Well it looks like summer is here at our cottages (click here) at last. It has been glorious although a bit hot for us in our fur coats (great in winter but not so good in summer). It is rather nice just lying in the sun in our courtyard watching the world go round. My tan is coming on nicely.
We were taken for a picnic on Saturday (after all our guests were checked in and we had introduced ourselves to all our new friends). We walked over the back fields (about 10 mins) to a spot overlooking Sheldon where master and mistress had their picnic (not much for us). Smudge had the shock of his life on the way over there. He was checking out a particularly important smell when a sheep ran into the back of him. He nearly died of embarrassment (especially as master was laughing his head off). I was keeping my distance as I am not altogether sure about sheep – they can be quite intimidating when they want to be. When we got to our picnic spot I was a bit worried to find that we were in a field full of cows. Luckily they were at the other end of the field, but I kept a sharp eye on them just in case. We had a great time in the evening sun – loads of white butterflies to chase and we even got the odd tit bit of food. Unfortunately once we started packing up the cows decided they would come and investigate – so I was off. I am not hanging around when cows are about.
On Sunday evening we had a barbecue. The first for ages. We always get a few tit bits during a barbecue which sort of fills a hole (even if the bits do look a bit on the black side).