Looking back at 2015

There comes that time at the end of each year when we reflect on what has been and look forward to what we would like to come. I think it’s important to remember the highlights of the year and the … Continue reading

Look up from someone else’s life and look at your own

I’ve been debating writing this post all day and I’ve decided to go for it. I’m bringing Blogmas to a close here. I’ve got a LOT on and it’s all catching up on me so I’m taking the decision to stop my … Continue reading

The breed closest to my heart

The Miniature Schnauzer! Ever since I was little I pestered my Mum & Dad for a dog. When my brother asked for another rabbit and was told no I’d be right in there “can we have a dog?”. They started to … Continue reading

The art of mental training

Over the last few months I’ve really gotten into listening to podcasts. It started with the ProBlogger 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Challenge, which then got me looking around for different podcasts and I currently subscribe to DogCast Radio and … Continue reading

Top tracks for an agility show

Recently I shared with you my current agility playlist and the kind of tracks that get me going ready for a competition, especially for when walking courses. I asked a bunch of competitors what they like to listen to and … Continue reading

My Agility Playlist

I love music. I don’t know how to explain it properly but I get such a strong connection from music to emotions. A song can have me in tears, make me feel on top of the world or get me … Continue reading

My Agility Show Routine

Routines help us to get our brain in gear for the situation that each specific routine relates to, plus its good for the dog too. If you get nervous or stressed at competitions then developing your own routine may help you … Continue reading

Editorial calendar

This month I’ve been listening to the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog podcasts by ProBlogger (which are so far excellent by the way). Todays podcast covers social media accounts, but more importantly it talks about building an editorial … Continue reading

My Top 10 Things That Make Me Happy

So here we are, these are the top 10 things that make me happy… 10. Lazy mornings in bed 9. Border Collies 8. Music 7. Scouting 6. That moment when your dog gets the new trick you’ve been trying to teach … Continue reading

#30 – #21 Things That Make Me Happy

30. My Go Pro & Nikon DSLR (kinda cheating with 2 things here) 29. Sharing a pudding 28. Full english breakfast 27. Music videos 26. Being picked up 25. A comfy pair of skate shoes 24. Seeing wild animals in their … Continue reading

#40 – #31 Things That Make Me Happy

Continuing the thread of 50 Things That Make Me Happy… here’s counting down from #40 to #31…   40. Seeing a Scout try something for the first time and love it 39. Walks on the beach 38. Lying in a … Continue reading

50 Things That Make Me Happy

I’ve recently joined an online bloggers community, and it’s the best thing I’ve ever done! It is so great to connect with other bloggers and receive tips, help, post ideas and have friendly, like-minded people to talk to. It’s certainly … Continue reading

Pinned Ya!

I’ve been reading a lot of hype about Pinterest recently so I’ve decided to embrace it and have a go. You can check out my page of pins here: http://pinterest.com/dogoddity I’ve started off a little collection of my favourite places to … Continue reading

In 2015 I will… lie in a field more often!

I want to really get in touch with my photography more this year. Take more photographs. Cherish the green around me. Improve my skills and pair more images with my adventures. I want this blog to visually pop out. To … Continue reading

Scafell Pike

I don’t normally do “tough” things. I’ve never been one to take on challenges. I do achievable things, which to me aren’t massive challenges. I wouldn’t try to swim the channel, because I’d drown. I don’t go on rollercoaster’s because … Continue reading