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Saturday, December 6, 2008

MBL at the park

Most of Holland is very flat and extremely well organized: The fields run in straight lines and the lines of trees down the side of the road are all the same size and shape. Sometimes I feel like I live in a Sims game! I love living in Holland, but I do miss the rolling hills and countryside of my home town in Devon, England.

The flower fields in Holland
The rolling hills of Devon

Fortunately there is one large park near where I live that feels more like home. Haarlemmermeerse Bos is a park around a huge lake, where the trees are allowed to grow more naturally and they have put in a few good hills to walk up and down. It is very pretty and I love to take my Mad Black Labrador Shadow for a nice long walk there on a Saturday morning. She loves to swim in the lake and play with the other dogs we meet there.

As far as Shadow is concerned there is nothing better than chasing tennis balls into the lake!
Remember to stand well back for this!
The tennis ball sank eventually so we got out the purple frizzbe instead...Comedy shot: Shadow with big purple lips!! Mwah!
Once we wore her out a bit she was calm enough for a nice photo :)Off home now, time for a nap.


  1. absolutely beautiful dog! i used to have a yellow lab. it is so funny to watch them around water!

    i also loved that shot of the flower fields. you are so lucky to live somewhere so lovely.

  2. Awwww... it looks like you had an amazing morning!

    Love her lips ;)

  3. Haha, love the lips photo! What a sweetie she is.

    That first photo is so full of straight lines and organized that it's almost scary. ;)

  4. I so miss having a dog I can take out for long walks..Your dog is so cute!

  5. So much fun out with the dogs! I love it, you should see them chasing the snow they kick up :-)

  6. One of the biggest pleasures: to see a happy dog :)

  7. Cute dog :) Love the dutch fields photo, looks like Patchwork!

  8. beautiful pics =) i just saw you on the etsy front page too. congratulations!


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