Saturday, 14 May 2011

Saturday Steps + A Walk About

In a place called

Its in the middle of nowhere, and was like stepping back in time, but first we have some fields to walk though

All the crops are starting to grow

This field looks like its potatoes that they have planted, that's the thing that waters them its like a giant hosepipe

I know Toadie had Toad Hall, but Badger had a Hall to, it had a locked gate and you couldn't see it from here

I met these two horse's, they were happy to come and say hello

The farmer has ploughed this field but we had right of way all across it!!   

Water at last!!!

Just time for a quick drink, and cool my paws before moving on

See I'm on a lead! my terrier instinct was saying go get um

 We have just walked across those fields and I needed a rest, it was a very hot day and for the first time in years they had given out smog warnings, it was about 10 in the morning

The grass was still damp and there was loads of these on it!!
Mom has looked on the web lol!! looked on the internet and is 99% sure they are from the Mesh-web spider.

This is a drawing from moms field guide book, as the photos of it on google might have had you running!!  

At last we get to the shade of a wood, just look at all the Bluebells

 This is where my new header came from

You've seen the country side lets show you the Hamlet, thats what mom calls it as there are not that many houses

"Will one of you lift me up please!! I want to see whats on the other side "

Oh water!!! look at that!

A Big fish!!

Mom says she would like a pond this big!!

Even the bus stop is thatched!

"Hey Dad what times the next bus?" 

The local Church

Is that the time, I thought my tum was rumbling, there's not even a pub for a drink!!

Just before I go, 15th May 2010 I did my first Saturday Steps, 
52 weeks of Steps and here they all are

I will try and keep it going for the next 52 weeks!!

Till next time
See Yea George xxx

I will be catching up with you over the next week, blogger has not been working to well the last couple of days, and it wouldn't let me comment!!


FiveSibesMom said...

Pawsome pics, George! So many interesting sites to see; thanks for "bringing" us along! Love the new header!

Amber DaWeenie said...

More great fotos...I luvs your Saturday Steps!

I don't nose bout dat spider though. You means you might steps on one witout knowing it? YUCK!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GEORGIE! GEORGIE MI MAN! I LOVE YA! Oh dear, mum was beside herself for the last two days that she could not post a comment! These human beings (or peeps as I believe you call them) are really attached to this box called a computer! But I can see why; I am so attached and addicted to your blog son, the places you take us and your darling photos. I love the photo of you at the bus stop! WHAT A CUTE BUS STOP! I also love STANZIE'S photo on your side bar...old man, you are one lucky dog!

BIG HUGS AND PAWS UP, Balzac and Anita

Patrice said...

I like this post. It's good to hear from one of my favorite fellows! I love-love-love those gypsy draft horse friends of yours. Quite large-eh? Good going with your Saturday Steps!
Big hugs for George-

♥I am Holly♥ said...

George, you have the most fantastic places to go! Love the pictures of everything!! The horses are really beautiful too!! You did wonderful on your Saturday steps and we sure enjoyed going along with you! Lots of love, Holly & Mom

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Great new header, great post, George. We loved visiting Badger with you. Mom loved the thatched cottages. So did the bus pick you up? BOL.

That last pic of you before the collage of the 52 weeks is gorgeous - you are a handsome boy, George.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

The Daily Pip said...

Where to start??? First, I love that poster with all your different steps. I think you could sell that, my friend! It's very cool.

Did you catch that big fish? The fields and flowers are just beautiful and I sure love seeing those houses. They are very different than anything in my neighborhood. BOL!

Your pal, Pip

Rubie and Poots (her Mum) said...

Another beautiful post George..... you sure do know how to turn my mum green! We've been having trouble with blogger - so it's been quiet here! Love all your steps together.

Tail Wuggles, Rubie.

Oskar said...

Thank you so much for taking us along with you on your exploration!

Nubbin wiggles,

rottrover said...

Another beautiful start to the weekend! We agree with Pip - you culd sell that steps collage as a poster. Have a good week, George!

-Rottie Kisses

Wyatt said...

Wow, a whole year of Saturday Steps! We loved them all!
Good walk today. Stanzie wishes she was walking with you.

Wyatt and Stanzie too

Bouncing Bertie said...

Oh George that was an especially wonderful walk today, despite the unfortunate lack of a pub! The photos are just great. Bluebells, thatched cottages (and bus stops!), friendly horses, lily ponds. All beautiful. And you so handsome of course!
(I'll let you into a secret - Gail puts me on lead when there are sheep around too. Can you believe that she does not trust me! At least I persuaded her to buy one of those stretchy lead thingies for 'sheep alert' occasions.)
Toodle pip!
PS Cpngratulations on the 52 weeks of steps, each photo as gem.

Kathy said...

Wow, George all those steps ... you must be super fit! What a lovely walk you took us on today .... so pretty!

sprinkles said...

I so happy that you're going to try to continue with the Saturday steps. You always go to some pretty cool places!

Love that new header!

Yes, blogger! I couldn't log on for two days.

Sally said...

Great steps! That looked like a lovely village - and that house by the pond seems an ideal place to live!

Lovely Bluebell photo -

Lots of licks
Sally and Paddy

Unknown said...

What a beautiful place you visited and those steps are definitely beautiful. I love those thatched houses and the bus stop. When I was in the UK, they always fascinated me!!!

violett said...

Hi George,
You will attend more such wonderful places!
A sleepy village. Lovely. Time has stood still.
Mama gets more and more desire to get to know these places.
But you are again the star in all the pictures!

We also had problems with our blog. The last entry was gone. Now he is back. But the comments is missing.
Lots of love

Molly the Airedale said...

Our mom can't stop smiling at your thatched roof pictures and all of the beautiful flowers, especially the bluebells, George! Love the 52 weeks of steps collage! What an awesome post!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Taryn said...

Another wonderful post! I just love going on your walk-abouts! You always find the prettiest places!

Rattus Scribus said...

George, old dog, you done went and hooked me. One day Anita and I must come for a visit. See you in the flesh, I mean fur. Have a round of ale -- on me; a sausage or two.

God willing. God willing, you will see our faces, and we yours.

Keep on truckin'

My Mind's Eye said...

Hi George....yes indeed blogger has been very naughty; however, we are thrilled to se your Saturday Step pictures. Your collage is beautiful. There are certainly a lot of steps in your city. Mom and I cackled at the visula image of you herding livestock. Those were some pretty horses are the draft horses?
Hugs Madi

Sweet William The Scot said...

You really showed me a pawsome place, oh I would like to sit in those blue bells and have my picture taken. Loved seeing every one of those pictures.
Sweet William The Scot

Kristin G. said...

I always enjoy your adventures George. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Teeeheeee! YES SON, one day, we shall meet FACE TO FACE and take a walk in the countryside; we trust you know exactly where to take us! AND....Paris is DOG FRIENDLY YOU KNOW! When I was there, there were PLENTY of priviledged pooches walking the streets and even entering into restaurants!!!! There is Le Georges V Hotel and other fine establishments that you could post on if you wish!!!! Come anyway and put on your DIAMOND COLLAR and walk down the fashionable CHAMPS ELYSEES and show your stuff to the French; they will love this darling ANGLAIS with fur!

BIG HUGS YOU TWO..Anita et Balzac

Sherry said...

What a beautiful place! Does Badger refer to the town or just the hall and surrounding property? You sure get around, George!

Rose H (UK) said...

Hi George! Are you glad I told Mom about Badger Dingle? I've never been on the
L O N G walk round there, just down the dingle! It's just as beautiful as I remember it :o)
Your Saturday Steps have been amazing - glad you are going to continue with it.
Toodle-pip for now!
Lots of love
Auntie Rose xx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH YOU SWEET FRIENDS, YOU!!!! It will be a busy weekend, but you can still come to talk a stroll and maybe you can find LE GEORGES V HOTEL and stay and get the royal treatment dear ones!!!! THANK YOU FOR PUTTING UP OUR BUTTON!!! BISES, Anita and Balzac

Anonymous said...

oh George such a beautiful post as always!

Your new header is just pawsome! I cannot say enough. You should be the poster pup for the UK!

woo woos, Tessa

Elizabeth Keene said...

You have so many beautiful places to visit, George, and I want to badly to see some of it for myself one day. :)

Love the collage; so artistic! Congrats on a year of Steps!

meowmeowmans said...

Great steps, as always, George! Happy Step-a-versary, dear friend! :)

We really love your new header, and were wondering where it was from ... and then you explained it in this week's steps. Imagine that! :)

Anonymous said...

That collage of all your steps kind of reminded me of an Escher :D Cool!

So let's met some horsies, got to leash lunge at sheep ;), pose on a beautiful hill of bluebells, see a super neeto thatched house and huge pond with a fish and I think I spotted a duck too and ... Great walkie George! You and your Mom had a great day! :D

Waggin at ya,

Scooter said...

Hey George!
Wow, you have the most pawesome posts! Your walks are incredible. Pretty rude of Badger to gate off his place. Mom loved the horses...but the spider not so much.
Wow, one year of Sat Steps!! Congrats and please keep them coming...I LOVE THESE!!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Road Dog Tales said...

George - We think this is one of our favorite places you've taken us! We really just wanted to jump right in your walk. That pond is really great (ours has turned into a puddle-no rain). And the flowers are beautiful! Those cool thatched roofs make ours over here look positively boring! Too bad there was no pub - then it would have been just perfect!

Congrats on your year of Saturday Steps. Look forward to many more!

The Road Dogs

Pup Fan said...

A whole year of steps - awesome! Today's post was full of so many gorgeous photos!

Ryker said...

Oh yes! What a fabulous walk! The horses were neat, loved the bluebells, the pond and the thatched roof hamlet! Not so sure about those spiders! Walk fast though that field! Beauty everywhere you turned. Thanks for sharing : )

Gracie=^o.o^= said...

Wow! Your doggies sure have the best of both worlds. Living inside and exploring the outside. Since kitties are so small we have a little harder time outside. It is great to see the photos of everything that you did. Boy that was one big doggie in that photo, mom said it was a horse but not sure she is right. I do have a big pond and whenever you want to check it out teleport over and have a go at it.

Arran, Arthur and Mum said...

What a very pretty place. I think it looked very 'English' and lovely. I wonder what lucky person lives in Badger Hall?

Dolce said...

Hi George .. what a furbaby wonderful walk you have shared with us today!! Congrats on 52 weeks of steps!!! your pal , Dolce

Bocci said...

We agree with Maggie and Mitch-awesome post! You have a very inviting style and your photos are wonderful, so we always feel like we're right there with you. We're looking forward to the next 52!

Anakin Man said...

Hey George!!!
Love 'da walkie for sure!!

Momma loves 'dem horses- super cutes!!

Looks like a great day!!!!

We all send huggies to you!
Anakin Man

Amber-Mae said...

WOW you really go to some awesome places huh, George! I feel sooo jelly. Those horse are beautiful! Hoomie Melissa loves those kind of horses.

Chicco said...

Oh George my friend!!!!!
The places where you go are fantastics!!
They seem magical places full of nature and peace.
I love the church and the houses, those strange horses and that fantastic forest! All is beautiful!
Woof, woof,


Peggy Frezon said...

I love taking tours with you! That third photo down looks like that Andrew Wyeth painting, you know, Christina's World.

Rattus Scribus said...

Dear George

Tea Rat and I love walking tours in country. Mayhap one day we shall all do so together.

Three cheers, a hoot, and a rrrr.

Rattus is back. This time, the rumors are true.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hey George! I believe this is my favorite post.. I don't know when I have seen such beauty.. Love the horses.. Looking forward to the next walk. Give my best to mom and dad.

♥ Sallie said...

You always have the best pictures. That bus stop is so pretty. I don't think I would mind waiting for the bus there! I think they should make a book about your Saturday steps. Now that you have them all together, why not approach an editor or agent?


Bella and Ollie said...

What a beautiful walk, your header photo is really gorgeous, and congratulations on the 52 saturday steps we look forward to the next 52 !

Adien Crafts said...

Hi George! Don't know how we missed this lovely post, we blame the human of course. We love your new header for a start, you look great sat there in the bluebells. We loved coming on your walk with you, what a fabulous place, the only downside for our human is that meshweb spider thingy - big alarm bells there! The horses looked really friendly too, have a good weekend George, Dex & Louis x

Rattus Scribus said...

Ha, ha, ha. Love your comment on my blog. George, old boy, I want you to know that I did not believe the rumor. It is so much more fun to share a cup of tea, or ale or sausages for that matter, with friends. Rumors are like dragons. Mayhap you should slay good and proper.