Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Pool Fun And Riding

Hannah has spent most of the last week in the pool! We replaced our old pool with a new bigger one, and since it has a proper frame on it, it's much more stable and deeper than our old pool. A good thing as Hannah is much taller this year.

On Monday we had friends over and Hannah and Finn managed 4 swims even though it was freezing! We had a lovely day, which I really needed ( thank you Lynn).

Then yesterday my neice brought her adorable little girl over for the afternoon.

Isn't she precious :-)

On Saturday we fitted in a riding lesson for Hannah, she was so happy to be riding again, and to see everyone at the stables.
She also got to ride Murphy, who is one of her absolute favourite ponies - perfect!

I'm still visiting my dad in the hospital every day. He isn't really improving but has has some better days where we've talked a little. Its hard, but we are getting through it.

Monday, 13 June 2016

A Small Update

It hasn't been an easy week (or two) . My dad is still very poorly so part of every day has been spent at the hospital.

Hannah has a nasty cold and cough, so she hasn't felt like doing much, but after deciding that she would like to restart her homeschooling classes at Titchfield in September, she has been busy brushing up on her maths skills.

There has also been much tidying and reorganising of her American Girl doll collection in anticipation of her new doll arriving. Hannah asked for money for her birthday this year, and saved enough to order the new doll of the year and some clothes and accessories.  Some friends have kindly offered to bring them all over for us when they visit later this month, Hannah is very excited!!

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Bishop's Palace Gardens - Chichester

After riding yesterday Hannah and I went to Bishop's Palace Gardens where the flowers were in full bloom.

It was gorgeous. The peonies, lupines and foxgloves were especially beautiful, and it was lovely to sit in the sunshine and admire them.

Monday, 6 June 2016

Happy Birthday 12 year old!

Hannah turned 12 on May 26th and in the blink of an eye my little girl ,

is all grown up .........................

....... some of the time!! Mostly she is still the same little girl who loves nature, ponies and playing with her friends.

Her birthday day was beautiful, we had a party at home and, despite most of them living miles away from us, all her friends came to help her celebrate. She is so lucky to have such a nice group of friends.

 Thank you to everyone who made her day so special xxx

So far behind!

I'm so far behind with my blog, my dad is in hospital and really not very well so i haven't had much time for blogging. I'm going to do some short updates for now, but I will be back xx

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

More Riding, More Beanie Boos.

Riding again this morning, and it was such a beautiful day that Hannah's instructor took the girls out for a ride in the woods. Hannah was very happy!

Then afterwards, on the way back through town to the train station, Hannah spent her pocket money on a new cat Beanie Boo. She loves those funny little creatures.

Friday, 13 May 2016

A Breath Of Fresh Air

Today we had friends over for a visit. The children were keen to go out, and it was a beautiful day so my friend suggested a walk around Warblington and Emsworth.

It was so nice there, and Hannah had so much fun.

 Super hero poses at the pond

Splashing about in the stream.

Playing in the woods.

 Getting stuck in the mud on the shoreline.

Fairy clocks

On the way back past the pond we were joined by some friendly cows,

Hannah and Finn spotted lots and lots of ladybirds in the wheat field,

and we saw and heard a skylark.

The children had such a great time that they want to go back again, but for much longer, and with boats!! So they came home and set about designing their own boats to build.

The S.S Twinkle and The Wasp!