WWFC 0 – 0 SAFC #UTW #Wolves

Wolves couldn’t make it seven wins in a row, and had to make do with a point against a relegation threatened Sunderland. Here are my player ratings from yesterday. John Ruddy 6- Literally one routine save to make. Must have been freezing with how uninvolved he was. Matt Doherty 6- Slipped below his recent standards […]

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George the Collie reviews National Trust Shugborough Hall

Some work to do but still a great visit.

Set in mid-Staffordshire, Shugborough Hall is the ancestral home of the Earls of Lichfield

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earls_of_Lichfield?wprov=sfti1

The hall and grounds have recently been taken over by the National Trust as, as you might expect, things are not fully up to speed.

Being a dog, I’m not allowed in the house so just the grounds for me but I have to say they are some of the better one I have been around.

There are (partially) defined paths to follow around and areas where dogs can run free, thankfully. They were great.

There are some beautiful sights as you amble around but my folks got lost quite quickly due to poor path marking. We all muddled through okay though and made it back to the modern world.

There are a large number of ‘follys’ (follies?) around the grounds but there used to be a lot more, 11 in fact.

The gatehouse leads you along the road to the deer/cattle grazing areas which are vast.

There is an art ‘thing’ going on around the grounds as well where you can look into these viewers, below, and watch an art house piece relating to the history of the park and the two brother that brought ‘paradise’ to the grounds in the shape these follies. Inspiration taken from their travels the area was transformed.

Unfortunately, many of these were destroyed or neglected over time leaving only a few remaining which can be found about.

The arch of Hadrian, above, is the most visible one remaining but there are still the Doric Temple, The Tower of the Winds, The Shepherd’s Monument and more to see.

We did make use of the fabulous tea room though. That clotted cream was lovely.

A nice park and well worth a visit. Not seen the house yet but we’ll go back. The grounds still have some way to go but still a nice spot.

George is 9 (months).

The story so far….

George is 9 months now. He is in between dog courses, bronze – silver, and has been given a little time of training and lessons.

This worked alongside us going on holiday for a couple of weeks, leaving George with a dog sitter.

This was interesting to see how he handled being left.

Previously, the longest he’d been left was a weekend when he was about 5 months and he came back feral!

When we picked him back up he was very pleased. Very pleased.

I am guessing that remaining in a structured, dog-centric household had a positive impact on George and he came back a lot more under control.

He is still lovely and lively with it.

He’s 18kg so bang on target for age & weight.

He is being fed right at the top end of what a medium dog at his age should be having but he’s not got an ounce of fat on him – he’s in great condition.

We are looking to get him back to school over the next couple of weeks so, hopefully, some updates to follow.