The Red Arrows – Blue

Blue near our pet friendly holiday cottages

Me watching the Red Arrows

Its Chatsworth Show time again. Luckily we didn’t have to go. Not a dog thing really although there is always lots to see, smell and friends to make. But no running around.  Mistress of course, like last year, wanted to see the Red Arrows. Last year was great as we walked over from Bakewell and sat overlooking Chatsworth. This year it was decided that we would watch from the back fields of our cottages (click here). As we are only a few miles from Chatsworth, you can see the hunting tower from our back field.  There was, therefore, a clear view of the entire display,  including them flying right over us. Smudge and I weren’t too pleased about that, so we tried chasing them off which got mistress a bit upset with us. Anyhow mistress enjoyed the display.

Blue at cromford canal near our pet friendly cottages

Me on the Cromford Canal

Sunday was a bit of a cock-up. We were supposed to go and have a look around Leawood Pumping station   on the Cromford  Canal as they were having an open day with the engine working etc.  Didn’t sound very interesting to me, but master seemed keen. Off we went, only to find that mistress had got the dates wrong and it was closed – great! So instead it was decided we would have a walk along the Cromford canal to the Cromford Wharf tea room where mistress could have her afternoon tea. Even on our leads we had a  nice walk along the old tow path and a laze in the sun while mistress had her afternoon tea.

Cromford Canal near our pet friendly holiday accommodation

The Canal bridge at High Peak Junction


  1. hi chris, thanks for the dog blog, we look forward to reading it. we stayed with you a couple of years ago so met the important people you write about! keep up the good work, and have you ever thought of a book, thw adventures of smudge and blue would be a bestseller!!.

  2. Thanks Pam. I don’t think either of them would be up to a book. Smudge would just go on a go slow until he was fed more and Blue would just loose concentration after a few minutes and want to go off and play. It is bad enough to get them to sit down and write a few paragraphs. Maybe as they get older!

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