Thanks to everyone that's emailed to ask if I'm OK, as I haven't been blogging every day. We are all fine, just really busy. Ben's been sitting a couple of his Exams. Harry's been doing Athletics and is doing extremely well. He's now been asked to do Athletics for the County...
The Ponies are keeping us hanging on, especially Jasmine who looks like she could explode at any second.
I have been working on making all the shields for the Medieval Fun Day, which will be taking place on 15th August at Harry's Riding School. For each size, I drew straight onto the cardboard, cut it out and used it as the template for all the others. The largest shields are 47cms in width and 55cms long, the medium size is 31cm in width and 31cms in length and the smallest are 16cm by 18cm. In all so far I've made over 100...! Still hundreds more to make. I've still got to draw the patterns on, then kids at the Riding School are going to paint them all and we are going to hang them on all the fences. The Larger Shield's are for the younger boys, to use as part of their costumes. Now have to make handles on the backs, so they can carry them around and they won't be to heavy for them to hold on Horse Back.
Harry is doing something in the Display on Horseback, but its a surprise, so we aren't allowed to know what it is. All I do know is that he is going to be the Black Knight..
The only thing that really gave me the raging hump the other night at the meeting, was the lack of parent's that have agreed to do anything to help. It seems that there are only a handful of us that are committed to making the day a success, remembering this is for the Children. Not only am I making all the shields, but I've also been trying to organise Raffle prizes, by contacting the local Shop owners and also on the day, we are taking some of our Ponies for a Petting Corner and also helping to make the scenery. Another Mum is doing a dance display with Shetland Ponies, another one is making costumes. We've already organised the Bouncy Castle and giant slide, refreshments, which includes doing a BBQ and also trying to get all the other outside displays organised which hopefully will include a Falconry display.
The last time they did one of these, they were only expecting around 300 people and it ended up at over 1,500 people attending.
The Weekend in Black and White.
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