I completed my week of “work in the morning, tidy at lunch time, go out in the afternoon.”
Today the kids got their stuff done in record time; maths, reading, music and ‘something else meaningful’ – MF sent 54 parcels, making this week the busiest week of parcels ever; 201. Bit scary.
Am, frankly, praying that last years growth does not repeat itself as i do not want to be 6 times as busy as August in November. 😯 At all. Frankly, double will be pushing it, but double i’d like.
I’m trying not to think about it. Fortunately MF is very equal to the task, LF was in top form and with the imminent return of lucy to the BM fold, things might be okay. If i ever get the boxes unpacked. 😯
In the afternoon, we got the cream of the weeks afternoon activities, the one they’d been waiting for. We went to the family riding stables, the ones recently taken over by MFs sister.
This was a. very. exciting. event.
Louise runs Bulby Equestrian Stables and it really is great, lovely atmosphere, lovely safe spot to relax in and fab horses; even i liked them and i’m about as unhorsey as you can possibly get. We met quite a few of these horses and the girls had a ride on William and Buster.
Amelie and MF.
Fran on Buster.
Maddy on Buster.
Josie had several goes too and after an initial hestitation, she was very excited. No photos though as i walked with her. She particularly likes MF, they get on well, so she was very happy and also had a go on William with LF. Wouldn’t ride with Mini-Violet though, she’s highly suspicoius of people her own height and oddly, the suggestion that Mini-Violet was her cousin didn’t seem to improve her temper about it at all! 😉
Mini-Violet and LittleFlower.
Fran and LittleFlower. I can see a likeness in this photo actually. LF is adorable, you can see why we like her 😉
Hoof Picks and Tiaras – a pony mad princess.
Finding out about Sage’s sore leg. Fran was hugely impressed by her day out and threw herslef right into it; she mucked out a stable, went off on all the collecting of horses, feeding and so on and would have stayed the night if i’d left her i think! We’re going to try and go regularly and lousie and i also talked about doing an HE day up there, a sort of taster day.
I’m incredibly blessed with my friends and family aren’t i? Ice skating coaches and horse riding stables. Not bad at all really 🙂
Finally got a smile out of Josie. She’s looking really rough though, so pale. I’m worried now, cos i can’t get her out of it; i’m taking her to the docs on monday.
LF again 🙂
Fab day, not even spoiled by the jam back through Stamford. Finished off with family tea and an episode of Cybermen and now i’m trying to summon the energy to work.
I’m really pleased with myself for this week; it’s been a huge confidfence boost to get out and get so much done. The girls feel happier, i feel better and i’ve even recovered from a mid-week wobble okay. Feels like i’ve got my priorities sorted out a bit.