Fred's Garden

The garden Garden and house Not all those who were hungry were human xxxx Stefan Fred: our host No longer burning his knees Relaxing on the lawn
Click on the thumbnails for a larger picture Out cold on the lawn A paws in the sun Carol concentrating on every mouthful Debbie enjoying a joke Simon and Anton - just hold my stomach in Camera shy doggie Bribed with food

Well really its Carol's garden !

16 July 2005

Friday morning we had set off early for Simon's graduation. Getting back on the Saturday afternoon we headed over to Madstone for a barbecue at Fred and Carol's in the middle of Moat Park.

Fred is a professional gardener which is why he lets his wife look after the one at the back of the house. I have to say it is a stunning garden, with plenty of wee alleys and places to sit and ponder.

The house is the old market abattoir and there are still signs of its former use in the outhouses.

Fred has a new gas grill to replace the low brick one he used to have. This means that we only get burnt meat now and not the roasted nuts as well.

Simon managed to lie out in the sun for a moment but pleas that he had only had a few hours sleep fell on deaf ears.

Our hosts have two greyhounds which are really lovely animals, both ex-racers. The older one of the two, is thought to have been maltreated whilst the grey is a trophy winner now in retirement. Quite timid she still knew how to snaffle a sausage roll from the table, which isn't good for a greyhound as it upsets their insides.

Johnny was definitely taken with the two dogs and regretted that he had not gone out with the others to take them for a walk. In fact when they do run, the dogs still run in circles. Most of the time however they potter about the house and sleep these days.


See also

Simon's Graduation

Weekend in Chatham

Jean-Jacques: Antelope chaser

Johnny's Birthday: July 2005

Alistair: June 2005