This is the season of anniversaries for us. Alan and I will celebrate 8 years of marriage and 13 years since what, in retrospect, we consider to be our first date (although at the time it was simply a convivial meeting over dinner). It was 28th October 2008 when I got the cancer diagnosis, so [...]
Hope is, without a doubt, Joy’s dog. Every morning, when Joy leaves for school, Hope goes straight upstairs and barks and cries at her bedroom door. They are as inseparable as dog and 14 year old can be. Joy is blossoming and maturing with her new role as dog owner, dog carer, dog friend and [...]
Joy has been campaigning for a dog for about 8 years now. It was an easy ‘no’ while we were in London and she lived between our home and her Dad’s. The ‘no’ became more complex when we were moving to Northumberland. So complicated, in fact, that it turned into a ‘yes’.
In the summer we [...]