Where did that week go? They say it’s a sign of growing old when you say things like that but I genuinely think time flies by as we start the run in to Christmas and I’m getting older – aren’t we all!
I hope all’s well as usual and this week is just a quick catch up on Ellie’s progress and news of the forthcoming Today’s Special Value. Thanks for all of your great comments over the past few weeks, as you can see, Ellie is growing fast and will be able to go on her first walk this weekend. Well, I say ‘walk’, she has unfortunately decided that the lead is the work of the devil and fights like a fish on the end of a line when we try and walk her on it!
I have to say, I’ve never experienced this with any of my dogs before (perhaps I’ve just been lucky) but it looks like we’ll have to take a very patient approach with her. I’ve been reading up on this and it appears that whilst some dogs walk to ‘heel’ from the word go, others react like Ellie. We put a soft puppy collar on her a while back and she wasn’t at all bothered by it – but attach the lead and she really really doesn’t like it.
As I say, patience is probably the answer aligned with some ‘food’ encouragement. Once she realises that the lead equals a fun walk with Toby and the human pack, I’m sure things will change. I’ll let you know next week.
On Monday the 6th we have a day of Festive Food ideas with our Christmas Food Hall and Andi Peters’ Food Fest returns at 7pm – we have a great show lined up including the Green Seasons TSV. It’s a fantastic 5.3kg Festive hamper and my sample turned up on Thursday and I have to say it is indeed a bumper hamper, it arrived as you can see from the images in it’s own little freezer box with all the delicious meats still frozen and they just went straight into our freezer.
I can’t wait to see what great serving suggestions Chef Michael comes up with, so I hope you can join myself Andi and guests at 7pm, we’ll also be joined by Christina from Simple Simon’s and Kim Winston from Churchills Biscuits.
At the time of writing I haven’t had time to defrost and cook many of the mouthwatering contents; Turkey Breast, Beef Roasting joint, boneless Gammon joint, Cranberry and chestnut chipolatas, Cranberry & Chestnut Sausage meat and a large pack of green streaky bacon! The Turkey Breast will serve between eight to ten people! The very best of British delivered to your door by 12th December – your Xmas dinner sorted, bar the trimmings!
So until next week take care and stay safe,