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A Country Kid’s Post: A Lovely Summer Walk

After constantly moaning about the weather last week, we thankfully had glorious weather over the weekend.  And last Sunday was one of those lovely days where the sun was out and it was nice and warm(ish), a perfect day for a walk through farmlands.

We are lucky our lovely neighbours own about 500 acres of land surrounding our house and has kindly told us that we ca roam it freely.  They even gave us a map!  And since it was a lovely day, we decided that it’s about time we did some exploring with the dogs.

We also decided that it was best to put the dogs in their leash, we knew there were cows, but weren’t sure if there were sheep too.  We were also dog-sitting our friends’ dog Wilbur, who also happens to be Doc’s best-friend.

And there’s little T leading the walk …

Little T decides to stop and admire the view.

As you can see, we don’t live far from the coast, although of course not as near as where we used to live.  But I love our house and I’m okay with seeing the sea in the horizon.  On a clear day, you can even spot it from our back garden too.

With the map in hand, we just walked on and on and on.

Passed the cows who looked at our little group suspiciously.  Couldn’t resist taking some photos of wild flowers by the path.

Now if only we had more days like these, summers in England would just be heavenly.  After awhile T announced that she was getting tired and the dogs seemed thirsty, so we decided to head back home.

And what better way to end a beautiful day out in the sun, by dining al fresco in our garden of course.

Yesterday though and today, all that is forgotten, as we are once again cloaked in grey and rain.

Did you have a lovely weekend too?

Do share.

Little T & Doc explore Forrabury

Little T is on her two-week Easter break.

The first three days,

they went on a city-break.

She loved staying in the hotel.

“I want to live in a hotel forever!”  Says little T.

The next day, they went back home to their sleepy little village by the sea.

On the first day,

she finally convinced her mum to allow her to use the nail polish her best friend F gave her last Christmas.

So she painted her finger and toe-nails different colours: pink, red, blue and brown.

On the second day,

she painted some pictures.

“Here you go mummy!  More pictures for you to hang on our kitchen wall!”

On the third day,

she was bored.

Luckily for her,

it was another lovely sunshiny day.

As usual, her dad was busy doing his work upstairs

and her mum was busy with chores.

On impulse, she decided that she wanted to go out with her dog.

“Quick Doc, the sun is out.  It’s time for another adventure!”

Even before Doc could woof back, little T was out the door.

“Woof!  Wait for me!”

Little T was quick, and Doc panted behind her.

By the time he got to her, she was already opening the gate of Forrabury church.

“Woof, you were fast!  What are we going to do here?”

Asked Doc still panting beside her.

“That’s because you’re too slow, Doc!”  T winked at her dog.

“Now who are you calling slow?”  Doc called behind him as little T tried to keep up with her not-so-little doggie.

“I was just teasing you, you know” says T as she manages to finally keep up with him.

“Well, c’mon now Doc, quit sniffing and follow me!”  She says stomping ahead of him once again.

This time, Doc was fast and ran way ahead of her.

“C’mon Little T, you’re too slow now”.

“But I’m tired” whinged T.

“And I’m feeling hot now” she says taking off her jumper.

“I’m going back to the church!”

Doc trails behind trying ever so hard to carry her jumper for her.

But as they reached the door of the church, little T turned to Doc and said …

“I’m sorry Doc.  You’ll have to stay by the door, no dogs allowed”.

Doc sighed and gave in without an argument.

The truth was he too, was actually feeling really tired.

So he waited patiently for little T by the door.

As they left the church, Doc turned to T and asked …

“What did you do in there?”

Little T smiled and said “I prayed for you Doc!”

Doc wasn’t sure what that meant,

but he said Woof!  Thank you T.

You’re most welcome Doc.

A Bunny Rabbit takes the dog out for a walk

This is the bunny.

This is the dog.

And together, they went out for a walk.

First the bunny hopped, or more like, ran as fast as she could after the dog.

But the dog was way faster than the bunny.

“Up this way” says the bunny.  The dog replied “Woof” and followed the little bunny up the path.

Until they reached the headland …

“Why do I have to be on my leash?”  Asked the dog.

The bunny said, “Because you’ll frighten the cows!”

“But all I want is to come up to them and say hello”

“That’s the point”, says the Bunny.  But the dog, couldn’t understand, what’s a “point” got to do with it?  He wanted to say hi, not point.  Pointing is rude!

“Just walk right behind me”  The bunny instructed.

“This is not fun at all” grumbled the dog.

“I want to run around like a loony”

“Well, you can’t”

“Why?” Asks the dog.

“Because I said so!”

“Woof!”

“Let’s go home!”  Says the bunny.

“That’s a good idea” agreed the dog and thought to himself, “That’s better than walking in a leash behind you!”

 Did you do anything fun last weekend?