Monday, 18 July 2016

MAY A NEW COLOUR SCHEME BRING US GIRLS WEALTH, HAPPINESS AND A LITTLE... ROMANCE

So Eagle eyed readers of my blog will notice a change in the pages colour scheme but please don’t worry I will be keeping the usual blend of humour throughout, (paws crossed you’ll agree) we will not be visiting the dark morbid side of writing. This is not turning into Eastenders! 

This change came about by the flash of the iPad’s camera feature with my Grandpa, the family’s equivalent of David Bailey at the helm. He was bored last Tuesday as Granny was over at Great Granny BB’s and Mama J was out earning some pennies to keep myself and her in the manner we’ve become accustomed to. Anyhow he picked up the iPad and decided we’d do an impromptu photo shoot and I was going to be his muse. Vogue like poses at the ready! He took lots of picture of me in various strategically positioned angles and then showed Mama J when she got home. She was delighted and put almost all of them on my social media pages which got such a wonderful response. Her favourite snap is now the cover shot for this blog page, plus Twitter, Facebook Fan Page, Instagram, Pinterest and Google+. Boy I get about but in a good way I hope! 

On putting it on here we had a few sizing issues and had to shrink the width slightly of the page. I left Mama J to it in the end as I may write this blog so well but when it comes to the technical parts, I use the excuse of I’m a doggie and I can only use my brain so much in one week, (quirky fun doesn’t come easy you know) especially with all the other activities I have to accomplish such as fetching my toys, going for walk while keeping one eye open for Squirrels and coming on command when the word “treat” is used. That last one’s of benefit to my belly though so that makes it easy. Mama J sorted the width issues out however then decided with adding a new beautiful picture of myself (my head won’t fit through door frames with all the compliments I’ve had recently) we needed to shake things up altogether. 

She started looking into Colour Psychology and afterwards could’ve applied for a job on the next series of either 60 Minute Makeover or Changing Rooms. Laurence Llewelyn Bowen you’ve got some competition now I can tell you! It began with colour schemes for websites and then moved onto a colour wheel which resembled the game show The Wheel Of Fortune. Perhaps Nicky Campbell and Carol Smillie are available to explain this wheel to me as it seemed like pure madness to my untrained doggie brain. Mama J enthusiastically claimed, “This will give us the edge Elsie!” She believes that by adding a vibrant marketing approved colour theme that people will come flooding in and read my amusing tales. She is like the blogging equivalent of Sir Clive Woodward who employed eye specialists to give the 2003 World Cup winning (that part’s so important, the word winning) England RFU team the competitive edge over their rivals. 

Mama J was going to go with a yellow and violet theme with black writing. Yellow in colour psychology terms means, happiness, laughter, cheery and warmth (all qualities on here I hope you’ll agree) and violet is the contrast which you need to have (apparently). However on adding this colour scheme Mama J found out after trying in pure vain for ages (well all of twenty minutes) that she couldn’t get rid of the red text writing and replace it with black. The page looked like it had been enhanced by Joseph And His Technicolor Dream Coat. 

Mama J then decided that we would have to do a blog u-turn and scratch happiness and cheeriness and add a more romantic, energetic and exciting theme by adding more red along with a splash of purity and innocence (I better not get myself into anymore arguments with fellow dogs whilst out on my travels) by adding white and lastly by adding some authority, power, strength and intelligence going with a bit of black. This is complicated and I hope with us adding more romantic red you guys don’t expect this to be a rival site for the dating app Tindog! I’m sorry but I’m not going to be turning into The Millionaire Matchmaker, Patti Stanger anytime soon.
Now I’m not going be burning my bra at any moment in the near future. Seen as I’ve only ever seen parka and duffle coats, tutu dresses and hoodies for dogs you needn’t worry about me getting my paws on a box of matches. Mama J also needs all the padded support she can get in the bosom department as I think I’ve seen flatter pancakes than her boobies. 

However the female and feminist part of our household (Grandpa was ambivalent on the subject) were thrilled that Theresa May has become our latest Prime Minster. She brings about a steely determination that our country needs. Also seen as I’m talking about fashion here her clothing and especially shoes add a creative and even cool element to her personality. I know a lot has been written this weekend about Mrs May’s style and that we should be focusing on her important policies but I hope that seen as she obviously takes a keen interest in fashion she won’t mind me admiring her for this as well as the excellent achievement of her becoming the second female Prime Minster after the “Iron Lady” herself Margaret Thatcher. 

Grandpa met Margaret Thatcher twice within the role of his previous job and even managed to get Mama J a personalised autograph of her memoirs as she was a massive fan of her gritty no nonsense qualities. This was quite something as Mrs Thatcher didn’t like to do personalised messages all that often. 

Mama J says all we need is Hillary Clinton in the White House and as the Beyonce song goes, “Run The World (Girls).” Now where’s that glass ceiling as us ladies are well and truly taking an inspirational hammer to it right now? 


35 comments:

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    1. Thank you so much. By a total technical fluke Elsie & I have managed to create a stunning looking page. Have a fabulous week.

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  2. I must say, the black and white paw print is really hard on the eyes and starts to make you go cross eyed. It's cute but hard to keep focus on your post.

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    1. Thank you for your constructive comments. I do hope this didn't put you off enjoying more of Elsie's humorous tales. Have a great rest of your day.

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  3. Nice to "virtually" meet you! I have to agree with Nichole about the paw prints...and I love what you have to say (it would be easier to read with paragraph breaks *s*). Don't want to miss a word!

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    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. It's lovely to "meet" you too. Looks like Elsie's mucky paw prints have become a talking point. I'm glad you seemed to like what you've read so far. Have a great rest of your day.

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  4. Love the photos of your adorable doggie!

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    1. Thank you so much. She's very photogenic even if I do say so myself. Have a great day.

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  5. This is a lovely post but I found the large chunks of text difficult to read on my Mac (I guess ots a Mac formatting thing - right).

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the post. Thank you for commenting. Have a good rest of your week.

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  6. Very cute pup and adorable concept :) She's so photogenic!

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    1. Thank you. She's a gem & "we" have a lot of fun writing this blog. Have a fantastic week.

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  7. Oooh, your fur friend is so adorable!! Nice to meet you both! <3

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    1. Thank you so much. She's a little cutie. Marvellous to meet you too.

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  8. Elsie is so beautiful and photogenic! Love the post. I would like to see paragraphs to make it a little easier to digest.

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    1. Thank you for your comments. Elsie's an absolute legend.

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  9. Cute and fun! Your dog is also adorable :)

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    1. Thank you. Glad you enjoyed the post and Elsie is a little gem.

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  10. Your doggie is so cute! We don't know what you blog looked like before. It may be easier to read if the area where i=the post is was a little wider.

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    1. Thank you for commenting so constructively. Elsie's a superstar.

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  11. Elsie sure is a cutie! The red font matches her collar.

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    1. Thank you. She's a girl who definitely loves to co-ordinate her colourings. Have a great day.

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  12. The paw prints are making me dizzy, but I do like them. I agree with others that the section for the posts is wider and there were breaks between the paragraphs. I enjoyed visiting your blog and am only making recommendations to encourage others to visit and come back.

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    1. Thank you for your constructive comments. I hope you haven't been put off visiting again some time and enjoyed the read of Elsie's humorous posts. Have a lovely day.

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  13. Your dog is precious and I like the feature photo of your munchkin in that super cute red collar. Impromptu photo shoots are the BEST.

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    1. Thank you much for your kind words. Elsie's Grandparents got her the collar for Christmas and she does wear it so well. She loves a good photo shoot too. Have a great day.

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  14. Yorkies rule! I have to agree that it's a little hard to read.

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    1. Absolutely Yorkie's are the best! Thank you for commenting. Have a lovely day.

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  15. I always love the refreshing feeling of a blog make over! There's something so...exciting. I love the Red touches.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comments. I agree it's always good to do a spring clean. Red's mine and Elsie's favourite colour, so enjoying the colour scheme. Have a fabulous day.

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  16. Thank you to all of you lovely commenters for your critiques. I have taken on board everything that was said and made a few more tweaks to aid the enjoyment of the post. It's all big paws and paragraphs from now onwards. Many thanks again for keeping myself and Elsie right in the blogging game!

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  17. Lovely photo of Elsie, would love to see more of her! I'm always a fan of color as long as there's good contrast so the eyes don't need to strain! So now you have two Fashionistas in the UK's public eye, Ms. may & the Princess, who also has style in spades.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. Elsie is a very good ambassador for the bling bling collar but didn't quite like a Pringle style jumper I got her for the winter months. We'll definitely leave the stylish shoes to Theresa May though as I much prefer comfort on my feet. Have a great weekend.

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  18. Elsie you are so cute- what a great photo shoot- I saw some on Instagram I think as well. Fun to meet you. I'll show Kilo the Pug your photo.

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    1. Hello there my Instagram friends, we all get about a bit don't we us stylish pooches? Thank you so much for your lovely comment. Kilo the Pug looks like an absolute gem too. Have a fab weekend.

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