Thursday, 1 December 2016

It's December!

The first of December and we woke up to a beautifully sparkly world after a heavy frost last night. Hannah is really excited for Christmas and has started playing Christmas music and decoration spotting.

This week we went into Portsmouth to the home ed group as the activity there appealed to Hannah. It was making Harry Potter wands. They came out really well.

Afterwards we went to meet Dean at the coffee shop and passed the time taking some pictures :-)

The fox is still visiting daily - she comes right up to the French doors and peers in every night! It's hard to get a picture in the dark, but you get the idea!

Yesterday Hannah was at the stables in the morning and ballet in the evening. On the way home from the stables we went by the toy shop in Chichester and found the advent calendar she was hoping for. She said that yesterday was a really, really good day and the best end to November she could have hoped for. Ponies, lego and ballet all on the same day!

Happy December!

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Ballet, Film Festival, Riding and Friends

This week so far, Hannah has had a riding lesson,


Watched 'Finding Dory' and 'Zootropolis' at the cinema as part of the Into Film festival

been to her ballet lesson, (which she is really loving)

and spent the day at her friend's house, where she had a really fun time making videos, doing Christmas crafts and being crazy!!

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

The week so far

This week has been busy. Hannah has been to ballet class, drama class, riding lessons and had a stable management morning with her friends.
We have had friends over for socialising and Hannah spent Sunday at her friend Maddison's house.

The fox has continued to visit our garden daily, and we are having to keep a really close eye on the rabbit, who is not impressed. The fox is beautiful though!

We also went out to the shoreline near our house to view the super moon this week.

Someone let me in!

Super moon rising

Later overhead
After the pony morning yesterday our friends came home with us for the afternoon, and Hannah, Izzy and Anna had a yoga session. They lit candles and set out all the crystals to make a chilled out atmosphere. Hannah loves yoga!

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Tuppenny Barn - Natural Art Activity

Yesterday we visited Tuppenny Barn for a tour of the site and a natural art activity. There was a poetry activity as well, which Hannah opted out of as she was just too cold to stay outside any longer, but the art was fun.

We began by touring the smallholding and learning all about their environmental and sustainable living policies.

We saw the bees and bee hives on site.

 Then the children foraged for things to make natural paintbrushes from, and were told about making natural paints (the paints had already been made for us to use).

They made a variety of painting tools,

and then tried them out painting some autumnal scenes. Hannah painted a woodland.

It was really very cold though, and with so much sitting still outside Hannah decided that the poetry session (also sitting still outside) was too much cold to bear, so we retired to our friends van with some warm blankets and hot drinks! She still had a fun afternoon with her friends and enjoyed the site, and the art so all was good!

Saturday, 29 October 2016

More Riding - Video

Hannah was back at the stables today for a lesson (still wearing her cat costume).
Here's a video of a little bit of Hannah riding Murphy!


Halloween At The Stables

Hannah had an awesome day yesterday at the stables. There was a fancy dress competition, gymkhana games, games on foot, a treasure hunt, and Halloween activities for the children.  Hannah loved it all and didn't want to go home.

Fancy dress

                                                                     Gymkhana Games

She had really wanted a Halloween party, but a stables party was even better, she even made herself a riding friendly cat costume complete with ears on her riding hat. I think she is going to be wearing it until Christmas!

Thursday, 27 October 2016