The house is 100 years old, and, as anyone who has come to visit tends to notice, in a state now pretty much beyond repair and modernisation. We have been involved in a battle with the local planning authority for the last two years, trying to get permission to build a replacement house. The garden has also fallen into disrepair or been lost since its heyday, and since we can't do anything to make the house more pleasant, I enjoy doing work on the garden and I'm slowly trying to recreate it in its original spirit.
Meanwhile, the pups met a Belgian Shepherd Dog and some children today.
Siegfried the emu seems to be going broody. I am not sure what he expects will hatch from this toilet ballcock!