Saturday 27 December 2014

The boy's paddock

Not done a post for a while, spending plenty of time out in the paddock watching Jan train her horse, Jussy. Nice to relax here during the summer holidays instead of rushing around all the time!

With both of the horses now in the same paddock it has made life a bit easier instead of having to split our time between two separate places.

Tuesday 2 December 2014

Tatua Dairy

I was working at the home of "Squirty Cream" today, fascinating stuff!

Friday 26 September 2014

Busy week!!

Been very busy with work, poor Jan has been ill, so a bit of a stink week. Let's hope this weekend fares better, and jury duty next week.....

Sunday 7 September 2014

Spring is definitely here!

After having had the most horrible bout of flu, it was a pleasure to wake up this morning and see the early morning sun start to stream through the blinds.
After the normal morning ablutions it was down to the paddock to remove Jussy's coat, after a bit of TLC it was our turn to whizz off in the car to Phillips Equine near Matangi for Jan's riding lesson.
It has been a while since we have been there so it was nice when we headed up the driveway in to familiar territory.

Jan mentioned that to see how much you have grown you must return to a place and it was certainly the case today. Her riding lesson went very well and her confidence was brimming over at the end.

I took the opportunity to collect some pine cones for the fire and just take in the beautiful sweet air and sunshine.  I had completely forgotten about Fathers Day and the kids surprised me with a couple of sweet little gifts and a suitably abusive card!

The flowers were blooming and the scent on the air told me that winter was behind us. We may still get the odd blip in the weather but the worst is behind us now.

So it has been very much a horsey day today, and a nice day at that.

Saturday 6 September 2014

Glee club show

Louisa's glee club had their annual show yesterday evening. And as evenings go it wasn't bad at all.
Took pride in how our daughter has stage presence ( and then some!) can belt out a good tune and enjoy the fact that here are a group of kids doing something that is worthwhile.
She looked stunning, very mature, and impressed us after the show when she was speaking to her former school principal, excellent manners and conversation with the adults.

Wednesday 3 September 2014

Haircut time for our Mini Schnauzer - Pippa

Now spring is here it was finally time to attemp to clip our little girl. Her hair is very matted and it has been nigh on impossible to cut her, especially as the clippers met their end a few weeks ago.
So when we were offered a pair of professional clippers to use we jumped at the chance.

So, Paddy was first, he only got a part clip and is yet to be finished. But Pippa was a different proposition. So here is the result, mid clip and the leftovers!

Tuesday 19 August 2014

Exam time

Bit of a surprise tonight in that we had a Te reo Maori assessment. Now I am more familiar with my grocery shopping list and asking the price of goods in shops...

Have to admit it is proving difficult remembering stuff but it is bloody good fun with a great kaiako (tutor)!!