Sunday, February 28, 2010

PoloX Tournament

We spent the day in Louis Trichardt, watching a polox tournament. Micaela had learned about it while we were in the US, and she was looking forward to it for about two weeks!
She got the opportunity to ride one of the horses, and play with the ball & net. She did pretty well, actually picking up the ball, from the ground, while up in the saddle. Her Poppa in Australia would have been very proud!

This tiny little minature horse was very tollerant of all the attention... I've seen dogs bigger than this stallion!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Home Safely...

Phew, that is a long way to go for five days! Took three days to travel... It is so good to be home. Micaela had the biggest bunch of roses for me. They both very well, and had so much to keep them busy, they didn't really miss us much. My arrival home was greeted with the most amazing thunderstorm and wonderful rain that lasted from 2pm yesterday to this morning. The power was off most of the time, so it has made catching up on emails just about impossible!
Hugs to you all... will load pictures when I can. Micaela had the camera this afternoon and was taking pictures of her beloved ponies!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Baby bird...

On Saturday, we went to Hoedspruit for Karia's baby shower. It was a lovely day, and they got some lovely gifts! As the camera was with Ken, I don't have any pics to share with you! :( Ken and JohnD had planned to go fishing with Nicol and friends of his, and they actually had a good day, catching lots!
Just before we came home, while the kids were playing in the garden, JohnD found a baby bird that had fallen from it's nest! So we brought it home, and he is enjoying the challenge of raising this little "bottergat". Both of the kids keep calling it Tweety! It certainly has a good appetite, and is easy to feed! He has wanted his own bird for a long time.
Ken and I will be leaving for the USA on the 9th of Feb. I don't know if I will get a chance to update this again before we get home. I will be away a week, and he will be away two and a half weeks. He will be in Charleston at SEWE, then up in Boise, and accross in Portland too, for a day.
I will will only be going to Grand Rapids for five days, and then returning home.
Love us all xxx