Sunday 28 October 2018

One photo, 20 words

Love my special boy - loads

Up with the tent!

So this weekend, Alex spent the night at Scarefest, held at Scouting HQ - Gilwell. 
Despite the cold and wind, he was in good spirits when I dropped him off and I left him putting up his tent!

Let's hope it doesn't rain too much!


By the River...

I've wanted to visit the Paper Mill lock, Chelmsford way for ages, kept saying I'd take the beasties and so last week Mum came over and we all went.
We had a lovely walk along the river seeing the names of all the boats, and I was a tad disappointed the boat ride we could of had ends at the end of summer, but the Tearooms more than made up for it.
A lovely afternoon out!


Friday 19 October 2018

Winter Challenge

The October Challenge theme over at Archiscraps, is "Winter" and this is their pic for inspiration.

I'm a tad behind on my snow layouts, but I was quite pleased how this one came out and have decided to enter it into their competition.
The boys loved it when we visited Winter Wonderland up in London.  We even stayed until late, so they saw everything all lit up.

Challenge runs until end of October.


Wednesday 17 October 2018

A new pony..

Cassandra has been fulfilling her wish of horse riding for quite a while now, on a wonderful pony called Ashdene Primrose - Prims for short.

She loves her, completed Pony Camp in the summer on her and rides her twice a week.  However, Prims has been quite poorly and her owner has decided to retire her until next Spring.  Cassie is of course devastated, but she still wants to ride.

So.... we went through the process of trying to find her another loan pony and we've settle on a lovely boy called Eddie!

 She had her first lesson on him yesterday where he's stabled at Dollyman's Farm, Wickford way.

Not only did she trot him, she cantered too.

I hope this will be the start of another good relationship!


Time on the water

I'm so pleased that Alexander decided to stay on to Explorers after Scouts, as he went paddleboarding with them the other week to Skreens.

 He finally managed to stand up on the board and paddle around the lake!
Good times.