Tuesday, 27 May 2014

The lul before the storm :)

Preparing for the summer.

 All units are given a thorough clean, bedding washed, bowls sterilised and walls scrubbed.

Bookings are flooding in and there is very little room at the inn certainly for August.

I have just had a couple of days off and went to Shropshire. What a beautiful area it is with some great hills to climb. I got drenched one day and caught the sun the next. English weather :)

All part of my training for my BIG challenge later this year when I walk 120 miles through the Indonesian jungle, all for charity. It is certainly going to be an experience and if nothing else I shall be very fit in preparation.

Down on the farm

I have today collected Bruno from Yorkshire. He is Oscar's son. He is going to "marry" Lola so all being well we shall have KC registered Labrador puppies.

Toffee's Cockapoo puppies are doing very well. Phoebe would love to help but Toffee won't let her into the pen yet.

Jess is in season so, hopefully will "marry" Chino to create Cockapoos later in the summer.

I am still putting off extending the dog boarding until I have good quality, reliable help and the energy to coordinate the building. I do have the builders coming to build a new reception/ office area. We will look smart. 
I am so very pleased with the electric gates and my customers are getting used to them too. Upgrade the CCTV system is the next phase of security improvements.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Walk the Walk

 We dressed as jungle worriers with pink. Well, we are off to Sumatra in September :) into the jungle.
We arrived, as instructed, at Clapham Common for 8.45pm (went shopping for the afternoon before hand)

The atmosphere, fantastic, the costumes elaborate. What fun!!

We were then kept waiting for 3 hours and with 17,000 people in one tent there was no room to sit so stand we did. Then at 11.55pm our group 4 was released onto the streets of London. What a fantastic team of volunteers they had, encouraging us and guiding us along our route.

The first 2 hours we had covered a very disappointing 3 miles as there were just so many people in very confined spaces.
I was slightly worried that we would be clashing with shoppers if we couldn't increase our pace.

We had expected to be cold so wrapped up well and wore the rain poncho supplied too so despite windy, rainy and cold weather we were very warm and dry.

As the crowd thinned a little we increased our pace and started to put the miles behind us 26.2 is a very,very long way and never have I been so looking forward to a sit on the loo. Not because I needed it but just to take the weight off my feet for a moment.

We ended up being on our feet for over 12 hours (+shopping trip) as it took us 9 hours 11 minutes to complete the walk.

A great experience and  I feel very proud of my medal but the problem of the delayed start took the edge off the excitement and lead to a disappointing time for me.

30 millions has been raised for breast cancer research through the walk the walk so please feel proud of any donations you have made and if you would like to add to this you can via my page on the walk the walk site.

Thank you for your continued support x

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Walk the Walk

On Saturday 10th May I am joining 17,000 people to walk 26.2 miles, through the night around London.

The purpose of this crazy exercise is to raise funds for breast cancer research.

I have had several friends who have suffered and would like to help to raise founds which should help to avoid some suffering in the future.

If you would like to make a donation and sponsor me I have set up the donations page on the Walk the Walk site so the money goes directly to them.

Thank you for your support.

Love to you all


Wednesday, 7 May 2014

All over for another year!

Family Fun and Doggy Day was a roaring success once again.

The weather held out for us and 100's arrived. They enjoyed Marie's fantastic voice, was entertained by the variety of doggy demonstration. They then had chance to perform themselves with lots of entries into the dog show.

Everyone , who wished to be was fed and watered, there was plenty of retail therapy to enjoy too.

All in all, a great but exhausting day and we raised approx £3,000 to be shared between the two children's charities we support.

Hope to see you all again on  May Day 2015