Friday, 21 April 2017

Back from a blog break!

I'm back! Did you miss me? Probably not ha!

We've had lots going on in the last month - most of it horse related for Hannah. We are looking for a pony to buy for her, which is proving time consuming, and she's been spending time with Cracker and time at the riding school.

lesson on Murphy


Cracker love

Learning bareback

smart boy



helping out with baths



We went to Gaston Farm for their lambing event with some friends, Hannah was so happy to see a lamb being born, and had a fantastic day.




the lamb the girls saw being born


She went to her friends book themed birthday party as Pippi Longstockings and had a really fun time.


Pippi on the train!


Hannah's friend Izzy slept over at our house one day. They girls were soooooo excited, and had a lovely time. They dressed up, danced, played horse games, watched a film and slept in the lounge! The next morning I managed to get them both up and at the stables in time for their ride, there was even time for some impromptu gymnastics on the way.

All dressed up!

impromptu gymnastics 

 Hannah came home from the stables and caught up on all the sleep she had missed during the night!
floor bed
And we've had Easter!

Hannah had an Easter hunt at grandma's house before we all headed to my sister's for a lovely roast lunch. It was the nicest Easter Sunday, and we all really enjoyed it.


Hannah and Grammy



Then to round Easter off nicely, Hannah went to the (riding school) stables yesterday for gymkhana games and an Easter chocolate hunt.
She had the best time! They are such a nice group of children (and adults) and Hannah loves being there. She came home with a rosette and a bag of chocolate and lots of happy memories 😊 .




Thursday, 23 March 2017

Catching Up Again!

We went to a Lush workshop at Home Ed group - Hannah really enjoyed it and made a bath bomb and a bubble bar.


She has had two riding lessons, a hack out with her best friend, and a day with Cracker.







She has been trampolining again at Flip Out and had another friend over for a study date followed by crafting and a trip to the park, and she has also had a ballet lesson.

The fox is still visiting us each day, and amusingly she is afraid of the kitten! It doesn't stop her coming for her dinner though, as long as the kitten is the other side of the window.


Finally, Lily is looking very grown up now. She will be 5 months old on Sunday.


Monday, 13 March 2017

Loan Pony Day

Hannah had Cracker today, and it was such a lovely sunny spring day 😊.
After the field was done Hannah got Cracker in and groomed him ready to ride. She rode out with Cracker's owner (who rode one of her other horse) and a friend, and had a really nice time, he is such a lovely pony.









Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Riding - A Lesson and A Hack

Hannah has already ridden twice this week. Yesterday she had a lesson with her friends, and today she went out for a hack on her own. She hadn't hacked out for ages and was looking forward to it. Her riding instructor accompanied her on foot to manage the traffic, and make sure Hannah stayed safe, (I love that she does this, I would hate her to ride out alone), and Hannah had a lovely time.








Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Sustainability Centre

On Sunday Hannah and I joined some friends for a rainy walk at the Sustainability Centre. It was lovely to be out despite the weather, and nice to have a catch up with friends. Hannah took lots of pictures, most of these are hers 😊