52 Lists // Thirty Five

Thursday, August 28

Weekend Scenes

Thursday, August 21

I feel like I haven't done a weekend scenes post for so long now. Most of my time at the moment is buzzing all over the place that I've hardly had time to take photos at all. This weekend I managed to convince my mother to give up most of her Saturday and follow me around the stables taking photos for me. Happy, the grey horse up there, is coming on leaps and bounds with her schooling, and despite throwing me off the other day over an imaginary bird on the ground, i'm confident that we will do well in the show jumping at the end of the month. The reason i'm competing with Happy and not Morris is a sad one. Unfortunately Morris has had to be semi-retired, as the bones in his legs are simply not up to the kind of work he has always done any more. I'm completely gutted but i have to do what's best for him.

The field opposite my house finally got harvested this weekend. I've been waiting for what feels like the entire summer to see the combine doing it's thing over there, so the second I got home to dust in the air and the tractors carting away freshly cut wheat, I was out there with my camera in one hand and a dog in the other. I'm playing tour guide for the bank holiday weekend, good food will be involved! Lets hope summer sticks it out for a few more weeks shall we?

52 Lists // Thirty Four

Wednesday, August 20

1. To be a vet.
2. To be a teacher.
3. To have a big truck.
4. To live in a big country house with lots of dogs and horses.
5. To camp at Burghley Horse trails for the entire weekend. 
6. To be able to sing (!)
7. To be one of these fabulously sophisticated ladies.
8. To be the person who bakes the best cakes.
9. To have one dog of every breed.

Gatcombe Festival of British Eventing

Thursday, August 14

It is my dear friend Emily's birthday next week, as an early birthday treat she requested we meet up and go to Gatcombe parks Festival of British Eventing. I have to say, being from a different county and all, that i didn't know too much about the event itself, but from what i gather, it's kind of like a three day event that has everything happening on each day. For instance, we enjoyed dressage, show jumping and cross country. We laughed and made faux bets on the Shetland pony grand national. We ate good food, and shopped for country clothes and best of all, we enjoyed Land Rover owner only privileges. 

If you're thinking of going next year and you do own a Land rover, take it! You get to park right next to the entrance in the Land Rover only car park and enjoy free cups of tea, coffee and soft drinks, along with cakes and biscuit-y goodness in the Land Rover owner hospitality stations. (Have I made clear how impressed I was with this yet? Yes? good!) 

I supplied the picnic and we ate on blankets at the back of the truck, skilfully managing to dodge downpours and hungry passers by. I managed to find a perfect birthday gift for my lovely lady, and liked it so much I bought one for myself too.

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