Thursday, October 11, 2007
Our wet summer has had some benefit; the experts tell us the beautiful autumn colours will last longer and be even more beautiful this year! I saw this lovely tree at the Zoo.
Yesterday morning I spent a happy few hours in the front garden; cutting back some overgrown bushes and weeding, plus I planted a few small shrubs and the last of my agapanthus. Kate had friends coming over for tea so I also made a batch of cinder toffee and some choc chip cookies! Then it was time for RDA.
We have a new group of children riding this term. One little girl cried for her mummy the entire first ride. It was pitiful; I felt it was cruel to make her ride :( The second time, I was glad I wasn't leading her but she seemed to be crying less but still not enjoying herself much. The third time she was happier and telling her pony all about her dolly waiting in the bus. Yesterday, although initially a bit upset at not having her usual pony, she said "This is fun". I was so happy!!!
I have bought some lovely Rowan yarn for my cushion, plus a pair of bamboo needles which I've heard are great to knit with. I'm looking forward to starting....