Heavy rain today!!, so after a light lunch at the Cafe Etherow, decided to head off home via the barbers!, can't look too scruffy with Sister Babs visiting from Australia with Brother-in-Law Bryan.
Not seen them for a few years so it will be a nice reunion for me and Marjorie!.
Visited the Debdale Carnival earlier this month and there was a farmer there with Miniature Goats, hens, geese and Lambs so Pepe was right at home being used to them at Etherow!, but best of all were these beautiful Alpacas!
The chap said he was diversifying and hoping to get a flock of about 30, I asked him what for and he said the wool got a good price and he would be Abell to sell the odd baby to people with big gardens as pets and who wouldn't want one of these as a pet!.
How cute hey.
"Do they spit like llama's" said I not wanting an eye full, "No" said the chap, "just don't go near their head, just stroke their necks" so forewarned I just had a stroke and kept Pepe at bay, I don't think even he could eat a full one!, their coats were really soft!.
There was also a stand for the Belle Vue Aces, did you know that there is a new stadium being built at the side of the present venue, (The Greyhound track) due to be opened in March of next year (2016)
Brings back memories of Saturday nights there, with fish and chips on the way home.
Inside the visitors centre, Dog friendly and Tea & Coffee only 60p!, if you want a meal there is a tearooms with a good menu, but you can only take your dog into the outside area and there is no canopies if its raining
Pepe likes it, nice and bright and the staff very nice too!
He thought the walks were nice too, even dogs like a change of scenery don't they?.
Bargain of the month this month is the new cordless Dyson vac, you must have seen it on the Telly recently, not that the price was a bargain but it was the power of it and the convenience too, just lift it off the charging station and whip round a couple of rooms and stick it back on the wall, ten minute job and no heavy lugging about not much heavier that a large electric drill.
Does what it says on the box!.
Mate, Bob the Abell didn't like the cable coiled like that!, so it's been changed since!, in the box room/work shop so very handy to tidy up there as well.
The three floor attachments all have motors in them as well as the main one in the main body, very powerful!.
On the photographic front, saw a lot of bee's on this plant in the Daisy Nook garden centre on our last visit there and thought we are having one of those each, got to help the bees, they are struggling the same as us aren't they!.
Took this Bluebottle on it at home.
Then this Bee.
This was with my Iphone, don't need to carry a camera round these days, unless you want to zoom into anything that is.
Bob and his good lady Joyce with Pepe and I visited the Andrew Arms this past week after a pleasant sail on the lake, its just round the corner from the lake and under new management, they are dog friendly and there was this little miniature Dachshund running around,
Had his dragon suit on, very cute!.
At dinner this Sunday at John's, there were the usual Cockerpoo's Jessie and Max to give Pepe something to think about.
Where are they, don't want them stomping on me!
And the usual Missionaries were there for dinner, hopefully someone is doing the same for my Grandson in Cyprus on his mission.
This week the one on the left is from Uganda and the one on the right is from Zimbabwe, nice guys and seems strange since we were sending missionaries to Africa years ago!.
Which brings me to the joke of the week,
The family in the tribe were sat having dinner and one of the children said "I don't like the missionary" Mummy, and Mummy said "well leave him and eat your vegetables".
That's all for now folks