Greetings and welcome to my blog, my name is Sam and having failed at blogging previously, I thought it was time to have another go. My husband and I went to Europe in Spring, 2011 and this blog was my way of recording and sharing our experiences. However, Two Black Dogs is not just a blog about our trip, it is about all the things I love including (but not limited to) our two black dogs – Maxi and Bundy, photography, travel and food.
When I was a little girl my chosen careers were: Vet, Flight Attendant and Hairdresser, although I have not taken on any of those professions I still have a great love for animal welfare and travel and indulge when I can. Another love of mine is photography, it is purely a hobby but complements my dog obsession and occasional travel. My first camera was used for taking photos of kittens, horses, friends and scenery, my mother was amazed at the number of photos I would take (not to mention horrified at the cost of developing film) and still is to this very day, Mum owns a digital camera yet often forgets to take it when travelling or somehow manages to delete half of her images before she gets them on to the computer. With the advent of the phone camera it has become much easier to record every moment, I love the funky apps that are available and my iPhone is almost always with me however I still take my digital SLR most places and enjoy the flexibility it gives me.
Maxi and Bundy are my babies although with one being a geriatric and the other going through a mid-life crisis I can hardly call them babies, they are the ones who can ease my stress, my pain and my sadness with a wet nose, their goofy grins and warm welcomes and they make me laugh, often.
Writing stories, letters, postcards and emails to friends and family has always given me joy with the latter being my main form of writing in the recent years, I hope that this blog will help me get back into the spirit of writing and maybe even make someone else smile.