Saturday, 9 January 2016
Digby or Digbina
Tetbury in the rain. I'd happily live in any one of these houses. I pointed my camera at pretty front doors and peered through windows and I can report they are absolutely dreamy inside. Quirky, low ceilinged, small roomed in parts, but all delightful. I was even happier when I found the local allotments.There was one with my name on it.
For those of you who aren't local, Tetbury is a little bit posh. The Prince of Wales lives just down the road, and there's a shop selling his organic products. Also loads of antiques shops and artisan cheeses and wax jackets and, oh, you know the sort of place I mean. I don't shop there, I'm too scruffy and inferior, but I do like looking at the houses. If I lived in a beautiful old home I shouldn't mind people taking photos. I would almost expect it I think. They're a piece of our heritage. One day someone will come out of the door at the exact moment I'm photographing a particularly good knocker and I shall be all shown up. I doubt it'll stop me though.
I reported the other day how sad it is that the littlest boy has lost his bigger brother to the joys of fishing. The other half must have been feeling a bit sorry for him as well, because in the car on the way to the canal he told him he could have a dog! I'm wary of using exclamation marks, but really, I think that warrants it, and italics as well. Other half backtracked a little and said it wouldn't be for two years, and then he would have to wait until his birthday, so it would be when he is ten (two and a half years away). Everyone went a little bit quiet in surprise. I think the littlest boy didn't dare say anything in case it was all retracted. But it's been said now and it can't be unsaid. The dog is out of the bag.
We had a quiet conversation earlier, just me and him, about what he might call his Very Own Doggy. I asked if we could call him Digby. I've always had a fancy for a dog called Digby. Digby Dog. I imagined he might be a sausage dog, but I've a feeling the littlest boy will need something a touch more robust. He asked what we should call it if it was a girl. I gave it a moment's thought and came up with Digbina. Honestly, my imagination is genius at times.
Wishing you all a dry Sunday. Although of course it won't be. CJ xx
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Tetbury's not so far from here but I've only ever been through it on the way to other places...I'm scruffy and inferior too.ReplyDelete
Sausage dogs are the most robust dogs ever- I was fooled into thinking that as they were only small they would be small, quiet, easy?!! Very wrong, loud, boisterous, a little dog with a massive personality. I grew up with German Shepard dogs, they were a breeze. He's incredibly funny, very loving...and as soon as he stops trying to eat me then I think we will get on just fine! 10 is a good age for a dog ;) xxxReplyDelete
Tetbury looks beautiful!! I love the architecture and the doors - especially that beautiful wreath you photographed. So funny about the dog!! A sausage dog called Digbina sounds wonderful, I can just imagine you at the allotment with Digbina doing some digging together! xxReplyDelete
Looking forward to meeting DiggersReplyDelete
Wonderful photographs dear C.J., I love these stone houses with their beautiful windows, doors, Georgian pediments, iron palisades and old established gardens, how great it would be to live there.ReplyDelete
Now that the 'dog' decision is out of the bag I do hope your littlest boy can wait patiently for his or her arrival. I like the names you have chosen.
Thanks for letting us see some of the wonderful sights around you, CJ. I can imagine any one of the houses to be a charming place in which to live. But do we really have to wait two-and-a-half years to meet Digby Dog or Digbina Dog? I shall try to be patient.... xxReplyDelete
Tetbury looks like a wonderful place to visit ; such gorgeous houses and I'm glad it's not just me who like to have a peek inside! I'm so glad that littlest boy will get his very own dog one day ...... I wonder if you'll manage to hold off for the 2 years?! xxReplyDelete
Lovely photos of Tetbury, it looks an interesting place to visit. How wonderful that littlest boy will get his own dog, even though he has to wait for a bit, 'Digbina' did make me chuckle. xxReplyDelete
I'm a sucker for cotswold stone myself. OMG! I can hardly believe it- a wee doggy chez CJ's! What marvellous news :-). Sausage dogs have bags of personality. I've a dear friend who has one and she affords huge hilarity as she is a real character. But it won't matter what you get- who you get is far more important. XxReplyDelete
What a beautiful place, the stonework is a real delight. Great news about the dog, they are a wonderful addition to the family and bring great joy.ReplyDelete
It looks a wonderful place to meander through, how exciting a dog! Plenty of time to decide which is the right one. xReplyDelete
what a lovely place to photograph. xReplyDelete
My sister-in-law named her (female) cat Digby - it was her maiden name :-)ReplyDelete
Tetbury looks like a storybook. Sigh.
Those lovely houses - Tetbury is beautiful. As for Digbina, I think that sounds rather royal. I could see her trotting through Tetbury.ReplyDelete
You know who'll end up walking it don't you..ReplyDelete
And before you'll be able to blink twice, the two years will be reduced to in a few weeks.... :-) Tedbury looks like a lovely place, I quite fancy one of those houses (being the inhabitant of a 1920s pebble dash semi). Have a lovely week.ReplyDelete
Lovely post and pictures. I especially like the odd one out...the allotment shed!ReplyDelete
I look forward to seeing what dog you do get and if it's a girl as the name Digbina is absolutely ace!
Have a good week. Flighty xx
Every little boy needs a dog I think, and Digby is a perfect name. At 10 he will be the perfect age to take care of it and play with it. My oldest was 10 when we got out Max and let me just say that Max has added so much to out family. Hugs to you, MeredithReplyDelete
Fab photos. I love Tetbury, although we don't visit often. It is rather posh, isn't it. I do remember going in one of the trendy interiors shops and trying to stifle my gasps at the prices. ;) What a lovely name for a dog. I always fancied the name Wilf but then a friend named their son that. I don't think it's good form to then name a dog that. Although we've never got round to getting one. Maybe one day. Have a great week. Lou xReplyDelete
I'm truly awful for looking into other people's houses, particularly those which are lovely from the outside. I imagine if we went to Tetbury I'd get into trouble for loitering and staring rudely through windows. A tip: go when the light's fading. If you have any luck people will have kept their curtains open and those rooms will be illuminated. Does that make me a professional Nosy Parker?ReplyDelete
There's a little cottage near Joe's nursery and it is actually tiny but the living room has a wall lined with glass fronted bookcases. There's a lamp and beamed ceilings and a big Persian cat which sits on the windowsill and it looks like the cosiest place on earth.
As for Future Digby/Digbina: I'm not a huge dog fan admittedly, but those little Border Terriers get me every time...
Oh I do hope you get a girl dog...Digbina sounds wonderful. Although you have to think what you would shout to get it to come to you. Would that be Diggy? Digbina shouted would certainly get lots of looks particularly if you were photographing door knockers at the same time. Now there's a thought. Have a brilliant week. Barbara XReplyDelete
Not that I'm trying to infuence you or anything, but the best dog we ever had (and you know we've always had more dogs than any sane person would consider keeping) was in our pre-whippet miniature dachshund days. He was a darling little wirehaired sausage and he was called Digby.ReplyDelete
Lovely photos and great, Digby sounds a great name, a dog of character, stuff and nonsense, great for a wee lad :)ReplyDelete
Digby is a brilliant name. My two have been asking about dogs again. Honestly, I feel like it would be easier to just have another baby than get a dog. It's like we're putting obstacles in our way.ReplyDelete
I would totally love a trip to Tetbury, it's just my kind of place (although I am also inferior). John hates places like that, they bring out the northern socialist in him, even though he wears a wax jacket. You can imagine what he makes of Chichester. xx
Cotswold stone is very appealing. This time last year we stayed in one of the Banqueting Houses at Chipping Campden which was rather special if freezing as they were built for summer evening parties. We used to walk friends' dogs. Maybe you could do the same? All the fun without the responsibility.ReplyDelete
Lovely pictures I am going to get caught one day taking pictures of houses! I can confirm too that although sausage dogs are small they are very robust! Sarah xReplyDelete
Perfect doggy names. :) Can I be your neighbour in Tetbury? - Basil and Digby could be friends too! And no - no chance of a dry Sunday - neither rain nor wine! xReplyDelete
I like to have a good nose too. Never been to Tetbury, but it's definitely a place for peering into and around. You and the boys need to start whittling that 2 years down to about six months. Four against one. Your other half will soon buckle!
Digby is a great doggy name. It reminds me of the name we gave my son's toy dog when he was little - Diggory. I have a feeling that the two years may shrink to less, now that it's official. I've never been to Tetbury - it looks gorgeous. I can imagine what the interiors are like as the houses look similar to the ones I peek into when we're in Bath.ReplyDelete
Loved your pictures of Tetbury. My father's family were coal merchants there and lived in Percy House which is at the top of the steps at the Chippings!!ReplyDelete
I am *SO* exCITed that littlest boy has been promised a dog of his very own! I can't wait to hear what breed he will choose. I expect to be watching this space carefully for 2.5 years to see what happens. :-) Dear Daddy, can you please shorten the wait? LOL! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)ReplyDelete
Oh dear, once the dog is out of the bag there is no turning back! I can remember with our last dog, we went to see her as a puppy and the kids both chose her and she chose them right back. As she was still tiny we had to wait a few more weeks. They went to school on a Friday and I had put a note in both their lunch boxes saying that we couldn't wait any more so were picking her up today and she will be at home when they got back later. Apparently they screamed in the lunch hall and their teachers came running over to them to find out what was happening. Nearly 10 years later little Coco has passed on and only two days ago my 18 year old came up to me and said look at this... he still had the note in his memory box! Keep dry and warm (we actually had no rain today for a change!). Chel xReplyDelete
Dog ahoy! :) What an exciting moment when you realize something really will happen. I'm not sure we'll ever have another dog (ours died almost four years ago), but he was my first baby and I loved him very much. I miss having him around. I look forward to meeting your new friend, whenever he comes along.ReplyDelete
Tetbury looks lovely....reminds me of our visit to that area. We had a lovely dog, which we got when our younger daughter was eight. The girls did walk her and feed her...for a few years! However, we loved her so much I could not imagine getting another one@ReplyDelete
How lovely Tetbury looks - right up my street if you'll pardon the pun. Littlest boy must be so excited at the promise of a dog and Digby is a great name. Have a lovely week xxReplyDelete
Tetbury looks very nice indeed. I am also way too scruffy for a place like that but isn't it good to wander round and look through windows?ReplyDelete
We debated the dog question a long time ago but I put my foot down as I knew who would end up with the walking, feeding, vets trips and all. We got two cats instead, one of whom is convinced he is a dog. Digby is an ace name for a dog....wasn't there a dog in a film called Digby? An old English sheepdog I think...too big.....too hairy??
Did he baulk at the caveat of a longish wait for Digby or Digbella?ReplyDelete
Not at the time, he was a bit lost for words. But today he said something like, "I wish I could have a dog now". The pressure will begin to build I think! CJ xxDelete
How exciting! (That warrants an exclamation mark. Definitely.) But I'm a little sad that he (you) has (have) to wait so long... Digby is a lovely name. Have a look at Irish Terriers – they're lovely, characterful dogs and not too big or too small, and great with kids. Tetbury looks absolutely chocolate-box. I love looking into windows (very nosy). Good on you for taking such lovely photographs. Sam xReplyDelete
Great photos. I had a nice little day dream as you toured us through. I was thinking about what I would sell or what I would do in a Tetbury. But now, I have images of sausage dogs running down the street.ReplyDelete
Lovely place, pretty photos and how exciting... a Digby xxReplyDelete
Loved the pictures - thanks for sharing ;-ReplyDelete
And congrats on the dog; a dog adds spice to a family, and little boys needs a dog. MPO :-D
Tetbury looks a wonderfully posh place to explore. I'm sure the residents are well used to folk taking photos of their door knockers! Well, it sounds as if the dog is well and truly out of the bag. Digby is a great name for a dog. A sausage dog would be perfect. Either that or a Patterdale terrier. xxReplyDelete
Yes, Patterdale terriers are lovely aren't they. I hadn't heard of them until recently, when we met one running up and down a steep rocky path at the coast. We all loved him, he was SO agile and friendly too. The littlest boy made me get my notebook out and write down "Patterdale terrier" so that we didn't forget. CJ xxDelete
ME ENCANTA EL LUGAR Y ESAS CASAS TAN PRECIOSAS.ReplyDelete