I was sent off this morning with the dogs and told to keep out of the way for a few hours. So the boys and I went up to the Wyre Forest and trekked about for two hours before daring to return to Caxton. A great day for walking, if a bit unseasonally warm, acres and acres of mixed woodland to wander in and hardly anyone else to share it with. I kept a wary eye on the comings and goings of Floyd and Fletcher though, it was here in the summer when they found a 'ripe' deer carcase to embellish their coats with...disgusting mutts!
And the reason for the banishment.... Joe had hired a carpet cleaner to clean Caxton's carpet tiles so the new owners, Paul and Elaine, will start life aboard Caxton without an accumulation of deep down grit - all fresh now folks.
Joe has decided that for it is probably worthwhile doing this once a year on Yarwood just to keep the wear down - it is the accumulation of abrasive grit, that most vacuum cleaners fail to completely remov,e that damages the carpets.