A pivotal moment. Our first (proper) walk of the year and first big trip out of the house for a while for Baker. He did so well and despite two rubbish owners paying no mind to his 'nervous' lead, everyone else was fab and it was a success overall. Here he is with some woodland pals at our destination of the Garden Center. I hope for more moments like this in 2018.
If you are a dog parent and can go on walks freely without stress etc, please cherish that.
This looks lighter than it actually is, but this is what our council thinks is satisfactory safety for people walking to work in the mornings. They had Christmas lights on during the day, while it's light, but they turn off at least half the main lampposts when it's dark... This is a good day too because usually the side with lights only has every other (or so) light on. It is scary and dangerous, actually almost pitch black in places. :/
The Born Free gang! Huddled around my lush new tealight holder from the Edinburgh Christmas market.
This beautiful female Blackbird was one of the tamest I've seen in a while. She carried on having her dinner despite my being so close. She occasionally looked up, like in the photo, when she heard the camera shutter but was unphased, even when I stood up to walk away.
The second image is of a Redshank with some young Turnstones, who were very cutely huddled up into the seaweed (like the one right next to the Redshank). But for some reason, they were all following her and when she moved too far they got up and repositioned closer to here haha!
Hold on, what is going on? I'm walking home from job #3 at 4.15pm and there is still some light in the sky?! Fantastic :)
Besides going to Homebase with Dad while he bought door handles and randomly coming home with a rug after looking for a suitable one for 3 years, Mam and I had a walk around the walls to try and test a possible route for next months 20k. Unfortunately, the app I had cut out over half our walk and had us walk across the middle of the river...so it's back to the drawing board haha.
It wasn't the prettiest weather either so birds etc were scarce, but we did spot a good old Cormorant drying his wings. These guys always make me smile when I watch them do this!
Taking last minute photos for blog posts. Check out my 'What I Read in 2017' here.