I have had the most amazing couple of weeks at the Cheltenham Literature Festival. Being so immersed in books was just wonderful and I did not want it to end but at the same time I missed being at home and I was very glad to see the ponies again – plus my family of course!
Naturally I was exhausted when I got home – and I’m not really much better now – so it has been a bit of a slow week for me. Nevertheless, the ponies and I have been working hard as we are once again entering the online Exiefest competition. Galahad and I are doing the utility pony class as usual and are trying a jumping class again. This time however, we are also having a go at fancy dress.
I don’t think I’ve ever done fancy dress with a pony before – not even when I was a child – and it was a lot of fun seeing what costumes I could come up with at short notice. My parents were a big help with that – my Mum has all the imagination and my Dad adapted a mask for Galahad. Little Red Riding Hood was where we ended up and I was pretty pleased with the result.
I still have a little more filming to do this week but I’m looking forward to seeing all the other competitors – and I’m very grateful Exiefest have continued running the online competitions. We have had so much fun!