|Katie - Jenny's lovely 8 months old bitch-puppy
(Left) Here she is together with Jenny og Lene in front of Jennys home in Norfolk.
Lyn Powell was second at Special Yearling Dog with his dog Wookeymill Rollerblades.
|Dinner at the Arden hoptel the night before the OES show.
One of eight large OES sculptures in a stand at Crufts.
|Wednesday morning the 8th of March Birte and her daughter Lene went for a six day long vacation in England. 'Go' announced travells to England for 600 kr. both ways - even though it got more expensive as time went by, cheap it was!
Jenny Joice met us at Stansted Airport and drove us home to her and Nigels lovely farm in South Raynham, not far from Norrich in Norfolk.
17 years ago Lene was housemaid here, so it was a joyful reunion.
Wednesday evening we had dinner in a cosy restaurant in Norrich and later on at the theatre. We spent the thursday at Norrich as well and went for shopping etc.
Friday morning we took Jenny and Nigels Landrover and headed for Crufts - the largest dogshow in Europe running over four days.
We brought Wendy with us - Jenny's daughter - and Corrine Pearce, who may be known as the judge on the 25th Aniversary-show in the Danish OES Club. We had booked a room at the Arden Hotel only ten minutes walk from the show-ground. And the afternoon was spent at Crufts inspecting some of the 400 stands which had everything your heart could ask for concerning dogs. Lene also had time to watch the judgements of the Labrador Retrievers.
In a corner of the huge show-ground each breed had a stand, where you could get information of the specific breeds. And at the OES-stand we met Adriana and Yrsa from Sweden.
The joined us back to the hotel. In our room we watched a one hour broadcast from Crufts. Later on we had a nice dinner at the hotel-restaurant. Saturday was the day of the OES-judgements. Jean Collins, who has judged OES in Denmark earlier on, judged the 174 OES at Crufts.
Judging the OES
Best og breed was Ch. Oakfarm Octavia and Best in opposite sex was her halfbrother Ch. Allmark Ralph Lauren, an incredably lovly, big and solid OES. In puppyclass brother and sister from the same Oldoak-litter became best mail and best female. I look forward to follow them growing up. They were really nice at the moment. Seven hours went judging the many OES' - and there was only one ten minutes break. So we were very tired as we headed for Norfolk.
Home again after three hours
Sunday was spent grooming Jenny's eight months old bitch-puppy, walking a couple of the dogs and visiting some of the family. Monday morning we went for Stansted Airport and only three hours later we were at home. Now we look forward to be payed a visit by Lyn Powel and Sue Noyce at our 35-year Jubilee-show. We look forward to having them here, but unfortunately we cannot show quite as many dogs as the can at Crufts!
Later on this year we look forward to welcome Jenny as the judge at our Christmas-show.