Death in the Family

Sadly, our little friend Pickle has died. He was a dear little guinea pig who squeaked a lot, making a noise that sounded like “weep,weep”. He was a good age and had lived on his own in a big hutch which he used to share with his dear friend, Punky, until he died and Mopsy the rabbit moved in. Sadly, she died too! She was a wonderful little black minature lop who lived to a ripe old age. She used to come indoors and climb up my husband’s trousers to get poppadums. (if we were having a curry!)

Now we only have two cats, two ponies and a dog. The ponies are off on their travels again on Saturday, we’re moving them to a yard which is nearer home. We’ll be sad to leave the yard we’re at at the moment but it should be easier for us to look after them,less gates and hills.(We do have lights there now and we really like the other people but it’s time to move on..)

The work on our house is nearly finished, thank goodness.

We’ve been on a couple of train trips recently, firstly a weekend in Scotland and then a day trip to Milford Haven. The Scotland trip was quite a marathon with rather too many coach journeys for my liking! It’s quite a feat when there’s a train load of people to discourge- five coach loads!

We went to Tobermory, which was very pretty. That weekend the Isle of Mull had a car rally so there were lots of motor racing types around. The racing takes place on roads which are closed to traffic but we saw lots of cars as the pit stop area was in Tobermory. Our coachdriver was very friendly and interesting, a born and bred Mullion, don’t know if that’s the correct term!

On the first day, we stopped in Penrith and went to Ullswater where we had a trip on a boat which was lovely. We also visited a castle and a fishing village near Stranrar over the weekend and went to New Lanark but the Tobermory trip was the best. Met a lovely policeman on the ferrry back from Mull, he kept Claire and I entertained for the whole journey.

I really must find a more suitable location for my computer, it’s uncomfortable and I have to keep gettting up to let members of the family through to the lounge.

Published in: on October 30, 2007 at 5:04 pm  Leave a Comment  

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