Monday, 20 October 2014

Manor Farm

Yesterday we had a family day out to Manor Farm in Southampton. Manor Farm was the site used for the filming of War Time Farm, and is a working, historic farm.

Hannah in the war time farm display.

Hannah made herself at home in the wartime cottage

Visited the Victorian school room

Fell in love with this little 4 week old donkey foal,

and had a go at hand milking!

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Bikes At Barnham And Pumpkins At Slindon

Today we met up with friends (there were 5 families all together) at Barnham for some biking and playing. Hannah had lots of fun!

 Hannah and Izzy swinging.....

Synchronised roundabout ballet!

synchronised bike ballet!

Hannah learnt this today and was so happy - her friend Izzy inspired her.
After Barnham we drove out to Slindon Pumpkin Farm to see their annual pumpkin display. This year was all about Spitfires.

Lastly we stopped by the village tearooms which had this lovely Harvest Bread display.

Another really good day :-)

Wednesday, 15 October 2014


Yesterday, instead of going to Adventure Group, Hannah had a riding lesson with friends. They played some gymkhana games and had races in the school and Hannah really enjoyed it.

 After riding we went to Portchester Castle and left some flowers for my nanny at the church. It would have been her 119th birthday yesterday! Then we had a walk along the shore and explored the wooded area there, and Hannah climbed into the (luckily empty now) moat.

Monday, 13 October 2014

Hiking On The Southdowns Way - Butser

Dean is on holiday this week and Hannah really wanted to go hiking, so we had a family hike up to the top of Butser Hill (at 270m it's the tallest hill we have around here!).

It was damp and drizzly with some really low cloud, but lovely and cool for walking and we still had some beautiful views and saw many birds of prey swooping and hovering.

Spotting kestrels hovering