26 September

I haven’t finished today’s painting yet but decided to share this photo I took early yesterday morning on the beach at Branksome Chine. There are currently 6 cruise ships anchored in Poole Bay, I don’t think they will be going anywhere for a while.

14 April

Our two labs have a bed each but every night there is a race for this one, I don’t know why because they are both the same size. Last night Nuala got there first but Fletcher decided there must be room for two labs, after all they are lap dogs! They stayed there for about an hour before Nuala gave up and went to the other bed.

19 March

The London Aquarium exceeded all our expectations. It is well laid out and filled with fascinating sea life. It was also practically empty which was a bonus for us. I particularly liked these jellyfish , the tank was beautifully lit and the jellyfish were mesmerising.

17 March

We are having a few days in London this week as we can’t go to Venice. Although I was brought up in London it was interesting to get a new perspective having been away for 35 years! Some of the buildings are pretty amazing, particularly the pubs.

8 December

At the gundog Christmas party this morning Nuala won the advanced obedience competition beating all the other retrievers and spaniels, I am very proud of her. Fletcher di some of the advanced tests, even though he is still a beginner he is showing great potential.

10 May

We worked all day with the new business owners in Cambridge and finally got away at around 6 pm. It was a four hour drive home including a meal break so it will have to be a photo again today. This is one I took while out with the dogs this morning. It is the river at Godmanchester.