Tuesday afternoon, sitting quietly working at my computer and envying Julie 55 her trip (!), when received a phone call from our local BBC radio station. Somewhat surprised I agreed to be interviewed about rural life and the effect ribbon development, farms closing down etc had on our village. At present, over the next 2 days we have the Royal Norfolk Show going on and HRH Princess Anne is visiting on Thursday. Yes I do move in exalted circles - can't avoid it when HM the Queen is a neighbour! So ended up talking about our village and the way it has changed over the years so that it is really now only a dormitory village for our local town 5 miles away. It is such a pity as it is a beautiful village going back 800 years but has been spoilt by successive developments although they have now ground to a halt (thank God) as no further land is available. Our local landowner (and formerly the feudal Lord) who is still Lord of the Manor, owns the rest of it and there is no way he is going to sell it for housing.
I have been interviewed before and often appear on the radio talking about legal matters. So I should hear myself over the next 2 days talking about the village if they decide to use the piece. I come from a farming background as my Uncle farmed 600 acres in the North with one of the premier dairy herds many years ago. Had many happy holidays up on the farm helping with the animals and first learnt to ride on the farm horse - a large cob called Peggy and my little legs stuck out over her sides. Will let you knowl
Trainee Gun Dog Berry has been an absolute nuisance over the last few days and has nearly pulled my arm out of its socket on walks! Also digging up the garden and deliberately (yes really), knocking apples off the trees. He then chews on them so hope he gets stomach ache. Older lab just looks on in astonishment at the goings on of the younger generation. Junior is going to his puppy class on Friday so will mention the pulling to them. It's amazing that he walks perfectly to heel in class but not when out with me! Feeling much better this week although the storms yesterday caused some discomfort but sun is shining today. Listening to the radio so that I hear my bit if it is broadcast. Don't live in a mansion or have a chaffeur but do have a title and am the Laird of an estate in Scotland - sorry to boast but I couldn't let Julie55 get away with it! Much love Julie. Hope you really enjoy your trip with your friends. LavendarLady.