17 Sep 2016

Festus at Lesnes Abbey

On our trip to London, we've stayed close to Lesnes Abbey. As we were only a few minutes away, we've decided to do one of our morning walks at the abbey. To our surprise, the ruins were bigger than we've expected and they looked really nice. There is a big park with lovely views and a few picnic tables.

Festus looks like he is saying "stop with these pictures :P "

Lesnes Abbey was founded in 1178. It was closed by Cardinal Wolsey in 1525 because it had less than 8 monks. The revenue saved by closing these monasteries would be used to fund Oxford Collage. After a couple of decades it was stripped of building materials and in the 17th century was sold to Christ's Hospital. It was bought in 1930 by London County Council. It was opened as a park a year later. 

31 Aug 2016

What I did this month #8

Last month Festus tried a Pawsome box, filled with treats and toys. He went camping too.

18 Aug 2016

Morning walk on holiday

Going on holiday doesn't mean we are ignoring our routine of 2 walks every day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon/evening. We were camping with the caravan in a small village and, luckily, the campsite was quite close to this lovely location, endless fields with amazing views.

On our way to the fields, passing by a telephone box and gorgeous houses.

Festus was enjoying the morning sun. It was around 7 am.

One of the horses wasn't too keen on Festus being there, he stopped and looked at him.

I assume he was looking after one of the many hares that were jumping in the fields.

I did mention that the views were amazing.

On the way back, the horse was still assessing Festus. Festus was looking interested at the horse too. Beside Danny, the horse he shared carrots with last year, he didn't interact with horses as we didn't had the opportunity.

Back to the camping site, we took a picture of Festus with the tyres. He loves playing with tyres, he has had in the past a bicycle tyre and a car tyre. That was our morning walk, a perfect way to start the day.