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Round My Way #1/5

River Soar, Zouch


But first, Lenny (see below) was the eldest of two Old English Bulldogs that my daughter Caroline bought and continued to share with her previous partner Adam.  Sadly Lenny died suddenly last week at nearly 9 years of age.  I am not a dog person but Lenny was a lovely dog, soft hearted, a real character and great with children, we will all miss him.  Hopefully his nephew Reggie, their other dog who is now 5, will have a good few years with us yet.  (For some reason the image is not being picked up, it was there yesterday afternoon, I apologise for that.)

 

 

 

Lenny


Todays posting starts a short series taken round my way starting with the River Soar at a small village called Zouch.  In the distance is another small village called Normanton and as you can imagine this water is very popular for narrow boats and fishing.  Both villages are only a few minutes from Loughborough.

 

The River Soar rises near Hinckley in Leicestershire and is joined by the River Sence near Enderby before flowing through Leicester (where it is joined by the Grand Union Canal at Aylestone), Barrow-on-Soar, beside Loughborough and Kegworth, before joining the Trent near Ratcliffe-on-Soar in Nottinghamshire, and thence into the Humber and the North Sea.

Round My Way #1/5

River Soar, Zouch


But first, Lenny (see below) was the eldest of two Old English Bulldogs that my daughter Caroline bought and continued to share with her previous partner Adam.  Sadly Lenny died suddenly last week at nearly 9 years of age.  I am not a dog person but Lenny was a lovely dog, soft hearted, a real character and great with children, we will all miss him.  Hopefully his nephew Reggie, their other dog who is now 5, will have a good few years with us yet.  (For some reason the image is not being picked up, it was there yesterday afternoon, I apologise for that.)

 

 

 

Lenny


Todays posting starts a short series taken round my way starting with the River Soar at a small village called Zouch.  In the distance is another small village called Normanton and as you can imagine this water is very popular for narrow boats and fishing.  Both villages are only a few minutes from Loughborough.

 

The River Soar rises near Hinckley in Leicestershire and is joined by the River Sence near Enderby before flowing through Leicester (where it is joined by the Grand Union Canal at Aylestone), Barrow-on-Soar, beside Loughborough and Kegworth, before joining the Trent near Ratcliffe-on-Soar in Nottinghamshire, and thence into the Humber and the North Sea.

comments (16)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Sep 2011, 00:57
Grassy...gotta love it!

P.S. Looks like flikr let you down.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray.
What an enchanted little place Round Your Way Brian....i like the shadows in the foreground....petersmile

BTW your photo of Lenny is blank....sad except "flickr"
Brian Walbey: It is a very popular place for people to walk by the river Peter.
  • Alan
  • Lincoln City, Oregon
  • 19 Sep 2011, 04:29
I'm going to enjoy our walk around your way, Brian, if this first image is anything to go by. Some interesting properties on the river bank, by the look of it.

Sorry to hear about Lenny. Although the picture is blank, I'm sure he was a real character and will be missed by all.
Brian Walbey: Yes that little house is a weekend cottage Alan, there are quite a few here, however they are right on the flood plain, not a good idea to be there in the winter.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 19 Sep 2011, 04:46
Good scene ,the photo of Lenny is not up at this moment
Brian Walbey: Thanks vintage.
I'd love to have that little house!
Brian Walbey: But not in the Winter when the river floods though Elizabeth, it is a weekend cottage sort of thing.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 19 Sep 2011, 07:16
I loved seeing the photo of Lenny from your link...at least that worked, Brian. Let's hope Reggie can fill his shoes. In the meantime, we'll follow you round your way!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ginnie.
They are lovely dogs but i understand they do have health issues
Brian Walbey: Lenny was very well looked after, spoiled is the right word, and apparently 9 is a good age for a Bulldog so Caroline and her ex-partner were lucky with Lenny, I hope the same goes for Reggie.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 19 Sep 2011, 07:58
England at it's best Brian
Brian Walbey: It is indeed Chris, and only a few minutes from M1, junction 23, and 5 or 6 minutes from our home.
That's what I call loving close to the water.
Brian Walbey: They are weekend cottages Mary, I guess in the winter they might get flooded when the river runs high.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 19 Sep 2011, 10:43
Pets are a constant reminder of our own mortality Brian.
Brian Walbey: They are indeed Chad.
A green and pleasant land round your way Brian. Looking forward to seeing more and sorry about Lenny. They've all told you about the links.
Brian Walbey: Yes this area is reasonably flat but as you will see we have hills as well round my way.
A super picture Brian. I love the steeple at the back of the oicture.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Frances, and next to that church is a lovely pub with a very good restaurant that is very popular as it backs on to the river.
Charming English countryside
you can't beat it.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Martin, you can't indeed.
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 19 Sep 2011, 12:55
the link in the text works - he looks like a very characterful dog
Brian Walbey: He was a great dog Paul, we will all miss him, a bit of character I think is the right words.
Looks like a nice place Brian. The link to flickr does not seem to be working.
Brian Walbey: It is a very popular spot to visit John. I don't understand the link, it is done in the same way as Fridays which works o.k., and it was there when I checked it yesterday evening, weird.
Looks very quiet area to spend some time! wink
Brian Walbey: It is a lovely spot at almost any time of the year apart from if the river overflows in the winter.

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