Tag Archives: Carriage Driving

Chatsworth 2015

I stressed.  I nagged.  I flapped.  I worried.  I fretted.  I didn’t want to go.  Dapplebum was a pickle and played up when the children schooled him.  We changed his bit.  He played up.  Longshanks long reined, and long reined … Continue reading

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Starting Small

The children have been exercising themselves and Little-legs today by building a make shift obstacle course. This is to help Little-legs with his steering. He loved the mental challenge. It is finally feeling like Summer and a little bit of … Continue reading

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Long Reining in the Long Rain

What has happened to the days of wearing shorts and sharing music out of wound-down car windows? Where is summer? The greenery suggests it is here. The need to fill jerry cans with petrol for the lawn mower is here, … Continue reading

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The Sounds of Monnington

I was awake at 4.30am, listening to the dawn chorus, both mornings. On the first morning, it was not the birdsong that woke me but worry. What had I done? We are so new to this carriage driving adventure that … Continue reading

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A Summer to Remember

“A Summer to remember” he said, describing all that has happened so far. What an accurate description. Camp was a great success. Rich Tea Boy loved it and talked and talked and talked (he’s good at that) about everything that … Continue reading

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Of Dads and Daughters

Last night, I accompanied Longshanks on his daily drive.  It was another around the obstacles in the field exercise.  Around?  Well, steering is a bit of an issue at a trot and thankfully the obstacles are only old tyres as … Continue reading

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“It’s OK Mum”

We took Dapple-bum out today.  It was my first time of seeing him driven let alone being driven by him.  Longshanks was very confident even when he did a rocking horse impression.  Some of our conversations went like this: Longshanks:  … Continue reading

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So Much to Say and So Little Time

Welcome Summer and “Welcome June”!  You are always very welcome in this household.  We do love you!  It is whole month since I last wrote an update or family anecdote.  That is because we’ve been having so much fun. Summer … Continue reading

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No Time for Writing

Yesterday, someone turned over the Erddig Calendar in the kitchen and there were a bunch of gorgeous faces I recognise – all look so young.  But the point is, is May really here already? The boys did their Carneddau climb … Continue reading

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Of Salt, Driving, Finding North, Rings and Things

I’m supposed to be writing an essay that in six years time will have contributed to helping me gain another degree, but I’m just pausing for thought to reflect on the slightly more unusual events of recent days. Daddy quizzed … Continue reading

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