Today we went to a local reserve where I have my first published piece of photography on show. I took a photo of a mesolithic hand axe found in the reserve and it’s now on an information board. Of coarse we didn’t find the board but I now know where it is and will go back when it hasn’t been raining. There is a main road to the farm house from which a number of paths lead off. Couscous seemed to like it and did some chasing after cars and cyclists - with me in tow behind.
Westminster Dog of the Year competition includes a dachshund being aloof when walking with the pack.
We went to the dachshund racing day at Great Dixter. Couscous was a little aloof but others were racing away.
They took his old red cushion
From his special fireside place
They said it was too shabby
And a positive disgrace
The clean new cover that they made
He didn’t like a bit
And no amount of coaxing would persuade him on to it
It had a different smell from all the rest
Could someone understand he liked the old one best
One lovely day he found it, where the salvage
stuff was thrown. His old red cushion cover
He had counted as his own.
And they found him sleeping on it where
he’d dragged it by the fire, with a look
upon his face like he had found his heart’s desire.
By (Nana) Vera Smalley
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The nature trail here is worth a walk. The start is from the oast house / café / Wildhouse Trust visitor centre. There is a variety of bird and other wildlife. The reservoir can be seen better from the road just round the bend.