Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

This Evening


Spud the dog has eaten the disc from Joe’s new Xbox game (RRP £40) and  I’ve tipped a tray of  hot roast meat juices over my new jeans. *Sigh*

Here is a sunny autumn photo


On the plus side,

a replacement disc is available from manufactures, for £14.00 (but it’s not in stock for 6-8 weeks, with no mechanism for telling us when it is available, bar routinely ringing the ‘helpline’.)

Jeans are easier to fix than flesh.


Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

6 thoughts on “This Evening

  1. If Spud the dog had played his cards right, he might have had a little dash of roast meat juices on his kibble and a nice pat besides. The Cowboy, knowing of my tendency to trip over things whether they’re there or not, hangs back expectantly whenever I am carrying food. Today he was rewarded with flying fresh raspberries. He is quite fond of raspberries.

  2. Oh, gosh! I have just heard about someone’s pet eating a bluetooth earpiece worth $99… but poor Joe ~ ! and poor you ~ I hope you weren’t scalded, but I bet you let out a mighty yell! On the bright side, the picture is lovely 🙂 I like the way Gerry writes, as well 🙂

  3. Naughty Spud. He’s lucky he didn’t hurt his mouth. A few days in the doghouse, then?

    I always spill something on new clothes. I have also ascertained that the likelihood of ripping new tights rises in proportion to the amount I paid for them. And with the posh-ness of the occasion (‘cos normally I’m a trousers gal).

  4. Hope you haven’t gotten a nasty scald — and I hope the meat juice all comes out in the wash! (and that Spud doesn’t mistake it for gravy and eat your jeans!!)

    As for Spud vs Xbox CD– if he found the disc going some place he shouldn’t have, then shame on Spud; but if it was just left lying about, then shame on somebody for leaving it where he could get it.

  5. Whoops on both counts! xx

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