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May 13, 2015 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

Show season is approaching

2015-04-08, Venetia on front cover of Burwarton Show 2015 programme (427x640)The show season is approaching. I’m taking our children to our first horsey show this weekend (where they’re not riding !). Meanwhile, we’re preparing our own Apley Farm Shop stand at 3 local shows – Newport, Burwarton & Beckbury. Come along & see us on the day for free tasters of local Shropshire food & drinks.

11 July – Newport Show

6 Aug – Burwarton Show

12 Sept – Beckbury Show

Related to this is a quick story about one of my recent proudest-mother mini-moments: On arriving home on Friday nights, one of the first things I do (after saying hello to our ponies), is to open my post. Last Friday, as I opened one letter, I glanced at the Burwarton Show programme & said to Venetia “oh look, that looks like Simon [her pony]”. Then as I opened the next letter, I glanced again & said “and that looks a bit like you”. And before I’d opened a 3rd letter, I glanced again & said “THAT IS YOU !” So here it is … !

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