Wednesday, 25 May 2016

So where are you going this time then?


Gail, I have noticed there have a been a lot of 'training rides' lately, and also much fiddling around with your touring bicycle. I surmise you are off again on a trip shortly. Is that so?

Indeed it is Bertie, I'm leaving tomorrow in fact.

And where are you headed this time?

[Bertie looks puzzled at the response].

Are you OK Gail? It sounded like you were being sick? Perhaps you had better stay home with me.

Silly Bertie, I was just listing the places where we'll be staying. Let me try again, more slowly this time. Dubrovnik and Molunat, Croatia; Bilica, Bosnia-Herzogovina; Niksic, Podgorica and Kotor, Montenegro; Shkoder, Albania. Got it?

Er, yes, OK, fine. But what about me?

Well Bertie, you will be just across the road with our neighbours Yvonne and Neil. Won't that be nice?

That's Neil who likes long walks and Yvonne who does lots of cooking and often gives me treats? Oh yes, that would be most acceptable. A big improvement on so-called "camp" for sure. In fact, YIPPEE! No need to hurry back Gail…

See you all in about two weeks.

Monday, 23 May 2016

Dressing up for Whitley...


Today I am remembering Whitley, my feisty Westie friend from Texas, by taking part in 'Dress Up for Whitley Day'. 

I am not sure I will ever live this one down. Pink is so not my colour…


All I can say is I hope that somewhere, in some way, Whitley is appreciating my efforts. And smiling.

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Even in Scotland...


 On a sunny May day...
When climbing a hill...
One can get quite thirsty... 
Glug, glug, glug...
Phew, that's better.

Did you go for a nice walk this weekend?

Friday, 20 May 2016

How far would you walk? Plus SUPER NEWS!

Seen outside an Edinburgh café

And for those who don't know the Proclaimers' song 'I'm gonna be (500 miles)':



PS Gail told me some super news this week. Well I think it's super, she is a bit more equivocal. Anyway, from 1st July onwards she will be working 2 1/2 days a week rather than the current 4 days. She assures me there will still be enough money for my food AND treats. So I  am currently drawing up a detailed plan for how she will spend the extra free time. I am sure my friends will have some good suggestions too, and if so, please let me know via comments and I will do my best to incorporate these before the plan (which of course I shall be sharing with you) is finalised.