Monday, 3 November 2008

October at Wasdale Head

I've just got back from my hols in the Lake District. The Lake District is a very beautiful place, very open and great to run about in, except for the perplexing thing that you seem to have to be on the lead all the time. Perhaps it has something to do with these woolly things on the hills?

The views from the top of the mountains were awesome, when mum let me get anywhere near enough an edge to see. You can just about make out our little white cottage in the valley below us on this pic:

It's very windy on the hills though - plays havoc with a man's jowls!

It wasn't all extreme hills though, we did find some pretty valleys and EVEN some areas where I was allowed off the lead.

The best bit of the trip was meeting the very famous Redgirls! I behaved like a true gent and even lent Berta my (spare) coat when it got a bit wet and miserable.

Berta took a real liking to my dad.

We went for a nice walk and then to a pub for lunch (appropriately called the Dog and Gun). I have corrupted the Redgirls cos it turned out to be their first pub outing. Just giving them a taste of city life. We even went into some SHOPS! In fact I'm very jealous cos they got some fab new coats and I really do want one. I'm still pretty skinny so the absence of any body fat means I do feel the cold a bit. Maybe I can get one for Christmas?

The Redgirls liked the open spaces the best and took off playing madly. I wasn't going to join in with all that female play so let them get on with it.

Here's me with my mum - turns out the latest issue of Your Dog magazine had a walk in the valley next to ours. This is me and mum on the bridge that they featured. Maybe if we send it in they will publish it!?

Here's me and my dad doing the atmospheric brooding men shot.


Anonymous said...

What a fab holiday. I think I am the only one not to have met the famous red girls yet.

Do I spy a hurtta harness? The trend really is hitting off.

Love all the pictures. I sing like you did to that sheep when mum climbs a tree.


Charlie said...

Yes it is a Hurtta - thanks for the fashion tip! And the Redgirls now have fabby Hurrta coats which I am VERY jealous of. Although, come to think of it, do I really want to wear the same thing as a girl? Ooh, dilemma!

Ed. said...

Okay, a couple things here...

These photographs are wonderful! I gather you are in England? Spectacular scenery, I absolutely love it.

And the fact that this scenery is near a pub called the Dog and Gun has secured this location as one I absolutely must visit in my lifetime.

Great blog, I'll be checking back often!

redgirls-in-scotland said...

dearest charlie

oh we so LOVED meeting you. Handsome. Debonair. A man of the world. A gentleman (none of those round HERE!)We had the loveliest time - a PUB - all those friendly people - and SHOPPING - our fab hurtta coats - well not in a million years would our old skinflint mum have spent THAT amount of money without your mum and dad doing oh go on go on go on(SHE loves Father Ted btw)

Only one wee problem - she keeps saying to us "why can't you be more like Charlie?" she used a word - urmm dig? dag? dog? DIG? DIGNIFIED! that was it! (we still don't know what it means)

PS next time you come can you please bring a friend? (2 redgirls after all)

pps your dad is BRILL in the cuddle league isn't he?

Rez said...

Hey Charlie, could I come visit you all some day. Mum says we look so much alike but I think you must be better behaved cos I'm always in trouble. Looks like you had a great holiday. My mum never lets us have coats unless we get really wet but yours looks great.

I woud love to do some fast running with the Red girls but not for a bit though cos got stitches again. This time apparently I got a 'spade' in my tummy so I cant have puppies. Probably best though.....can you imagine another bunch of minny us running around!!

lots of love Brov

Rez xx

Dexter said...

Soooo jealous... you have met the Red Girls!! I wish I had been along! Errrmm Ditto too of course.. with more females around she might have got less people saying how pretty she is!

LOVED your coat also.. not impressed we dont have a coat.. we want one!

Looks like you had a great time and good to see you out enjoying yourself and back to good health again.

Hamish said...

Hi Charlie,
I have just caught up with your holiday pictures. Wow it looks like you had better weather in October than we had in August. Lovely isn't it.

Looks like you had a fab time and doesn't seem to be any reports of wooly incidents so VERY well done!

Glad you enjoyed it.

Andrew Campbell said...

Sir Charles: We have been delinquent in checking in with you! And lo! what adventures! That's some beautiful countryside -- and even better when filled with RedGirls (and boys, of course).

all best wishes