Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Little friends

Spidey has been living with racehorses for the last seven months and while he feels this is only right it is less than ideal for his waistline.  So tonight we heartbreakingly split up his bromance with Zaru and casually substituted Jack and Victor,  he was fairly horrified!  He suspects there will no longer be trips to graze the arena or free range snacking the yard, and where is his hay and who will bring him in when it rains?!

Trail camera had some good non badgery photos this week.

Monday, 23 July 2018

Chamfron Tizona - TREC

Tizona and Christine at TREC this weekend, photos with thanks to Zaza Photography.

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Chamfron Yolanda - Polo

Sarah Clegg has taken some more lovely photos of Yolanda playing polo, this year it is on a very sun scorched Cheshire polo pitch.  Perdita and Osito are also now playing chukkas there along with their "aunties" ex Chamfron mares Pitufa and Yaya.

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Arran - The final instalment

Dad led us on a walk up to Coire Fhionn Lochan on Thursday, a small loch nestled in the hills with crystal clear waters surrounded by white gravel beaches, the hardier members of the party (that would be dad and Innes) then managed a refreshing swim.  The closest I got to the water was in the canoe looking onto the Twelve Apostles in Catacol.  These fisherman's cottages were built to house people cleared from the land when the interior of the island was set aside for deer.  The story goes that it was thought that these former farmers would turn to fishing and each cottage has a different shaped upper window, making them recognisable from the Firth of Clyde when lit with a candle.  Apparently what actually happened was that most of them dispersed around the island as a protest against their eviction.

On Friday we headed down to Sannox beach which was gloriously warm and pretty much deserted, Murdoch relived the heady days of his youth bouncing about like a puppy and gambolling in the surf.  We continued to eat and drink well and I will have to wean myself off gin'o'clock in time for a return to work next week!

Wednesday, 11 July 2018