I've been doing some vlogging this week, so if you like day-in-the-life type videos then here are three. (If the embedded videos aren't showing up then click here to go to my YouTube channel and see them there.)
On the weekend we decided to go horse riding. It was the boys' first time riding and they thoroughly enjoyed it, and they did so well!
(First, I'll apologise for the photo quality. I just didn't want to lug my DSLR with so I just used my phone.)
Daisy's new home is near the horse riding place, so we popped in to see her. She was SO excited to see us!! My baby is all grown up now and seems mega happy in her new home. It was lovely to spend time with her.
After playing with her for a bit we headed to the trail riding place. We were quite early so we had a picnic lunch and then hung about chatting and looking at the horses.
Then it was our turn to ride. We were given helmets and each assigned a horse.
This is the horse I rode - her name is Roxy.
The trails were quite steep up- and down-hill at times but very enjoyable. There were sections where you could canter if you wanted to. We all really enjoyed it.
Noah's horse is called Coffee.
Grant was riding Dodge and Daniel was on Spirit.
We had some amazing views along the way.
When we got back I dismounted but when my feet hit the ground my legs were like jelly and I just crumpled until I was in a heap on the ground - awkward! It's so weird trying to walk after working your legs in the saddle for two hours.
Here is a video of clips from the day, including our laughing fit at the end of it - we found something on TV funny but then couldn't stop laughing as we just kept laughing at each other :) If the embedded video is not showing up, click here to go directly to it.
1) I'm one of the most risk averse people you will ever meet ... and yet I have twice moved to a country I'd never even visited. (And I don't regret a thing.)
2) I've never been a bridesmaid, although I always wanted to be one. This is what happens when you and your friends leave your homeland and go and live in different countries, and then you can't afford to visit when their weddings roll around.
3) When we are out and about and I see people taking photos of each other I always offer to take a photo of them together. I've never been turned down, and the way it makes them so happy always makes me happy :)
4) I have flat eyeballs. Well, not completely flat, obviously, but when I used to wear contact lenses I had to have them ordered in specially because of how shallow the curve of my eyeballs are.
5) I absolutely cannot bear it when people put on fake accents. It makes me cringe so bad. Unless the accent is perfect, I just can't stand to hear it. Kind of ironic since my own accent is a hot mess hybrid of South African, British, and New Zealand.
"A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the senses of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul."
I finished another quilt - a little one this time. I've listed it in my Etsy shop if any of you is interested in purchasing it - click here for the link. The quilt measures 36x36 inches and was machine pieced and quilted by me :)