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Just had to listen to Jenny’s latest idea. She’s going to form a village Book Club. They’ll  read only one book this year because the review process will take so long. The first book is called Fifty Shades of Gray. Next year they’ll move on to the trilogy of Noddy and Big Ears.

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I’ve been away myself last week.  I went on a mercy mission to cheer up someone I’m very fond of who was very sad. But I’m back this week to a full house and we been given a certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor. So the human beings are very chuffed with themselves. I keep on about this but when are wooffies going to get excellence awards for hospitality? – I get barking mad about this at times, I work very hard around here. I’m the star of the show according to Trip Advisor – go and read it if you don’t believe me! And another thing when am I going to get my hair cut? I look more like a sheepdog than a Jack Russell at the moment. Have a good bank holiday.

Long haired me!

I need a haircut please

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My new friends

My new friends

I’ve been so busy entertaining our guests I’ve  forgotten to paw down anything lately. I was so happy we had the Takeda family from Japan to stay with us. The boys were very nice and enjoyed playing football with me.  They are called  “Genki”, “Kentaro” and “Kosuke” (Actually all of their names are related to “Health” and mean “Fine”). My name just means mischief! Fortunately the family do not live very near the terrible earthquake and Tsumani but we were very concerned to know how people were recovering over there.

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Thankfully it’s a lot cooler this week, but it was very hot last week and the forecast is for more hot weather. And it’s the weather I’m worried about. It’s not good for wooffies to be out in the sun and there were too many of them looking really miserable around here last weekend while the humans sat around talking and drinking. The scenery is  lovely for humans but please think about your best friend in hot weather – stay in the cool and the shade there’s plenty with all the trees we have. I stay in the cool, Portland Hosue has got nice cool rooms and floors. Please remember us wooffies would rather be at home watching a CD like 101 Dalmations that being miserably hot and being growled at by another stressed up wooffie.

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Just come in from walkies and thought I’d post this.

Every year walkers come to do the Wye Valley Walk, and venture up the Brecon Beacons as well as  follow Offa’s Dyke Path National Trail. This is because the landscape is breathtaking and the history awesome.

Just thought you ought to know some key dates and information for this year.

Please remember that Portland House is on the cusp of 3 counties so is a most convenient and lovely place to stay for enjoying the walks in the Wye Valley and the surrounding areas  of  the Forest of Dean and Gwent.

Herefordshire Walking Festival – dates this year are 19-27th June. For more information www.walkingfestival.com

Monmouthshire has just announced its first Walking Festival – 22-31st October. For more information www.walkinginmonmouthshire.co.uk

Brand new publication – Walking the Brecon Beacons published by Cicerone, £12.95

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