Sunday, 7 October 2012

Doggies delight

Told you it was going to be a lovely day today and it was. I found myself a little job to do this morning, the path behind the church leading onto the hills is quite muddy at the moment, it's a real pain to try and get by without squelching through it. As it's a very popular route for dog walkers it gets churned up a lot by loads of pairs of boots trampling on it. It needs some hardcore spreading about. In the corner of the churchyard is a pile of rubble, mainly stones which Graham has picked up while he mows the grass, but also there is a mound of soil and rocks left over from the grave digging. Idea, why not move the rocks and stones and dump them on the mud, so I went with a bucket and did the job. Must have shifted about ten loads, it covered the mud nicely. I need to look out for some gravel now, that would be good for a top dressing. I'll keep my eyes open as I walk around, someone must have some that they don't want.
I took some friends to the railway station this afternoon, they are off on holiday. It was a good opportunity to pop in Tesco, they close at 4pm so will be marking things down at around 3pm. On the way there I popped in another supermarket. Worth a look to see if they have any reduced. I picked up a tub of sour cream and chives for 19p. 
In Tesco the yellow stickers were a bit thin on the ground, but I got a few bargains. Bags of salad leaves for 15p, tomatoes on the vine for 10p, brocolli for 19p, bags of peppers for 11p, pitta bread for 20p. Total spent was £6.69. I had managed to stretch a weekly shop to ten days, by using up some of my tins and freezer food. I'll put this shopping list on the Food Diary. I had suspended it, but now I find people are still interested in knowing which food I buy and how much I pay for it. 
When I got back it was time for a Rocky walk. We went our usual route onto the hills. This is a wide grassy area which is wavy like the surface of a crinkle cut chip. We had only been there a few minutes when Janet and Paul came out with their Irish red setter Dougal. Then a bit further along Karen appeared with her three dogs, Jack, Henry, and Honey, it was pandemonuim as they all ran around chasing each other. That's what I like about dog walking around here, everyone knows everyone and their dogs. We had the sad news last week of a dog who went for an operation to remove a lump, sadly it didn't make it. And then you see someone with a new dog and stop and chat with the owner. 
Luckily I had my camera with me to record the fun and games. They are all a lot bigger than Rocky, but he can stand up for himself, he was loving it.    
Hope you had a nice day. Toodle pip.

13 comments:

  1. Frugalfishfinger10017 October 2012 at 21:44

    Thanks for restarting food diary. Have a great week!

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  2. What a fab place to walk dogs and meet up with others and their owners, wish we had somewhere like that around here... Great photos, thanks for sharing :0)

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  3. Thank you for sharing your photos, they are lovely. We just lost our lovely old red setter girl in August after a year of ill health. It's lovely to see photos of red setters out enjoying themselves on a walk. It looks like you all had a grand old time, dogs and people alike!

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  4. everything looks so green and fresh there. Thanks for sharing the photos of all the dogs.

    Gill in Canada

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  5. Ah - I remember you mentioning the 'crinkle cut hills' when we walked... now I have seen them! It looks like the dogs enjoyed themselves!

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  6. Rocky is so fortunate to have you, Ms Meanqueen, in his life and I suspect that you are even luckier to have come upon dear Rocky. Your pics today are of fun and happiness. :) Hard to take a pic of yourself when you are hauling and placing stones.

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  7. Just catching up on your last fews posts, always great reading, beautiful photographs and may I say a lot of good humour♥ I find myself having many a good laugh along the way. What a grand time all the dogs had, lovely to see. Linda xxx

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  8. It's wonderful watching happy dogs. great photo's.

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  9. Hi Ilona Dogs are such good company and friends faithfull untill the end. Regards Jean

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  10. Looks like a lovely afternoon, grass very green, but notice the trees and hedges starting to turn brown; autumn days are here.

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  11. I love watching dogs play....if only we could throw off our inhibitions and play like dogs,the world would be happier place.
    Jane x

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  12. what a lovely way to spend the day...happy dogs and owners...looks like Rocky is having a blast!

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  13. Hi Ilona, Great pictures of all the dogs having a runaround, looks a grand spot for a leisurely stroll. Rocky looks full of life since you took him on, and take him out with you regularly. We had nice weather yesterday too, chilly today though and a bit wet. Cheers for now, Christy.

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