Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Straw stars and snowflakes

The end of a year so time and an experiment with a new craft - straw work - good fun and it certainly keeps the grey matter stimulated!
First attempts; so there are mistakes.

Happy New Year to all. 

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Mawbray to Allonby

A refreshing walk after yesterday's storms and plenty of flotsam and jetsam to scrat among!
Strong shadows in the bright light; cast off netting; rusting bolts - there were also large drifts of whelk shells.

Goose barnacles with Criffel in the background

Thursday, 26 December 2013

Boxing Day Walk - Burgh-by-Sands

A lovely walk with Mum and Dad down onto the marsh.
Merry Christmas to all!

Pink-feet skeins: whooper swans; Rocky; reflections in the Eden 

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Solway skies

A very refreshing walk along the coast, from Mawbray towards Allonby, dodging the hail, thunder and lightening!

Sunday, 15 December 2013

The tree is up!

A busy weekend - the tree is up despite Rocky's best attempts! He has no concept of where his back end is and so we take it in turns to pick up the baubles and beads. Steve took himself of fishing, very productively for dab, while Molly created a Noah's ark christening cake for friends.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

'Fluffy' - the three headed dog and Harry Potter!

A lovely evening at Wigton Dog Training Club where Rocky and I got a third prize for our fancy dress - me as Harry Potter and Rocky as Fluffy from The Chamber of Secrets!
Rocky with his third prize rosette, showing one of his additional heads.

Rocky asleep after all the excitement, or is he guarding the kitchen?
He also got a first for the musical cones although I'm rather afraid that
that was due to my competitive nature rather than his skill in running to heel!