A Day at the Seaside

October 5, 2011


It’s just too far to go every week, but our favourite outing is always to Anderby Creek on the Lincolnshire Coast. It’s a totally unspoilt beach, with smooth sand to race across, dunes to charge up and down, and when the tide is out there are puddles to splash about in as well.

Yesterday was the first time that we have taken Emily. As you can see from the expression on her face, she had a wonderful time!

After a traditional seaside lunch of fish and chips we went on to the National Nature Reserve at Saltfleeby. Of course, the dogs had to stay on their leads in the nature reserve, but there were still things to sniff and as always, everyone came home tired, dirty and looking somewhat bedraggled – but happy and tired!


A White Christmas!

December 25, 2010

Our Christmas morning walk

Christmas has crept upon us this year – we have had snow on the ground since the end of November and it seems to show no sign of thawing.

Christmas morning saw glorious sunshine so we all wrapped up warm – the gang looking very smart in their Loden Green Equafleece Tankies – and set off for Willingham Woods, one of our favourite walks.

Home for lunch, then in the afternoon – it snowed! Again!

Snow – in November!

November 30, 2010

Maisie, Tomaš and Poppy

Here in the Lincolnshire Wolds we usually get some snow during the winter, but this year it has come much earlier than usual.

Cesky Terriers love snow – I think it awakes memories of their ancestral homeland!

The youngsters enjoy playing in it – we have about 8″ at the moment! Gloria, having experienced ‘proper’ snow in the Czech Republic, prefers to stay in bed.

One of those enjoying the snow here in Lincolnshire is Erik’s sister, Poppy. She normally lives in the north of Scotland, and I suspect there is even more snow at home!

A Day at the Seaside

September 21, 2010

Ugh! It doesn't taste very good!

Going to the beach really is our favourite outing, but as we live about 30 miles from the coast we can’t go every day. In fact today was the first time that Tomaš had ever seen the sea. He had a great time, paddling in the pools with the rest of the gang

and then charging down the sand dunes at full pelt!

This is fun!

He’s one very tired little boy tonight!

Show Dogs???

May 5, 2010

Palma on the Beach

People sometimes have the strange idea that show dogs spend all their life pampered and cossetted, and never allowed to run around and get dirty or have fun.

To do well in the show ring, a dog has to be fit and in good physical condition – and they don’t get like that sitting in a cage all day!

Last weekend we went to Bedford & District CS, where Palma took BOB and Group 4, Hynek had BP and then won the Puppy Group, whilst Gloria won Best Veteran in Show. On Friday, we have another show, this time the National Dog Show, which is held at Stafford.

But today we went on one of our favourite trips – down to the coast at Anderby Creek, where everyone had a good time racing about and Hynek found a Starfish which he insisted on carrying around for the rest of the day.

No, it's not a sandy tongue, but Hynek with his Starfish

Aloha from Hawaii

December 1, 2009

Asta on the BeachGoing to the beach is one of the favorite occupations of the Ridley gang. In our case it’s the bracing beaches of the East Coast and the cold waters of the North Sea.

Ann Blyde’s Veltrusy Astarte is a lot luckier! For her it’s the sunny shores of Hawaii when she has her daily walk. Here she is on the beach. Is that a coconut she’s playing with? Beats a ball any day!

Asta was bred by Penny Piggott, was born in May 1998, and is the dam of Sharon Clark’s Cassencarrie Czech Me Out.

Driving With Dogs

September 21, 2009
Liz, Celia and Kyle on holiday in Dorset

Liz, Celia and Kyle on holiday in Dorset

Our dogs enjoy a change of scenery as much as we do, and for many of us a family holiday would be unthinkable if one member of the family had to be left behind.


It’s comparatively easy to find suitable places to stay with dogs – but what about the journey there and back? A very useful website is Driving With Dogs which gives you details of good dog walks and dog friendly pubs and cafes within 5 miles of motorway exits.