If you had told the 15-year old me what she’d do one day for fun on a chilly Sunday morning in November she’d have thought you were insane. Fifteen year-old me loathed PE with an unbridled passion. She couldn’t think of anything worse than cross country running, and dreaded any outdoor sports in the muddy, … More Cani-Sports Edinburgh championship race 2017
I’ve finally bought my Edinburgh dream home! My offer has just been accepted on a beautiful, traditional, lower villa, with a private front and dinky little back garden, gorgeous bay-windowed living room, two bedrooms, wooden floors and lovely, stylish decor. It’s everything I’ve been dreaming of in a property, and I’m so happy that it’s … More We bought a house!
Cuddling up with my best bud as the early morning sun warmed our tent, listening to his contented little snores and thinking about which scenic route we’d walk that day, I knew I’d fallen in love with camping. All my worries about how Archie would cope, and whether he’d keep the entire campsite awake with … More Adventures under canvas
Archie and I were up at the crack of dawn on Saturday morning to try out the new sport (for us) of cani-cross: trail running with your dog. I was anxious about the run, and about how Archie would get on, but after a slightly rocky start (literally and figuratively) we both had a great … More Run doggy run
It’s our anniversary! It’s exactly a year since my wonderful, furry, best friend came into my life, and a lot has changed since then. Just over a year ago the Brexit vote in the referendum turned my world upside down, devastating my friends and I, and all our plans for our future careers and lives. … More What a difference a year makes
Archie and I are just back from our first holiday together, and I think he (mostly) enjoyed himself. I definitely did, although the big noisy group was a bit stressful for him at times. He definitely loved all his countryside walks though, and opportunities to chase butterflies in the hedgerows and get as muddy as … More Lake District holidays
Now we have wheels, Archie and I exploring East Lothian. An unexpectedly big night out on Friday night ruled out anything other than a hungover stroll around the Meadows on Saturday, but this morning we headed a bit further afield so that I could practise some more driving outside the city (merging with the A1 … More Gullane
The weekend we’ve been waiting so long for finally arrived. Dad came down on Friday night, and after a slightly sleepless night for both of us (him nervous, me excited) we went to pick up my gorgeous little red Yaris hybrid. Toyota were lovely, and had the car covered in a big red sheet that … More We got our car!
Phew, we’ll it’s been a bit of a rollercoaster couple of weeks for Archie and me. At the beginning of this week my flat in London was sold, and I was in the process of buying Archie’s dream house – a little cottage in Musselburgh, just outside Edinburgh, with a huge, dog-friendly front and back … More Home is where you make it, and other life lessons
It’s been a tough week for some of our doggy friends, and my heart goes out to them. Life with our furry best friends can be wonderful and joyous, but it can also be challenging, and heartbreaking sometimes too. I’ve been giving Archie extra hugs, and thinking about how far we’ve come since those wobbly early … More Good boy (in training)