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.


  1. Cookin and treats? Sounds pretty good to me.

  2. Crikey Bertie ... Sounds as if you are well set up. Hope Gail has a great time and it sounds as if you will too, aye? Just don't go getting fat with all those extra treats but I guess the long walks will take care of that. See you in a few weeks, aye?

  3. Sounds pawfect Bertue, make sure you take lots of treats with you and if Gail leaves an instruction manual makes sure you eat it first and then you can set your own rules!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx
    PeeS have a great time Gail xxx

  4. Have a good time Gail - take care on those strange roads. I think they drive on right !
    We know you'll have a good time Bertie, and will soon live down the pink dress ! Still, it was all in a very good cause.
    Happy Holidays to you both.

  5. Hari OM
    ...d'ya think it might be less cold and wet for Gail this time??? Meanwhile Bertie lad - live it up mate!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  6. Sorry Gail, but we think Bertie's Break sounds like more fun than yours! Both of you ENJOY.

  7. Oh Bertie enjoy the long walks and the tasty food! And I wish your Gail a super biking-time and only good adventures when she rides through all that countries ...

  8. I'm glad Gail learned her lesson about "camp"! It sounds like you'll have a fun time!

  9. sounds like a fun vacation for both of you though im sure youll miss Gail

  10. Wow, Gail is gonna peddle herself all over the world! We hope you both enjoy your "vacations"!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  11. If you can not pronounce the places she is going, she shouldn't go
    Lily & Edward

  12. Bertie what a wonderful trip for Gail and OMDs you get to stay at a luxury resort with 2 admiring and attentive Inn Keepers.
    Safe travels to Gail and kitty kisses to you.
    when Gail returns we'll be about to leave for the B.A.R.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  13. Happy Riding to Gail and Have a BLAST, Bertie!!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  14. Bertie, you've lucked out! If you can't accompany Gail through the Balkans....a mistake in our opinion, the neighbours sound perfect. Win-win situation.

  15. Bertie - Time to go out and buy Rebecca Wests Black Lamb and Grey Falcon. One of the best books ever written and the best guide to the south Slav lands.

    1. Thanks Angus, I read it last year. Fantastic book, although I failed to absorb all the detailed history. I'm curious to find out if Montenegro is as wild as she describes! Cheers; Gail.

  16. Hi! I couldn't find any way to contact you directly, but here is the link to this week's tour where Oreo, Addi, and I visit you in Scotland!

  17. Bertie! That sounds much better than camp! Hope Gail is having a fantastic ride! xo Love your doggy godma tube of fur

  18. Hope you're having a great time at the neighbours Bertie! It sounds wonderful!
    Poor Gail, having to do all that cycling in those funny names though. What strange creatures people be. I hope she has a nice time anyway.
    ~lickies, Ludo!

  19. Hi Bertie we hope you are enjoying your holiday and Gail is staying safe in all those places that quite frankly seem more easily pronounced with one's teeth are in back to front.

  20. hmm it does look not too bad but I agree better not let gail know