By Ceri Chamberlain

Remembrance and the Purple Poppy

The Purple Poppy Many of us, young and old, choose to wear a poppy in November to show our respect for those who died fighting in the First World War and the conflicts that have followed it. This Sunday at NHHQ, animal-lovers that we are, we will be also wearing our Purple Poppies with pride. […]

By Ceri Chamberlain

Fireworks Night

NHHQ was faced with one of those revealing questions last week, posed by Offspring #1, that shows just how dysfunctional our society has become. She asked: “Whose side are you on in Fireworks Night?” It seemed strange to Offspring, in our modern day environment, that we would celebrate the DISCOVERY of a plot to blow […]

By Ceri Chamberlain

Autumn Dog Walks

There’s lots to love about autumn, it is a veritable feast for the senses: pumpkin spiced stuff, the feeling of slipping back into your favourite boots, the satisfying shine of conkers littering the pathways, the sound of the crackling fire, the smell of wood-smoke in the air, the early-morning mist…we could go on and on […]

By Ceri Chamberlain

Pets and mental health

Whilst watching “A Star is Born” recently, NHHQ got a bit emotional. OK, truth be told, “a bit emotional” is underplaying it a smidge; “wailed and wept and cried for three hours straight” would be a more accurate description. What was interesting, was that in this somewhat protracted period of self-induced distress, the NHHQ Hound […]

By Ceri Chamberlain

High Time for Hygge Time

Hygge is the art of conscious cosiness and we are sure that for you, like us, there is no hygge without a dogge. What’s the point in snuggling up on a chilly evening without the hound? Their restful and comforting presence by the fire helps elicit the deep-down sensation that all is right in the […]

By Ceri Chamberlain

Family Fun with Your Dog

The summer holidays may be over, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop! The kids are back in the classroom, tan lines have faded, new school shoes are scuffed, and we have all slipped back into the old routine with a frightening ease like those heady days of summer never even happened (holiday? […]

By Ceri Chamberlain

End of School Holidays

The leaves are starting to turn, the blackberries are out, there’s Hallowe’en themed stuff in the shops…this can only mean one thing: the school holidays are nearly over. The time has come to buy new shoes, to check how little uniform still fits the kids (what is it with all the GROWING?), to get fresh […]

By Ceri Chamberlain

Muzzletime. The benefits of video calls with the family dog as your teenager prepares to leave for uni…

Results for A Levels and BTECs are upon us. Here at NHHQ we do hope that you all get what you were finger-crossing for, and that you move seamlessly into the next phase of global domination and world-tackling. If not, if the letters and numbers don’t turn up on that page exactly as you wanted, […]

By Ceri Chamberlain

Summer Survival

School’s out for summer! Hooray! (Also, cue wave of panic as we look down the barrel of a six-week gun.) It’s the loooooooong school holidays, and the best thing about it is the long stretch of no-mad-dash-early-morning-school-run, which – in the NHHQ household – largely involves Mother standing in the doorway screaming, “Where is your […]