"Although I speak from my own experience, I feel that no one has the right to impose his or her beliefs on another person. I will not propose to you that my way is best. The decision is up to you. If you find some point which may be suitable for you, then you can carry out experiments for yourself. If you find that it is off no use, then you can discard it." Dalai Lama...

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Splish, splash, splosh!

Sunny Saturday morning!
 Al up early-  painting the window surrounds - trying to get as much done as possible before the weather changes.
I got up with plans to do a little housework and then set about painting a coffee table I bought a while ago for the sun room.

As often happens plans had to be changed and the day took a different turn.
Beauty had been licking and nipping her paws for a few days. The same thing happened last year about this time and we bathed her with tea tree and lavender and it went away quite quickly. We had assumed it was something from the fields that had caused an allergic reaction.
This morning it was obvious something was causing her a great deal of discomfort - even though Milly had bathed her paws a couple of days ago - and she was biting in between the pads. Luckily when I rang the Vet they had an appointment for 12.40. Al's bike had failed it's MOT, it had been fixed and was due to be picked up so we combined the two things in a trip to town. I woke Milly and made her eggy bread before we set off. I sat in the car whilst Milly and Al took Beauty in for the appointment and eventually - half an hour late - the Vet diagnosed Harvest mites as the problem, sprayed her feet and gave us pills to give her. Beauty had got quite agitated - very nervous temperament - and before trying to cut her nails the vet put on a muzzle. Apparently she began to growl and became very aggressive and the vet managed to do one paw and then had to give up as she was becoming too stressed. So £30 later and one stressed out doggie we moved on to pick up Al's bike, good to go but a £170 bill..... 
Money flowing out like water....

Back home and we - luckily - remembered that the pool closes at 5.30 on a Saturday. We had a quick lunch before Al got back to the painting and Milly and I headed into town to look for a new sketch pad and go swimming. We looked in The works and she found a notebook that was just perfect to write a story she had been working on. Wilkinsons had the sketch pad she wanted. A nice quick shopping trip ;-)

The pool was busier than it normally is. There were about 4 people swimming lengths. It makes it a little more difficult for us to do our thing but we manged to find a corner and eventually a couple of folk got out giving us more room to play ;-))

Time for a breather so the new notebook came out and the start of the story was recorded whilst I went in the Sauna.

Then - after a cold shower it was time for us to head in here...

More swimming and playing followed. Lots of love and kisses and cuddles today, she said she was in a very cuddly, loving mood:-)

Pulling a face as I took another photo :-) 
ipod in to listen to a story and draw in the new sketch pad whilst I listened to a meditation. So nice that we are able to lie side by side relaxing.

Pool to ourselves now....Milly then went back in .

 She likes to go down the steps and fall forward half way down making a massive splash. I tried to capture it but failed :-)

A trip to Morrisons for some bits and bobs then home for tea. Al was still up a ladder but got cleaned up and they both went out for a walk with Beauty just as the heavens opened. Wet walk and talk ;-)
Tea whilst watching Dr Who.
Milly not at all keen to watch next weeks one after seeing the trailer for it though!

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