Category: Life

Tessa Barrie’s views on life.  Mostly her own.

The Diaries of Cassie The Blog Dog

Tessa is only allowed to sing during our walks in the fields these days. It doesn’t bother me and there is no one else around. The only noise I don’t like is the smoke alarm going off when Tessa burns the toast or something. That hurts my ears […]

Shorkie Walkies – Beating Big Bertha!

Hi Everyone! Cassie here. Thought Tessa and I should get a good walk in today before Hurricane Bertha arrives ….. well, Tessa walks and I run …. Wheeeeeeee! And it doesn’t look like rain let alone a storm at the moment. I’m looking into new stories all the […]

Batten Down Your Hatches – Is Big Bertha About To Hit Channel Islands?

How can our weather go from this A double rainbow taken by Steve Peat at Beaumont, Jersey yesterday evening To this? A satellite image shows Bertha travelling up the Atlantic coast. Bertha is the second hurricane of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season. Photograph: Handout/Getty Images Is Big Bertha […]

Sam’s MS Fund Raising Sky Dive – August 2014

In your working life you speak to people over the phone on a daily basis and you think you know them quite well. In this case I clearly did not. Sam Duravala is bubbly and out-going, with a great sense of humour, who Ip must have been talking […]

Neighbouring Tweets

If we currently have subterranean visitors, our comparatively new neighbours are freaking out about the birds. The amount of them, the dawn chorus and the SH1T they are apparently depositing on their patios; which are at the front and the back of their property. “Shhhhh! We are not […]

Like, I’m in Loco Parentis right? You know, like …?

I am in loco parentis this week. It is a role I take very seriously. By default I was there for her at her birth and I will always be there for her.  That was 15.3 years ago now. I think I am suddenly feeling my age … like […]

Shorkie Post – Maraudering Moles

Tessa has a love for the Mediterranean lifestyle. She loves the summer. She loves throwing back the curtains in the mornings when the sun is out and the sky is blue, the combination highlights the hours she spends in the garden planting, pruning and making the lawn green […]

Shorkie Post – World Cup – Oh dear England …..

Tessa is very upset about the result against Uruguay tonight. She knows nothing about football really, but she is very patriotic. She even said that we had a better chance of scoring than any of tonight’s squad with any one of my paws or either of her two […]

Loving Vale do Lobo

I have a Bucket List as long as my arm but the draw that Vale do Lobo has for me is immense and know that one day, I will spend more time there. It just a question of when.

The Diaries of Cassie The Blog Dog

What with everything that has been going on.  I had forgotten we had started this …. this is the blog site I started when I was a puppy http://cassietheblogdog.webnode.com/ Must do something about it ….     🙂 Tweets by Cassieblogdog

Itinerant Blogger

08.00hrs Wake up in Vale do Lobo, The Algarve. 23C. Have coffee. Feel great! Write 500 words. Should be doing this every morning. 10.30hrs Packed and ready to take hire car to the airport. Temperature on the up. Now 25C. I don’t want to leave this temperature behind. […]

Shorkie Walkies

Although I have plenty of fun times with Hayley, who looks after us when Tessa is away, it was quite nice to potter around Queens Valley reservoir with Tessa this morning. She is so much more relaxed after a few days in the sun. We were half way […]

Vale do Lobo

Here until Friday morning. Flitting from the apartment to Xenia’s Pool Bar http://www.restaurantxenia.com/ To Temperus Beach Bar, Praia do Trafal http://www.simply-algarve.com/companies/365/21/Temperus-Beach-Restaurant To The Vale do Lobo Tennis Academy http://valedolobo.com/en/vale-do-lobo/facilities-services/resort-facilities/vale-do-lobo-tennis-academy/ It’s a tough old life, looking at skies like this! Cassie is holding the fort at the office and […]

Movie Update

Having seen Gravity and Pompeii recently and been blown away with the cinematography, but not the plot, my faith in story telling movies has been restored. Saving Mr Banks is the best film I have seen for some time. Tom Hanks as Walt Disney and Emma Thompson as […]

Liberation Day

During the Second World War, the Channel Islands were occupied by the German forces for five years, from 1940 to 1945 which was know as The Occupation. On May 9th 1945, British forces liberated the Channel Islands. Hence the fact that that we will never forget and indeed […]

Quote of the Day

The Mad Hatter: Have I gone mad? [Alice checks Hatter’s temperature] Alice Kingsley: I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are. Lewis Carroll

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