There was a break in the weather long enough to garden and ride today. Mrs Zanny was in a perky mood. She hadn't had a ride all week, and her imagination ran a bit wild over monsters, plus she was in the mood for speed. We had some good trots along the wide grass verge, but I have to contain her energy because she can be a bit careless and stumbly. The bird scarers were out in force today, so we had a bit of jig jogging past the spooky hayshed, after a volley of booms thundered in our ears, but it was a really successful and fun ride. I even found a feed of big mushrooms down the end of the paddock, so was very happy about that.
I am almost ready to cast off my first fingerless glove. Hope it works! I am just planning to make a tube with a gap for my thumb. It is almost all 2 x 2 rib, apart from a couple of mistakes. i am easily distracted.
I was very excited to get a parcel from John's mum, containing recent issues of New Zealand House and Garden. Mr Mouse is guarding some of them.
I love good magazines. I have been a loyal fan of the English Country Living magazine for many years. It is quite a shock to me that I have been enjoying Country Homes and Interiors even more. The latest issue is full of gorgeous, inspiring pages.
Four days until the Easter break. I'll be able to ride more regularly, garden whenever the weather suits, cook, sew, knit, read and think about rearranging some things around the house. I can't wait.