Thursday, May 14, 2009

Driving Miss Tara




Perhaps you've heard of the movie Driving Miss Daisy and maybe even seen it, as I have, and such a great movie it is too. Both leads, Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman, know how to act and for me it was a joy to watch them. If you somehow inadvertently managed to miss Driving Miss Daisy, watch the vid of the trailer above.

Some movies leave a lasting memory and this one did for me so it became the inspiration for this post today; with Ickle Puppy Tara in the role of Miss Daisy and yours truly as Morgan Freeman. Fortunately Miss Tara isn't half such a handful as Miss Daisy and I am just as handsome, witty and debonair as Morgan Freeman. You could honestly say that I'm typecast except for such piffling little details as being female, white and Dutch. ;-)

Right, on with this post!


Miss Tara your carriage awaits.





TAADAA





Well, hello!Dutch, what else did you expect? In my country almost everybody has at least one bike and uses it often. I'm no exception as I love riding my trusty, iron steed, especially when the weather is good. Now we're going to find out if Miss Tara likes it too. Let's get her into her carriage, shall we?
Here she is, watching her bestest friend Jeeves, who's not coming for the ride today. Sorry Jeeves!
Tara is very comfy in her brandnew travelling basket-with-a-view, not to mention terribly safe too. Let's get cracking, shall we? Watch closely as I'm known to break the speed limit for cyclists often. See me fly by, weeeeeeeeeee!
Drat you've missed me, I told you I'm fast!

We're off for a short holiday and Miss Tara is coming too. It will be the very first holiday with Tara, something I'm looking forward to with breathless anticipation, as you may well imagine. Hopefully the weather will be fine. Will blog all about it when I'm back. Later!

copyright 2009 Y.E.W. Heuzen

27 comments:

EB said...

A sweet post! Reminds me of when my father had the bright idea of attaching a dog basket to the back of his mountain bike. He did this very thoroughly, made it all very secure... and then was faced with the question of how to get on!

Have a great holiday.

Margo said...

Het is maar goed dat Tara niet zo groot is,a nders zou ze haar hoofd stoten ;)
Gaan jullie op vakantie?

Carol said...

Enjoy your holiday, driving Miss Tara to wherever she wants to go!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Yolanda .. this is so perfect !
Yes .. that movie is a favorite of mine too : )
I love Tara's seat on the bicycle .. it is safe yet she has a full view of the wonderful scenery and wind in her face (you did say you were fast right ? haha)
This brings back a lot of memories of our village we lived in and seeing impossible objects loaded on the bicycles .. from huge bags of potatoes to Christmas trees .. and managing to smoke at the same time ? LOL
This was a perfect post .. and I'm wishing the birthday girl a Happy Birthday when that day comes up .. lots of treats and doggy/kitty kisses from my girls ! haha

Hanneles paradis said...

Hihi ;)

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

I love bicycles and that you have so many paths for them (in Amsterdam, at least). Here it's kind of like taking your life into your hands bicycling in the street (and Ann Arbor is always voted highly in "best bicycle cities"--HA!). Does Jeeves REALLY go for bike rides??!?!?!

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Hi Yolanda, how wonderful, driving miss Tara, that is so funny. I have been going trough 'old' Tara post and showed the most beautiful dogs for my colleague :-)

LOLove Tyra

Midmarsh John said...

Love the film and love the basket. Not seen one with a cover like that before. It looks like Tara has a comfy cushion in the bottom.
Enjoy your holiday, both. John

Dirt Princess said...

What a great movie that was! Wonderful basket! I wonder if Kiki would like this......I just love it!

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Flighty said...

A charming film! Talk about travelling in style! Have a good time. xx

Cheryl said...

Hi Yolanda....such an endearing post....I love little Tara in her basket on the back of your bicycle.....

You will have a lovely time with your trusty companion....I have taken many dogs on holiday with me and enjoyed every moment.....

Safe travelling and have lots of fun......look forward to hearing about your trip......

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Hope you all have a wonderful time! Looks like Tara enjoys her new sweet ride!

Matron said...

How wonderful! Tara will enjoy all the wind in her ears as you ride along! Does she have a pair of 'doggles' to wear?

Rusty in Miami said...

That is so cute, soon you will need a new basket

Rosehaven Cottage said...

That is the most ingenuous basket I've ever seen! What a wonderful treat for Tara. She looks smashing in her little carriage. Such a lady.

Cindy

Frances said...

Bye Bye, Miss Tara and driver! That was a delightful movie and we hope you have a delightful trip with your little miss.
Frances

Gail said...

Dear Tara, I wonder if a cat would tolerates a carrier! Have a wonderful trip, be safe, play nicely and ask Yolanda Elizabet to send us a few postcards! gail

Kylee said...

Enjoy your holidays, Yolanda!

Libby said...

Sorry haven't visited for awhile, been a bit distracted.............. erm.. by the garden!!!! Your quite right about not sitting down in the garden, that is so true lol!
Love Taras new mode of transport!

Balisha said...

One of my favorite movies too. What a neat idea...a basket for the puppy....Have fun on your travels with Miss Tara.

HappyMouffetard said...

How wonderful! She really seems to enjoy it. Have a great holiday!

em said...

amusing post and clever basket! i've not seen one like it here in the states... thanks!

Drea said...

So cute! Viva would love a bicycle ride.

Naturegirl said...

Yolanda: just too cute for words!
Enjoy your vacation!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

That lucky Tara. I bet he just loves that ride. You could get a leash and let him run along until he tires. You wouldn't have to walk him the evening after the big walk/ride. Have fun on your holiday.

Online Printing said...

That is so cute and sweet! Tara would have surely loved riding on that basket. So adorable :) I hope you and Tara enjoy your vacation, would love to hear about it soon! Thanks :)