Thursday, 19 October 2017

(Hashtag) Absolutely.Spoilt.Rotten!

If the Met Office are to be believed it will be very wet tomorrow, and the day after that, and Sunday and Monday as well ... oh goody 💦😕.  It made sense, therefore, to get out and ‘play’ a little today.   Although only our second proper trip out it doesn’t take much time to pack Bill with a few bits to eat and drink, and we set off down the coast to St Bees.

There was much cogitating when we got to the carpark - no large spaces for long vehicles and a big sign that says ‘no camping or overnighting’ but neither are there any height barriers to keep motorhomes and campervans out completely.  So we parked away from the more popular rows of spaces which are closest to the beach, bought a ticket and crossed our fingers (and subsequently decided life will be much easier if we go to more out-of-the-way places that don’t have white lines all over tarmac!) But I digress . . . What luxury to put the kettle on as soon as we arrived and have a coffee whilst deciding which path to walk :)

The tide was fully in and walking on the pebbly part of the beach is too much like hard work so we headed up the cliff path towards the golf course.  It was surprisingly warm and eventually Daisy had to lose her coat, but not before she’d run around like a mad, zoomy thing clearly enjoying the fresh air and sandy path beneath her feet.





Fairly dull, and the light was very flat, but still good to be out. 





She is less impressed with having her feet wiped before coming into the campervan!



We have decided that just because I can produce a “full English” in a tiny space doesn’t mean it is a good idea, so lunch was scrambled eggs with smoked trout for me and ham for Management.



Madam was MEANT to be eating proper dog food but she can be a bit of a Princess when we are out and not eat or drink .... which might be how she came to be sitting in MY seat drinking MY milk ...  ??hashtag Absolutely.Spoilt.Rotten?   I know some people say you should not give milk to adult dogs - but Daisy adores anything dairy-related and it doesn’t give her an upset tummy.



And then it was time to come home and chill out some more.   Once in more familiar surroundings, Madam managed to devour a bowl of her favourite food at speed that would have impressed a labrador and has been curled up in her bed sleeping soundly ever since.






16 comments:

  1. It's great that you managed another day out, when it gets to this time of year you have to grab as much time as you can when you can. I think we got your forecasted rain here today, it started just after 11am and hammered down all day. I love the expression on Daisy's face when she was having her paws wiped, she doesn't look a bit impressed :)

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    1. Thanks Eunice, it sounds like everyone else has got ‘our’ share of storm Brian, sorry you got soaked. Daisy has got face pulling when she’s unimpressed down to a fine art!

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  2. Another lovely day. It's very wise of you to make the most of the fine weather especially at this time of year.
    I didn't know you weren't supposed to give milk to adult dogs but maybe because it wasn't originally meant for Daisy it doesn't count. 😉
    She looks very refined sat at the table like that. It's good that you know your place too. 😄

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    1. Hi Jules, I think it depends on the dog. Some seem not to be able to digest lactose but Daisy adores milk, cheese, cream if she can get hold of it - and no tummy upsets. Ollie was the same.

      She was so funny jumping up onto the cab seat, that is normally Management’s seat when we are stopped.

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  3. Absolutely right to get out and about to enjoy yourselves while the weather is fine and still not too cold. This post made me smile so much, I love to read about spoilt rotten dogs and why not indeed. Let me say that Annie has a small bowl of milk every single morning, hubby has cereal, Annie has her bowl of milk. Annie licks my yoghurt pot every single lunch time, it's expected in this house. Daisy's expression says to me "Do I have to get back in Bill and go home, I'm enjoying myself so much". Love how she's taken over your seat too. Wonderful post Jayne :)

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    1. Oh you have made me laugh Eileen - it sounds like Annie is just as spoilt as Daisy! In this house we consider dairy to be an excellent food group and all eat as much of it as we can.

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  4. We have not used our van for day trips as yet, we are close to the sea, but have loads of shingle beaches rather than dramatic landscapes. Your trip looked fun, love the idea you can have a hot meal when out.

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    1. Hi Marlene, I can definitely recommend using your vehicle as a ‘day van’. Feet up, kettle on, a little bit of heating - adds a whole new dimension to trips out and we are already loving it.

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  5. It's always good to be able to grab extra days out at this time of year. I love St Bees.

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    1. We’re very fond of it, but sadly the wind turbine platform is still offshore so I’m assuming it won’t be long before the skyline is marred for the next 25 years. Do you visit Ravenglass at all, that’s a bit nearer to you I think?

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  6. Good, another day out & if the weather is inclement, at least you can hunker down & have a meal. I knew that you shouldn't give adult cats milk & although most people still do, it's not supposed to be good for them. One of our cats loved grilled cheese on toast & they both liked licking the top of yoghurt lids.(giggle). Take care.

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    1. Cheers Susan, you are right, it is brilliant to be able to relax in the campervan, so luxurious compared to getting back in the car after a walk. Daisy will also scarf down youhurt if she can :-)

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  7. St Bees looks a lovely spot. Great to see Bill on the road again. Where can I buy a tour T-shirt??

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    1. Well thank you Mr Baker! Tour T Shirt? Oh surely not dahrling .... they are so 1980’s !!!!

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