Wednesday, 24 February 2010

A Day Out at the Beach.

Britain is not sunny very often, so when the sun does come out, we have to make the most of it. Today the sun was out. We gathered our dogs and head for the beach. It started to rain on the way, but we carried on. By the time we got there, it was sunny again. Dogs are allowed on the beach until the end of April. So no surprise that most people on the beach had dogs with them. It was a lovely walk, and the dogs played fetch (the stick), said "hello" to lots of other dogs, it stayed bright, and it was not too cold. 
Days like this are good for the soul.

Monday, 15 February 2010

Meet George and Harry

My very good friend Jane has just adopted two siamese cats - brothers. They're 3 years old, and practically identical. Their original mom died, and they went to a foster home, and through the Siamese Rescue, the lucky boys have a lovely new home. They have settled in well. Of course I couldn't wait to meet them, and I took my camera along:

The sock monkey was a gift for Jane, but I though it would look cute with George and Harry. And next time I visit the boys, I will take them a catnip toy- - promise!

Saturday, 13 February 2010

The Hare Preservation Trust

My wonderful online friend annette of Dragon House of Yuen does wonderful work to help rabbits and hares all over the world. She is a volunteer at The Hare Preservation Trust   and I have recently made some hare brooches to be sold on their site with 20% of the proceeds going to HPT. There are splendid items for sale in their shop all helping to raise much needed funds for HPT. The HPT has a website with information on hares and you can subscribe for their newsletter. They raise awareness of hares through the media and education. They lobby parliament to increase the legal protectin of hares and to ensure current legislation is enforced. They work with other wildlife groups. this is just an example of the good works they do. Why not check out their website for further information, and take a look at their Blog , it's fun and informative and there are some adorable photos. Hares need help to protect them in their natural habitat, we can make a difference.

These are the two booches that I made for The Hare Preservation Trust and can be bought in their shop.