If you’d gone down to our woods today

 If you had been in our woods today you would have seen two lively and mischievous Newfies out on their morning walk … 

Ben and Daisy

Yes, the very handsome Mr Benjamin and his naughty little sister Miss Daisy were having a lovely outing in the crisp, cold sunshine.  Ben in particular has been rejuvenated by the chilly days… all summer long he lazed and snoozed, feeling so lethargic in the summer heat … 

View from my iPad

But now that winter has arrived he is full of life, galloping around and crashing through the undergrowth, whilst the ever-energetic Daisy is positively fizzing with excitement these days!  I thought you might enjoy this little video of them staging a mock-fight (ignore the growlings, this really is just play) around the trees and through the fallen leaves.  Don’t forget that Ben weighs around 160 lbs, and Daisy about 110 lbs, so they’re quite large dogs and the woodland floor seemed almost to tremble as they charged around playing their silly doggy games!

Then home, and I’d like to introduce you to another two woodland creatures – these are much quieter and better behaved!  Meet Holly and Berry – baby reindeer – my reworking of a vintage design to be included in the December issue of the Bustle & Sew Magazine – published in just a week’s time (eek!)  Hope you like them!

Holly & Berry



Ruby loves it when we meet up with other dogs, especially those that are happy to play with her. How lovely for your two to have playmates ‘on tap’.


Especially for Daisy – she’s simply too big and bouncy so not many other dogs will play with her – she just overwhelms them!


Wonderful video…so glad to see Ben enjoying some horseplay after his quiet summer! Daisy must be ecstatic!
The deer are adorable and have such sweet faces!
X Linda


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