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Saga - my little dear fur-baby :)

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SAGA. The dog.

Name - derived from the old Scandinavian word expressing a "tale, story", usually associated with mythology and stories about Vikings' voyages. As a matter of fact, it has nothing to do with tea, and my alleged uttermost love for it, as some have suggested. :P

Rescued from a dog shelter, in Gdańsk (Promyk) in January, the 21st. Must be around 8-10 y.o. according to the people in the dog shelter and the vet I consulted afterwards.
When I first saw her on the shelter's website that's what I saw:
http://schroniskopromyk.pl/aga-7
a bit scared, scruffy little black thing.
Something drew me to look the website up, I was lingering such a long time with getting a dog, so I must have thought: When, if not now?
Then I saw her behind the bars, in -8C cold, and went for our first walk together. It probably wasn't the most enjoyable morning she had, as it was quite windy and the freezing cold was getting into the bones. Her little paws were so cold that s…

Jay's pinstriping / "kustom painting" - learning in progress

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Jędrek vel. Jay started playing around with a thing called "kustom paint" which fits in to the Kustom Kulture movement. Click here for more reference :)

Quite interesting, good-looking and... very absorbing. Both time- and space-wise. We are having more and more paints and chunks of painted wood around ;))

Here are some samples, attempts of his new hobby:









Some of the nice sneak peeks:






Pretty cool, innit?^^

Happy travels - Exmoor's coast!

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For a long weekend, here: 27-29.05, we went to the Exmoor National Park, in north Devon:





On the way, we gave a lift to the friend's family to the Bristol airport and carried on towards the seaside. After in 2/3s of the way we gave up and took a 'quick' 3 hours nap, for it was 6am :D 
Breakfast on the hill's slope:




First place visited - Woody Bay (right past the Lee Abbey Devon):



(Yeah, I learned how to embed a map directly, woohoo ;) )
Right, so we just spent an afternoon there, as it started raining at some point. Although it was a rocky-beach, rather shallow waters for quite a distance from the shore, still v. pleasant and, most importantly for us at the time, dog-friendly :)









In search for the place to settle overnight we found this beach, at Hele Bay, where we decided to stay on a view point with car park and in the morning went for a nice walk on and around the hill on which there's one of the earliest country leisure trails in England:





From the nature trail…

Gloucestershire motorbike rides!

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We went for a ride on Saturday, one of those that we just jump on a bike and head towards some, previously determined, point but being more focused on a trip itself rather than its destination.

Actually we went to Swindon to pop over into the Outdoors store and motorcycle outlet, for we need some equipment for our July's bike-trip to Northern Spain (Basque country hopefully). Unsuccessful shopping it was, unlike the bike ride itself ;)
So this time we somehow came across, in the middle of 'nowhere' (I would say that, without remorse), an event which happened to be a Hot-Rod cars & motorcycles local festival. There, unexpectedly, we got to see the guy who built his unique motorbike e.g. from a pair of aircraft cylinders :O The Flying Millyard it is called, just stunning and unique on the world's scale:
http://www.brm.co.nz/flying-millyard

And he was one of the bunch of people who also came along to show off and gaze at others motorbikes and cars :D Incredible.
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