Bluebells but no water at Blackdown Rings

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First of all, thank you so much to everyone who has sent me good wishes for my (hopefully) soon-to-be-happening house move.  It's so kind of you all, and I really do appreciate that you took the trouble to get in touch.  We're hoping to move in the first week of June - but everything is currently in … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday Ben!

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Yes, today is St George's Day - but it is also somebody's birthday .... somebody large and black and furry ..... Yes, the big fellow is 8 years old today.  He will be celebrating with a special birthday walk, followed by his favourite peanut butter dog cake.  Happy birthday Ben! … [Read more...]

Oh dear Ben … and baby elephants

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I am sure I must have remarked before now that Ben is practically the size of a baby elephant.  He weighs just a little under 12 stone (168 lbs) or 76 kg and stands around 5'8" on his back legs.  So a big fellow - but a gentle giant, who is usually happy to amble along on his walks in a placid sort … [Read more...]