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A Bucket List Progress Report and Links & Likes ~ January.

Last year I started my  25 Before 45 Bucket List and although progress is quite slow, I have at least achieved a few things on it !   Whilst I have not yet learned to crochet, swum in a Lido or watched a Film Outdoors, I have managed to Trek With Llamas in the Lake District, Picnic on a Village Green with my old-fashioned Picnic Hamper ( Not very successfully, Hugo ate the cake ! ),  do a Rail Ale Trail Tour  on the East Lancs Railway  and  take part in  The Morecambe Bay Cross Bay Walk  led by the Queen’s Official Guide, Cedric Robinson. I have just under 2 years to complete the list, so hopefully in 2017 I will make a sizeable chunk in it. Wish me Luck!

 

And now for a bit of  Blog love. Here are some links to posts I have enjoyed reading in January. X

Lisa knows where to get warm in the winter. Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Gardens of course!

Leah shares a wonderful Insiders Guide To Malta. ðŸ™‚

Snow Day and an Excited Pup on Loving Life In Wellies. So cute!

Em has a delicious recipe for an Amaretto & Apple Juice Cocktail. Looks and sounds heavenly. 🙂

Polly has only gone and had a baby. Congrats Polly. 🙂

Christine has been accidentally  bagging Wainwrights in the Lake District.

Fancy making Memory Jam ? Head on over to Cultivating Time.

Laura has wrote a lovely post about her  Favourite travel companion. 🙂

Gregson the dog has found out that Margate is a very pet-friendly town. ^^

Thanks for Visiting!


Down the dog friendly local.

I don’t know about you but sometimes of a weekend afternoon the other half and I ( and the dog ), like to wander down the local for a pint or two, or several. 🙂 We are lucky that our local ‘The New Inn’ is a only a short stroll through the park, which means it is easy to incorporate Jake’s ( our labrador ) walk. We usually bump into some fellow dog owners putting the world to rights over a pint of postlethwaite’s and Jake knows he will no doubt get plenty of fuss and a few treats to boot.

A great selection of Real Ale's ( photo taken from the New Inn facebook page.)
A great selection of Real Ale’s ( photo taken from the New Inn facebook page.)

The New Inn is a proper Real Ales pub with a varied selection that change regularly.My other half is a big fan.I’m more of a cider drinker myself and sometimes they do have more than Strongbow on tap.I am quite partial to a Ruby Tuesday! No food is served however.Just the usual crisps, nuts and er pickled eggs.Note to readers, if your for some reason tempted to buy a pickled egg and then have second thoughts about consuming it and hide it in a cupboard in the back room,Les the landlord will not be pleased.A-hem. 🙂 Of course what we like the most about our local is that dogs are always made welcome.Here are a few pics from yesterday afternoon.
Dog at our feet~Molly,Ted ( with the scary eyes!),Jake and Becky.
Dog at our feet~Molly,Ted ( with the scary eyes!),Jake and Becky.

Molly and Ted again.
Molly and Ted again.

It's a great idea to take a collapsable water bowl to the pub.Thirsty work you know! This ones from Mountain Paws.
It’s a great idea to take a collapsable water bowl to the pub.Thirsty work you know! This ones from Mountain Paws.

Becky with her human Gaynor. :)
Becky with her human Gaynor. 🙂

We met two springer’s,another labrador,a greyhound,a collie cross,two border terrier’s and two jackadoodle’s!
Do you have a dog friendly local? Let me know any recommendations you may have……………x