The water went off again on Monday night, so I didn't have any for the horses yesterday. I decided to walk down to the pump to see if there was anything I could do, so took Tessa and set off down the lane. The pump is set in a big hole in the ground, and was whirring away, which it shouldn't be doing. Pongo thinks there may be air trapped in it. In the end there was nothing I could do, and had to wait for Pongo to come home and fix it.
I had Seven and Nine after school. They saw the two dishes on my table from their great aunt that passed away a few weeks ago. We got onto talking about grandparents. I told them I'd had wonderful grandparents. I asked them if they'd seen Pinocchio, and they said yes. I said, "My grandfather looked like Jiminy Cricket." They were silent for a while, then Seven piped up, "Was he green?" I was speechless.Pongo came home but went straight to the pump, and before long we had water coming out of the tap. I rang him to say it was working, but there was a knock on the door, so I assumed he was back and cut the phone off. I opened the door, and there, to my surprise, stood Pilot, from over the road. He said, "I've got a lorry stuck on my field, would Pongo be able to bring his tractor across and tow it off?"
"Certainly," I said.
Pongo was trying to drive back up the lane, but couldn't because not one, but two, JCB's had broken down on the road. "Could you give us a tow with your tractor?" they said. I love the countryside. Anything could happen here, and often does.
An extraordinary thing has happened today. A girl called Heather McGrath sent me a friend request on facebook. I am friends with her mum Caroline from our old church in Worksop. I willingly accepted her request, and sent her a message asking about the horse she was riding in her profile picture, and she emailed me back to say there is a video clip of Max being ridden by his previous owner on Youtube. I looked at the link, and sure enough, it's my darling boy in a lesson at Wallingwells. He is so lovely on it, I shed a tear or two. Have a look here if you like:
Anyway, just to show you I have been busy, here are a few of my latest card makes. I am still knitting. It occurs to me that I'd better learn to cast off, otherwise Hallington Fox is going to have a very long scarf indeed.