Monday, 8 December 2008

Not a mum content to hold the coats!

Bramble Wonders What's Going On With All The White Glistening Stuff!

It was verrrry cold on Sunday morning, and I was awake at 5am thanks to tummy ache (again), but the sky was clear and as the sun came up, it became apparent that it was actually a very beautiful day - Bramble looked out of the front window, into a world bathed in that gorgeous winter orange twilight, and when I opened the patio doors instead of bounding out across the grass, he looked at me as though to say, "What the hell?!" Then he tentatively walked to where you see him in the pic above, shaking each paw after it had touched the ground, and sat for a good 5 minutes just looking around!

Saturday turned into a very successful shopping spree as Derby House (tack shop) sent me an email advertising a 20% discount off everything for that weekend only! So off the little oneand I went to Grandma's house, and then to "a surprise" place. When we got there she said, "Is it a wood shop?!" but then she went inside and saw the pictures of horses everywhere and sqealed with delight!

She got her Christmas presents early (as you can see in pic below); jodhpur boots, half chaps, and a plush black velvet riding hat to go with her new jodhpurs and riding gloves I got her on Friday after my lesson! You've never seen a child so grateful - you'd have thought we'd given her a million quid!

Despite the frost we took her to her group lesson on Sunday morning -all kitted out and grinning from ear to ear! It was soooo cold that hardly any kids had turned up (to volunteer!), so I ended up being my little one's leader. While hubby froze on the sidelines with a camera, I was sweating cobs after the first trot round the indoor school, and peeling off layers by the second. Great fun - I think I'll help out more often! (That was how I ended up being trained as an assistant gymnastics coach though!)

And today I've had loads of visitors so haven' done half the things I was going to, but cares?! There's a whole week ahead! Carpe Diem and all that!


Caroline said...

I love that photo. It captures something so very genuine and beautiful. x

Debs said...

What fun, and I agree, a gorgeous photo, she looks so utterly delighted. Adorable.

JJ said...

Hi Lisa, there's an award for you over at mine. JJx

Mistlethrush said...

Great photo - one to treasure.

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

A whole week without a blog post, that's a long time for you, I hope it's because you've been having too much fun to blog.

hesitant scribe said...

Caroline- thank you, that's such a nice thing to say.
Debsa - why, thank you too!
JJ - Thanks again - will sort it out with tomorrow's post!
Mistlethrush - thankz - it was such fun too
Zinnia - sadly it's been due to too much pain... oh well.. And yes a week that felt like a month!

L-Plate Author said...

Lisa, I've just dedicated my latest post to you. You truly are an inspiration.

Hope you are feeling okay at the moment. x

Annieye said...

My oh my. Isn't Bramble a handsome fella now? He's all grown up. I'm glad you're feeling better and enjoying the riding. Your daughter looks really proud in her new riding gear.

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

So sorry you're having a crap time - just popping back to send you a hug. Hope it eases up soon.

hesitant scribe said...

L-plate - thank you sooo much for that, but I think you've also done remarkably well getting through your own medical hell! :)
annieye - yes - he's really growing up fast now, but still a kitten at heart, and plays all the time.
zinnia - you are such a sweetie - thanks hun xxx