Saturday 25 August 2018

Horses, Apples and Cacti, Oh my!

Yesterday my very clever hubby surprised us with tickeys to see Spirit of the Horse at Broadlands. It's the first time in 10 years they have toured the UK and there was quite a bit of local buzz and excitement about it. 
The show however was a little bit "meh!". It started 30 minutes later than stated so by the time we reached the interval the two smallest were fast asleep and DD2 looking very droopy eyed. 
Rather than focus on the horses it was more of a circus with horses randomly wandering around during the acts. They didnt seem to add a lot to the show. The Cossack riders were amazing though.
We didnt get home till midnight! 

Today I finished making some apple and chilli jelly. We've just tested some on a pile of cheese and crackers. A resounding success with all the smalls. It felt wonderful to be eating homemade preserves again and the lettuce leaves were homegrown too!

I've also peeked at my baby cacti to find they are exploding into life happily. Between the two batches we have about 20+ plants so far. They are appear to be the same type but that might just be how they all look in the beginning.  I've no idea, I'm just happy they've started to grow. I will keep you updated on their progress.

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1 comment:

  1. Are the cactus from seed, never heard of this before.


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