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Sunday, 7 June 2009

THE NEWFIELD INN: SUNDAY LUNCH

Back again, this time with Phil, Shirl & Piglet after a bit of a stroll, this time without the small houses on our backs.

We had a walk centred around the River Duddon, taking in rocky gorges and beautiful riverside woodland in dappled sunshine. The star of the show was definitely the dog ~ a six month old border terrior who is utterly tireless and game for absolutely everything; swimming in the Duddon (was she pushed?) rock climbing and eating sheep-poo.

Lord Elpus managed the whole thing today and looked far more chipper ~ it's still only a few weeks since his radiotherapy and he is getting back to fighting fit. He is currently fighting his way through a pint of Ennerdale, so things are definitely on the up.

9 comments:

  1. Did you drink them dry of Sneck Lifter?
    Sounds like you made the best of the less summery climate...

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  2. That's good news about Phil. Dogs are great entertainment! It's going to be a few weeks before my next pink ticket. Still, looking on the bright side, you don't have to worry about that any more!

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  3. Robin: "That's good news about Phil. Dogs are great entertainment!"

    Hmmm I'm not sure how Phil will take that!

    But you are right about the pink ticket!

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  4. "Robin: "That's good news about Phil. Dogs are great entertainment!"

    Hmmm I'm not sure how Phil will take that!"

    LOL! :)

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  5. All strength to Phil, sounds like his pint-lifting arm's back to full fitness already. Great priorities gents!

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  6. It was a wonderful weekend. Many thanks from both Piglet and me :)

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  7. It was indeed a great weekend, and fine company too. The first big hill brought out the Duke of York character in me half way up, so Alan & Shirley firmly marched me back down the hill again :-(

    But as John says, the drinking arm is back in fine fettle after a bit of a lay off, and the legs will surely follow :-)

    Many thanks to Alan & Shirley for a thoroughly great weekend.

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  8. "Robin: "That's good news about Phil. Dogs are great entertainment!"

    Hmmm I'm not sure how Phil will take that!"

    I wasn't implying that the radiotherapy had brought about a genetic mutation in Phil!

    On the other hand...those three legs are a bit suspicious. I'm sure Uncle Roger will change the Challenge rules to allow tripeds. ;)

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  9. JM: I have to loook after the old bugger - he has looked after me for nigh on twenty years - and I fancy at least another twenty with the old sod! His right arm was doing fine in the pubs.

    Seeing him and Miss whiplash on Saturday - I hope his right arm is up for that as well (along with some near neighbours of yours from Austwick!)

    Robin: How did you hear about Lord E's third Leg? Has Miss W been blabbing?

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