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Posted: 18/08/2016 at 16:31

It all seems to have got so expensive. When my sister and I were young we lived next door to a farm and were lucky enough to have a scruffy native pony each. We adored them and hacked to local shows for jumping and gymkhana events, quite far sometimes, couldn't afford transport. To start with we shared a saddle and had to swap between events! Dad said he couldn't afford 2 saddles that year. We rode bareback quite a lot, which was very good for our balance. We played all sorts of games in the paddock, like being stunt men, circus riders and Red Indians.

Do children still do that sort of thing? Once when staying in England with my sister I went to a Pony Club test day to watch her step granddaughter riding. Most of the children arrived with posh cars and trailers and very showy looking ponies.


Posted: 18/08/2016 at 16:21

Congratulations to Chicklet and I hope she gets better soon.

I've never seen a green leek! They only sell white ones here and the ones I grew in the garden were white too - apart from the tops.

Been out shopping for my charity BBQ on Saturday. The fridges are bung full.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 22:15

Cooler and cloudy today but still no rain.


Posted: 17/08/2016 at 22:14

We watched Prue and Tim on the Venice Canals. Enjoyed it, thank you Hosta.

Harvested the onions today and the sweetcorn 2 days ago which is now in the freezer. We'd had a few fresh cobs first though.


Posted: 17/08/2016 at 22:01

I remember those days too and I'm only 27.

Anyway, Nick Skelton and Ben Maher are still competing in the individual SJ on Friday.


Posted: 17/08/2016 at 09:44

Morning all.

Beautiful quilt Yvie.

You can't be an Olympic watcher, Bushman, or the telly would have been sorted by now.

Sky is grey but still no rain.

I will have to cheer for the French now the English team are out of the Showjumping. Never know how Bosti gets round with his arms and legs flapping all over the place. You'd think it would put his horse off.


Posted: 16/08/2016 at 22:02

Dew-drops, I'm sorry to hear your news too and sending more hugs.

Nighties all. Hope I sleep, 27° in the bedroom.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 20:56

33° today. A storm tried to happen this evening and failed, a few rumbles and some clouds, no rain. Need rain badly, lawn is brown. Just don't want it to rain on Saturday, my Charity BBQ.


Posted: 16/08/2016 at 20:44

I loved Carl's test too. I was so hoping he'd get a medal after all he's done for the GB team. I've now found I can get Horse and Country now that OH has a free card, funny that when he had a paying one I couldn't get it.

Disappointing about the Show Jumping results. John Whitaker getting 23 faults! I didn't see Nick Skelton's horse fault at the water even on replay. 3 riders eliminated for excessive use of spurs (not GB), disgraceful, you'd think they'd know better at this level. No GB in tomorrow's competition


Posted: 16/08/2016 at 13:19

My pool repair man has closed down. Another is too busy, another will get back with an estimate. Meanwhile OH has bought Araldite to cover the crack. Went to the DIY place, then went to 2 pool places, one doesn't do sand filters uses another method and the other was closed for lunch by the time we got there at midday. Couldn't find it at first as it's moved about 3kms away and the road was closed.

It's now 33° and the pool is full of dead insects.

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