Today's photo is a church doorway which caught my eye on a country walk.
Well, Phil has left for a week in Scotland taking photos for the Duchess; I'm already missing him! But we've had a pleasant weekend. Yesterday morning we went looking at new cars, as Phil's lease car is due to be changed very soon. We'll miss the Megane but Phil is after something with a bigger boot so we don't have to put miles on my car whenever we go on holiday. In the afternoon we watched Sian ride - she rode Sian the pony and had a wonderful lesson. We also took down the Christmas decorations which was sort of sad...And had a Skype chat with A from California.
I found this story on the BBC website today. It makes very sad reading. Especially the part about 7,800 dogs being put down in the UK in 2007 because homes could not be found for them. And that 270 dogs were taken to Battersea Dogs Home over the Christmas period. So much for us being a nation of animal lovers! As a family, we are very committed to animal rescue and all of our pets have been abandoned/unwanted. I'd urge anyone considering paying hundreds of pounds for a pedigree puppy to rethink and visit their local rescue centre. If you have your heart set on a particular breed, most breeds have their own rehoming societies.
The same applies to cats too.
I've just read "What was lost" by Catherine O'Flynn. I became completely absorbed in this story, which starts by focusing on the character of 10 year old Kate, who along with her toy monkey, runs a detective agency. The story is centred around a huge shopping mall. Really original, really gripping, funny in parts and very well told, I'm so glad I read this book.