Well, Christmas has been and gone. All that build up and then it's over in a flash. We had a lovely time spent with family and friends. On Christmas Day we went to lunch with Dan & Mac after we'd taken the dogs for a nice walk and paid a visit to Mum. Here are some pictures of that wicked little Kizzle in the aftermath of opening presents (not necessarily hers) on Christmas morning.
Here she is visiting Mum on Christmas morning. She is an excellent PAT dog!
I was very lucky and got lots of nice presents including some waterproof gloves and socks and a lovely Roberts clock radio which I've been wanting for ages. I also got books and lots of other nice things.
By the end of the day Kizzle was exhausted from all the visits and present opening so she went to bed early!
On Boxing Day Bernadette and Dennis came over and we went for a nice long walk on Ashdown Forest with ten dogs. They were all very well behaved including Bernadette's foster dog Shimmer. We found a good pub in Hartfield on the way home and had a late lunch and then home for more presents!
The following day we went to Dad and Jan's for lunch followed by more presents! Poor Jan has been ill over Christmas but is gradually getting better. When we got home Andy said he felt very sick and shivery. We were due to see Karen and other friends on the Monday but we couldn't go as he was too ill. He seems to have a gastric flu type bug. Great, I hope I don't get it with various shows coming up. Mind you with the northern shows we need to keep an eye on the weather. I have booked Wilmslow and Ribble - must be mad! I'm also booked into one of the Active Pawz shows next Sunday and am really looking forward to that. I hope it isn't too cold!
Yesterday Dawn and I did a training day for Thames DTC which was hard work but good fun as they are a great crowd. Their venue is absolutely huge, the size of Olympia so we had plenty of space to set up our various sequences. On the way home I called into Karen and had some dinner with her and yet more presents. I like this stretched out Christmas, you get presents nearly every day. I was very tired by the time I got home and fell asleep on the sofa.
Woke up this morning to pouring rain so am now preparing for a wet and very muddy dog walk. It has rained very hard here for over 24 hours so the river is up and some of the fields are under water. Lovely, can't wait to get out there!