The last day of 2015

We headed off to Burton Bradstock as the sun came out this morning on the last day of the year. IMG_9561The tide was high and the waves were strong. Think Mummy was a little nervous to let me off and she kept George on the lead. You never know with that little dinky George what he might do – though he’s not into water. But just in case a wave caught him – that is just Mummy’s imagination.IMG_9595But look at those waves!!! It’s serious!

She did let me off IMG_9585and I ran –IMG_9568 And ranIMG_9570There were lots of other dogs to run with even though Georgie couldn’tIMG_9577IMG_9579And I found a boy with a ball and thought it was time for some ball chasing! But alas it was not for me.IMG_9605After we were well blown, we took shelter at the “extremely dog friendly” Hive Beach CafeIMG_9614 And look – they have a pudding named after George!!!IMG_9613After the beach run, we went back to our hotel to wash the sea salt off ourselves before going to the Summer Lodge for a very civilised lunch. IMG_9647The Summer Lodge is across the street from the Acorn Inn and also dog-friendly – obviouslyIMG_9682We were sat in the dog-friendly room – which is covered with dog portraits and dog paintings.IMG_9659I have of late learnt to sit on the banquette, whenever there is one. I sit very STILL and would wait patiently till Mummy gives me something – after she’s done.

But I do get very curious when they serve the food – just curious as to what might come my way.IMG_9661Soup? No hand me downs there.

Coq du vin – there’s potential!IMG_9675We stayed there for a long while to take in the ambiance IMG_9651And spending time togetherIMG_9666Really – to wait for the rain to stop.

While we were there, we met some Londoners who spends time in Dorset and realise they live close to us in Chelsea. They have dogs too and have shared with us two new places to go to in the neighbourhood! Thank you Valentine and Egg! (Is that really your name?)

May’s comment: Feeling blessed as we looked back on the year that was.

For one, we have seen George grown not just physically but also how he has integrated into our lives. He brings much joy to all he meets. And he taught me how I am capable of loving more than I ever imagined I could.IMG_9669And despite some unexpected surprises, I was in the end better off for it. Shedding the pounds I never could have done on my own for one! 🙂 But also through the tribulations, I realised how blessed I am – with friends, neighbours and acquaintances that came to my help when I was down and out. Importantly, I am healthy – except for a bloody cold that erupted last night!

But as we turn the calendar, a friend shared this with me:

The Boarding on Flight ✈ 2016 has been announced. Your luggage ? should only contain the best souvenirs from 2015. The bad and sad ? moments should be left in the garbage.
The duration of the flight will be 12 months.
So, tighten your seatbelt ?
The next stop-overs will be – Health, Love?, Joy, Harmony, Well-being and Peace ✌. The captain offers you the following menu which will be served during the flight –
– A Cocktail ? of Friendship
– A Supreme of Health
– A Gratin of Prosperity
– A Bowl ? of Excellent News ?
– A salad of Success
– A Cake ? of Happiness
All accompanied by bursts of laughter.
Wishing you and your family ? an enjoyable trip on board of flight ✈ 2016….. ??✨??

Before 2⃣0⃣1⃣5⃣ Ends,
I thank all he good people ?
Who made 2015 beautiful for us.



  1. Cecilia

    Happy New Year Miss Darcy & family, wish you all the best in 2016!

  2. Jill Keiser

    Have a wonderful 2016, Miss Darcy! Take care of your Mum and Georgie! I will follow your adventures from North Carolina!

  3. Nancy Koon

    Happy New Year from Los Angeles, from Buddha and Freeders the cats and me, Nancy, the two-legged can opener! Supreme good health and prosperity to you
    three, Darcy and Georgie and May! We love to read about your adventures and see
    your smiling faces. As my best friend used to say: “I’m a sucker for a furry face!!”.

  4. Davina Lawrence

    Happy new year darcy George and may. May all your wishes and dreams come true. Johnny poo bear lawrence esquire and Davina.

  5. margaret danks

    A very happy new year to your little family May. As we say in Scotland, Lang may yer lum reek.

  6. Liz

    Happy New Year, May, Darcy and Georgie, may 2016 be your best year ever. Love from Liz, Fred and Elsie.

  7. Jocelyn

    Happy NY to May Darcy and George from Jocelyn Fenton and Lucca XX

  8. Laura Cordovano

    Happy New Year May, Darcy and George with love Laura, Julia, Gus, Emma and Jasper ???

  9. Rita and Gracie (springador)

    Happy new year May,Darcy and George thank you for sharing your many adventures with us during 2015 I am really looking forward to following you all this year and hoping that we find a little lookie likie to join us wishes from Gracie (the springador )and me the mud xx

  10. Neyra

    Happy New Year! Thank you for your wonderful blog. Much health and happiness to all of you.

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