Dave’s Visit

Last year, Dave Witherspoon (who lives in Charlotte, North Carolina) walked the Thames Path, and discovered The Queen’s Head.

He’s in England again at the moment, and popped into to see us again.

It was great to see him again, and as you can see, Maisie made him very welcome!

Eynsham Morris and Friends

On Saturday evening we had a treat – Eynsham Morris were dancing with two visiting troupes outside The Queen’s Head.

Morris Men come in all shapes and sizes. Here is a ‘Morris Minor’ – a result of the Eynsham Morris captive breeding programme.

One troupe were from Brighton – and I have to admit not my cup of tea. They just didn’t have the macho vigour that Eynsham have.

The other troupe, were the FANTASTIC Armaleggan from Cumnor. They came and danced at Carnival a couple of years ago and absolutely blew us away.

Their musicians move in sync, like a soul band.

I LOVED this lady in pink – her make up made her look like a member of KISS

…even this monkey is in on the act!

This chap is also a mean banjo player…

…and this accordion player was plain MAGNIFICENT in her plumage.

Here is The Boy trying to explain what’s going on to our French neighbour Steph (while the lovely Jo Grieve looks on).
Jo was taken with Robin’s ‘glad to be grey’ badge.

Steph couldn’t believe here eyes, when she saw the Morris’ ‘watering’ can.

As you can see from Mick’s posture, it’d been rather a long day.

“Hmmm – women dancing in Eynsham…it’s not right I tell you!?!”

Puppies – Friday 6th July 2008

The puppies are getting used to the boat yard routine. At 6pm on Friday they walked over to Steve’s car, ready to go to the pub.

I’m glad that Fern is staying – she and Molly seem so happy together.

The Boy took this picture of ‘nose to paw’.

Fern is also clearly happy to be with Steve.

[Apologies for the qualities of these pics. My camera ‘phone takes very grainy pictures when flash is used.]

The Puppies’ First Walk to the Queen’s Head

The Boat Yard pups had their jabs yesterday and celebrated by walking to the pub. As you can see it was rather tiring. Fern (the puppy previously known as ‘no name’) has elongated somewhat.

Here is Molly showing off her new lead and chunky paws.

[In case you’re wondering, they had a lift back to the Boat Yard]