Posted on August 16th, 2017
At the beginning of the summer Jan went to Birmingham to the Canal & River Trust offices to meet with Emily from Explorers. With Phillipa and Rachel they chose the school to win the Corridor For Nature competition. She can’t say yet which school won but she had a lovely time looking at all of the wonderful entries.
I wish I could have gone too but she says next time I am invited when the school that has won will show the wonderful canal inspired habitat that has been built from their winning design. I can’t wait!
We decided to go chugging for a few days and went to Foxton locks and then into a town called Market Harborough. (I did this same trip in Book 2 The Hero, chapter 4.)
We even saw a boat named Paddington Bear! My favourite character ever!
We met some lovely people who’d also had a dog called Chico, but he had sadly recently died, so they made a big fuss of me. Which was lovely! The ladies name was also Jan, which Jan thought was amazing.
Some lovely children helped Mike open and close all the lock gates and there were lots of them too!!!
For the rest of the summer I’ve been very lazy, mostly sitting out in the sunshine next to the boat or snuggled on the sofa while Jan’s been writing, but we have had some visitors.
First we had Raewyn who came all the way from NewZealand and we had a BBQ. I kept an eye on the sausages!
Then we had some visitors from Canada, this time I kept an eye on the cakes!
I love it when we have visitors because it means food!
I hope you are all having a good summer too…now I wonder who’s coming to visit next?
Big woofs Chico.