1 Jan 2017

January 1st 2017

The start of a new year.

St Marys Island and Lighthouse

Collywell Bay near our home and the lighthouse

Me and my Mum having a relax and a cuddle after a good walk.

Old Hartley and Collywell Bay, leading to Seaton Sluice on the right

Seaton Delaval Hall is in the middle distance.

My leg has improved so much, I am still taking the chondroitin for my joints, and there are painkillers only when I need them. Which isn't very often.

We are planning to go on the NC500 route this year. 500 miles around Scotland looking forward to this trip I think this will need a blog page of its own.  Watch this space.

30 Sep 2016

End of September 2016 Already

Well Just cant believe where this summer has gone.  Its been very warm, I think I heard talk of getting my hair cut to cool me down, but it hasn't happened and I hope it doesn't.

My leg is so much better, I am off the pain killers and only take glucosamine and I am walking well and sometimes run a bit.  So it was just lots of rest that sorted it out, along with losing some weight as well, I am quite slim now.  I eat carrots instead of chew sticks, too much fat in them, and my daily dinner has been changed as well.

We have moved to a new house near the beach, we have great walks along the sea front almost every day.  The views are outstanding.

Helen has taken on the 10,000 steps a day for Cancer Research she is doing well.  She walks from her house to our house, or we meet up in the village. Today is her last day she has done so well. She has raised a lot of money for cancer research as well.
Well done Helen.


Off for my tea now, hope to get some more blogging done soon.  I will tell you about our new caravan and how we spend our spare time.

19 Jun 2016

18 June 2016 I am feeling much better

Its been a strange and challenging few weeks. Mum and Dad have decided to downsize to a bungalow. No stairs will certainly be much better for me. My leg is feeling much better, I have been walking up to 4 miles a day, normally slow and gentle walks but much better than a few weeks ago.

We are staying in our caravan up in Northumberland, its called Riverside Park, and its very pretty, there are lots of walks, and lots of rabbits. There is also a swan called Harry who wonders all over the park looking for food. Its lovely up here, however the army seems to be training this week, and we can hear loud bangs going off quite a lot of the time, I don't really like the bangs. We are staying here until our furniture gets moved into our new house next week. Mum thinks its going to be a challenging time as we have to get rid of a lot of things as the house is much smaller than the old one, but it has a lovely sunny garden for me.

17 May 2016

17th May 2016 Ben is doing ok and so is Connor, after breaking his arm

We have been for several long walks this week, and Ben is doing pretty good.

When I say long walks, I mean about 2 kilometres which is not bad going as only a few weeks ago he could hardly stand up.

We are taking things easy, no running and chasing balls.  We don't want him to twist too fast and pull his leg again.  Stairs are banned unless we absolutely have to go up them.

Ben has started playing with his toys again, and he is generally back to his normal happy self again.

He will be taking the nutraquinn and the rimadyl for ever I expect. The vet thinks he will need the pain killers long term so that's what he will have.

Two painful limbs

Connor spent some time with us when he was recovering from a broken arm. He did this playing dodge ball at school, he slipped on the ball and went down on the concrete. OUCH he was in plaster for a few weeks but never complained once.

I think Ben and Connor were sympathising with each other.

Connor April 2016 OUCH !!!