Lots of food stalls (although the carvery roll was a wee bit disappointing), local artists - mainly in wood - and even an old fashioned carousel.
Some sculptors were creating amazing pieces, using chain saws:
It was a good day, and even with lots of people there for the tree festival, it was easy to avoid people when wandering around the arboretum. I'm not a very sociable person really, and enjoy a little solitude.
Last week we took our two cats for their annual jabs and check-up. Both look well, but Max (the long-haired one) had some inflammation along his gums and needed a dental; luckily just a scale and polish without any tooth extractions. This still involved a general anaesthetic. He was only kept at the vet during the day, so was quite woozy when he came home. Being an odd sort of a cat, he usually likes to sleep in the bath, but he was sitting on the bathroom floor, not relaxing or sleeping. I wondered if he needed something comforting (as he wasn't interested in sleeping on a bed...either his or ours), so I put down a bath mat, warm from the airing cupboard. It did the trick and he curled up and went to sleep. I think his brother knew something wasn't quite right and Rio snuggled up with Max. The vet said that, even with brothers from the same litter like Max and Rio, cats are often quite argumentative and even aggressive, so I think we are lucky our cats are such good friends.
|Max and Rio|
|this photo makes me yawn too - every time I look at it!|