A few weeks ago, I headed off to Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire to both take Berta for a walk, and also to have a look around the hall, or rather halls. For those who are not familiar with the site, Hardwick Hall was the home of Bess of Hardwick, the most wealthy woman in Elizabethan […]
Unusually for her, my dog Berta was up as the sun was rising this morning, and I took her for a walk first thing here at home in the National Forest. It was rather pleasant, so I thought that I would share a few photos of the sun rising.
One of the great things about living in the middle of The National Forest as I do is access to all sorts of forest parks, woods, and various other outdoor activities, and there are plenty of events that occur at these places, particularly through spring and summer. Among these is Rosliston Forestry Centre, which you […]
Yesterday saw my dog Berta’s first dog show, which was all in all a rather odd occasion. It was a charity event, run by Glebe Von Wood, the very nice boarding kennels where Berta stays if we are both away from home for a day or two, and Hicks Lodge, the National Forest Cycling Centre. […]
Two years ago today, a new lady came into my life who would change it forever. Not the opening line of a romantic novella, but very much true. For those who know me, you will know of course, that I’m not talking about my wife or some romantic dalliance, but rather my lovely harrier hound […]