One of the many reasons that I love having a dog!

Just a short blog spot just been out walking the dog.  Usually at this time of the year I am not out of my pyjamas till at least lunchtime and although I love to walk when its this cold outside I have to be pushed into it by my husband and if he’s not around a walk wouldn’t happen.  As for the kids if they got their way especially on the first day of the holidays they would be also in their pyjamas in front of CBBC for as long as I would allow them to get away with it.

Instead after a first day of the holiday of yes my new favourite pancakes, bacon and maple syrup we doned lots and lots of layers and went out a walk.  I am by nature (take after my father) a creature of habit and like my routines in life.  Every day after I drop the kids at school I walk with some other mums round the village marking the boundaries as it were.  So that was my planned walk and I hasten to add a very good walk it is especially at the boundaries of the village and at the top of the golf course hill looking over to the  Eildon Hills which although I do it daily each day is a daily reminder how lucky I am to live in this little corner of the Scottish Borders.  My son (also a creature of habit like his papa and his mum) had other ideas must be the start of the holiday madness.  He suggested the golf course which just now is a field of snow beside the River Tweed.  We love it all for different reasons.  The kids as they can run around and play ball, the dog as he can run like the wind and usually meets some doggie pals who join in his fun and me because I love being down by the Tweed.  Growing up in a city with limited green or in this case white space I just love the freedom to be out and about in what God has given us not what man has done to it.

So we have just spent an hour enjoying walking along the golf course which has had a fresh covering of snow since we were there last on Sunday.  Although I think its threatening to snow just now we had blue skies, sun and in the snow it was just stunning.  And as my square eyed TV loving daughter said “this is much better than sitting in front of the telly.”

So although the dog now 9 months old seems to be going into a fresh round of chewing anything in sight I’m so glad we have him in our lives as he gets us out and about even in these freezing conditions and we all feel the better for it!

So I had to write and say this even though I am worrying about all the things I still have to do before Christmas well two and a  bit days to go surely that is enough for the 15 plus to do’s on my list isn’t it?


About fionadranesblog

40 plus mum of two married with a mad cocker spaniel. Along with two colleagues run Bright Light Marketing a rural marketing agency who specialise in getting rural businesss noticed. Live in St Boswells in the wonderful Scottish Borders. Love books, walking and living life to the full here in the Scottish Borders though its sometimes a juggle!
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