Wednesday, 28 April 2010



First of all I'd like to say Thank You to everyone who left messages regarding us rehoming our dogs.  We're slowly but surely starting to feel better about our decision but it does still feel strange not having them around at times.

Anyway, where has April gone?!!!  I can't believe that we're nearly in to May already.  This year seems to have gone so quickly.

We have just returned from spending a weekend with my parents in Sandhurst, Berkshire.  It was such a lovely day on Saturday that we spent the afternoon in the garden while Freya and my niece played in the paddling pool.  We then had a yummy barbeque in the evening - all good!

We also had a Christening to go to in Shaftesbury on Sunday, which was really nice.  While we were in the area we popped to Poole for a little walk along the harbour - we treated ourselves to ice-cream and chips!  Yummy!

There's been quite a lot of things going on at home over the last few weeks.  Do you remember My DIY Wish List for 2010?  Well, I can confirm that 2 (yes TWO!!) out of my 4 projects have nearly been completed.  I will post pics when they are finished.

I've also been able to crochet more squares for my Granny Square Blanket.  I'm really pleased with how it's going but at the same time I'm itching to move on to something different.  I'll take some photos in the next few days when the light is better so you can see my progress (if you would like?!).

Anyway, I hope that things are going well with you all?


Wednesday, 14 April 2010


Hi there.  I hope you are all well?

Today has been a strange day.  After a lot of to-ing and fro-ing we made a decision yesterday but neither of us had really thought that the final result would come so quickly.  We think that we've done the right thing for everybody but there's always that small "niggle" in the back of your mind isn't there?

When we brought them home we knew that they were going to be hard work, but we hadn't realised just how hard it would be.  They had far more energy than either of us had imagined.  With Freya to look after I was finding it increasingly difficult to look after them the way they needed to be looked after - they needed to get out of the house a LOT more than they were.  Hubby has been signed off work since the middle of January due to anxiety/depression and he also has not been able to give them all of the attention they needed.

An advert was placed online yesterday morning:  Two 14month old Springer Spaniel bitches need to be rehomed with a family who will be able to give them the exercise and attention they deserve.  They must not be separated as they are inseparable.....

The phone rang at 6pm yesterday evening and some people arrived at 7.30pm to meet our pups.  The family seemed very nice and own a 20 acre farm with horses, pigs, cows etc....plenty of space for the dogs to run around without being able to escape.  Their jack russell currently goes everywhere with his owner and the idea was for Poppy and Holly to do the same.

So last night we waved goodbye to our pups as they were taken to their new life in Horsham.  I believe that this lifestyle would suit their characters more and would enable them to put their excess energy to good use.

The new owners said that they would email us pictures to let us know how they're getting on - I really hope they do and that they look after these loving dogs as they deserve to be looked after.