There was a firework display somewhere last night, and poor Maggie didn’t know where to put herself. It was loud and went on for about 20 minutes. I don’t want to have to resort to doggy medication, but she was still shaking an hour later, so we may have to. Eventually she settled though and was soon giving it ZZZzzs as was Hubby beside me.
We had a fair bit of ‘not nice’-ness thrown at us yesterday, but best to experience it now in the early days as everything is going to be so different.
This morning, we awoke fully rested at 6am, and Hubby got dressed to take her out for her first walk of the day (I usually do the last one) .
What a glorious morning!
Who can possibly complain when you look out of your window and see this? Even on a grey day (after the thunder and rain yesterday) it’s wonderful and relaxing.
In a post a little while ago, I mentioned the swallows that used to sit on the wires outside the front of our house every year. I never seemed to have the camera handy, but this year I was hoping to get a picture of these beautiful creatures before they left for their long journey in September/October. Sadly I never managed it.
There are lots of swallows here though, and this morning, there were 8 sitting on the metal bar over our bow and another dozen or so on the boats either side of us.
This was taken from our port (left) window, with NO ZOOM.
My camera is going to be busy, as in addition to the mallards, we have 2 rather large and unusually marked grey/brown ducks (may even be related to the Egyptian variety), a cocky but lone heron, a family of moorhens and a pair of swans, which are absolutely huge!
One of the cruisers has just gone out on the water, the gentle ripples of its wake rocking our boat. Hubby and the dog are fast asleep, and apart from the breeze whispering through the trees along the dog walk and rooster duck and her mates holding a conversation, it’s really quiet.
Town is just a 10 minute walk away, which will be great on market days as we won’t have to take the car. It has practically everything we need, but there is a large supermarket about 2 miles down the road, and a cheaper outlet about the same distance in the opposite direction.
Shopping day tomorrow.
One thing’s for certain, I won’t be bulk buying!