Tuesday, 31 January 2012


 This afternoon, as I was standing unpacking some shopping in the kitchen, a movement caught my eye out the window. When I went to have a look, there was a number of horses galloping in the field behind the house.  We've lived in this house for 4 years now and, although I knew there were horses on the farm down the road and had been told they sometimes come up to the fields behind us, this is the first time that I've actually seen them here.  I stood watching them for a while (wondering if they'd actually managed to get free and were going on to the public footpath that runs up to the side of our house) and it was only as some of them started to drift away again that I thought I should take a photo.  The above photo, which I'll use as my photo for today, was taken with my lens at 135mm.
This one gives you an idea of where they actually were as it was taken from our kitchen window and the horses are in the top centre third of the photo (which was taken with the lens at 22mm).



This sight is not uncommon when Alice is here :o)  She loves climbing the stairs! There doesn't have to be a reason but sometimes Mac will be there for her to talk to, half way up, and other times Grandpa will be waiting at the top of the stairs to play a game with her. Sometimes she goes all the way up to the top of the stairs and then has a wander around the bedrooms/bathrooms and other times she'll decide she won't bother going all the way up and will slide back down again. Whatever the reason (or lack there of), one of us needs to be near by because, unfortunately, our stairs don't have a banister and are open on one side! As we're up and down them numerous times in a day, by the time Alice goes back to Mummy I feel quite shattered! ;o)