Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Last walk of 2014

Colder, 29F, but sunny and pleasant.

Dany finds that all is not well with the cities she left behind her.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014


Seasonal and pleasant, 30F.

Off into the city tonight to enjoy our Christmas present from Mum & Dad :)

Tyrion watches the Red Viper prepare for the battle that will decide his fate.

Monday, December 29, 2014


A bit cooler and more seasonal, 41F.

Jon and his weary companions defend the Wall.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Six years!

I realized on the way to the woods today that this is the sixth anniversary of the Sunday between Christmas and New Year's when Holly came into our lives :)

She seems to have finally put her injuries behind her (I quietly brought the tennis ball back out on Christmas Day) and is as dozy and obsessed as ever. I'm very glad she's back to normal and very glad she's part of the family!

Warm and breezy, 50F.

Sansa meets her aunt.

Saturday, December 27, 2014


Warm and sunny, 52F, with a nice breeze.

Santa must have been very nice this year, there are lots of people out today with what look like brand new cameras :)

Jamie weighs up his King's Guard.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Boxing Day

Still warm, 48F, but sunny and clear with a gentle breeze :)

Tyrion on trial.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Unseasonably warm, 50F, but at least it's stopped raining :)

Random Christmas music on Google Play.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

I'm dreaming of a...

... Wet Christmas!

45F and tipping down, we're under a flood advisory for this evening!

Tyrion ponders Sansa's sudden disappearance.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Eve Eve

Warm and wet, raining and 45F.

Arya and the Hound coexist.

Monday, December 22, 2014


Cool and windy, 42F.

Altar guild decorating this morning, lunch at Tandoori and after this walk I'm going back to finish up in the church :)

Jon sees mammoths approaching the Wall.

Sunday, December 21, 2014


Between morning services and this afternoon's pageant.

32F and snowing gently (but I don't think it'll stick).

Davos sends Edric Storm on his way.

Saturday, December 20, 2014


Still fighting this lousy cold :(

Still, the fresh air seems to help a little and blow away some of the cobwebs.

Cool and grey, 31F.

Jamie returns to King's Landing.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Friday (not off)

Had to do the CCNS chapel this morning, and I have to go back and carry on printing bulletins.

Cool and bright with a breeze, 35F.

Sansa slips away after Joffrey's death.

Thursday, December 18, 2014


Just the short loop today, I have a lousy cold I need to shake so I must get home to take more vitamin c.

Cold and windy, 39F.

Tyron is mocked at the wedding feast.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wet Wednesday

Raining gently but warm, 49F.

Joffrey's wedding feast.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Late Tuesday

Got a late start and then was walking slow coz I was texting with Colin- it got dark quick!

Cool bit not cold, 42F.

Tyrion and Sansa head for Joffrey's wedding.

Monday, December 15, 2014


A quick walk at lunchtime as I've lots to do later!

Warm and sunny, 43F.

Tyrion's marriage is an interesting one.

Sunday, December 14, 2014


Busy morning with the pageant dress rehearsal etc, and tonight it's the parish Christmas dinner.

A balmy 42F with occasional weak sunshine.

Dany seems unable to take Mureen.

Saturday, December 13, 2014


Cool and gray, 41F.

Back to GoT- San leads Bran's little band down the well.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Friday off

Lovely day in the woods- brisk (35F) and breezy, but sunny and bright.

Holly continues to improve, we're back to our usual 4 mile-ish loop and she's running around sniffing and exploring with almost no sign of any lameness. I'm not bringing the tennis ball back though (much to her disgust) until I'm 100% sure she's totally healed. We still don't know exactly what has caused this, but it seems it must be soft tissue, some kind of strain or sprain that just wouldn't heal. The vet recommended a new supplement (Dasuquin) which she's been having for about a week now- I don't know if that's the reason for the continued improvement or if she's just healing anyway, but I'm not going to risk stopping it! It's a supplement not a drug so it's not doing her any harm anyway :)

Still trying the new headphones out, so Google Play on full random, probably back to Westeros tomorrow ;)

Janelle Monae
The Archandroid

Thursday, December 11, 2014


Back after a couple of days off... Tuesday we had our staff shopping day at the mall and didn't get back till latish, and it was training like crazy too; then yesterday what with the wiring guys for the new phone system etc the day just got away from me do it was just a leash walk around the block.

Cool and breezy, seasonal, 34F.

Trying s new set of Bluetooth headphones so listening to the Beatles on random-
Let It Be
Let It Be (2009 Stereo Remaster)

Monday, December 8, 2014


Cold and breezy, 29F. Were supposed to get a Nor'easter tomorrow, but it looks like it'll be warm enough to stay all rain.

Bran hears sounds coming from the well.

Sunday, December 7, 2014


Crispy and dry with some weak sunshine, 39F.

Holly must be feeling better- she's got so fed up with the lack of tennis balls on our walks she's bringing me sticks!

Bran and his companions huddle in the middle of the lake.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Soggy Saturday

Rainy and grey, 44F.

Jon and what's left of the Watch prepare to defend Castle Black.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Friday off

Nicely seasonal day, cloudy and 36F.

Davos ponders life as the hand.

Thursday, December 4, 2014


Brisk and sunny, 42F, a nice seasonal day :)

Tywin and Tyrion discuss strategy after the news of the Red Wedding.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014


Back in the woods , after a day off yesterday while Holly had xrays. $300 to learn absolutely nothing! They x-rayed both legs from shoulder to wrist but could not find anything wrong. Oh well, at least it's good to have any bone chips or spurs ruled out. The vet said there was no sign of arthritis either and so it must be some sort of soft tissue damage, and he's recommended a new joint supplement which I've ordered and hopefully that will help- she's been improving anyway on her own.

Grey, damp and cool today, 43F.

Joffrey gloats about Rob's death.

Monday, December 1, 2014


Silly weather! 62F and I'm out in shirt sleeves again.

Arya and The Hound fight their way free of the Red Wedding.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Springlike Sunday

Crazy weather, the sun is out and it's 49F! 

It seems to have brought everyone out of hiding as the woods are full of people this afternoon.

Red Wedding!

Saturday, November 29, 2014


After a very busy morning at the church (unloading Christmas trees and all sorts of other little tasks) it's lovely to come out to the woods with my faithful pooch :)

Gray, still and 33F.

Arya and the Hound head for the wedding at the Twins in disguise.

Friday, November 28, 2014


Spent a happy 4 1/2 hours putting up the Christmas decorations in the Parish Hall, and then rewarded myself by coming out with Holly and doing our full, usual loop.

Holly is doing much better, still limping a bit when she walks, but seems almost back to normal it here in the woods- in fact she's looking at me expectantly now, hoping I'll pull out a tennis ball (sorry, but no tennis ball 'til she's fully healed). I'm not sure if she's healed or just got used to it, but she's going in to the vet on Tuesday to be sedated and x-rayed to see if we can finally find out what's been causing this.

Chill and windy, 34F.

Rob and Catelyn reach The Twins.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

The snow we were promised never materialized, so it's just cool and damp, 34F.

An early walk so I can head back to the church and fry my first turkey :)

The Hound cheats the ferrymen.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Wet & cold Wednesday

A sleety, snowy mess, 33F :)

Arya and the Hound learn to travel together.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


A bit cooler, 52F, and we're under a winter storm watch for tomorrow... 4- 10 inches by Thursday morning. But I don't have to shovel it :)

Sam and Gilly go south trying to reach the wall.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Muggy Monday

Crazy weather!

It's 60F right now and I'm walking the dog in shirt sleeves, but on Wednesday we're supposed to get 3-6" of snow!

Rob learns of Balon Greyjoy's death.

Sunday, November 23, 2014


Crazy weather today, 56F and it's supposed to be even warmer tomorrow!

Lots of people out enjoying woods today :)

Catelyn & Rob march towards The Twins for Edmures wedding.

Saturday, November 22, 2014


Cool and grey, 39F, just right for the time of year :)

Jamie and Brienne face a bear together in the pit.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Jackie's birthday

Cold and windy, 31F, but this is how I like it :)

Off to the theater tonight for Jackie's birthday.

Jamie has a nightmare.

Thursday, November 20, 2014


A little warmer, 40F, but still nice and seasonal... and at least we don't live in Buffalo!

Arya learns of Jon's mother.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Cold and sunny again, 31F.

Arya overhears the dwarf-woman by the fire.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Lunchtime walk as I have a periodontist appointment later. Cold and crisp and sunny, 30F.

Dany gets a surprise of her own as she plans her surprise attack.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Monsoon Monday

Pissing down and 42F.

Dany treats with the enemy.

Sunday, November 16, 2014


Nice fall day, 40F, breezy and overcast... it almost smells like snow, but I don't think that's likely.

Dany reaches Yunkai and ponders her next move.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Lovely Fall Saturday

Crisp, sunny, breezy and beautiful, 39F :)

Bran calms Hodor in the storm.

Friday, November 14, 2014


Snuck out of work for a moment to give Holly a quick run in the woods :)

Cooler, 40F, but bright and breezy.

Gendry offers become the outlaw's blacksmith.

Thursday, November 13, 2014


The beginning of the cooler weather, 45F and grey. They say we have the possibility of a dusting of snow tonight too!

Arya sees the Mummers brought to justice.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veteran's Day

Warm with a gentle breeze, 60F.

Holly seemed none the worse for wear yesterday, so we're back- just the short loop though.

Tyrion meets Prince Oberon.

Monday, November 10, 2014

It's so good to be back!

Finally, after 2 1/2 weeks, we are back in the woods.

Holly seems to be responding well to the meds the new very had given her, and it was so nice today I thought I'd risk the short loop. Hopefully she shows no ill effects and we can come back tomorrow- she certainly looks pretty perky right now, and has just brought me a tennis ball she's found and is looking at me expectantly (I will not be throwing it for her!).

Warm and breezy, 57F.

No book or music, it's nice just to enjoy the wind through the trees!

They've done lots of work on the trails in our absence- like the approach to the bridge here- will detail more as we reacclimatize ourselves :)

Friday, October 24, 2014


Cool and damp and breezy, 55F.

Holly seems be getting more used to her ankle brace, she occasionally looks at it but it seems to make her more comfortable. And when I took it off when we got back from the woods yesterday her limp was, if anything, slightly improved :)

Jamie and Brienne take a bath together.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Blustery Thursday

Still wet and windy, but it's actually nice to have proper fall weather :)

50F with a gusty wind.

Davos is brought out of the dungeon.