I’m not known in our household for being bright and breezy in the mornings. Far from it.


My biggest reservation over getting a dog was having to haul myself out of bed to walk it.


But on the rare occasions that I am able to let my other half lie-in, I do quite enjoy getting a shake on the day.


Especially when this is what greets me; beautiful blossoms, sunlight, twinkling dew and blossom petals falling like rain in the breeze. All accompanied of course by the wheezing and panting of one very happy dog racing every bird in the woods.