Archive for April, 2019

Progress, Travel and Puppy

April 21, 2019

Hi All

Time for another update from the Howes!  Life has felt busy over here lately.  Firstly we finished our bathroom and are absolutely loving the huge improvement.

Then Caleb and Sam took off on a trip to Japan for 16 days.  They struggled somewhat with their health, but still managed to have a wonderful time experiencing a very different place and culture.
It was cherry blossom season while they were there and they saw lots of it in the grounds of Osaka and Nagoya castles.
There were a lot of different places…
.. and shops to explore.
They also went to some concerts of groups they enjoy.  In this photo they are in the back right corner of the photo.
And they loved experiencing the local food specialties of Osaka and Nagoya where they stayed.
Meanwhile, back at home, we were putting a gravel base into the container shed, filling in potholes in the driveway,
and getting more land cleared for Lydia to ride on (and some extra for us to use!).  It was all good.
After that we were blessed to have a good friend, Betty, come to visit.  That meant a good excuse for doing a bit of sight seeing, and also having another hand to help with a few jobs that I was behind on.  This photo is of Liffey Falls.

Then just the other day we were very excited to get the original corgi puppy that we had been on a waiting list for.
This girl should be more of a show quality than Willow, but they are both on the main register so we can show them and breed purebreds with papers in the future.
The new girl is called Haru (pronounced Har-roo) which is Japanese for Spring.
The dogs are all getting on very well together (which is probably just as well!). Now we have the fun of toilet training all over again.  🙂

That is probably enough for now!  Best wishes.