Power cuts at home all day. Visited the P&A for a few drinks with the regulars. Just before food was going to be served, the electricity men came in and announced the power was going off for 30 minutes.
In the end it was off for 60 minutes as they reconnected our transformer.
This Sunday was a day for walking with Wolves and petting Wolves. First it was up early and out for brunch with Peter Worsley and Catherine Side. The brunch was excellent, with cereal, juice, fruit, potatoes and black pudding.
Now it was off the woods where we met up the rest of the Cambridge Society and the Wolves. The UK Wolf Conservation Trust looks after the wolves. They are used to educate people and dispel myths about wolves. Additionally they are used to raise money for wolf conservation in other countries.
We allowed the wolves to identify us first by smelling out hands. We then had a two plus hour walk in the woods, following the wolves. At intervals we were allowed to pet the wolves. We approached cautiously, letting them smell our hands, then went behind them and stroked their underneath. Touching their tops was not recommended, as this is a dominant action.
After the walk we moved on to the actual wolf centre at Beenham. Here we saw the rest of the wolves.
Today was the fire lighting day at the Plough and Anchor. Traditionally the fire is lit on the 1st October every year. Jake lit the fire, where upon the bar and restaurant was filled with smoke. It took quite a while before the draft was sufficient to draw all the smoke up the chimney. The fire will now remain continuously alight until spring.
We had a conker knock out competition, and Jake provided us with pies and excellent pickle onions. It was a truly excellent Friday evening.