Thursday, 31 March 2016

Spring Lambs At Staunton Farm

Our Culture All Pass expires today, and we really wanted to squeeze in one more visit to Staunton before it ran out. Luckily we had some friends who were willing to brave the holiday crowds to come with us!

The Lambs were the main attraction for Hannah, and there were so many of them. Some born just hours before we arrived.
Of course, the goats are always fun too as they are very friendly, especially if you have food!

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Riding and Rabbit Pictures

Hannah has been riding this morning with her friend Izzy ( she so loves to ride with Izzy, they are really well matched). Their lessons are very lively with lots of banter from their instructor. She is great with the girls and Hannah loves her!

After lunch Hannah and our rabbit Chocolate played in the spring sunshine.

Friday, 25 March 2016

Maypole Activity

Inspired by Wednesday's maypole dancing class, Hannah decided to base today's activities on May Day.

First we looked through our seasonal celebrations book and read all about the origins of maypole dancing, and the May Day festival.

Hannah copied out the maypole song in her book and drew the maypole alongside it.

Finally she crafted a miniature maypole.

It turn out beautifully.

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Maypole Dancing

May day is fast approaching, and this year Hannah has had the chance to join some traditional maypole dancing classes. She started yesterday, and really enjoyed it. The classes are held in a lovely old village school house, a perfect setting for a traditional celebration.

Afterwards we had a picnic lunch and then everyone went outside to play.

 The view from the top!

 It was so much higher than it looked from the bottom of the hill!

Such a lovely day .

Saturday, 19 March 2016


After the Japan event finished on Thursday, we went off to explore Arundel. Hannah had never been before, and loved the river walk and wetlands.