Wednesday 23 April

After an early breakfast took dogs for a walk. My dad came over for breakfast after which I got on with a few bits before lunch. Saw Andrew come up and check the water troughs and when I went out he was talking to Chris. All being well the cows should be out in the next few days. After lunch took my dad out for a drive as it was nice. Went up to Ladybower reservoir then onto Brough where I popped in Eyres for some chicken and dog food. The veterinary nurse had suggested a change of dog food so I got some different types for them. Went to the Packhorse at Crowdecote for dinner with dad and found ourselves sitting next to the Finney’s from nearby Mandale House. We stayed with them for B&B before we moved up here and I refer B&B to her and vice versa. They also farm and have a campsite and camping barn. Dad enjoyed his meal.