Thursday, 25 May 2017

Beautiful Bluebells

This month, I have been out with my big girl camera taking photos of the gorgeous bluebells that we have in abundance!

The bluebells in South Devon were out at the end of April and are virtually gone now but the ones further up on the moors are in full bloom now - presumably because it is somewhat cooler up there.

Enjoy these photos....


















Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Wonderful Wednesday #6

When it comes to writing these posts, I just check my photos on my phone to remind me what I've been up to.
This week, there's not much but I feel like it's been a really busy week!

Badminton Horse Trials
On Saturday, I spent the day at Badminton with one of my best friends and her sister. We spent a few hours shopping and got some goodies, we met LOADS of dogs and had to say hello to most of them - especially the Whippets, Cairns and Daschies!
We then walked the course which is just over 4 miles long. The fences are enormous and some are quite complex. It was great to see the amazing skill of the top riders. 
Thankfully the weather was kind to us as it looks like it was going to be awful right up until the night before but we had a lovely dry day that was the perfect temperature!


Ducklings
When one of our hens went broody, our neighbours gave us some duck eggs to put under her as an experiment. 3 have hatched and they are unbelievably cute! I hope they aren't too confused by having a little chicken for their mum but I'm sure they'll be fine. 



Not much other fun stuff has happened this week - poor Monty dog got attacked by another dog on Saturday and ended up in the vets with a big abscess and the police involved.
I'm now home alone for the next 10 days looking after a million creatures so please feel free to call round with pizza and cider!!

Thursday, 4 May 2017

Wonderful Wednesday #5

I might have to make this a wonderful Thursday post! Another one a bit late!

I had such a busy week last week and was out every night catching up with various friends and family.

So this week's awesomeness...

Friends
I caught up with loads of people last week which was fab. Brunch with a friend at the weekend, Indian with my best friend's parents (she's abroad with work at the moment), pizza and pub quiz with another bestie and a baby shower with a crowd of lovely ladies for my friend E's imminent twins!

Baby Shower
It wasn't as cheesy or American as a baby shower - it was a pre- babies gathering for my friend E who is having twins soon and wanted an afternoon with a load of her friends. 
A local country house had a garden open afternoon so we went along with picnic blankets and prosecco and sat in the sun putting the world to rights. They are such a good bunch of girls and as S is abroad with work, we managed to Skype her from the sunny garden so she could say hello to everyone! It was great to be able to include her!



Running
I am not a runner but I need to get out more as I have entered the ballot for the London Marathon next year.... WHAT!! I have no idea what came over me but a few of us from our training group have entered and they talked me into it. 
I can barely run a bath, let alone a flippin' marathon! 
Now I have got THE FEAR, I have also entered Plymouth's 10k in October which does seem more achievable.
I need to get my injury ridden legs to work a bit better. I went for a little 2.5 mile run round beautiful Saltram at the weekend but was hobbling by the end. Very frustrating but something to work on!



Bluebells
I found a walk really near home that drops down into a small woodland area which is just a sea of bluebells. It was spectacular! Unfortunately the weather was rubbish so I only had my phone camera but I hope to go back before they go over and will take my DSLR.
In a couple of weeks, the bluebells at Holwell lawn should be out so I will be planning a trip with the gorgeous Michelle and the hounds.


Adrenalin Ninjas
Our training camp had a celebration on Tuesday with an evening out at Adranalin in Plymouth. It is run by Corbin Mackin who has competed successfully at the Ninja Warrior UK games.
I didn't think I could manage the Ninja Warrior course so spent my time air guitaring on the trampolines, battling friends on the balance beam and jumping off the platforms onto a giant air bag. 
It was amazing and we all forgot how old we were and had an amazing time - highly recommended!!