Starting my blog.  Let’s see where the journey takes me.

Today is the first day of my blog, me, Alan Whitfield.  Why? I am not so sure.  About what? Well, this one is going to be a bit selfish, this is all about me, me, me!

MY favourite music, MY family, MY opinions on life, people and anyone I want to have an opinion on.  And my dog, Jake.

Jake our family dog - alan whitfield

We have had Jake for around 14 years.  We found him at the Dog’s trust in Darlington where we lived at the time.  This was our first experience of the Dog’s trust and also of getting a dog.  Being a rescue centre, there was limited history on his life.  Only he was around 6-8 months old and was found on the side of a road in a bag 🙁 🙁  He was really nervous around us and we were equally nervous around him, neither me and my wife never having a dog before.

We soon got acquainted, a few eaten floors and furniture, missing easter eggs and edible presents, and 14 years on and we are still together.  Jake has seen our two children born and he has been with them every step of the way, and still is but now in slow time.  He is slightly deaf and has cataracts.

Yes Jake, a good topic for my first blog post.  I am sure he will be making an appearance a lot more around here 🙂