Saturday, 19 August 2017

Pets and Other Animals

Hannah has spent most of her summer so far at the riding school, helping out and riding multiple times every week and has enjoyed every minute of it! 
Everyday I get random selfie pictures sent to me like this one of her with Murphy dozing on her shoulder in the sun 💚

Not to be left out the kitten gets lots of playtime and hugs,

 as does the bunny. I don't quite trust them together, but they like to play at the window, one each side 😊

The bunny likes cuddles more than the kitten, and snuggles right in to you!

 When Hannah isn't riding at the school, she has been riding Blaze, her gorgeous little part loan pony.

Apparently Blaze is the 'most fun pony to ride ever' and Hannah loves her to bits!

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Portsmouth University Cosmology Event

On Tuesday Hannah went on a trip to The Portsmouth University with the homeschooling group. She visited the Cosmology department for a workshop about space. It was a really interesting day, and her first visit to a university.

It began with an introduction to university, and life as a student there, and was followed by a great workshop by the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation.

There was a show in the astrodome,

and an activity categorising planets,

she listen to a talk about space, galaxies and planets .

 Then went on a tour of the university campus.

Hannah really enjoyed her day, and was interested to learn about the courses she could take there, as well as learning a little about student life. Definitely something to investigate further.

Monday, 31 July 2017

New Ponies...............

Two weeks ago we handed Hannah's loan pony back to his owner. He was a sweet pony, but the circumstances just weren't right and I felt like we could find a better match. Hannah had lost confidence and with little support from his owner it was clear he wasn't the one!

Luckily, Hannah's riding instructor was on hand to help out on the confidence front, and after a few days together Hannah bounced back happier than ever and far more confident than I've seen her in a long time.

So, the search was on for a new pony. I thought it might take forever, but a week later and we have found the loveliest ponies to part loan. I especially wanted to part loan and having their owner on hand and helping her out is proving to suit Hannah perfectly. She loves both ponies, they are fun to ride, well mannered and even better, because there are two of them Hannah gets to ride out with their owner which is far more fun than riding alone 😀.



Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Home Ed Sports Day 2017

Hannah went to sports day today! She had a blast with her friend Maddy, they did all the races and spent the whole day hanging out together. It was really busy, so many families there - home ed is definitely getting more popular!

And she got 3 certificate 😊

Big thanks to Vicki for her fabulous efforts in organising the event. Hannah had a fantastic day xx

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Home Educators Annual Marwell Zoo Trip 2017

Every year since Hannah was four, we have been to Marwell Zoo on the summer home educators trip. This year was lovely, the weather was good, and lots of the zoo had been upgraded. Dean took some great pictures, including this little jackdaw who ate his lunch out of my hand ❤.