Saturday, 22 June 2013

Ruby's first weekend away.

Ruby our little Jack Russel puppy is now 10 months old and had her first holiday away last weekend with my husband and i in our touring caravan.

 We were a bit anxious how she would be, but had no need to worry as she was a star.

Our journey to East Runton in Norfolk took us about 3 hours. She travelled comfortably in the back of the car asleep for most of the journey. Stopping once for a toilet break.

We stayed at our regular caravan site as is very friendly and welcomes pets. 

There are lots of walks around the area especially along the beach when the tide is out. Ruby enjoyed these walks best as she was free to run in and out of the water at her will. She also played with other dogs she met along the way.

Ruby has turned out to be a happy and content dog who loves to be friendly to all she meets. Lets hope she will spend many more happy times on holiday with us just like our Tilly dog who died last year at the age of 16. 

 Me doing a spot of painting while Ruby is keeping out of the sun. 
 You can just see Ruby on the far right.

 This is the site we stayed on.

 Beautiful Views from where our van was pitched

 A walk to the beach

 A typical Norfolk stone house

Ruby on the far right on the beach

 What we saw along the beach

 Me with Ruby

 Hubby acting the fool with Ruby pretending not to be with him

 The tide coming in

 Ruby making friends with a stranger

 Hubby and Ruby posing for the camera

 Beautiful dog friendly beaches with plenty of sand to run about on.

Ruby in the dog house just before her holiday. She has a habit of empting the washing machine of dirty washing, but we still love her. 

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

A Walk in the Abbey gardens.

A friend and i visited Beeleigh Abbey Gardens recently and  were lucky enough to choose a hot sunny day for it.

The Abbey sits on three acres of riverside gardens in a picturesque setting dating from the 13th century.

The gardens are open twice a month during the summer and are a treat to see.
 Here are some photos of our visit. It makes such a difference when the sun is out.

We hope to visit again at the end of the month when the David Austin roses will be out.

Sunday, 2 June 2013

First of the seasons crops.

Most people don't like the rain, but us gardeners do because without it our crops will fail. However we also like the sun as this also helps our crops to  grow and thrive just like these radishes that i sowed earlier this year.
You can't beat home grown organic food , there's nothing like it..... 

I love to eat them just like this...with bread and butter and some strong cheese.