A to Z Guide to Happiness

Two cute dogs, Bella the Westie and Ollie the Papillon, show you how to be happy and bring happiness wherever you are, by following their paw steps with their friends and family.
You will see them having fun, relaxing, following their dreams and giving all their love. They will give you tips on finding and spreading happiness and inspirational quotations.

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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy easter 2011 !

We had a very happy Easter and we hope you had one too.

Ollie and I helped Amelie, Anais and Matthew to look for the eggs

I think we can thank the hen for these eggs.

So tell us, who is the prettiest rabbit of them all ?

This hat is really nice, don't you think ?

We can smell something nice, it's time for the Easter lunch !

I really enjoyed my first Easter

I love Easter and all the yummy treats we got !

Remember that happiness is contagious; it should be the first duty of those who are happy to let others know of their gladness
Maurice Materlinck

Take care my friends and have a great week !

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The birthday party continues ...

Our birthday party continued with Bowie (with a lovely Geisha outfit) and Oskar (with a beautiful tie) dropping in just in time for the pizza, yay !

The next day, it was raining and because of that, we had to wait for our afternoon walk - we don't think that's a valid reason because we don't mind the rain. After a while, I decided to complain about this : if you don't like getting wet, just get the umbrella, don't make us wait !
Dad thought it was funny, so he filmed me which delayed the walk even more !

PS what Dad finds really funny which you only see a glimpse here is how I make my point by pushing anything that's at my height with my nose...

I won a prize at Jazzi's bunny look alike contest, I am so honoured and excited, thank you Jazzi for organising this contest !

Congratulations to all the other winners

Here is the recipe for the delicious almond cake we had for our birthday :

Ingredients :

- 2 puff pastry doughs
- 100 g ground almonds
- 100 g sugar
- 2 egg yolks
- 50 g soft butter
- 1 egg to glaze


Place dough in a pie plate, prick with a fork.

Whisk egg yolks and sugar in large bowl until the mixture is foamy, then add the almond powder and softened butter and mix until you get a fairly smooth cream.

Spread the cream over the dough, place the second dough over it and close at the edges..

Brown the top of the dough with beaten egg and pierce small holes to allow air to escape.

Bake at 210 ° C (for approximately 30 minutes.

I think of the garden after the rain;
And hope to my heart comes singing,
At morning the cherry blooms will be white,
And the Easter bells be ringing!
Edna Dean Proctor, "Easter Bells"

Take care my friends and have a great Easter, have a great time with your loved ones !

Sunday, April 17, 2011

We had a great birthday party !

It was my third birthday and Ollie's first birthday and we had a great time.
Our friends came over from all over the world with wigs, masks and hats - thank you all for coming !

Daisy is very colourful !

Minnie has a beautiful hat !

Well done, Tessa, a wig AND a hat !

Christmas and the girls are very pretty !

What a beautiful mask, Cinnabar !

"Bella, look at the beautiful cake !"
"Ollie, look at the parcels, I wonder what's inside !"

"I love birthdays, when's the next one ?"

"I really love this hat with flowers and sequins"

"Mum found this beautiful dress to go with the hat !"

"Matthew and Anais, now that we've blown the candles, help us open the presents !"

"Bella and Ollie, you'll have to share the chew bones and dog biscuits"

"Look Bella, I got a cool new toy !"
"Ollie, look at this beautiful hand bag I got, I'll take when we go out !"

Hey don't worry if you're late, the party will continue, so if you want to join us there is still time, send your photos to westiebella [at] gmail [dot] com. We look forward to seeing you !

May there always be work for your hands to do,
May your purse always hold a coin or two
May the sun always shine warm on your window.
May a rainbow follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
Take care my friends and have a great week !

Monday, April 11, 2011

Snuggling under a blanket waiting for our birthdays and Easter

April is here Ollie, And do you know what it means ? I'll tell you :
  1. Our birthdays are coming up (14th and 17th) - that means having a party with our family and friends and lots of presents and yummy treats !
  2. Easter is coming up (1 week after our birthdays) - that means a lot of fun with rabbits and eggs.
  3. The days are getting cooler here in Melbourne, and what better place to be than snuggling up under a warm blanket together :

Sleep well my dear Ollie...

Hey, wake up Ollie, I can smell something yummy !

Our favourite crackers - a warm blanket and delicious crackers, pure happiness !

Jazzi is having a Bunny look alike contest, so I tried these rabbit ears.

But wait, do you really think I need rabbit ears, mine are big enough, aren't they ?

So tell me, who is the prettiest rabbit ?

My sister Anais went to Supanova, a pop culture expo and she dressed up as Rimmer, a character from a science-fiction comedy "Red Dwarf" that Dad, Matthew and Anais love (it's from the episode "Quarantined").
I don't mind how she dresses when she goes out, but I must say I was a little bit embarassed when she decided to take me on my walk like that - luckliy it was early in the morning and the streets were empty !

This is a really nice place to sleep and look out the window for Dad coming home...

Hurry up Dad, I'm waiting for you !

Our birthday party is coming up soon !
We'd love all of you to come along to our party - please send us a photo of you with a wig, a hat or a mask (They can be worn "virtually" if you don't like to have anything on you) and let's all have FUN !!!
Bella will be 3 on the 14th of April and Ollie will be 1 on the 17th of April, but the party will be on the 17th - we can't wait !

May you have enough happiness to keep you smiling
Enough hope to kep you happy
Enough success to keep you eager
Enough friends to give youu comfort
Enough enthusiasm to look forward
Enough determination to make each day better than yesterday
Take care my friends and have a great week!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Having fun with wigs, hats and masks !

We love dressing up and having fun with all sorts of things that Mum finds in second-hand shops and markets. This wig with a nice bow is really lovely don't you think ?

And I love the dress too !

With this hat I'm ready for any party !

This T-shirt suits me really well

I'd love to go to the Venice Carnival, too bad we missed it !

It's a bit big for me, but I can put it on my ears :

I can do the same you know Ollie :

Dad went to the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show; he saw our friend Linda there and some really nice flower arrangements :

And also some nice garden statues :

What a pretty bird !

It inspired Dad to do this light painting.
Sorry Dad, but we prefer the real thing !

Our birthday is coming up soon !
We'd love all of you to come along to our party - please send us a photo of you with a wig, a hat or a mask (They can be worn "virtually" if you don't like to have anything on you) and let's all have FUN !!!
Bella will be 3 on the 14th of April and Ollie will be 1 on the 17th of April - we can't wait !

When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.

Chinese Proverb
Earth laughs in flowers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Flowers are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of their character.
Lydia M. Child

Take care my friends and have a great week-end !

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