Monday, 15 May 2017

Pony Days

Hannah has had Cracker on loan for a week now and completely loves him to bits. He seems pretty fond on her too ❤.










Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Herbalism

Hannah has become really interested in herbalism recently, and has been collecting herbs to make teas and researching remedies and recipes.

Her favourite tea so far is mint and lavender (which was delicious). She even bought her own chopping board and wooden pestle and mortar, and a herb collecting basket.





A Pony To Call Her Own

This week we have taken full loan of Cracker and Hannah is thrilled! She loves this pony so, so much and cried tears of happiness when I told her she had been offered full loan of him!

So far, Cracker seems pretty happy too!




Sunday, 30 April 2017

Beltane - Burning Of The Wicker Man Festival

Last night we went to Butser again for the Beltane festival. Hannah absolutely loves this festival and couldn't wait to get there!


The Wicker Man





Hannah with her wishes for the year ahead

Hannah and Dean putting the wishes into the wicker man

He's alight


Dancing and drumming around the fire





Romans At Butser Ancient Farm

We went to a really interesting workshop at Butser this week. It was all about Roman history and how the Romans lived. The workshop started in the Stone Age and took us through history to the Romans, where the children learned about mosaic making, archaeology, jewellery making and building techniques.










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 😊 .