Arlene and two adopted dogs.

Just a blog from someone who loves to communicate with other dog owners

Summer’s gone

And what a wonderful one it has been, I’m being greed here, but I’m going to say it…….It could have lasted longer ! summer is never too log for me, , sunshine and 25 deg at least from January to December is my motto.

Just a bit of catch up, my daughter Arlene and I had a holiday in Scotland with my dancing group, took in the Edinburgh Tattoo sailed across Loch Lomond, visited Stirling, Inverness and several other towns and villages, It was a smashing holiday, and we were so lucky with the weather,Then  for my birthday later that month, my two girls took me for a day out to Hever Castle in Kent, another wonderful day, weather-wise and just sheer pleasure, I am so lucky when it comes to family, couple of photos on here.

Today I decided that as the weather was getting chillier and much wetter with three days and nights of thunderstorms, I decided to start putting the garden to bed, as the weather today was to be nice, HUH, 2.30 after lunch, armed with secataurs, rakes bags etc, set forth, by 3 o’clock I had to abandon it as it rained, ! damn and blast, they said it wouldn’t come in till this evening after tea,

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Arlene with Hamish the old Highland cow Edinburgh holiday August 2014

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Self at the falls by Inversnaid Hotel

I snipped the heads off a few geraniums, pulled out Nasturtiums and Aquilegia, trimmed the heather took the tips off a Cotoneaster and an Escallonia and ran for cover Driver Loch Achray (488x416)Arlene Self and Karen at Hever Castle 13/8/2014
Birthday treat


  1. Hi Arlene, love the photos! And that one of Hamish made me smile too 😉 Sounds like a good trip and it’s great that you’re sharing it here. You and Arlene! The family resemblance is loud and clear as a bell! Fantastic 🙂

    • Hi Wolfie, it was a smashing Holiday we are gong to Scotland again next spring, unfortunately my daughter can’t come.Yes we all have a strong family resemblance age excepted of course LOL

  2. Thank you Sheila, so nice to get a comment, I’m trying to keep up a blog diary, The other day I looked through my old blog posts and I was surprised at how many I forgot, and was pleasantly surprised how interesting ‘I’ thought they were, so…. I’m trying to build up more memories. Thanks again.

  3. Hi Arlene good to see you back here, oh my Daughters look so much like their mum.
    Weather has indeed changed chilly Sunday and raining here all morning today.
    Lovely photo’s and lovely memories. Looks as though you all had a lot of fun.
    Enjoy your week
    Sheila x

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