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Friday, 9 February 2018

A very tired little girl

Busy day - early start to get into Keswick to order a new headband for my Petzl torch, stop at the farm for eggs, then Cockermouth: a sack of kibble for Daisy, trip to the butchers, Sainsbury's and the hardware store.  Back home for a quick lunch and then straight out again - it was such a beautiful day it would have felt wrong to stay inside.



Daisy and I took the campervan to Mawbray for a short walk on the grassy dunes.  Last week when I came here she ran about like a thing possessed and was completely worn out for at least three days.  Today I tried to keep her calm but there was still far more running about than she usually does.









Even though I cut her walk short I know she's going to be knackered tomorrow.





That's quite close enough to the beach for both of us; whilst I enjoy the views I really do not think it would both me if I never saw the sea again.  What, you didn't know I was strange?  Where have you been . . . ?



The 'Mawbray Arrows' have recently been cleaned up, they are all that remains of a WWII bombing range.  There are some fascinating things around here if you know where to look.





It was a lovely afternoon to be out, snow covered fells to the south-east and Criffel to the north-west.





Back at the van and despite a drink and a bonio, Madam seemed reluctant to settle down whilst I had a coffee but she endured her confinement fairly gracefully.











15 comments:

  1. Just the sort of day when it's far too nice to stay inside. Love the last photo of Daisy :)

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    1. Thanks Eunice, there was very little wind so it was lovely on the dunes.

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  2. Lovely day, I can't imagine not being close to the sea.

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    1. If Management had had his own way, when we moved up here we would have bought a house with a view of the sea. As you can see, that didn't happen!

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  3. What a beautiful day. I'm not surprised you went straight out again once you'd ran your errands. The views are stunning. X

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    1. As you well know Jules, we have to take advantage of blue sky days when we can :)

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    1. I do hope Daisy thinks so - her Staff take their duties very seriously!

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  5. She looks to have got. ...what we call. ....The wind up her tail! Which results in a giddy dog! Our old girl used to have these moments and she used have such a happy glint in her eye when she did x

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    1. Kat, you have described it perfectly. We use the same expression :-). There must be something about the feel of the grass growing on sand which always puts a spring in her step. Needless to say, she’s been very quiet today, but we don’t think she’s suffering 🙂 🐾 🐕

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    2. Oops, that should be Kate - sorry, finger trouble 😗

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  6. Looks like one happy dog. I still find it hard to imagine not liking the seaside. I love to look at water, whether it be the sea, lakes or rivers, but also absolutely adore mountains, hills and greenness. I'm positively scared of our outback or extreme arid areas. See, I'm strange too. Take care.

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    1. Morning Susan, I don't think it is strange to have a very healthy respect for your outback - from what little I know it is a hell of a hostile environment just waiting to kill people . . .

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  7. I love living beside the seaside, I can't believe I wanted to return to live in Manchester at one time just as my sister has done. Daisy is enjoying her bursts of energy on such a beautiful day, loving life :)

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    1. Morning Eileen, I know it is unusual not to want to be near the sea but I don't like it. Never have . . .

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