We have our own random kind of flow when we go to the beach. I drive along until I find a deserted bit, let the dogs out of the car while I put all my gear on, water bottle, camera, treats, leads. They have a sprint around for a minute or so then Beryl comes back to me and Frankie meanders along in front smelling all the driftwood. He will disappear into the sanddunes every so often, coming back to check on us periodically. Beryl and I will go into the sanddunes with him at times so she gets a run around.
This afternoon we went into the sanddunes where I thought I’d last seen Frankie go in. We’re wandering around and Beryl is looking for rabbits and I’m looking for Frankie.
She couldn’t see any rabbits and I couldn’t see Frankie! I called him for a while as we mooched around and after about 15 minutes or so I decided we’d better go back onto the beach and hoped he was there. Nope, the beach was deserted. I knew if he was ahead of us he’d see us next time he popped out to check on us and same if he was behind us. We headed back to the car, which I could barely see, and I kept calling him but no Frankie. As we got closer to the car I saw a lump in it’s shadow that I thought must be a log except I didn’t remember parking near any logs. As I called again the log moved and it was Frankie. He must have been hoping I was hiding in the car as I saw him jump up at the door and then he turned into a log again in the shadow.
We were still quite a distance from the car and the sun was probably turning me and Beryl into weird sort of silhouettes as he could hear me and came out from the shadow of the car and sat behind it but wouldn’t come to us.
Then, finally, he is sure. The joy and relief is so obvious:)
Did we have a glorious reunion? Lol, heck no. First he had to
Then, after he’d got all his stress out of his system he relaxed and came up for some love and a drink:)
We carried on our merry way. As Beryl hadn’t had much of a run around we went back into the dunes together and did some more rabbit spotting.
By this time the sun was setting. Unfortunately my dogs aren’t as well trained as Bunny at Tales and Tails, nor do I have willing people and dogs to provide foreground interest like Greyhound Gardens and Shutterhounds do, but it was still a pretty sunset to look at with my dogs admiring it with me:)
Now, a big, belated thank you to everyone who has offered suggestions as to the easiest way to remove stubborn wallpaper backing. I’d actually tried them all though:) I eventually hired a wallpaper steamer for a couple of days and yay, while it was still slow it did a much better job than all the other methods I’d tried. So I bought a secondhand one to do the rest of the house with. I haven’t used it yet though as I’ve decided to finish what I’ve stripped first. Trouble is I have a lot of prep work to do before I can paint, so I’m procrastinating hard on doing that, lol. And I can’t decide what colour/s I want:( I’d hate to say how many hours I’ve spent looking through magazines, pinterest pages and blogs searching for inspiration when I could have been reading and commenting on blogs! I’m not surprised I can’t keep up. Maybe I should just paint the whole place white and be done with it?
In the meantime I needed to paint something so I’ve been using some test pots I got to paint up some old storage boxes I’ve got that John had made or farm stuff had come in.
I’ve since made a bit more room and turned this storage box around. I wish I’d taken a ‘before’ photo of this as it looks about 500% better than it’s original state. I’ve nearly finished my second bedside table and have got a ‘before’ photo of one of them but haven’t taken an ‘after’ photo yet. I’m pleased with how these have all turned out but I’ve also got a coffee table I’ve done about 6 coats of paint on that I’m still not pleased with and a wooden chair that’s still a work in progress. But it’s fun and I’ve got something to show for my efforts.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone. I’ll be painting again tomorrow:)