Tuesday, 24 February 2009

A visit to London including hugglets(part 2)

All these lovely photos were taken in Kensington gardens.
The next hugglets show is on sunday September 13th and I have been invited to attend with my bears so will be inside the show all day.I have been given stand 97a in hall 3 which is in the basement.
I had a lovely day out and tired myself out with all the walking and I was in bed by 11pm that night-that is 2 hours early for me!!!!

A visit to London including hugglets(part 1)

We travelled by coach to London t
o visit the prestigious teddy bear fair called hugglets on Sunday and I went into the show for 3 hours whilst hubby wandered around London for most of the time taking photos.There were some gorgeous bears at the show but I went for supplies and just had to make do with window shopping.It is so easy to feel overwhelmed by the choice of bears and even 3 hours to wander around the show isn't enough but we had to catch the coach by 3 0'clock so I had no choice but to leave early.London has plenty of lovely sights to see but you need much more than a day to take it all in.The first and last photo is of Kensington Palace and gardens where Princess Diana lived and the second photo is of the Royal Albert Hall and the fourth is inside the hugglets bear fair.I have added another post for you to see more photos of the Kensington Palace gardens.

Sunday, 15 February 2009

Sunday stroll

I decided to go for a walk today as even though I take the dogs out everyday to the woods opposite our house we haven't really been much further afield all winter either because of the weather or the kids have been ill or we have.It was a murky old day but it doesn't bother me as long as it is not raining.We walked along Marriots way and around Costessey(which is pronounced Cossey).It is only about 3 miles from our house and the walk included Marriots Way which is a disused railway line which ceased to be used in the early 80's.You can see the amount of water in the horses field and that has gone down a lot since I went past there Friday.The third photo is Costessey Mill and the fourth photo is the view from the bridge on Marriots way at Drayton-you can see the flooding on the left side of the river..We are lucky to live on the North Norfolk side of the city so there are loads of lovely walks around this way.I much prefer to walk in the cooler months as it is easier to warm yourself up than try to cool down on a hot day.Hopefully the weather will start improving soon so we will be able to go out more often.It is surprising though that you have all this lovely countryside yet the amount of people that you see walking you can usually count on one hand.I love to go for a walk and will soon abandon the bear making when there is a chance of going out somewhere.It is easy to stay focused making bears in the winter when it is dark early but when the weather improves I'm off!!!!

Saturday, 7 February 2009

My two horses

I thought that I would show you some photos of my horses.The one with me is a highland and the little black and white one is a shetland.I have had them both since they were a year old which is quite a few years now.The highlands mum came from a wild herd in the outer hebrides and when the owner went up the field they found a foal that they didn't even realise the mare was carrying.It can be quite hard work looking after horses and they have to be mucked out every day.The shetland is stabled all the time as she suffers from laminitis which is a condition that can be caused by different things although the main culprit is not being able to tolerate too much grass.They end up with very painful feet because of it.She goes out for a little while with a muzzle on so she can't get to the grass but she is very crafty and will rub against the wheelbarrow and try to rub it off so whilst you think she is wandering around the paddock you then realise her muzzle is laying on the floor and she is helping herself to the grass that she is not supposed to have.When she was allowed out in the field she always thought the grass was greener on the other side of the fence and would try to get out.She has been caught pulling the clips out of the fence (that hold the wire onto the posts ) then once she has done that she then lifts up the wire and goes underneath the fence.She also used to pull up the plastic electric fencing posts with her teeth.I would often go to get her in from the field and she was in the wrong one.
I would love to get back into horse riding as I used to love riding.I saw a lovely place to ride not so long back but when I checked out the price it was £45 an hour.I think I should start saving now!!!