Friday, 4 January 2013

New Year Family Outing


Sorry that I have not blogged for ages but we have had illness here :-( - Judith & Leigh fell ill with a bug and there has been a Christmas of coughing and sneezing and blankets on the sofa...and not many outings at all. Then on New Year's Day the rain stopped and the sun came out and the peeps rallied to take us all out for the day to our favourite stately home - Castle Howard :-) We were met at the gates by a peacock:

and we went in to explore the grounds.

As you may be able to see it was very muddy and squelchy because of all the rain we've been having - and very cold but the sun was shining brightly. I borrowed Trilby's new fleece jumper because I've had my furs stripped out and I needed something warm!

This is the Temple of the Four Winds and they were all blowing that day.

There were beautiful views from the Temple and after wandering round and a bit of furtling we headed back .

Here we are having a rest near the lake.

The fountain has been drained and there was only rainwater in it but it was still very impressive.

We found this interesting statue too - where the stone plinth has been carved with landscapes all round.

We had a good day there and even a chance for Judith & Leigh to do what they like best - have a hot chocolate and cake in the cafe - and then time to go home for a snooze.


  1. Oh Magic,
    I'm sorry to read that Judith & Leigh were ill over Christmas, how rotten for them. I hope you provided some much needed doggy cuddles.
    It was nice but very cold New Year's Day. Glad you all had a lovely outing. We went to the beach:-)

  2. What a beautiful walk! Hope Judith and Leigh are feeling better!

    -Bart and Ruby

  3. That must have been a great family outing! Happy Saturday xxx

  4. Oh, that place brings back memories, lucky you living in such a lovely part of the UK
    Anyways, Happy New Year to you all, sorry I'm so late visiting. Thank You for the Christmas card it was a lovely surprise.
    Sorry your peeps have been ill over Christmas, Mom was lucky that her cold started over the New Year, she was miffed off that she couldn't get things done that she wanted, so we understand how you must of been feeling.
    Have a Good Week
    See Yea George xxx
    PS It will soon be Cruffs again!!!we don't know if we will get an invite this year, but Mom says shes going anyway!!as she didn't get time to see it all last year!

  5. Hi Y'all!

    Looks like a fun time was had by all!

    Thanks for stopping.

    Y'all come back now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  6. New Year surely is about family :)

  7. Howdy Everybuddy, what a fabo place for a walk. We LOVED all your photos. It looks so very interesting. Mum did a little dribble when you mentioned hot chocolate and cake. She's a little coo coo when someone mentions cake hehe. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  8. Hi Everybody

    That looks like a pawesome place for a walk and we loved the photo's they where pawesome
    From Milo & Jet

  9. Hi EveryDoggy!
    OMD what a totally Pawsome outing you had indeed, your Pawrents really made up for it, that looks like a wonderful place to explore with lots of places to sniff! Were you scared of the peacocks? I'm petrified of Geese but have never seen a peacock before! I love the temple and the stone carvings are so very beautiful, a real feast for the eyes!
    Hope all your Pawrents are bug free now and that your adventures can continue to make a wonderful start to this new year!
    Love, Licks, Hugs and Tummy Rubs from your Furiend Frank XxxxX