Great weather and a summer of garden fetes


Toby with a Highland cow Hope you’ve been enjoying the weather and QVC’s fare so far!

That reminds me – I love going to all the summer fairs and fetes that dominate the local summer calendar.

My daughter is dancing at a couple this summer and we all go as a family to cheer her on and walk around the various stalls and displays. I know some leave a little to be desired but we go to one in Berkshire that reminds me of an episode of the ‘Vicar of Dibley’ when they think Elton John is turning up – I love it.

There will be ferret racing, arts and crafts, morris and street dancing, show jumping, dancing, kung fu and falconry displays and much more, and the whole town really gets involved – it’s amazing and hopefully won’t be washed out!
Our not so little puppy Toby continues to blossom. He had an interesting encounter with a Highland cow last week (see photo). At first he thought he was looking at a large Beardie!

More of that in the next blog, in the meantime I’d love to hear of any unusual stalls, stands or events that you’ve seen at your local fair.

Until next time,



  1. Claire Davis June 28, 2009 at 2:14 am -  Reply

    Hi Dale!
    I have really enjoyed reading your blog over the months and especially seeing your gorgeous Toby growing up. Like other QVC fans, I love the beardie breed and hope one day to have one to keep my westie company.
    Keep up the good work!

  2. julie July 1, 2009 at 3:58 pm -  Reply

    HI Dale
    What a sweet picture. My Golden retriever Jacob, who is now 3 still seems very puppyish when he meets something new, it is incredibly cute isn’t it.
    I love to hear about Toby.
    How did your daughter get on at her dancing?
    I enjoyed your show with Dawn yesterday, tried to text in but couldn’t get a signal. Did you see the mischief that Charlie Brook got up to a couple of weeks ago when on air with Dawn? Was hilarious.
    Hope your are enjoying summer.
    Love Jules

  3. patricia kelly July 13, 2009 at 1:44 pm -  Reply

    hi. there, i was watching your show last night, and i was impressed very much with your model, i did not catch her name, but she is very professional, would you either have her name or email address, i was wondering if she did free lance modelling as i am intending to hold a fashion show in october,

  4. Graham Mallett November 29, 2009 at 4:49 pm -  Reply

    Hl Dale
    How can you your video of Butler and Wilsons 40s party

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