Catching Up

I hope you enjoyed last week’s review of The Vampyre, and feel inspired to read some good old-fashioned horror stories. Something to get your teeth into, maybe!

I’m relaxing a little this week after the latest event for Ryedale Dog Rescue: Woofs in the Wood. We teamed up with the Yorkshire Arboretum to arrange a fun dog walk. The Arboretum has 120 acres of woodland, with an amazing range of trees from all over the world. At least 70 dog owners and their families turned up with their dogs and enjoyed the fantastic weather as they walked round the woods and spent money at our charity stalls. The final figures aren’t in yet, but hopefully we’ll make a decent amount of money to help save more dogs in the Ryedale Area.

I’m having a break from dog rescue duties for a couple of weeks. As usual I’ve got lots of things on the go, so I’m trying to catch up on a few of them. As well as reading an inspiring book on photography with some good ideas for techniques to try, I’ve been making the most of the spring weather to take a load of photographs for next week’s photo-essay. It’s all nesting swans, buds, flowers and blue skies for next week’s Spring Special!

After a couple of weeks of inactivity, I’m also making  some progress with the family history project. At the moment this means going through mounds of old family papers and trying to get them into some order, so we can use them when we start tracing the family tree. Glamorous it isn’t, but I’ve found a few interesting documents that will be useful later.

It’s not all going to be work though. On Friday I’m catching up with some old friends from work, and it’s inevitable going to mean more beer than is good for me. It would be rude not to join in though, so I’ll just make the best of it,

On Friday this week, I’m publishing a more detailed article on the family history project. I hope you find it interesting and that you’re inspired to look in to your family’s past.

Take care

Dave

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