Tuesday, 18 July 2017

The Affenpinscher Garden Party


Hello Bloggy friends - I am just coming through my 'season' now so will soon be able to go out and about visiting places again. Sad to say I missed the Affenpinscher Garden Party this year but maybe next year I will make it. My brother Danny went with Crybbe, Aoife and Frida and they all had a great time. Here are some pictures from the day.



This is one of the stalls selling lots of affenpinscher items for the peeps. Leigh bought 2 affen mugs for coffee time :-)


There was a cake stall too selling lots of scrumptious cakes.


Frida and Crybbe followed their noses to the house too where lots of lovely cooking smells were wafting out to the garden but doggies were not allowed inside.


Frida was getting very peckish with those lovely smells!


But there was lots to see and do in the garden and titbits to find dropped on the ground!


There were lots of affenpinschers of course but also other dogs enjoying the sun.







There were even some sheep BOL


There was a Fancy Dress competition but we did not enter this year. Here is one of the fun costumes.



And my kind brother Danny brought me back a little present - a bling collar that he won as a prize in the Most Handsome Dog class.



It has lovely sparkles on it :-)


Danny did not want his photo taken so he kept hiding.


But my grandmother Aoife was not so shy.


And here is Frida:


And Crybbe :-)


It seemed a really great day out and I hope I can go next summer!











Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Danny and Maisie at Harewood


Sad to say that I have just started my 'season' which means no trips out for a couple of weeks!
But my brother Danny was able to accompany Maisie, our most recent visitor, to Harewood House gardens the other day and they had a lovely walk around the lake and enjoyed seeing the butterflies and flowers.






These were in the Himalayan Garden.

Danny and Maisie on the bridge over the stream in the Himalayan Garden.


Sitting with Judith in the shelter outside the walled garden.



Inside the walled garden there were more flowers and fruit growing.



And this beautiful clematis growing outside the walled garden

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There were more flowers of all colours in the terraced garden which was really beautiful.





Maisie posed up high on the balcony :-)


Then they both climbed down the steep steps to walk back through the gardens.


Danny enjoyed watching the ducks on the lake.


They both had a good walk there and told me all about it when they got home. I hope that I can get a chance to visit another day when my season has passed.


Me with my twig decoration BOL




Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Yorkshire Sculpture Park


On Monday, I went to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park for a wander round with Raffles and Stamford and my peeps. It is a very big park and busy with parties of school children learning about the exhibits and the artists who made them. There are some HUGE sculptures there and some pretty scary ones too!


                                         This is me by a colourful Buddha statue :-)

 
But these were too scary to get close too! They are like Dementors from the Harry Potter stories


                             And then this very strange big rabbit headed creature BOL


And, talking of heads - look at these! There was a big circle of sculpted bronze heads of each of the animals in the Chinese zodiac. Wow some of these were scary too!


The snake.


The tiger.


The dragon.

       And then we came to this field of strange men like creatures all looking the same.





                                  We posed for a photo and tried to ignore the strange men.


It was a very hot day and as you can see little Stamford was beginning to get tired BOL so we had a break for the peeps to have some coffee and we could have a rest in the shade under the table.



And just as well we were under the table because right by the café was a huge rhino!



This little robin did not seem at all worried though when he came down looking for crumbs


Anyway there was just time to check out a few more sculptures before going home.


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Posing on a Henry Moore sculpture :-) 


And then it was back to the car and the journey home but I would love to come back another day to see more sculptures in the park.