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My Poor Poppy

Today we went for a long walk with the dogs, Poppy our oldest collie (two and a half) and our new puppy, Bertie who is about four and a half months old. It was a truly wonderful walk down the quiet, snowbound country lanes with a stop around halfway in the local pub, where we sat round the open fire in arm chairs having a very welcome pint.

As you can see from the following photos Poppy just loves catching snowballs (well any balls really), Bertie on the other hand just chases Poppy, he hasn’t quite got the hang of chasing and catching the ball yet, at least not while Poppy is around anyway!

Unfortunately when we got back to the house we discovered Poppy lying very still in the snow, she wasn’t moving at all. We went over to her to see what was the matter and discovered that she had broken her back leg. We rushed her to the vet who confirmed the break and immediately arranged for us to take her to a specialist orthopaedic centre a few miles away. They have now x-rayed her leg and confirmed that the leg has a twisted fracture of the femur and they will operate tomorrow.

Not quite the perfect end to the day that we were hoping for.

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It’s ADay

Yes today is ADay.

OK so what’s ADay I hear you say? Well, to be honest until yesterday I hadn’t heard of it either, it was only while I was signing up for Twitter, yes I have finally succumbed, that I came across it. It’s actually ADay.org and it’s all about getting people around the globe taking pictures of their ordinary everyday lives and then uploading them to the ADay.org web site. What’s unique about it is that it is only today, May 15th 2012, just 24 hours (well more like 48 hours because of the world being round and all). It’s a Swedish idea, and as we know lots of great ideas come from Scandinavia!

I wasn’t 100% convinced when I read about it last night but then it got a mention on the BBC breakfast program this morning, so I signed up and put in a couple of pictures earlier today.

The idea behind this is to create an archive of photos from ordinary people just going about their daily lives on a single day, with that in mind here are a couple of images from my mundane daily routine.

Just about finished preparing my lunch at 12:00, ham & cheese on my home made bread with a nice cup of fresh coffee.

Poppy with one of her toys just quietly thinking, “….. halfway up the stair is the stair where I sit, it’s not at the top and it’s not at the bottom, there really isn’t any other stair quite like it”! It really is her favourite place to sit during the day.

So have a nice ADay everyone, I hope lots of you have participated.

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