Sam was very excited to be back and slipped back easily into the routine

An early start sorting out books on gundogs and taking copies as needed for training German Shorthaired Pointers Then travelling back to Norfolk after a lunch of roast beef in the pouring rain and howling wind which was not easy but a relaxing bath on arrival. Sam was very excited to be back and slipped back easily into the routine.

It was wild, windy and quite wet for most of the day. I awoke at 7.00am without setting the alarm/radio and then got myself showered and dressed ready for Sam at 8.00am who also stirred exactly on time! Some work on my gundog books first thing, sorting out those books that needed to go back to Norfolk library and taking photo-copies of any sections that were of particular interest with regards to German Shorthaired Pointers. Then time to pack most of my things before lunch. Diana had prepared a nice piece of roast beef, but I shall have to help her carve it next time as it was served in blocks!

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Both girls ate their food and we had rather a large pudding and a glass of wine to finish. Back to packing after lunch and I had to compete the task in the pouring rain and howling wind which was not easy. For once, Sam was not co-operating very well and kept whining for a longer walk whilst I was loading. Away eventually to arrive in Horning around 4.00pm at which time it has now almost light as the days slowly lengthen. I unpacked most things and then made myself a cup of tea after the journey before letting out Sam. He was very excited to be back and slipped back easily into the routine. I did not do too much at The Harnser but had a relaxing bath and got to bed at 10.00pm vowing to work hard in the morning. Everything was all right in Ropes Hill Dyke and I received a £100 cheque from Mr Tuffin to add to the others for the road repairs. I also received some notes from Trevor Grey and have now written to the treasurer recommending that we pay the road repair bill.