I took a couple of my textbooks, fully intending to get some school work during the drive, but I'm not sure that I even got through two pages!
My mum and Lyndal met at school when they were 8- or 9-years-old, and they've been friends since. Lyndal used to live about 20 minutes away from us, and we spent a lot of time with her. Now she lives near Albany (must have been about four or five years now I think!), close to an hour's drive away, and we see her significantly less often.
|Diana and Lyndal brush Marmalade|
Finally we arrived. It was rather windy and I began to wish I'd brought a warmer sweater! We weren't sure what the weather might do, so we decided to ride first while it was dry, then have lunch.
Currently Lyndal just has one small pony (Marmalade), so only Danielle down got to ride; I became photographer, while Mum and Jarrod looked after Maria and Laura, and Mickey (the dog).
The rest of my siblings were more enthusiastic! Danielle got to ride on her own - an unexpected lesson!
After everybody had had a turn, Marmalade was returned to her paddock, and we went back inside (out of the wind!!!) for lunch.
|They're kinda small, but I love the fern backdrop!|
|The not-so-excited Maria|