Friday, 31 August 2012

Friday Frolics

At last it stopped raining here and the sun came out so we were all allowed through the gate to run and play in the whole length of the garden - schnauzers on the loose and affenpinschers keeping well out of the way. Caoimhe, Trilby and me trying to keep up! Can you see Crybbe sheltering by the hen house so as not to get trampled?

Caoimhe and Aoife were doing a bit of furtling in the bushes and Trilby got lost in the undergrowth!

A moment of calm enjoying the sun....but not for long:
Caoimhe and Trilby had a scuffle over a fallen branch
and then another good run:
Actually it's all getting a bit too much for me - I think I'll join Aoife and Crybbe for a stroll instead :-)

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Cawood Village Fair 2012

Yesterday the sun came out for us in the afternoon and Trilby and me headed off with Judith & Leigh to Cawood village where they have had a craft fair every year for the last 30 years. Cawood is a very old village that dates back to at least the 10th century and there were historical facts about the village all round:

There were also peeps dressed in clothes from centuries ago:
There was a young man making lots of noise:

and women cooking:
 and men sitting round talking:

not much different to peeps nowadays really :-)
But we were off exploring the village and Trilby couldn't believe her eyes when she saw this...
a HUGE steam roller from 1903 parked in the road - here we are by the wheels!
There was an old barrel organ too playing music:
There were lots of tents with people selling their crafts and making things like this owl being carved from wood:
not quite finished yet :-)
And a display with one of the Olympic torches:
But by this time we were ready for an ice cream:
This looks more like it:
Just enough for two :-)
After our rest we set off again to see the scarecrows round the village.
 One of the gods on Mount Olympus.
a weight lifter
and a dog tired boxer...who wasn't the only tired dog!
Time to go home - and take our tombola prize - Winnie the Pooh :-)

Monday, 20 August 2012

Cakes for Tea

These cakes were the doggie cup cakes that Judith and Leigh bought for us at the Tailwagger Club Fun Day. Tailwagger Club is where the dog training classes are run and they were having a Fun Day to raise money for dog charities. The stalls with tombolas and food for sale under cover were busy but sadly there wasn't much Fun at the Fun Day as it poured down with rain when we got there and it was so wet and muddy the events couldn't go ahead as planned...BUT we did get cakes :-)

This is me keeping an eye on what's happening with the cakes....

...because Aoife had jumped on the table to help herself...

...Caoimhe thought she could snaffle one from the plate...

...and Crybbe was trying the under-arm approach.

But my patience was rewarded - cake and paper were delicious :-)

Crybbe enjoyed the icing..

...and Aoife took hers to the floor to finish off.

We are hoping that the sun comes back again so we can get outside to play again now.

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Dogs in the City (Part 2)

First I just want to say a big THANK YOU  to Haopee who designed the wonderful new header for my blog - thank you Haopee you're a star - my peeps would never have been able to do that :-)

And now more pictures from our trip to the city of Leeds. I mentioned about the Nelson Mandela Garden well here are some photos - it is a small green space hidden in the middle of the streets:

There are small fountains and flowers and seats for peeps to sit and enjoy the view.

It is surrounded by flower beds like this one and there is a dedication plaque from the time Nelson Mandela visited Leeds in April 2001 and became an Honorary Freeman of the City:

and a huge sculpture of outstretched arms!

Pretty scary that one!

Here we are waiting patiently in the gardens before setting off again to explore.

Lots of the old buildings have stone carvings and decorations.

 Can you see the lion outside the old Town Hall?

It has beautiful tall doors as well.

There are notices all round the city telling peeps about the history of Leeds.

and blue plaques on historic buildings:

We found lots of different sculptures too. This one outside the Art Gallery:

and these peeps watching a man playing boules

and birds outside a modern office building:

But after all that walking and a look at the time..

..we were ready to set off for home:

I hope you enjoyed our tour of Leeds - we certainly had a good time there :-)