Sunday, 7 March 2010

What to do on Sunday, if you can't run or bike

Missed out on the Lasswade 10 today, due to a sore back… naturally, it was perfect weather, which can’t be said for the cross country races I took part in over the winter. My own fault - I should say ‘no thanks’ when someone asks me to help them lift a glass fronted book shelf up the stairs of their new house. Up to now, I have had two remedial massages and I’m on the ibuprofen. I will get another massage next week, but I guess that I'll have to wait for it to heal.

Still, at least it has given me time to do other things. Today I did some painting, which turned out to be therapeutic. I also took my dad to North Berwick and Harvey along the beach. They both had a great time and it just shows that being injured gives you more time for other things.

Harvey has been having an eventful time… no change there! On Saturday we were in Victoria Park, Leith. He was hell bent on chasing around with other dogs and in that neck of the woods there is a lot to choose from. I thought that a little discipline was in order, so in the afternoon we did a ‘Stay’ session. Harvey excelled himself. He stayed where I told him too, and only came to me when I told him too. Today’s walk on the beach went well and he behaved well. I have to take into account that he has vast amounts of energy and wants to run and run. Finding the right dog for him to run with is the secret.

CAFÉ CAFÉ… On the way home from North Berwick we called in at the Sunflower Café, East Fortune. I’ve never been there before. It is at the far end of the Garden Centre and judging by the number of people at the tables, it's a popular place. I stood in the queue and was soon rewarded with a delicious tray bake and a perfect filter coffee with the option of hot milk. Prices are reasonable and the outlook through the window over the fields is good.
Just outside our window, two partridge type birds pecked about, I wondered if we were watching them eat or they were watching us. The menu looks good and the place is well worth a visit

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