Friday, 21 April 2017
Running out of steam
I took this photo yesterday just so you can get an idea of how the boardwalk splits up in two directions but meets up again near the end of the walk, and of course I always need to sneak in an Annie photo too :)
I sometimes meet these two dogs and their owner on our walk here. The brown dog knows I usually have a bag of treats in my pocket and she always jumps up at me to get first dibs, her pal the mottled black and white dog is much more reserved and Annie quite likes both of these dogs.
The other day they came hurtling through the dunes chasing a rabbit, I was willing the rabbit to run, run, run and it did. It went under the boardwalk for it's safety and stayed there. What did Annie do? Absolutely nothing :) We were up on the slightly higher level and I wasn't quick enough to capture a photo of the rabbit but the two dogs were on high alert should it emerge again :( For once brown dog wasn't interested in my treats and hopefully the rabbit lived to see another day.
Yesterday afternoon I had to wait in for the gas engineer to come and do the annual service of our boiler. It's over twenty years old now and it was fingers crossed that it survived another winter, which it did. The engineer said it is only working at 70% capacity now and if it fails the parts are no longer available. We've turned off the central heating but I find it is still quite cold at nighttime even when it's quite warm during the day. We've owned three houses having upsized when the children were growing up and downsized after they'd flown the nest and we've had to replace the boilers in both of our other homes so it's a bit of a dilemma as what to do about this one. After much deliberation we've decided for now at least to do an Annie and that's do nothing :)