Verb: pootle
poo-t(u)l To move in a leisurely unhurried way,
with no real purpose

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

On the way to the cricket pitch...

   One of mine and Lilou's favourite dog walks is round the village Cricket Pitch. It's a good compromise for us both in that Lilou gets to run, run, run when we get there and I get to walk through our beautiful village on the way.

  Passing the pub goes very smoothly on the way as Lilou is so mad to get out and walk, but the return is quite a different matter altogether. The smells coming from the kitchen are just too yummy for Lilou to ignore, so there's always a little bit of a tugging match here.
   We turn left opposite the pub and head down past the church. We quite often stop for a quick chat here with others who are out and about.

 ♥ At the end of the lane we pass a beautiful little cottage that from this view always reminds me of a dollshouse.
♥ We walk up a little rough track, over a style and we're here .... the cricket pitch, in front of the Manor House.
 Run, Lilou, run !

 ♥ The walk home is much more sedate as Lilou is usually pooped. Beautiful little white cottage on our left as we head home. Turn right at the pub, a short stroll up the road...

and we're home.


  1. Walks in New Zealand do not usually consist of beautiful old stone houses, manors or churches. Where you live must be full of history? I have always loved old buildings so it is a delight to see them in your blog. Thanks for sharing. Lisa

  2. Thank you Lisa -n I'm glad you enjoyed the walk with me !


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