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I know it's late but it's hard to
think of happy things when your
throat is on fire.
Thankfully, my throat is getting better
and has moved on to a full blown cold.
Thank you for all your
sore throat remedies.
At least I can enjoy the sunshine,
which has to be my first grateful.
Summer has arrived!
I don't know how long it will last
but it's been lovely to have a couple of
days of sunshine.
The garden looks dreadful
and once I'm feeling more energetic I'm
looking forward to sprucing it up.
It'll probably be raining again by then!!
Hope survived her Bronze Duke of Edinburgh hike.
She got SO wet on the first day and her
rucksack was, I'm sure, heavier than her.
But she made it and I'm SO proud of her.
Hiking/camping is definitely NOT her 'thing',
and the excessive rain really didn't help, but
she can now look back on it with a sigh of relief :)
Rosie Mae seems ok after an 'incident'
with an out of control dog.
Grant took her for a run, as usual.
She was still on the lead,
having not yet reached the bit in the field
when Grant lets her off,
when a large Rottweiler appeared from nowhere
and launched itself into Rosie and Grant.
The dog was not particularly aggressive,
just excessively exuberant, and was taking no
notice of the owner who was calling to it.
Grant tried to protect little Rosie by getting
between the Rottweiler and her but she still
got a cut over her eye and
she was a bit 'spooked' by the experience.
Grant was annoyed by the woman's offhand attitude.
Anyway, Rosie got lots of cuddles back at home.
We'll be watching out for that dog and woman
in the future.
School's out for summer!
At last, and not a moment too soon.
Hope and I plan on going away for a couple of days
although we haven't yet decided where.
She's also got to get started on her sketchbook
to present with her application for the art course
she wants to do at college next year.
I'm going to whisper the next bit
in case the crows are listening....
Lovely Dovey sat for what seemed ages
on her precious egg. It hatched, and she's been
successfully caring for the baby which is now
the size of my clenched fist,
all fluffy, big eyed and cute.
The nest is now too squeezy for them both so she puts
herself in a nearby tree to watch over her baby.
I'd like to take a photo of baby, but I don't want to
scare them or put them in a tizz.
I'm so happy that she has finally managed to
raise a baby to an age where soon it looks like
it will be able to fly.
Keep your fingers crossed for them.....
I've got some new arty stuff :)
They are called Shiva sticks in the USA.
I saw them being used in an art journal
(on the internet somewhere) and it looked
gorgeous. I bought them on ebay and
they arrived this week.
I'm looking forward to using them,
they look like I'll get very messy!
OK, that's about it for now.
I'll drop by Virginia and leave her
the link to this post and later I'll see
what the other Rockers have been
smiling about this week.