Our first trip of the new year – we didn’t wait long! Another stay in the Fens on the superb Fields End Water site. Open all year, quiet, very well laid out, good size hardstanding pitches, very friendly staff, heated shower block and all other amenities. Two fishing ponds for those that way inclined and dog friendly with plenty of walks around. Stay here every time I visit P and highly recommend it.
Saturday’s weather was extremely wet and Daisy was getting a little waterlogged, unfortunately she’s not developed her under coat yet but has grown like a weed and her raincoat no longer fits so off to Pets at Home we motored and I spent an arm and a leg kitting her out (my arm and leg not hers, otherwise the new coat would have fallen straight off her). The expedition reminded me of the year J grew 9 inches in 7 months, three sets of top to toe clothing – Costa del Packet then too. Also got Daize a tie down cable; that’s already a big success as she’s no longer getting caught up under the van axles/waste pipes/exhaust etc., as she was with the extendable lead.
Due to an oversight I forgot to pick up my camera bag when leaving and as I also left my phone behind I couldn’t do the Bailey/Snowden bit. Obviously that didn’t matter on Saturday as it pissed down all day and I’d only have got puddle pix but Sunday dawned bright and I was a tad annoyed with myself then; no nice thick white frosty images of the fens. I blame Daisy for the camera bag as I had to hide it behind the armchair away from puppy teeth but the phone is K’s fault. She asked me, as I was about to leave, to get the xmas decoration boxes out of the understairs cupboard (being short has it’s disadvantages and being designated understairs cupboard caretaker is one of them) and I put my phone down to oblige and didn’t pick it up again. It’s strange, when we are so keen to get the decs up, how soon we want to get them down; my little van tree got packed away on the 28th Dec.
Having had some problems with missing things – well not really missing so much as being 90 miles away from where I wanted them – Sunday I found my £500 varifocal/transitions specs only bought last March and missing since week one of my travels – I’d put them away safely in a compartment in the dashboard and promptly forgot said compartment existed. (I blame the streamlined design; hard to see the join without glasses on!)
Nice thick white frosty image from the archives.
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