Sunday, 1 November 2009

Fun in the half term holiday!

We've just arrived back from such a lovely week. We badly needed to recharge our batteries, and we certainly found the way to do it. We met up with my lovely fellow blogger over at Hedgecombers and she really made our week. She's a fabulous friend, and not only did she and her OH take our three for an unforgettable bushcraft day (think making fires, shooting, ferrets, stew cooking over said fire, wood carving, pointed stick things (arrows! :-) ), making sparks ("That's not a spark, this is a spark!" LOL, and so much more), me and hubs were treated to a lovely stew around the campfire, in the woods, after dark. Yummy. And not only that, but they lent us their adorable canoe, so we could explore... right turn, anyone?!

All five of us fitted happily in the canoe, and thanks to the mildest late October weather for a long time, we stayed out on the river and exploring the inlets for a good 5 hours! This was our favourite place, as there was a fab village shop selling delicious homemade icecreams.

Later in the week, we found one of the best if not the best riding stables I've ever been to, and believe me, I've tried a lot. The littleys had to be led, which they were happy about as it's some time since they rode (3 years, I think!). But they had a brilliant time.

Lots of Arab in some of the horses, and all beautifully schooled and well behaved, and alert... so many riding school horses are bored out of their poor minds. It was refreshing to find that it can work.

And I found time to sew:

So all in all, a lovely week. I hope you all had fun as well. I'm now aiming to sew a lot, to stock the blogshop up for Christmas. I'm beginning to feel a little bit Christmas-y. Not long to go!


Lululiz said...

What a wonderful way to spend the half term holidays.

Anonymous said...


It was indeed good fun! (although don't like the implications of shooting ferrets!!!)

Hurry back down west tho as we didnt get enough girly time to gossip.

Love to all the little laceys and pappa lacey, see you soon xxx

Serenata said...

Glad you had such a lovely time!
You were really lucky with the weather.

spicyapplepie said...

sounds a wonderful week, just the rest you needed.

claire said...

glad you had a lovely time xxxx
missed ya :)

bekimarie said...

They say a change is as good as a rest, it doesn't look like you had much rest so let's hope the change did you good.
Looks like you had a fab time, my ideaql holiday.
Beki xxx

Carol said...

You did have a wonderful time, much needed to re-charge as you said. I love a bit of campfire cooking, I bet your stew was very welcome and warming.
Love the box's

maypole said...

Well it doesn't get much better for children than that, it sounds wonderful and I hope the run up to Christmas takes your mind off the dark nights x