Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Hi Peeps.....

I neglected to tell people that we were going away...of course we are now home but at least there was a real reason for my silence this time.

We had a lovely time on holiday at Centre Parcs in Sherwood Forest. Of course Trojan came to and was a really good boy and loved walking in the woods.

Whilst we were on holiday Trojan also had his birthday. Of course we don't know the day he was born so decided to make his birthday on the day we first brought him home and this year that just happened to whilst on holiday...what better way than to spend your birthday!!

Then yesterday just 1 year, 1 week and 1 day after bringing Trojan home I held a party (it is a very uncommon thing for me!!) Lot's of strangers coming into the house and yet Trojan was an absolute star!! He greeted people he had never met before with his head held high and his tail wagging. He played ball and rolled over for belly rubs with people he had just met and waited patiently and took offered food gently. For those of you that have been readers for a while you will know what a major accomplishment this was for him.

Love him to bits, our family wouldn't be complete without him!!!

Of course we have many photos of holiday but here are just a Of Trojan and his buddy Louie on holiday!!


Trojan loved the rivers and lakes
Trojan loved the rivers and lakes


Lovely Louie
Lovely Louie


Tired boy
Tired boy


Waiting patiently for a treat!!
Waiting patiently for a treat!!

 
So that is all I have for you right now.....just a little titbit to keep you going until I get a decent post put up and believer me there are still a few!!

Hope you are all keeping well and have been enjoying the summer!!
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Monday, 11 August 2014

Bertha, be gone.....

Seriously...you can just go and leave us alone now!!

I should say that everyone has heard about Bertha in one way or another...starting out as a hurricane and then slowing down to storm standards as it travelled.

Luckily I suppose we were only hit by 'Bertha the strom' but i have had enough of it now.

Yes that rain was welcome for the land....but the amount of rain in such a short space of time has created problems in many areas.

Where I live we aren't prone to flooding but when the rains come as heavy as they did the drains struggle to manage for a while and the earth struggles to suck it in so we are left with some huge puddles and streets that...well I'll just show you....


Flooded streets of Barrowby
My parents moved to a riverside dwelling.

Flooded streets watering the verges.
Flooded streets watering the verges.

Taking a stroll down the road?? River!!
Taking a stroll down the road?? River!!

So as you can see...the heavy rain really did flood the whole street for a while. Trojan initially tried to jump OVER the road but when he only managed halfway drenching by him and me in the process he decided it wasn't so bad after all and strolled down the centre of it instead!!

The water didn't last long...once the rains eased and the drains could again cope it started to recede and it never does any damage to properties for which we are very thankful...none the less it's a sight to behold on the rare occasions this does happen.

These photos were taken last Friday...we have since had heavy rains again and repeats of this as well as some serious wind which isn't doing the fruit trees much. I have no doubt the the water will be good for the crops...however I was perfectly happy with our dry hot summer and hope that this doesn't mean the end of it!!
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