Environment, Hobbies, Nature, Wildlife

Take a Hike, Enjoy Nature

Sometimes it's nice to get away and take a hike through the forest. You get to witness nature at its best on these trails. If you're lucky you might even see some wildlife peeking out from behind a tree. And the great thing about it is that the trails usually lead to a nice beach,… Continue reading Take a Hike, Enjoy Nature

Animals, Equestrian, Hobbies, Horses

Riding Diary 23/01/2015

Eight people came out to ride on Friday. It was the largest class we've had for a while. The horses we used were Hannah, Harmony, Hassan, Honesta, Hailey, Hidalgo, Harry and Havannah. We started off walking to warm up the horses. At the walk we did the exercise circle to take the rear of the… Continue reading Riding Diary 23/01/2015

Equestrian, Hobbies

Riding Week After a Short Break

I was involved in different sports since I was young so sore muscles have been the norm for as long as I can remember. Now I do horseback riding but only once a week. When we came back from Christmas break I expected lots of pain after the first ride. This is how my week went. Friday: Riding… Continue reading Riding Week After a Short Break

Crafts, Hobbies, Jewellery Making

Jewellery Making and Me

I took a jewellery making course last year and I now have a small handmade jewellery business named Macaw Designz. I sell handmade jewellery made from natural materials such as seeds as well as pieces made from man-made beads, chain and pendants. When making the jewellery from natural products they must first be cleaned, drilled… Continue reading Jewellery Making and Me

Environment, Gardening, Hobbies, Nature

Lucky Seed (Cascabela thevetia)

So I decided to plant a lucky seed tree as well. Yellow oleander (Cascabela thevetia) is also known as lucky seed or lucky nut because the shape resembles a fortune cookie. It is also known as "be still plant" as all parts of the plant are poisonous if ingested. It comes in two varieties, yellow… Continue reading Lucky Seed (Cascabela thevetia)

Equestrian, Hobbies, Horses

Horseback Riding and Me

I recently completed a basic horseback riding course at the Police Mounted Branch. It was a lovely experience! I got to meet and interact with 23 horses which all have different personalities. We began riding in the yard near the stables on quarter horses which are the smaller horses. My horse was Fannon, a 25… Continue reading Horseback Riding and Me

Environment, Gardening, Hobbies, Nature

My Mgambo Tree Journey: New Leaves

I need to give my tree a name. She's been growing quite well over the past few days. Here are some photos of where she's at.       Here she is when she sent out her first leaves. This was on the 4th September.       The leaves got a little bigger by the 5th September       … Continue reading My Mgambo Tree Journey: New Leaves