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Posted: 18/08/2016 at 21:10

Great moon pic FG. Hope you haven't overdone it with your rib.

Topbird I often have trouble sleeping when there is a full moon and some of my friends say the same thing.

Obelixx, I can squeeze them into the dining room and the Veranda if it rains and the table on the kitchen terrace has a roof over it.


Posted: 18/08/2016 at 21:01

I spend more on my dog than on a horse, living in France! They aren't shod, tough hooves, I have a friend who is a qualified foot trimmer, farmer next door sells me hay a quarter the price of English hay, rarely need the vet. They live out all year round, with rugs in winter. But I know that horse athletes cost a lot. Just don't want people to think I'm wealthy!

Hardly watched any Olympics today, been shopping and tidying up for my Charity BBQ on Saturday.


Posted: 18/08/2016 at 16:33

I don't know, one forecast says fine and the other says showers!


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.

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