Monday, 22 August 2016

The South Downs Show

Yesterday we went to the South Downs Show, which is a countryside/rural show at the foot of Buster Hill. It was a really good day full of our favourite things, horses, dogs, historical reenactment, birds of prey and lots of rural crafts and stalls.

We watched the Stallions Of Substance perform -







We found my sister and my mum also watching the horses!

I love this picture of my sister and Hannah together 
We saw lots of dog agility classes and a sheep dog demonstration.





There was a really interesting and knowledgeable historical reenactment group there who spent lots of time talking to us and demonstrating their crafts.






We watched some beautiful Percheron horses in a driving demonstration.






and finally, we had a go at some traditional games, this is Hannah having a try at hoop throwing.



A lovely, lovely family day out :-)

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Night-time Pool Fun


 Hannah decided that 9pm was a good time to go swimming tonight!
 It was nice out in the garden with the bats flying over head and the frogs splashing in the pond............... and the child shrieking and dive bombing ( actually, the neighbours might not agree with that last bit but Hannah thought it was great!)





Riding Lesson

Hannah is definitely enjoying her riding lessons in the sun this summer.





It's her favourite place to be!

Monday, 15 August 2016

Fun Day At The Sustainability Centre

We've had lovely day today at The Sustainability centre in East Meon today with some friends. It's such a beautiful location, and so peaceful there. The summer wild flowers were gorgeous in the sunshine and the children had fun collecting flints and chalks and enjoying nature.














Friday, 12 August 2016

Fairy Garden, Henna Art and Pool Play

We had friends over today for a long awaited date to make fairy gardens! The girls have been planning them since May and had so much fun creating little bits and pieces and arranging them around the pond. It's amazing what you can do with a hot glue gun and some imagination.








Then Hannah remembered the henna, and everyone went a bit henna crazy. My friend Jo is a really clever artist and did some lovely designs on the girls. They also did some themselves and had loads of fun.






And of course there was swimming, and making whirlpools, and leaping on and off of floating pool toys, and lots and lots of laughter.



We had a brilliant day, and now we are off to Buster Hill to see some stars.
Big thanks to Jo, Izzy and Anna for a fab day xx