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Weekend walks and good news


The weather was fine on Saturday so Jim and I wrapped up warm and walked through the woodlands where we used to take Jake. I took my camera and took a few photos of our route.

On our way into Black Park

The stream that feeds the lake

At least there is some open water for the ducks, geese and other waterfowl

The lake is mainly frozen though, in places about 3" thick

There are three mandarin ducks on the lake, they have such lovely plummage

I thought it would be funny to write GOY in the snow, it was still there on Sunday afternoon.

See the snow laden branches?

and again?

See me posing for a photo and being set up by hubby Jim…lol!

On the way back to the car after a lovely afternoon walk.

Before I go I thought you`d like to know that Lab Lifeline rang yesterday with an offer for a young chocolate bitch. Unfortunately she didn`t quite fit the bill for a couple of reasons and I don`t want to get it wrong, it would be unkind to take on a dog if I didn`t feel absolutely sure. Its great news that I have heard so soon so though, fingers crossed I might not have to wait too long for the right one.

Bye for now.

Sandra x

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lovely walk you had labdancer,great pics and good you heard so soon from them it may be a good sign you never know...

11 Jan, 2010


Just as a matter of interest, did you watch Horizon last week? 'The secret life of a dog' I've just watched it on the iPlayer. I've enjoyed your blog as it's just what I like to do. I like snow when it's not thawing. My dog loves it as he's very hairy.

11 Jan, 2010


Stunning photographs lab. Hope you get the right dog soon.

11 Jan, 2010


really enjoyed the walk sandra and lovely pics to, bet people wonder what GOY means if they saw it lol, glad you haerd from lab lifeline, hope you get one you want soon, i love the chocolate labs, beautifull, but you have to have what suits you, best of luck :o) xx

11 Jan, 2010


Lovely blog Lab, I also love Chocolate labs never had one but would like one !!!
do hope you find what your looking for soon. :0)))))

11 Jan, 2010


If you didn`t feel she was right for you then you have made the right decision Sandra but I`m so pleased you have heard from them....
You look as though you enjoyed that walk and your photo`s are great.....

11 Jan, 2010


Lovely photos, and good to know Lab Lifeline are responding so quickly to your search for another dog. :o)

11 Jan, 2010


I did watch the Horizon prog Heron and I really enjoyed it. I really learnt a lot from it. The silver foxes in Russia were amazing. :o)

11 Jan, 2010


Lovley photo's Sandra. Brings back many a memory of walking in Black Park. Especially around the lake. 45yrs ago actually. My husband used to teach me to drive there, all around the car park, wouldn't get away with it now !! Someone would report us - health & safety. I did pass first time !. I expect it's changed anyway. Did you know Pine Wood Studios used to film a lot of the Dracula films there? We would watch the films & say Oh good old Black Park.
Happy New Year to you & searching for another dog. Pam.

11 Jan, 2010


Hi Sandra - good luck with your dog-hunt. I do hope the right one comes along soon. It looks very cold along the path!

11 Jan, 2010


Beautiful photos of a park I know well. Jim certainly set you up well, lol.

Several James Bond films were partly filmed in Black Park as were parts of the Harry Potter series, some Carry On films and one of the Monty Python films. There's a lovely bridle path there which I used many years ago. Not having been there for years may I ask if the terrapins still sunbathe there in the summer?

11 Jan, 2010


What a Wonderful Park 2 walk in Lab51 & how different it looks covered with snow ! Im sorry the Puppy Choc Bitch was`nt the 1 but im sure the Rite 1 is out there & will be with u soon :) Jacx

12 Jan, 2010


Thanks for taking us for a walk with you really enjoyed it.

12 Jan, 2010


A lovely set of photographs, what a delightful place. Aren't Mandarin ducks just lovely?
When the right dog comes along he/she will love it there too.

12 Jan, 2010


Super photos and blog Sandra. A walk through the snow like this is the one delight of this weather. You obviously enjoyed it. Ours was cancelled because we could not find Elaine's wellies. :-))

14 Jan, 2010

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