A summer’s day in April!

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The weather here in Devon has been absolutely glorious for the past few days, and today is the nicest of all so far.  This morning the Newfies and I piled into the car and drove through the network of tiny lanes towards East Portlemouth for one of our favourite walks.  There wasn't a single cloud in … [Read more...]

Bunnylicious goings-on!

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I am well past the age (many decades in fact) when I used to play dressing up my soft toys - teddies, bunnies, dogs and pandas - and hold tea parties for them, or enjoy sending them to pretend school - complete with their own neatly handwritten and carefully marked exercise books.  Back then my … [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...]