Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Sweet Silverdale

Montee dog the Studio technician really has not been well, he has now had a skin problem for some time which is getting worse and worse.  He even had to have three by-ops last Friday and with his head back in a light shade, let me tell you, he's fed up! I could not look at his beautiful sad face any longer in his studio bed, so off we went yesterday to sample the most unspoilt countryside in the region, Silverdale and grab him some good sea air.

It was a tad breezee and wet as you can see from below, but my good friend the artist John Baldwin soon picked us up from the station and took us back to his Silverdale home for a spot of lunch, including home made potato salad from Jazzy spuds, honest , again look below.

Montee's spirit was lifted although it doesn't look like it on the picture but that is because we had to drag him out of the Gallery tea shop back into the rain.

John and I below

Things to do in Sunny Silverdale:
                              Tea and cake at the gallery
                              Play the 13th hole at the golf Club, once voted one of the countries best

                             Learn a little about the victorian auther Elizabeth Gaskell who wrote books here

                             Get stuck in the sinking sands up to your neck

We did none of the above but we had a bloody good day and don't foget (Look to the sign at the top)

One more thing before I go, lovely Ron who was Montt's best chum who died not so long ago had his meerkat taken from his place of rest, well a big fat raspberry to them as Montee and me found him another Ta daa! (back to how it was, below)

Oh and I hope you all go out and buy the Lancashire mag and have a look at the write up!

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Stick To The Plan

Into the water duckies, with some sticks and a net, that was the plan this gone Sunday and I was in for 10.30am!

Lucky I was all set with my stylish Autumn/Winter under and on top of water wardrobe, of course everything goes with this super new look that Kerry Morrison and myself put together for her litter bug river piece, I take that back, I only made the hat.

 Kerry and oneself, before we started, we were totally runway I mean water...way ready with these babies!

Film crew (one of the three)

After a particularly punishing slippery long walk, me down stream and Kerry up, my foot got stuck in some kind of quicksand and Kerry at one point went full on in, past the waders oops....also litter collecting to bring tears to your eyes we got to our of an ugly park shelter for tea....
AAAAAAAh now you can't beat a cuppa!

We had a super day all though it was hard work, are these lassies the new power duo? Watch this space as they say,  thanks to the folks that came to find us, thanks to the eels for not showing up and thanks to the lads that filmed us!

  PSST....... we hope people get the litter bug message!

Oh and honest, this is not mine, even if it does have my initials on it.