Apologies for the lack of blogs recently. I've had a nasty, black cloud hanging over me. But I got some really excellent new yesterday, I'm going to be okay!
I've had two weeks of vile tests, I had contemplated blogging the details - but just finding vocab to describe some of things was a struggle and as I was already feeling quite queasy myself I didn't want to put any of you lot off your dinner! So, I've waited till its all over and now it is. Scare over. I'm absolutely fine, in fact I've probably never felt better!
I'm not allowed to drive for 24 hours because they gave me loads of drugs in the hospital yesterday - I joked at the time to the nurse that they sedate you so you can't run away and then when I was waiting to be wheeled in, I overheard the nurses say that the next patient was threatening to run away and he'd done it before!
(I remember getting the flight urge when I had my little boy. I was having contractions even though I was meant to be having a planned Cesarean - and for some reason my mind was irrationally telling me to "run away - leave the building!" Luckily I didn't, although why I imagined I was capable of running... I was huge!)
So you can imagine, I am as full of positivity as you can be.
This may explain the decision to put on another dog show...!
I know I said never again, I know I expressed how lovely it was to have my summer back last year, but for some reason, throwing a huge dog party is something I'm obviously totally addicted to!
Here's the date for the diary - July 12th at Loseley Park, Near Guildford, Surrey.
It's called the Cold Wet Nose Show - click here to go to the website.
This time we'd be working with Assistance Dogs UK -(Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs, Canine Partners, Dogs for the Disabled, Support Dogs and Dog Aid).
There'll be camping - Loseley is a lovely, beautiful stately home and they are used to having people stay so hopefully it'll be a bit more civilised for the campers. Plus it's not going to be far to go to buy lovely Loseley yoghurt's for breakfast!
So what I'd love you bloggers to do is spread the word and the date, and also tell me what you'd like to see at this show. Let's have a blog brainstorm!
I've come up with a search for the Dog Brain of Britain - a search for the brightest dog. What other rings should we have? Please... put your thinking caps on and let's design the greatest dog show in the world.
Breed rescue and welfare orgs will all be offered a free space by the way. What name should we give the tent that has all those lovely people in it? Maybe "The Good Intent" - (the good - in -tent - no it isn't very good is it, drugs are obviously still in my system!) Can you do better?
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