Saturday, 27 November 2021

Chamfron Firefly - Drag Hunting

Sammy had her first day out with the Kingdom Blazers today and was an absolute star,  80, 90 and 1m walls, ditches, banks and a 6ft drop off a 70 (there isn't a big enough hip flask made for me to fancy that with the complete lack of knee rolls on that saddle!!!). I have added some photos to the blog from the official photographer, they are watermarked which I never normally do but there seems to only be the option to download them watermarked and not one to buy them without.

Sunday, 21 November 2021

Angel of the North

Stopped at the Angel of the North on the way up the A1 and picked up the Turf (a location based game, capturing virtual zones in physical locations - stop laughing, as hobbies go it makes way more sense than keeping a horse!)  When you take a zone in Turf, your icon's arms shoot out, so in the last photo we have me enacting the ultimate Turf, big icon, teeny wee icon!

In other news Chamfron Paloma had a Spotlight at the Horsemanship Showcase yesterday and got to perform to the public with owner Alison.

Lumiere 2021

Back to Durham for Lumiere, which is the light show Artichoke puts on every other year.  Another good night and the cathedral show was my favourite from all the years but I felt they lacked a stand out installation similar to the elephant or whale in the river from previous years.  A strict ticketing system thanks to Covid meant rare queues (though the 40 min one to watch a 15 sec video of not very much had us shaking our heads a bit) and the dry mild night was a bonus.

Thursday, 11 November 2021

Monday, 8 November 2021

Chamfron Mojito

Chamfron Mojito looking very dapper at his first dressage outing.

Monday, 1 November 2021

Autumn walks

Lots of fungi in the Bowmont Forest and some very bold swans by the Tweed.