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Monthly Archive for "October 2011"



Us, Rosie Posie Poodle and Frank Cat He | 29 Oct 2011

A new post

with a random picture attached

Vonnys new dog

Us, Rosie Posie Poodle and Frank Cat Fi | 25 Oct 2011

Rosie and I had a LOVELY walk.

UNTIL three dogs came by and tried to play with her. She was SO terrified that she ran, howling and screeching out of the field, onto the little roadway and disappeared. I went after her hoping she’d got straight to the car but she didn’t. What a fright I got…. I found her hiding at Eden Hall Church. We’re both still a bit shaken up.

Note to Self… always put her on a lead or pick her up near other dogs!
red gold

Us, Rosie Posie Poodle and Frank Cat Fi | 16 Oct 2011

Emerald field and bronze lake

Fine autumn weather and Hector and I had spent a few hours working together in the garden (a rare treat – He doesn’t like gardening!) We dug out one full flower bed and split and replanted perennials to make a better show next year. Later on, I set off to take Rosie Posie Poodle for a Pootle and found myself at Pooley Bridge (further than I intended to go) and a walk by Ullswater as the sun began to sink over the mountains. The mountains stood like cut outs against the soft sky and the slanting sun made bronze and gold streaks on the slightly choppy lake surface.

I discovered that Rosie doesn’t ‘do’ water, she refused to paddle!

The views South West were lovely and I am so glad I went.

emerald lush
dark drawing near

Us, Rosie Posie Poodle and Frank Cat Fi | 15 Oct 2011

Autumn busy as ever

We were back to work with thump after our couple of months that included two holidays (how lucky are we?). We’d had the luck to have the ONLY good days of late summer exactly over our week in Somerset and Cornwall.
Hector has been away most of this week and my work has hit its busiest period. Planning for the big biennial conference for 2012. I found the venue and got it booked for the right date. Now the hard work begins – a conference theme, speakers, guests, workshops, call for papers, setting costs, promo etc etc. We hope for 300 delegates and that will take a lot of managing. In 2010 I did the vast majority of it and the event was a success. I still get a buzz from having got it right….

Rosie is now a delightful part of our family. She’s more settled all the time and gaining confidence. She is a delight to be with and to take out – so calm and obedient and she loves to rush ahead a bit, wait for me, rush ahead again, wait some more. Its lovely to know how contented she is. She has adopted her own place on a posh blanket on the settee too. She’s not so picky about her food now and I think gaining a little weight – she was pretty skinny when she came to us. And, when Hector is away I let her sleep upstairs with me. I know I said I wouldn’t but I can’t resist…..

Rosie is completely contented

Rosie loves to be in the car and gets very excited as we set off. On the way back though she settles down to sleep on the towel which is draped over the seat and centre arm rest.

Us, Rosie Posie Poodle and Frank Cat Fi | 15 Oct 2011

iPhone pics of Cornwall

Just a few pics of Cornwall from my iPhone

Lolly looking beach glam at St Ives and at Lol and Lees Hector got to play one of Lee’s guitars.


Lol and Fi at dusk at Marazion beach just before a big wave got them….! And we had a day on Praa Sands in glorious warm sunny weather on October 2nd!

Us, Rosie Posie Poodle and Frank Cat Fi | 05 Oct 2011

South to spiritual Somerset and Caribbean-style Conrwall

No better view


I’d looked forward to our trip to stay with Lollykin and Lee in Cornwall where they live near Penzance. On the way we stayed overnight in a gorgeous Somerset village with Kate. The weather became perfect just in time for us setting off and for the whole stay was close to 30degrees and bright sun.
We travelled down to Cornwall via Brixham in Devon where my fathers ancestors originated. They were fishermen who left Brixham in 1840’s and set up fishing in Ramsgate before within a generation discovering the ‘Silver Pitt’s fishing grounds between Hull and Denmark and starting, with others, the Hull fishing industry. It was a moving visit – though Brixham is VERY busy with tourists. I went to the Maritime Museum and got to see a microfiche of my GGGGG Grandfathers marriage in the town. Spooky to see his signature!
A family wedding record from 1823!
Its true what they say about Cornwall – the light is very special and soft and bright and a piece of heaven. Lol and Lee have a fabulous home that they have made so special. Their wonderful dog George is bonkers and lively and adorable.
We did all the touristy things – St Ives, beaches, St Just, Cape Cornwall, Admiral Bembo pub in Penzance, a walk on the causeway to St Michaels Mount. All of it was great. And I was SO happy to see Lol and have an image in my mind now of where she is.
We stayed a second night in Somerset with Kate before bringing her back here to stay with our friend Frank, her partner.