I got up early to get the buns started and then, while they were rising in the airing room, we decided to take part in the Lambourn Open Day. Apparently Lambourne was jam-packed, with people queuing for 2 miles to visit Nicky Henderson's yard! - so we were happy to visit Pat Murphy and Jo Davis' yards which are two doors along!
Most mornings when I am letting out the geese and chickens I hear "Morning Joanne!" (or Happy Christmas or Happy Easter Joanne!) and look into the lane to see Pat and Mel riding out.
This young horse was born in their hay barn, and will spend the summer in the paddock across the by-way from us. We hear him and his friend thundering around in the early evening. Last summer I was driving home when I saw that Reuben had got out in the paddock and was horrified to see he was rolling around with the foal. I sped up the road and was so relieved that it was actually Bertie, Pat's huge German Shepherd, that Reuben was playing with.
Glebe House Stables are immaculate, and it was lovely looking at all the beautiful horses.
Pat has laid it out so well, and even put windows in the back of the stables as well as the fronts so the horses can look out at the fields when they are in.
And then we came home, and it was so warm we ate our Hot Cross Buns outside on the terrace