Friday, 20 January 2017

Sunday, 8 January 2017

An Evening At The Ballet

On Friday night Hannah, my mum and I went to Chichester Festival Theatre to see The Moscow City Ballet perform The Nutcracker.
Hannah loves going to the ballet, and The Nutcracker is her favourite, so she was really looking forward to seeing it, especially since Grammy was coming too.

It was a beautiful performance and we had a lovely evening together.





Tuesday, 3 January 2017

New Year Kitten

We got a kitten! She is a gorgeous little bundle of fluff called Lily and is Hannah's new best friend. We picked her up on new years day and she is the friendliest little cat. She settled in right away and is just adorable! Also, she is colour coordinated with the bunny, how cute is that!









Sunday, 1 January 2017

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Christmas 2016

Our first Christmas without my dad, and he was missed a lot, but we still managed to have a lovely time, especially Hannah who was thrilled with her gifts this year. My mum, my sister and her partner came to us for Christmas day, and Dean cooked a lovely Christmas lunch followed by a nice afternoon all together.

Hannah and Dean baked cookies on Christmas eve, and Hannah made a special one for Santa which she left out for him,


We put the family presents around the tree on Christmas eve and put the tree lights on, it looked so pretty!


On Christmas morning Hannah found two stockings and a pile of presents from Santa by the fire.


She had a very exciting morning opening all her gifts, which included a saddle, a historical American Girl doll (Maryellen) and a ticket to go to the ballet to see The Nutcracker.





Happy Hannah

My sister and my mum on Christmas day

Dean is on holiday until January 3rd so we are enjoying a family week this week.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

Christmas Eve

Hannah spent Christmas Eve at  her favourite place, the stables. She said that was the best Christmas Eve ever !



Merry Christmas to everyone xx

Friday, 16 December 2016

The London International Horse Show - Olympia



We had such a great day yesterday. Hannah, my sister and I all went up to London to the Olympia Horse Show. My sister bought the tickets as our Christmas present and it was awesome!

We watched the Santa Stakes show jumping,










the Kennel Club dog agility,


the Shetland Grand National (my favourite part of Olympia),




The Portuguese Lusitanos,



and the terrifying extreme driving! Hannah loved the driving and found it really exciting. I watched half of it from behind my hands lol!







Then it was time for the finale with dancing, riding and Santa in his horse drawn sleigh.



After the performance we went around the shopping area as Hannah had some money to spend and was keen to check out the Breyer models. At the Pony magazine stand she discovered that they were selling a book she had been after written by Clare Balding, and Clare Balding was actually there signing copies! They had a lovely chat about riding and the performance we had just watched, and a picture.


It was a really, really good day!