|Beautiful blue winter skies and majestic old beech tree|
|A neighbouring field - horse jumps are not just for horses!|
|Do the horses realise they are jumping over dinosaurs?!|
|Setting off for another walk|
Having said all that we had a lovely time over the February half-term. We spent a few nights at my parents' house (they are still away). It is so relaxing there, mum and dad have a range of jackets, wellies, bikes etc for the children to use so that we can just turn up without too much planning (well, with a baby and three children plus dogs - not to mention the cats and rabbit that are left at home - there's always a fair bit of planning involved in going away but going to their house involves less than going most places!). And it is such a wonderful place especially when the sun is out and we can just enjoy pottering around outside.
And here's the cheeky little sleep-monkey enjoying her first taste of baby rice. She thinks it is yummy. I was a little uncertain about starting her as she's just 5 1/2 months but I think she was ready. I'm keen to get her feeding well so I can go away overnight in mid-March. If she's eating confidently I don't need to worry so much about whether she'll take her milk from a bottle for the 24 hours I am away - John can just shovel her full of food instead, not ideal but okay for a short period. Hopefully they'll both be okay!