Having hosted the very lovely Berry the trainee guide dog puppy over the last year on many occasions, it was a real delight to meet the new recruit! This is Lola, who will now begin her patient journey to become someone's eyes and companion.
Like a duck to water, she was soon in place on the floor under the table, although sensibly opting for a cushion of rucksack to sleep on. That is definitely a smile! Thanks Anne and Peter for bringing her in to see us.
Spent the last day and a half in the Cotswolds on a bit of a whistle-stop visit - and enjoyed some fresh air, sunshine and gardens. Spring is so welcome this year for some reason.
Beautiful woodland garden with swathes of Helebores still in full bloom among birches.
Wild garlic aplenty - reminding me to head out harvesting along the burn. I am quite sure that Stuart can find some great uses for this lovely native; I read a good looking recipe for wild garlic pesto somewhere recently...
Hope you don't mind appearing in my blog Emmanuel! I have fond memories of my cousin's wedding to this charming Frenchman, long ago (!) in Normandy!! (Another stunning spring day full of blossom). Lovely to see him on a brief business trip to the city, even if we did have to make him wait for a table...
Ingrid, and Stu sometimes