This year our present to Pompey was a dog bed for the master bedroom that Boy had made in a handsome ticking from Rogers & Goffigon. Last evening we lit a fire in the bedroom's fireplace, and the three of us sat in the room, reading aloud. Pompey enjoys his new bed, but as you will see he prefers to push his tushie up against the firescreen for a good baking.
"Hmmm . . . this new bed is comfy"
"The bed is OK, but this is nicer -- good and hot!"
Tomorrow: photos of the decorations at Darlington . . .