Always having a large yard in the US, such a commodity is rare in the UK at my price point. Accordingly, I rent a paddock for my dogs to run that’s about 15 miles from my house and we go every Saturday morning, rain or shine. (I personally don’t think it’s far, but to most people in the UK, driving about 30min isn’t necessarily common practice.)
Greyhounds typically sleep more than they exercise, but having this field is a great opportunity to practice off-leash recall and to let the boys get a really great run in, even if it seems like they spend 99% of the time we’re there eating grass like a bunch of cows. Sadly, no matter how much running they do, they don’t get as tired as I would like. Ruby rarely goes with us because she 1) hates riding in the car with the boys and 2) she can be a fair-weather dog and will refuse to interact with nature unless it’s on her terms.
The field has also been a place I’ve tried out the fun photo features with my 6s Plus after I took an advanced photography workshop at my local Apple store. After taking that class, I was really intrigued by a clip-on lens for my phone they demoed, but TBH, I didn’t like the idea of paying £60 for it if I wouldn’t use it frequently. Voila! Amazon to the rescue! I found a clip on lens attachment from VicTsing at a much more reasonable £14.99! VicTsing seems like a pretty reliable brand, it has lots of good reviews (including mine) and for the price – even if it sucked or failed miserably at some point, I’m not out a ton of money. So far, it’s working great despite being a bit of a struggle to get on my phone when I want to take a picture of something quickly – rather than 2 micro-lenses, I could do with 1 and a wide angle lens from them for £16.99.