4 Aug 2011

Grockles and a hot day


Yesterday was particularly hot here.....the village was heaving and full of grockles, parking their cars everywhere, plus keeping the car parks busy......I know, now you are thinking what's a grockle?   Well, here in Devon it's the name given for Tourists/Holidaymakers.  There are several theories as to how the word started, but what ever that happens to be, it has stuck.....and we get invaded by Grockles each season.   Our neighbouring county of Cornwall has the word Emmetts for the holidaymakers, apparently derived from the word meaning Ants, and the holidaymakers rush around like ants, hence the name.

Anyway, as it was so hot here and as you know by now, I tend to stay indoors during the heat and find a place to relax





and when everything has cooled off Mum and Dad take me down onto the beach










Well, that's the humans exercised for the day!
now back home for another rest 
and Mum takes the opportunity to sketch me






love william











8 comments:

  1. Grockles indeed, I'd heard of Emmetts as a good friend of my owner is originally from Cornwall (now lives 'down the hill' in Mold), Your mum is very talented William as my owner (well he thinks he is!) loves the sketch.
    Willow

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  2. Oh P.S. William, what's a beach? looks like so much more fun than the ditches in the woods.
    Willow

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  3. Grockles, what a great word! Nice of you to lay so still so that your Mum could make a painting!

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  4. Our Mum says that pose is called "play bowing" and is an invitation to lark around, but we know that don't we? Been reading too many dog books, it's addled her brain.
    E and R xx

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  5. Yup, gotta exercise those humans! Lovely sketch your Mum made, once again! (Of course she has the most handsome subject to pose for her!)

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  6. Never heard about grockles. Here it was very hot and muggy today. Now it's raining again. I think you have a fun and enjoyable day had William. Your mum has another beautiful painting you made. What will you be proud of her.

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  7. Oh William, looks like you got the best part of the day on the beach - the cool part! And how handsome you look!
    Mummy did a pretty cool sketch of you too ! xx

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  8. Looks like a lovely life you lead.

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