Friday, 30 December 2011

Fresh Air and a Swim

It has been a while since I posted here, the end of the year seems to prompt so many to reflect on the year just passed and contemplate prospects for the future.  Well, 2011 was not without its issues, not all pleasant but through those difficulties I am so very glad I have special friends who have looked after me.

Nothing better to blow cobwebs away than a brisk walk on a chilly day with the doggies, as a post Christmas adventure we went to Virginia Water, quite a few people had the same idea so it was crowded with families with assorted dogs of all shapes and sizes but of course Angus and Posh were by far the most beautiful.

Posh has been showing some signs of her age recently so I was very pleased that she seemed to be able to keep up comfortably.  Posh is usually a model of good behaviour on walks but just once in a while she turns a deaf ear to instruction and did just that as she marched very purposefully towards the lake, stepped in and paddled about defiantly, I don't think she actually got around to swimming but seemed to enjoy walking along the bottom anyway.

So cobwebs well and truly blown away its back to work and with fresh ideas for some new bears for 2012.


  1. I noticed your previous post with interest - I live near "The Potteries" (my husband worked for Wedgwood for 18 years) I thought you might be interested to see the factory (or in local speak; Pot Bank) where the pot was made - sadly no longer standing, but never the less documented for posterity.

    There is an awful lot of local appreciation for all the pices which began their lives "around here".... hopefully the enthusiasm for such wonderful heritage will spread as you say!!

    With Beary Good Wishes,


  2. Thank you Ruth, it was quite a grand building, in keeping with the importance of the industry. I always wished I had learned to make pots, it looks fascinating and I enjoy the "mystery" of the glazes and finishes. I have thought of taking it up as a hobby but I have such a full life already that I will content myself with admiring others' work for now.
    Thank you for the link to the picture of the Hill Pot Bank, best regards from Gregory