Mosvannsparken, Stavanger
Picture by Thomas.

These look nice

These look nice, but I'm not going to eat them. Rugly


There just has to be some honey in here somewhere! I just have to get these pesky bees to buzz off. Rugly.

Take a visit to the Jaermuseet / Vitengarden it's brilliant fun for the whole family.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Look out for me!

Drive Carefully Please, I'm playing here!

Ash leaves in the park

Rugly Puffs botany student inspects an example of "the Ash Tree".
pppssssst "what's it's posh latin name I can't remember what he said it was in the lecture!!"

Birch Tree Climb

Can you still see me? Getting your camouflage just right is much harder than you think. Rugly in the park in Stavanger by Siddis Hallen.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Family Day Out

Adverts for the local family day out: posted on farm equipment is popping up like toad-stalls round here just now. I guess it's just an autumn thing?

Sand Dunes

Beautiful afternoon's walk down the beach. Freezing cold though! Selle, Norway