Hello there! Have you enjoyed the sunshine and showers or has it been a bit much? I can’t get over how hot it has been!
My week has been a hectic one, I thought I’d have a nice relaxing one today as I was only out of the house until the early afternoon.
Well, Henry has other ideas, he’s been in full on destruct mode all afternoon. Sigh. I was looking for my shoe earlier and stumbled upon it nicely destroyed.
“Nothing to see here officer, move along”..
He’s definitely been feeling the heat, we’ve been worried about him getting too hot so have been limiting his walks and treating him to a private pool in the garden.
His favourite thing seems to be to get nice and wet, then roll in loose grass like a maniac before looking very proud of himself.
We’ve had a lot to think about (potentially exciting house news on the way!) this week and having his goofy company has helped lighten everything.
I think it’s fair to say we’re totally smitten with him!
He’s smitten with us too, especially after I shared one of my boiled eggs in my lunch above with him. This was his position for the next two hours (no zoom):
Apart from dog therapy, I’ve been dipping into the joys of good old coffee and chocolate this week.
If you haven’t tried the small Booja Booja selections, you need to! The kalamata olive is my absolute favourite, though espresso with coffee is also a winner.
I may have stocked up for this weekend, my Mum and sister are coming to stay so I see my supply being eaten super quickly!
Speaking of weekends, let’s rewind back to the last one because it was awesome and featured some familiar faces to you.
Labradoodles are clever dogs, which is a blessing and err.. not. Henry is so smart and loves a mental challenge (and physical.. like play fighting with a sausage dog).
It’s hard to believe that there are dog ‘board games’ but it is true and I’m now a massive convert. I actually ordered two more today as this one has been such a success.
This is Henry asking to play with it – he goes crazy for it and will work for any treats, even his usual meals.
Friday night couldn’t come quickly enough, especially as we had a doggy date booked with Rufus. We had a great time, though someone became sad when his BFF had to leave.
Yes, that is Henry sitting on Rufus’s lead and refusing to budge…!
Saturday – Blogger Meet Up!
Saturday started bright and early with Henry as I had to get down to the train station to head to London, where some of my favourite bloggers were waiting!
We met at Wholefoods in Camden, and grabbed lunch – I went for a salad box of pulled chicken, salads, salsa and herbs after a little welcome help from Anna.
I was SO nervous before my first blogger meet up – what if I didn’t match up to my blog, what if nobody talked to me? etc – but I felt pretty calm this time round.
Well, after negotiating the tube and finding Wholefoods that is!
We headed to inSpiral, a vegan, raw food cafe where ordering and sorting the table felt like we were in a parallel universe, speaking a different language.
We chatted away like that old blends that we are for hours before it was time to head back to our respective homes around the country.
I was nattering away so much I forgot to take a group picture but luckily Cat remembered to and so we have this lovely momento (ignore my closed eyes!).
I reached Bristol at 8.30 then powered it home where a lovely dinner was waiting for me (“I’ve been in London, give me all the vegetables”).
Can’t wait for the next meet up, I had so much fun and enjoyed chatting to every person there.
I started the day with a small breakfast as I felt quite full from the previous day (nothing to do with snacks on the train home..) before bracing the rain for a walk.
Luckily it cleared by the afternoon so we could enjoy a long walk with Henry, Rufus, my Dad, his partner Pauline and their friend’s dogs, Tinker and Tips (mum and daughter).
It’s fair to say the dogs (and us) had a brilliant time, they loved running about together and sitting nicely for treats.
Yup, that’s my dog doing the ‘half sit’.. cheeky!
If you needed proof that Rufus and Henry are BFFs, here’s a picture from the car journey home:
I’ve spared you the crying Henry did when we dropped Rufus at home. Or the way we sang ‘Stay Another Day‘ to him in response.
Dinner was a fabulous grilled pork steak with sweet potato fries and salad.
* Have you attended a blogger meet up? Were you shy?
* How’s the hot weather been for you?