Friday 9 October 2020

#Friday Favourite - Autumn

 Well the pheasant season is under way and Jack has been out there with his dogs.

 Can't believe a year ago it was certainly a different time for him .We need to remember how our health is so important and thank the staff at Malton and York hospitals for bringing him back to life . It was touch and go for him as he had 3 drips in his arm ,on oxygen and with a fan to regulate his temperature.  He had sepsis but he really thinks he was the first one to have Covid as the damage that was done to him is very similar to Covid. 

Hoping to post a #FridayFavourite weekly  Here you see one man and his dog who are out there going shooting wild geese. .The Autumnal colours are certainly at their best. Bet it was pretty raw out there too but it just shows when you are doing something you love you don't feel the cold so much 

Wednesday 15 April 2020

Oh to be beside the sea

At times like this we all day dream of being in different places. I love the sea. These photo remind me of the last time I was there with my friend Susan .She lives on the coast so she likes to come in land . To be truthful I think we should all be grateful we are just well and ok and about to be at home.

I know a lot of my guests at the bed and breakfast like to come to stay with us . They like  the countryside views rather than looking out to sea , the wild birds singing rather than seagulls squawking. We dont have fog horns and sea frets. We have beautiful sunrising and sunsets.  We have wonderful restaurants and eating places even places thats serve up amazing fish and chips and sea food dishes...

 but I will continue to dream about going to the seaside Whitby the Magpie ... and eating fish that tastes as if it has just jumped out of the sea.  My last supper at the seaside when I chatting with Ian Robson and we put the world to rights.  I do hope we will meet up again before too long maybe Ian will venture over here into our territory and we will eat simple country food.
To eat with friends is the best thing in the world and what I miss the most. I eat with my best friend ever day but we both look forward to sharing our table with friends.

Tuesday 14 April 2020

Afternoon exercise ///all together now

Afternoon exercise /// all together

We are lucky to have a field in front of the house so we can take the dogs straight out. Here you see them out with Tom for their afternoon walk about. You will see he has his blue gloves on with instructions not to touch the fence and stiles where unfortunately we have a right of way over the field and walkers come trooping across ,all grabbing hold of the style. The other day I tried to get over it without touching any part of it . It was more a balance act than I thought and I am getting too old in being a contortionist. What we are finding too is that walkers tend to leave the west gate open which is maddening. More work to have to go down to shut it that we dont need at the moment. As you can imagine the dogs see it open and dive through fortunately when called they come running back. Not like a few years ago when they gate was left open the we had the male sheep waiting patiently until it was the right time to turn them in to mate with the ewes. Some kind soul had left the gate open and these male members of the flock took it upon themselves to climb 2 steps and walk across the gangway and down 3 steps at the other side to get to the females. That year we had some very early lambs. So there is the saying where there is a will there is a way and these sheep certainly had a will.
`Despite all of this , we are very lucky to live where we do and look forward to sharing it with you all again when this is over.

Thursday 27 February 2020

Nice to receive this news this morning

Dear Jack and Anna, 

We got our dog from you in summer 2018  . We wrote to you a little while ago to let you know he had been accepted to train as an assistance dog. We thought it would be nice to send you an update - he has passed all three assessments and completed his training in less than a year! He is now a fully qualified ADUK registered assistance dog. Attached are some photos of him in his new jacket, looking very proud of himself. He's a really great dog - friendly, clever, and learns new things so quickly. Thank
you for bringing such joy and independence to us in the form of this dog. Feel free to share the photos on social media if you would like. 

When the time comes to train his replacement, we know we will be coming back to you for another pup. Should you ever decide to stop breeding, please could we have a black boy from your last litter? We have to succession plan as part of our commitment to ADUK, and wouldn't want a dog from anyone else.

We'll continue to send you the odd update of his adventures!

Best wishes,