Happy New Year

Dear Readers,

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year 2020 and yet again apawlogies are due for not posting since September.

I cannot believe where time goes, so once again I will try to tardis like condense all the happenings over the last few months.
Christmas in the Fisher household was a bit of a disaster, we saw no-one for the whole of the festive season due to my mistress being really poorly with the flu. The master wasn't so bad, he managed to keep things running and had a one man BBQ on Christmas Day with me on duty… just in case any stray chicken should happen to fall !

October was spent with art demonstrations and workshops, I was made very welcome at several venues thank you.
Our village had a couple of days of torrential rain resulting in flooding to parts of our village. This also unfortunately meant that the dog walks got very muddy and anyone that knows me well, is that I am a bit of a princess regarding mud and rain. Its a bit of a disgrace to my breed. I have heard many tales of the previous family dog Purdey, a dog who never minded being dirty and at her very happiest covered in thick black mud, especially when digging in the river bank.

November saw my chance to redeem myself when we drove up the A1 to stay for a week at Budle Bay in Northumberland. The previous week had seen rain but we were very lucky to have a dry week with glorious blue skies. The fields were still muddy so I gritted my teeth, determined to no longer being a princess. The humans had planned a circular walk from the village of Belford to St Cuthberts cave. There is a lot of history in this part of the UK. The master sketched and collected lots of photos to paint from
Things were going well till reaching a gateway with an ENORMOUS expanse of mud, steeling myself I decided a massive leap was the way forward and made it across relatively mud free.

We visited lots of castles, Holy Island was very nice and we found a lovely dog friendly pub and the National Trust shop lady even gave me a dog biscuit. The last day of the holiday we visited Craster, famous for its smokehouse and we walked to the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle.
Afterwards we were given a super doggie welcome at a lovely teashop in the Shoreline Cafe at Craster.

January is the month to celebrate the masters birthday so to make up for Christmas we stayed at Club Cottage in Derbyshire for a short break. Its our third visit and home from home, it ticks all the doggy boxes, central heating and a lovely cosy log burner. There are loads of walks from the cottage and a super dog friendly pub just down the road.
Unfortunately the night before the holiday I had some sort of allergic reaction, just like 18 months ago and turned into a doggy version of Frankenstein !!
My owners knew what to do on this occasion as its happened before, so after their care and attention and me patiently sitting with a cold compress on my face I looked loads better.

The holiday went well and we had some super walks and more photographic opportunities for painting subjects.

I promise not to leave it so long to post my adventures and below is a selection of photos from the past few months… including Frankenterrier .. not a pretty sight.

Don't forget to check out the tutoring pages if you want to book an art course or holiday, something to look forward to on these short winter days.

Love Freyja.