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Sunday, February 04, 2007

We're back

Well we had a fabulous time in the Forest of Dean! We walked, walked and walked some more! so photos are few and far between as they got a little bit "samey" !!!!! We walked mostly around Symmonds Yat, which apparently is a great viewing spot for Peregrine Falcons - it seems they were away for a few days too!!!!!!

The whole area is really beautiful (although to be truthful I would have to say I prefer the New Forest) Unfortunately many of the attractions and places to visit were closed as we were way out of season, so there were plenty of things we didn't see!!! But it was amazing to have some time together and have plenty of rest and fresh air - did us both the power of good!

We did drive into the Brecon Beacons for an afternoon too, via Ross-on-Wye, Monmouth and Abergavenny. It was strange seeing all these places in real life - one of my favourite books is The Lady of Hay, and all the names are so familiar!

So that's it back to normality for a while now (well as normal as I ever get anyway!). A little message for any dog owners who haven't found the virtues of bicrabonate of soda - YES, it works!!! - Bicarb absorbs smells on contact, so it useful for all those little smelly cleaning jobs - great to have a tub in your fridge or to dust in the bottom of your bin (especially your compost collecting bin). But best of all, sprinkle liberally on your loved one.* Give them a good old fashioned hug and rub! and then let them outside to shake it all off!!!- I always do it over a carpet inside, in the vague hope that two items will be cleaned at once. Then just have a good hoover up afterwards! - Works a treat!

*Loved one being pet, not husband - although I guess it would work!! :lol:


  1. Sounds like you had a lovely time, the pictures are so pretty too!

    I am soooooo going to try the bicarb on my two:-)

  2. Beautiful pictures Noo and glad to hear you had a good time. Glad also that Spot is smelling a bit fresher :)

  3. Silvia5:06 pm

    Must try the bicarb.
    Glad you had a great time and some lovely walks.

  4. Lovely pictures and sounds like you had a lovely time :)

  5. Really nice pictures, glad you had a good time.

  6. Your trip sounds really good, the pics are great and it really looks like you were lucky with the weather.

    I shall certainly use your bicarb tip from now on, my compost bin carry-out bin could do with some refreshing!!

  7. I've used bicarb for getting the black off burnt saucepans (you can immediately make assumptions about my cooking!) but not on the dogs. I will try it out. Symonds Yat is supposed to be great for canoeing - never been, but sounds lovely.

  8. Glad you had a good time - the scenery looks gorgeous!


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