Friday, November 18, 2011

Autumnal Walk in the Park


I've been feeling really under par the last few weeks, despite the iron tablets that I'm taking like there's no tomorrow.  Running has had to go on the back burner and walks with Horatio are my main form of exercise, entertainment and stress buster.  Luckily we've been having a fabulous autumn - really mild and dry, which means the autumn colours are still out there to be enjoyed.

Today Horatio had a play date and sleepover with Kipper (owned by Lucy, the ultra-runner).  We all piled into the car (gone are the days when I walk/run the mile to the park...), and hit Dalkeith Country Park.  The colours were just amazing.  A very gentle day but sometimes you got to take what you are given.  Homemade fish chowder for tea and a night in front of the new wood burner (not cold enough to be really needed but it's soooo comforting!).  Scott is living in shorts.

4 comments:

object seeker said...

Loving the stove. That's us at the pumpkin festival in the photo beside it!
Hope you're feeling more perky very soon. You need to build up your reserves for the hols!

Bouncing Bertie said...

Hey, I bet the Horatio at least is enjoying all the walks.
Can you beleive that I'm just now on the train, just coming into Newcastle, en route back to Aberdeen. I'll wave when we get tot Edinburgh!
Toodle pip!
Bertie.
PS from Gail to Mandy - hope you can figure out what's wrong and are back up to par soon.

Lucy Colquhoun said...

Dear Horatio

Thanks for the sleepover. It was great! I especially liked the fish chowder, your old pig's ear I found in the garden, and Scott's sock.

I'm still working on my master plan to lure those little tweety things out of their cage. Next time...
Kipper x

Climbingmandy said...

Hahaha. We are very amused!! It was our pleasure. Glad to see buddy found his parents.