Hello there. There's been a bitterly cold wind today, despite it being sunny A couple of times it went dark as black clouds blew over, and we had heavy snow falling, Very strange.
My friend Helen came round for coffee and catch up chat this morning. She has been a bit tied up over the last few weeks, Henry choc lab has been very poorly and needed extra attention. Sadly a week ago he took a turn for the worse and nothing else could be done, it was kinder to let him go. You may remember I used to walk Henry a lot when he was younger, staying at their house while they went on holiday, and having him here on doggy day care. Here is a link to a blog post from July last year, we thought he wouldn't have very long then, but he made it into 2018. Little Angus in one of the photo's died a few months ago, and Rocky is pictured in this post as well. Looking back at some of the good times we had. Guinness black lab is still with us. Rest in peace dear Henry, and Rocky, and Angus.
I like to see my boots ready to go. I braved the cold and cleaned and polished them outside on the garden table. The pair on the left are old and leak, so can only be worn when it's guaranteed not to rain. I've been wearing them on dry days to do my three miles, they are so comfy like slippers. The middle pair are fine to wear in all weathers, I've had them for about three years. And the pair on the right are the newest pair and are best for long distance multiday walks. They are wider fitting and comfortable. They cost me £100, the others were £70 a pair. The boots underneath the bench are what I wear locally, going to town, and generally pottering around.
Hey, look what has sprung up in my garden, some of those feathery things. I love these. My friend Barry has a massive big bush of them in his garden, well over six feet tall. I am always jealous of them. Lo and behold I now have some. Amazing isn't it, ha ha.
Don't forget it's check in time tomorrow for the Walking Group. Let us know your miles. I just made it to 84 this afternoon, so let's see how you have all done.
Thanks for popping in, we'll catch up soon.