Clive’s Arrived

Alfie Close Up

Clive’s arrived but in the words of that old song, “Will he stay or will he go now . . .”, can’t remember the rest or the singer – surely not another senior moment? So, who’s Clive and how come he’s moved in, huh?  Well, truth is Son and I had a madly impulsive moment on the way home from the garden centre where I’d been shipped for coffee and cake; apparently I needed to get out of the house. […] Read more »

Consternation At Crufts


It’s all happening around here at the moment.  The Cheltenham Racing Festival’s on just seven miles down the road and, last weekend, it was Crufts at the NEC, a short drive up the M5.   Much as I adore the dogs, it’s an amazing event for we ‘people watching’ enthusiasts.  They say owners become like their dogs and we shared many a titter as the theory was proven over and over again. As interested observers rather than breed specific contestants, watching the judging was highly entertaining.  Happening upon […] Read more »

Swift Vet Visiting


I’ll write this very quietly to avoid alarm in the basket behind me.  We went to the V-E-T . . .schuush . . . !  Had been putting it off but daughter came home at the weekend and was unimpressed by the procrastination.  Smacked wrist pour moi.  Ruff, aging Persian fluffball, has been seriously under-achieving with his scratchpost activities and it was time for Alfred’s doggy disease inhibiting vaccine. Seizing time by the throat while daughter went to raid a bank decided […] Read more »