Radnage Yet Again!
Warning…..It’s a long one as we ended up staying in Radnage for 4 weeks due to work commitments! After we set up at Radnage (http://www.bellavistacamping.co.uk/home/), we played ball and Scratchy got so excited that he escaped, but mummy caught him quickly! He seems to be getting very adventurous lately. Then we went to Nanny’s which Jim was pleased about, as Daisy had missed him.
On Wednesday mummy and nanny went on a lovely spa day at The Oxfordshire Golf Club and they catered really well for mummy’s messed up diet requirements and they had some lovely massages
Meanwhile daddy tried some more vegetarian cooking and it looked very tasty
Friday was Good Friday so we decided to lie in, but mummy was moaning about how much of the bed we took up
The Alpacas seemed curious about us today too
Then we went round nanny’s as Uncle Marc and the family were there. Maisie decided to dress me in a scarf….not amused!
Then we went home to see the Red Kites
We then headed over to meet Claire and Bella to go on a lovely long dog walk, followed by a scrummy dinner cooked by Claire. Jim, her husband, had been on a training marathon run so he missed the walk. Lame excuse if you ask me! Port Meadow was really lovely and we saw a girl and two boys strip down to their underwear and jump in the river from the bridge. I don’t think the boys liked it much! It was all a bit random as one of the boys had been fishing from the bridge in a suit, then he got convinced to join them, but didn’t know who they were, and when he took his suit off, he had shorts and a tshirt on underneath. There was a photographer with them who seemed to know them all. Bit odd if you ask me…Humans!!
After dinner, Jim (human) gave daddy a sample of a Japanese whisky which was really nice apparently.
Bella had a bath as she had got quite muddy on the walk. She didn’t like being wet, bless her!
On Saturday we went running from Cadsden, with the club and then went to a lovely farm for a special Easter Breakfast. It was very tasty and they had lots of lambs being born. Then daddy made veggie pizzas for dinner and they were really good!
On Easter Monday we went for a walk round Coombe Hill and mummy was very excited as she found a lonely bluebell. Apparently they are very early this year!
Mummy was quite excited one lunch time, cos as she sat down there was a Red Kite, right on the fence by us, so she grabbed her camera and two more joined it. It was so exciting, she called them the three amigos!
On Thursday, Jim had a bit of an accident. Mummy knocked the boards over in the kitchen which knocked the kettle, which knocked mummy’s freshly made peppermint tea all over Jim, who was lying peacefully on the floor. He didn’t squeal like he did at Rockhill, so I don’t think it was as bad, but he still needed lots of attention! Meanwhile, Scratchy was having a mummy cuddle, and I wasn’t very happy about it!
Once scratchy had finished, we went out to play ball
So Scratchy watched us through the fly screen
and a couple of red kites, it was a very exciting day!
Mummy seemed very busy on invoicing day, so scratchy and I tried to help by sleeping on her laptop!
On Saturday it was running club again and so we headed out to the Lions at Bledlow. The run was going quite well, we hadn’t been going that long, when we went through a field with an electric fence running down the side of the path. Half way through the field was a gate which was in a really muddy bit so everyone was climbing over the gate. Jim went through a gap by the electric fence. Daddy had gone over the gate but mummy and I were still the other side. Then Jim started shrieking……he’d been electrocuted. I didn’t know what had happened so I darted through another part of the gate, consequently getting the leads tangled round the gate. Oops! Then Jim got electrocuted again, this time he went nuts and he was right by me. I didn’t understand so I thought he was trying to hurt me so I tried to kill him, or at least bite his face off, which didn’t go down too well. So daddy separated us, as mummy was still the other side of the gate with the tangled lead. Daddy unclipped Jim and me to sort the lead out, and Jim got electrocuted again, and this time as he was off the lead he bolted. He ran off so quick. Mummy was shouting at him to wait but he just kept going. Daddy quickly got me back on the lead and him and Luca went running after Jim, closely followed by mummy, me and Kevin and the rest of the gang. Luca saw that at the end of the field Jim went right on the green lane, which is the way we normally run, and daddy was trying to catch up with him. We never saw him turn off the lane, so when we got to the end mummy was in a right state. We asked people driving and cycling past in both directions, but no one had seen him. Mummy called grandad as we were near their house, in case he headed there, so nanny, grandad and all their neighbours started searching for him by car and on foot. We split the running group up, me and mummy went with Kevin and Luca, daddy headed back down green lane in case we missed him and the rest of the gang went the other way. Then Luca saw him, but he darted off. Luca saw him go down a track and Kevin noticed all the sheep running, so we called for daddy to come back. Mummy was worried that I would scare him away as I had just been horrible to him, so Luca stayed at the end of the track with me, and mummy followed Kevin down the track. Poor Jim was a nervous wreck hiding under some bush. Luckily the owners had seen him and waited for mummy to arrive. Jim wouldn’t come out of hiding, so mummy very slowly went in and coaxed him out, then carried him back, by which time daddy had arrived. Meanwhile, grandad had turned up, so Luca put me in grandads car so he could take the lead down to Jim. Then everyone got back to grandads car and all was well! We then ran very fast to find the rest of the group, as no one had phones on them other than daddy! All search parties were stood down and mummy was very happy! When we got home, we had breakfast outside as a treat and Jim even had a cuddle with daddy!
He did feel a bit sorry for himself all day though….his poor bottom must’ve hurt after all those shocks, not to mention his face from me….oops!
On Sunday we went for a walk at Cadsden and saw a kestrel, but mummy didn’t have her big camera!
Then we went back to the farm shop and saw the lambs
and the piglets, whilst daddy got some bacon. He’s so mean.
This little cutie was still in the lambing shed
and this one was already feeling frisky!
On Wednesday evening we took daddy to Basingstoke for work for a few days, so we spent some quality time with nanny and grandad, and Molly seemed happy about that!
On Monday, Jim didn’t want to get up, however Scratchy wanted to go to bed for the day. Scratchy has the blanket during the day, and Jim during the night, however neither of them would give in….it was very funny seeing them share the blanket!
Tuesday was a big day. Scratchy went to the vets to see Uncle Joe and got a clean bill of health. So we stayed home and kept the chair warm for mummy
Also, Daisy was having her little lady op, so she was very dopey when she came home. Mummy went round to see her on her own as we weren’t allowed to go and excite her!
Then we found out that poor Doris had an accident and got her head stuck in the rockery, and although grandad tried to release her, he even got in the pond to get the rock off her, but it was too late. Poor Dylan was beside himself. They had started making their nest the week before, it was very sad. RIP Doris
To cheer grandad up, mummy agreed to follow grandad down the road in his tractor so he could road test it
Mummy gave us some new toys too, but Jim ripped the ear off his cow straight away. She was feeling bad as we couldn’t go round to nanny’s due to Daisy’s delicate tummy
On Thursday, mummy hadn’t been to get the gas and we ran out. Daddy was very excited as it meant we had to cook breakfast outside on his wood stove.
Then in the evening mummy and daddy went out with Rach & Nige who were over visiting from America. They moved there last year and had been our lovely neighbours for 6 years. It was lovely to catch up with them, even though we only saw them briefly in the car. On the way home we saw a badger that was very scared and didn’t know where to run. Luckily it managed to get into the field before the car coming the other way got too close. Mummy didn’t have her big camera again!
On Saturday we were very tired and didn’t want to get up, again!
But we did, as it was running day from Coombe Hill and we couldn't believe it, as it was snowing! We weren't expecting that!
Then we went to nannys, but we still had to stay in the car. It was a happy day though as Dolly arrived to be Dylans new girlfriend!
We also saw a barn owl in the evening, but it was so quick there were no pictures!! It landed in the field by us! On Sunday, daddy finished making his butter knife, that he was inspired to make by the Meeks (www.dotrythisathome.com). One of the daughters made one sitting on a bench whilst out for the day. They are so inspirational, but I think daddy’s was rubbish compared to hers.
Then we went for a long walk through the bluebells at Watlington Hill and Christmas Common, before heading over to Auntie Debi’s. We love it at Auntie Debi’s, she gives great cuddles! Then we headed back for our usual Sunday dinner with Nanny. Daddy made something a bit spicy though!
After daddy’s attempt at a butter knife, mummy decided she would make something, so she tried some homemade bread, which was very tasty, but a bit heavy!
On Tuesday, mummy took us up to see Nanny June in the home. She has gone downhill since we last saw her and she didn’t have a clue who we were or that we had just been there a few minutes ago. So sad. Anyway something really spooked me and I went nuts. No idea what it was but I was really scared so mummy took us back out to the car. When we got home, Scratchy was really taking the mickey by sitting on Jims bed….I found it quite funny!!
When we hitched up to leave, the brake cable had come away again, so daddy did a slick job of repairing it very quickly. He really looked like he knew what he was doing!
So after four weeks of lots of work and a bit of play, we are heading off for new adventures. We really like it at Radnage though, so I’m sure we will be back there soon!
Until next time, love & licks Rosie xxxxx