Saturday, 18 November 2017

Pony Pictures

This is Hooch. Hannah loves this pony! She talks about him non stop, rides him every chance she gets and sends me pictures like these all the time 😊

Friday, 3 November 2017

Halloween 2017

Hannah had a very 'spur of the moment' Halloween this year. She spent the day at the stables, and wasn't intending to do anything else, but then she got talking to her friend Faye, who also wasn't doing anything, and some impromptu trick or treating was arranged!

Hannah scrabbled together a 'high school zombie' costume which turned out pretty well, and the girls just went around out local neighbourhood. Lots of other kids were about and they had fun collecting sweets. We decorated our house too, and left Dean in charge of answering the door ..........he almost ran out treats!!

A Visit To Southsea Castle

Built in 1544, the Castle was part of a series of fortifications constructed by Henry VIII around England's coasts to protect the country from invaders. Barely was the work completed when Henry VIII's flagship, the Mary Rose, tragically sank in front of the Castle. During the English Civil War, nearly a century later, the Castle was captured for the only time in its history, by Parliamentarian forces.
Over the centuries, Southsea Castle's defences were strengthened so that it could continue to protect Portsmouth. In the 19th Century a tunnel was built to defend the Castle moat. Visitors can still enter the tunnel and see how the Castle would have been defended against invaders.
The Castle has had many other uses besides defence. For a while it was a military prison. A lighthouse was built in the 1820s, and is still in use by shipping today. In 1960 the Castle left military service. It was acquired by Portsmouth City Council, which restored the Castle to its 19th Century appearance.

Portchester Castle

A lovely sunny walk around Portchester Castle and shoreline.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Pets and Other Animals

Hannah has spent most of her summer so far at the riding school, helping out and riding multiple times every week and has enjoyed every minute of it! 
Everyday I get random selfie pictures sent to me like this one of her with Murphy dozing on her shoulder in the sun 💚

Not to be left out the kitten gets lots of playtime and hugs,

 as does the bunny. I don't quite trust them together, but they like to play at the window, one each side 😊

The bunny likes cuddles more than the kitten, and snuggles right in to you!

 When Hannah isn't riding at the school, she has been riding Blaze, her gorgeous little part loan pony.

Apparently Blaze is the 'most fun pony to ride ever' and Hannah loves her to bits!