Saturday June 10
Just a quick word from me! I haven’t written for so long and I’ve no idea why, so I thought I would let you know that Rosie and I are ok (as are the humans) and I promise that come the end of June I will make sure that I keep you up to date with my travels.
I am quite excited today for a number of reasons.
Firstly, my humans are off on a mini-adventure tomorrow so Rosie and I have the boat to ourselves – oh, and our lovely dog-sitter, Helen. Who knows what we will do for five days without them? Leigh has explained that we must not play Helen up; by that she means that we must not try and jump on Helen’s lap at every given opportunity, if Helen pops out we do not howl, nor are we to jump on the table – or dig up the throw on the sofa – B O R I N G!! As if we would play Helen up? I mean, look at us on this recent photo; butter wouldn’t melt…
Secondly, Rosie and I just took Leigh for a scamper along the tow-path where we met several dogs – one of whom I took a bitofalikingto (a brown lab) so I spend a few minutes flirting shamelessly (putting my tail to one side) and making Rosie jealous.
Lastly, I’ve heard that the weather is picking up (Noah’s ark was never the plan when we bought our NB even if we did come aboard two-by-two) so I am looking forward to some lovely long walks with Helen next week.
We are moored at Alvechurch Marina just now and will be here for a few weeks. Alvechurch is quite a large village with some lovely hidden-houses, tucked away in some very charming country lanes. The centre has a few shops and a lovely cafe that is dog friendly – Il Morso – good for human breakfasts too.
There is a pretty part-medieval, part- Victorian church – St Laurence’s. The churchyard is really peaceful with long-reaching views, which is great when you need a bit of head-space – as Leigh often does!
On our most recent adventure (which, in reality, lasted just a few weeks and took in some well-known-to-us villages and towns) has been fun but a little bit hurried, which I guess, is why I haven’t been as meticulous as I usually am in writing it up.
Note to self: If you are going to write about your travels Martha, write about your travels!