I have to say that Annie does go to our local park every day, but there is only a small fenced off area where dogs are allowed to be off lead. To have a nice large area for her to run in we get in the car and go about four miles away.
Annie loves to chase a ball. Martyn uses the thrower and while Annie is chasing one ball he gets the second one ready to throw. She returns the ball and drops it at his feet. She exhausts herself playing this game so Martyn always carries some water for her.
It's amusing to see how she manages to hold the ball in her mouth while her tongue hangs from the other side.
From the park you can see the old castle. It has been closed to visitors for about thirty years. In all that time there has been much talk that it would be developed into a visitor attraction or hotel but is actually just left to go to rack and ruin. Many, many years ago I went to a wonderful medieval banquet there and they used to hold jousting tournaments in the grounds. Maybe this time they will keep to their word and turn into a luxury hotel.
Talking about the past, Martyn is wearing the T shirt I bought him for his birthday last month.
I'm a Beatles fan and Martyn likes fish and the clothing range, so I thought it was perfect!