Good morning all - I hope you are sitting down before reading this - I am ecstatically happy even if every muscle in my body is screaming. Dante was a total star and behaved beautifully. Just to add to my anxiety there was a film crew on the shoot so I was doubly afraid. Denzil got roped into the beating line so he too is a bit stiff this morning. It could not have been a more perfect day the sun was shining the sky was cloudless it was crips and cold but we were wrapped up nice and warm so it was fine.
|Lees court valley|
|Muddy tracks for off road driving|
|Lovely bracket fungus|
A fair size bag of birds but before you get upset about this photo just remember that this is food and these birds have had a much better life than any chicken you have ever eaten and probably at least as many got away.
On the final drive a partridge came down wounded so I sent Dan to do his stuff and bless him he did fine and brought it back to me from the deep cover where it had fallen. He caused a bit of consternation as he is a very unusual dog on shoots. Lady Sondes joined us for a couple of drives and she had a chat with us and admired Dan so what more can you ask.
When we got home Denzil needed a long hot soak to relax his muscles and supper was a take away burger and chips. We had been fed large buns full of bacon, quiche, chocolate cake all washed down with a big mug of tomato soup served by Lady Sondes chef.
Well that was yesterday and today I am going to rest on my laurels and do as little as possible.