19 May 2009
This weekend I went to my first ever horse show. I thought I would enjoy it, but I had no idea how much!! My friend goes to the Windsor Horse Show every year, this year she invited me. It was so good! We drank lots of tea, watched the most beautiful horses and skilled riders compete and even saw the Queen!! No photos of her though, I'm afraid, you'll just have to take my word for it. There were loads of posh people wearing tweed and jodphurs, there were loads of stalls... delicious food and drink, clothes, art and much much more. There was a shetland pony grand national (so fun!!) and even a little fairground, all overlooked by Windsor Castle.
I was so inspired by those riders that I was very excited about my hack on Sunday morning! But it was a wash out. Instead of cantering in the sunshine through fields and meadows my trusty steed Brian (isn't Brian a cool name for a horse?!) and I walked, bedraggled, through mud and bog. Rain dripped down my face. Brian slipped and hauled his hooves through the mud. He hated it. I didn't enjoy it too much either!
The rest of the weekend was spent at the optician (or at least it felt like it!) My mother acted as my eyes as I chose a new pair of glasses. My new glasses are fabulous and are being made especially for me! My optician and the specialist doctor agreed that I have GPC... giant papillary conjunctivitis. It's an allergic reaction to contact lenses or the lens solution. I have been given eye drops and am not to wear my contact lenses for a couple of months at least. I'm getting used to being bespectacled.
This coming weekend marks our first wedding anniversary! Mr B has planned something. I don't know anything about this "something" other than I have to look smart, really smart, and I have to take some more casual clothes with me to change into later. Do you have any idea what we might be getting up to?? I have absolutely no clue! I can't wait to see what he's got up his sleeve!!