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Hey, Zacketty!

‘Hey, Zacketty!’ That is my call and my call only. No one else in our family calls Zack, our beloved Pyrenean Mountain Dog, by that silly nickname. 615 more words

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Our 5-day jaunt - Day 5

I have been writing about our 5-day, 4-night break away over the past few weeks, interspersed with other posts, such as Valentine’s Day weekend break offers. 746 more words

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Our 5-day jaunt - Day 4

Day 4. This would be our last evening away before heading back to Blenheim Lodge the next day. Earlier in the week, in light of Zack’s limping, we had already made an appointment with our vet to see him on Friday. 806 more words

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Our 5-day jaunt - Day 2

Continuing from my previous post . . .


Hubby and I woke up the next morning at the Rose and Crown to a rather fine day. 1,166 more words

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Our 5-day jaunt - Day 1

On 1st December, Hubby and I set out on a 5-day jaunt that had only been vaguely planned in terms of itinerary. This was the first time we had taken a break away in years as the recession has been hard on us. 839 more words

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Dinner out with the kids - and a lovely surprise!

As some readers might know, Hubby and I have two grown kids who are currently living away from us because of their studies. Like all students, they are always broke, even though one of them is currently on internship and drawing a salary and the other has the usual small government grant. 770 more words

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Tizzie Whizie - the Beast of Bowness

I came across this amusing little piece of information today which I thought rather fun. Here it is in its entirety.

The mysterious Tizzie-Whizie

The Tizzie-Whizie was allegedly first spotted by a Bowness boatman around 1900.

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