26 July 2018

Rufus' Diary

Phew, are we all enjoying this amazing weather? Polly is mostly happy with it because she knows for a fact that come winter she will be hating the cold and damp!
We've been going out earlier in the mornings, it's lovely - cool and fresh. And we meet and walk with Ellie Labrador, Charlie Westie and Norman Springer Spaniel whose tail never stops wagging. He's a real character. I was hoping Polly would have some photos but she's so busy talking she forgets and I don't have time to wait!!

Our favourite route goes through bluebell wood, then there is more shade along the way,
 and streams for us to have a drink and a cool down.

I like this one, Buster doesn't. It's easy to access but I think the roots of the trees might scare him, 
and yet he goes down a vertical bank into another one farther on!

That's Buster with his phobias, bless him. 

This stream has dried up
Polly has stopped us going in any streams because there have been reports
of dogs suffering from internal bleeding after ingesting parasites from river water.

Continuing with the theme of water Polly bathed Buster the other day, he was not amused, but he did look and feel so much better. She hasn't got round to me yet, I don't get as dirty as Buster, 
Buster is a little muck magnet :-)

Look at the state of the lawn.

Although I am the one who finds the disgusting fox poo and have to be washed when we get home!!

Keeping Buster cool with a wet towel over him

Polly was really pleased with this action photo.
Me and Busty had been playing around and I had just jumped over him.

Don't know what these are,  we think they are weeds, but they are quite pretty.

and these.

In between days out, her usual stint at the Salvation Army and carpet bowl matches where she has suffered humiliating defeats in the singles games, Polly has been spending her time in the craft room keeping cool while working on her dolls house and painting pictures, some are ok, some have gone in the bin! She will probably tell you about it soon.

~Be well, and if you're in the northern hemisphere stay cool! ~

6 July 2018

A Good Read, well sort of

Splinter by Sebastian Fitzek
What would happen if we could erase the worst experiences of our lives forever from our memory? Marc Lucas is slowly putting his life back together after the car crash that killed his pregnant wife when things start to go horribly wrong. His credit cards stop working. His key no longer fits his door. He discovers someone else working in his office and one day he comes home to find himself face to face with his dead wife, and she doesn't have a clue who he is. 
Could this have anything to do with the clinic? They wanted to test their ability to remove traumatic memories from live subjects. Marc had met them, just once, but declined their experimental technology. He now fears they may have begun their tests illicitly... 

This started very well, the subject matter and the splinter in Marc’s head had the makings of a chilling psychological thriller, a roller coaster ride of conspiracies, paranoia or madness, and, if you are familiar with Berlin the descriptions of the places the characters moved around in added some interest and atmospheric background.  But after a while the replicated twists were tiresomely confusing and the conclusion was absurd.

~Happy Reading ~
Polly x

2 July 2018

A Garden Party

Oh dear, I have been unwell with a horrid cold. Feeling a bit better but not up to 100% yet. Another quiet day today. I was going to visit a friend but she is just recovering from the same thing so we have postponed it till next week. I also want to be well enough for my WI meeting on Wed, its our summer lunch. It was only meant to be a one off last July to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the village group, but we all enjoyed it so much that we agreed to do it every year.

I have re-joined the village Art group. They have a summer garden party in June. The hosts provide food and everyone tends to take a little extra and their own choice of drinks.

 The host's garden is beautiful

Plenty of delicious food 

That trifle was divine, with lots of alcohol in it!!

The company was good

The weather was dull with a few sparse glimpses of the sun, and it turned chilly later in the afternoon.

But these lovelies would brighten any day :-)
We all had an excellent time.

~Be well, and if you're in the northern hemisphere stay cool! ~
Polly x

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