Barking Mad Norfolk Dog sitting news – August Events
The Wroxham & Hoveton Lions Club held a summer fete on 5th August at the Hoveton village hall. I had a stand at this event for people to get more information on our professional, local dog sitting service. This was a fun filled event with live entertainment and many stands offering a variety of services and products. The highlight of the fete was the vintage cars that drew a large crowd and the dog agility event. This saw dogs of all different breeds showing their speed and skills. It was lots of fun for both the dogs and the owners.
Secondly, on 15th August we attended a coffee morning at St Andrew and St Peters church in Blofield. It is located a few miles from the busy town of Acle. This event is held every Wednesday immediately after the morning service. I provided information on dog boarding for people interested in joining our host community. The event was a success, helping us to grow the Barking Mad family.
August was a busy month for us. The third event we attended was the Ingham Church Fete on 18th August. Ingham is a small village, down the road from Stalham, known for its local pub The Ingham Swan which is currently undergoing renovations following a fire. The fete brought together the community for an afternoon of stalls and cakes. This event drew a large crowd from all over Norfolk with many dog owners attending for the fun dog show.
The final event we attended this month was another coffee morning, this time located at the Hug a Mug café located inside of Lingwood village hall. We attended on 21st August, but this café is open Monday to Thursday from 8.45am until 3pm. They provide food and drink at a very reasonable price making it an ideal place to visit at lunch. We had a display here and sat in the café for people to come and chat to us. This allowed us to speak with many people, who loved dogs as much as us. I will be attending the café again in the future so people can drop by for a chat and a coffee. Details of this will be available on this page and our facebook page so check back regularly.
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This summer the small village of Ingham held a Festival and fun dog show in the grounds of the village hall. I attended this two day event to promote our dog minding service. There were lots of fun activities and stands such as craft stalls, plants, cakes and refreshments, the Sea Palling lifeboat service and many more. The fantastic weather drew a large crowd who all enjoyed the event. To help keep the dogs cool in the hot weather we had a paddling pool for them to take a dip. This was also the chosen hiding place for clue three of BBC Radio Norfolk’s treasure quest. It was exciting to meet Julie Reinger and Wally Webb, one of the dogs got so excited, it peed in the pool!
On 28th July we attended the Hoveton Farmers market which takes place once a month, on the 4th Saturday in the village hall. Hoveton is just a few minutes drive from the popular holiday destination, Wroxham. This monthly gathering brings together lots of local businesses and is a great place to get Fresh Local Norfolk produce such as Fresh Fish, Pork, Beef, Lamb, Groceries, Bread, Pastries, Preserves, Plants, Eggs, Cakes and Confectionery. They also have a good selection of craft stands to choose from. I would highly recommend a visit to this quaint local market if you are ever in the area.
Dog Lovers Macmillan Coffee Morning in Norfolk – November 2017
We held a dog lovers themed coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan on 29th September at Ingham Village Hall. The event was a great success and we raised £196.36 on the day.
Lots of yummy cakes were donated and everyone was very generous. Many thanks to all who attended and provided such a fantastic array of delicious cakes to sell. I think we all probably ate a slice or two too many, but it was for such a fantastic cause so we can probably be forgiven.
Dogs for Good walk
October was a time when we helped to raise money for the charity Dogs for Good. Winterton-on-Sea was our chosen venue and we enjoyed a lovely walk across the dunes. It was a cold but sunny day and a very enjoyable time was had by all who joined us.
Dogs on holiday photo
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