Monday, October 26, 2009

Pooh Sticks Walk - Sunday 25 October

A sunny Sunday morning saw me meeting a new Meridian Mutt 'Tibor' at Pooh Car Park/500 acre wood.

Tibor and I hit it off immediately and were soon exploring the forest together with our staff trailing behind. Conditions, to say the least, were a bit muddy in places, as expected.

This is me and Tibor enjoying the view half round the walk. We walked through 500 acre wood, through Hartfield Village and back across Pooh Sticks Bridge.

Here we are on the bridge with our staff.
Tibor is a lovely boy, but did not appreciate me exploring on my own (bit bossy) and told me off when I came back.
We finished the 7 mile walk off with gravy biscuits and the staff had a cream tea and walnut & coffee cake at Duddeswell Tea Rooms.
Hope to see you all on the next walk.
Poppy B XX

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Pooh Sticks Walk - Sunday 25 October

Meridian Mutt Poppy Benson would like to know who would like to join her and her staff on a walk in Ashdown Forest.
This circular walk is 7 miles long and we start in 100 acre wood, through the village of Hartfield, past A A Milne's House (Cotchford Farm) and then over Pooh Bridge and back to the car park.

Meet in 'Pooh Car Park' (free parking) which is off the B2026 south of Hartfield.
We will need to meet at 12:00 (clocks will have gone back so will get dark earlier).
It might be a bit muddy in places so dress accordingly.
Hopefully when we have finished The Duddeswell Tea Room will still be open for refreshment.
If you are coming please post a comment.

Poppy B

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Meridian Monkeys Go Ape !

Sunday 18th October saw a change in direction for Meridian Divers, instead of descending into the depths , the now, Meridian Monkeys climbed up into the tree canopy at Bedgebury Pinetum to "Go APE" ! Go APE is the name of the adventurous rope course that allows the brave or just plain fool hardy to view much of the grounds from high-up in the trees. It's no walk in the park and apart from the climbs that will get your heart pounding , you'll be up there a few hours as you work your way around the course!

Nikki Turns out to be a swinger!

Therese thinks "If that rope can will hold their weight, I'll be alright"

Looks like the Bridal Suite is over-booked , who was here first?

Does my bum look big in this?

You put your left leg in .....

Me Ernie ...where's Jane?

We counted thenm out and we counted them back , serious faces at the start and gleeful faces at the end... needless to say a good day was had by all!


Hope Rescue - those wonderful people that brought up Poppy B & Maisie, have put an appeal out to help give all the dogs in boarding kennels & the pounds a bit merrier christmas.

If you are able to put a box up anywhere (i can email you a poster) to collect goodies, or fancy doing up a shoe box of goodies, I'm sure the dogs receiving them will send you huge licks!

The kind of things they are looking for are:
Treats - pigs ears (not attached to the pigs!), jerky, dental stix, chews etc
Food - dried, not tinned
Toys - especially extra tough ones
Collars, leads & harnesses, new or good quality used
Bedding - especially vet bed but not quilts

Also, all year round they are looking for used stamps, printer cartridges and any odd foreign currency (for you frequent flyers!) paper or coins

If anyone can help with anything, please let me know by adding a comment.

All help gratefully received

Tracey - on behalf of Hope Rescue - please take a few minutes to look at the wonderful work they do.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Bo-Peep & the Cuckmere - 11 Oct 2009

Hi all,

MM are planning a walk around 'Bopeep & the Cuckmere' on Sunday. This is approx 7.8miles & the timing is approx 3 hours!

It takes us high on the Downs over Norton Top, down to the Cuckmere & into Alfriston (for refreshments!) before climbing up to the South Downs Way & back to car park.

Meeting at 1pm atBo Peep car park (coming from Eastbourne, on A27, turn left (Bo-peep Lane) at cross roads just before the Barley Mow pub in Selmeston). Car park is at top of road - about 1 1/2 miles up long winding road!