Dora has been having a very exciting week. We are having major landscaping works done in our back garden, which has started with a lot of clearance work – such as overgrown shrubs being cut down and the old patio being dug up. Even the pond is being dug up, as we’re having a new (and better) pond. Dora was scared on the first day of having the back garden full of workmen, and spent hours hiding behind the sofa, but on the second day she decided this was top entertainment and has been watching the goings-on through the patio windows with great interest. The work will be going on for several more weeks, so she will have plenty to watch! The workmen love her already.I haven’t been very good lately at posting pictures of Dora, but as I’m on holiday from school for Easter I will try to improve. Today is Good Friday, so it’s a bank holiday and John gets off work too. Lots of holidays coming up here in the UK – Easter Monday is a bank holiday, so is the Royal Wedding next Friday, and so is the following Monday which is May Day bank holiday. Not much work done by anyone! Except me, as I’m taking 26 children to Norfolk on Tuesday for the annual “activity holiday”, and coming back on Friday evening, so will have to watch the Royal Wedding highlights when I get back.
Dora isn’t impressed by having the mantelpiece full of Easter cards. Doesn’t everyone know that the mantelpiece is a place for cats to sit on? Never mind, it is the work of a moment to knock those cards over and take their place.
We went shopping today to make sure there is enough food to last through all these holidays. Dora likes to get very involved in unpacking the shopping bags.