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Archive for April, 2008

We went to see the London Marathon, in Greenwich. There were so many runners – 40,000 of them! Can you see them all behind me? There were six real Maasai warriors running too, it was the first time they had left their homeland. They were trying to raise $120,000 for a project: a well in their drought-ravaged village in Tanzania, and were running in shoes made from car tyres and not drinking any water whilst running. Wow.

There are lots of different ways we can help Africa – click here to see a great post on different ways you can help.

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We went to the start line of the race. Mum was hoping Ian wasn’t too nervous. He ran for the National Deaf Children’ Society (he completed it in a very respectable 4 hours 17 minutes and 40 seconds – well done Ian!). Can you see the big TV screen the runners have got. I wonder if it will show Dog Borstal?

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They had lots of colourful hot air balloons which really brightened the dark skies, there were lots of grey could so we knew it would probably rain later …

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So why is there an ice cream van at the start line? Do people want ice creams before they run?

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Nearby was a pretty lake. I think I’ll run around that – that’ll be MY marathon this year!

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We went to give a talk to the hard of hearing club in Twickenham. Well, mum did all the talking, and I worked the crowd. More ‘Smudge-groupies’! They all loved me and I think they liked mum too. Mum told them all about what it’s like to live with me (fantastic), how smart I am (goes without saying), how naughty I am (she even told them I’m a kleptomaniac), how I work for her (I’m the best), and how much I’ve changed her life (lots). We met some lovely people and made yet more friends, so we ended up being the last ones to leave. Again. I had a little chat with mum about that. We agreed, you can never have too many friends. Especially when they insist on giving you a bag of yummy dog treats.

Then we went to Auntie Ollie’s for a fish and chip supper. I was given another bag of dog treats (is it Christmas?), got lots of cuddles from Ollie, and John took me for a run. Mum was drinking pink champagne with a wild hibiscus flower in the bottom of the glass, it looked so pretty.

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Ollie got her wild hibiscus flowers from Lakeland, you can also get them from Firebox, or direct from the supplier. You place a flower in the bottom of a champagne flute, add a little of the syrup from the jar, pour on your bubbly and watch the flower open up. The drink even turns pink. You can eat the flower which tastes of raspberry and rhubarb. Magic!

We had such a lovely evening, we can’t wait to see Auntie Ollie again. She has promised a visit to her allotment soon. In the era of Henry VIII it was the orchard of Richmond Palace. Richmond Palace is no more, but the soil is very rich and John grows his fruit and veg very successfully – aided by Ollie watching from a deckchair with a gin and tonic in her hand. Those must be some posh vegetables!

– Mum, is Auntie Ollie a princess?
– Oh yes!

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Let us pray

This photo made us smile. It’s of a friend’s dog in Canada.

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Snow boots

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This is what we woke up to today. I was so surprised, as it was so snuggly and warm inside, then when mum pulled the blinds, this is what we saw, and it looked Just Freezing. Even mum’s car had changed colour. I had the bestest cuddle with mum, as it was Sunday morning and she always says she doesn’t work on Sundays. Her bed is so warm and cosy. I didn’t really want to go out for my walk but needs must! The snow was so DEEP. I ended up getting snow boots, snow up to my ankles. But the best bit? Getting my rub down with the towel when we got back inside.

And another nap. I love Sundays!

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How I almost got run over

We were crossing the road outside Euston this morning and I spotted those huge banners outside the Wellcome Collection building. Well, one of them had a man’s face on it, in giant size, with big starey black eyes…

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Mum noticed me looking at this man and started talking about the interesting exhibitions in there. But the traffic lights had just changed and traffic started coming down the road. I sat down in the middle of the road and wouldn’t take my eyes off this huge banner. This man was so big and scary! I’m now truly in the Land of the Giants!

Mum really had to pull hard to make me get up and move out of the way of oncoming traffic.

So that’s how I almost got run over today.

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