Thursday, 9 March 2023

Afternoon Tea, Red Squirrels and Bird Watching

I had a lovely afternoon with a friend on Tuesday.

We had a delicious afternoon tea.

Plus thoroughly enjoyed watching the red squirrels feeding.

Although we get a lot at our place, they tend to stay in the hazel nut trees, so we don't see them so often.

We also did a spot of bird watching.

Tuesday, 31 January 2023

January 30th

A stunning sunrise on the morning of Monday 30th January

However the sky changed dramatically in the space of less than an hour

Fortunately despite the ominous looking clouds we didn't get any rain.

Monday mornings is when I take the groceries to our younger son and clean and tidy his flat (he has ASD so needs help)

Afterwards I went for a lovely walk along Sandown beach after visiting a couple of charity shops where I managed to get some bargain dog leads and a harness.  It is always hard to get nice small size leads and harnesses, especially the ones we use with the pups.

Sandown Pier

I went home for lunch.

After lunch I took Simon into Ventnor - I have to take one at a time at the moment as Peter still has some rather irritating behavioural issues - he is the epitome of a small yappy dog every time he sees another dog!  I've been taking them to the local Tea Room alternate days for months as she is very dog friendly there and it is a good place to socialize them.  Peter now doesn't take any notice of her dogs...but still has a lot to learn!  It is really frustrating as he is just so lovely in every other aspect.  Simon on the other hand is a delight to take out and loves all dogs and people.

The day finished quietly, with a lovely sunset...we don't get to see them here, they are just around the corner, but you can still see the glow across the sea.

Wednesday, 25 January 2023

Monday - Donkey Sanctuary & Shanklin Beach

Monday - lunch at the Donkey Sanctuary


A walk along Shanklin Beach

A slip

Heart in a rock.

By late afternoon the sky had completely clouded over...what a surprise...not


Monday, 23 January 2023

Simon & Peter January 2023

I'm not sure if I did an introduction of our puppies.  I must go back and do something for my records if I haven't.  So anyway we adopted to Chihuahua brothers, Simon and Peter and they are growing fast!

They are now seven months old and up to all sorts of mischief.

Peter is on the left, and Simon who is bigger is on the right.

They have quite different characters.  Peter is very inquisitive, and strong willed, and well naughty at times!

Stanley adores them and has a new lease of life.


Peter on the left, Simon on the right.


So handsome.

They love playing, and playfighting, and racing round the lawn.