Friday, 14 January 2011
Two squirrels and Hovey
some sun, some very light snow, mild - temps minus 5
Glorious day - as you can see! We're at Manoir Hovey - arrived yesterday, leaving tomorrow. Reading old magazines, and newspapers, napping and eating and....skating! They've created a rink in what is the perennial garden in the summer. Here we are - thought we'd better document it or no one would believe it. I'll tell you, after not skating for ten years, it's harder than it looks! Michael is doing the very difficult 'bench skate' manoeuvre. Actually, we really did skate, around and up and down. We skated frontward and we skated backward and almost, but not quite, nose downward. The Manoir has skates to lend, and heavy socks. Took us 20 minutes to put the skates on and walk out to the rink. We were exhausted.
And afterward? Well, hot chocolate in the library. Real hot chocolate...with melted chocolate and hot milk.
And, as if life couldn't get any better - Pat and Tony caught another squirrel. We feel like we've won a strange lottery, where the prize is a million squirrels. And a hot chocolate. Good enough.
No word yet on the mother dog - but will let you know when we know anything.
Must race back to doing nothing.