Despite it being half term, I managed to get some serious work done. Both girls are in our local pantomime, performing each night this week, and actually this has meant quiet evenings, waiting up to collect them, so I worked away at painting purple cabbages. I grow these in my garden because I love the colours so much, and I have been wanting to paint them for ages. The variety is called 'January King', which filled my head with images of other sorts of kings. So here is a white rabbit, with his crown and sceptre.
Half Term and panto has also meant very little time to ride ponies. Sadly Will is lame at the moment, and on box rest with a suspected minor tendon injury. He came in from the field with it earlier this week. However, on the grand scale of things, a few weeks rest wont make any difference to our plans. He has been having foot trouble over the winter, and was only in the lightest of work as I am conditioning his feet (I intend him to remain barefoot). I was more concerned that he would fret about being shut in, as when he first arrived he was very anxious about being stabled. However, he appears completely chilled out about the whole thing so far, and is quite enjoying the fuss and attention!