I hectic week with a trip to Oxfordshire on Thursday 28th November to help my eldest daughter Clare and her husband to be, move cottages in Great Tew. Nipper and Wilson joined us as everything was moved from one end of the village to a larger cottage at the other. With the original flag stone floors and two huge open fire places the 'new' cottage has loads of character.
Friday was spent unpacking and finding a home for their possessions. Nick assembled an outside storage box and it was soon full up! We then walked to the famous Falkland Arms for a drink before spending the evening in front of a roaring log fire, feeling very cosy indeed.
We came home on Saturday as Nick's two nieces, plus friend were due to stay with us that night. We all attended their Mum's 60th birthday party and had a very good evening with as many 'Higgin' family members as possible. Skye was show jumping at St.Lo and could not attend - she had some good top 10 results and was in regular contact. Her cousin Ludo had left to ski instruct in Japan, but the rest of us were there!
This week has been very busy preparing for a two day SyncThermology meeting at their offices which starts tomorrow. A chance for the existing Team plus new members to learn of all the new developments that are in the pipeline for 2014.
The practical lecture and training on Friday afternoon will be held at the yard of SyncThermology's sponsored International three day event rider, Polly Stockton. She is so supportive of this technology and likes to keep up to date with any new developments.
Other members are attending further courses on Monday and Tuesday of next week and I have been helping to organise this and make sure that everyone has somewhere to stay, with lunch for all those attending over the four days and breakfast and supper for those that do not live locally. There have been a couple of last minute changes of plan - usually do to with dogs and horses having problems at home.
I am off to London on Friday evening till Sunday to stay with my daughter Cinny and grandson Lorcan. Skye has left Normandie today for Paris to compete in the Gucci Masters which starts tomorrow. What a thrill as it is a very well respected Show and she cannot wait! Eldest daughter Clare flies back to Singapore on Friday. Cinny's husband is on business in Australia and it is hard to keep track of everyone!