Today was my first riding lesson! Wooo! It was a lot of fun, and helps prove that I’m quite a rural person at heart. The horse I rode is named Hobbit, who’s 15 years old, and about 16 hands tall (around 1.65 metres). He liked cutting the corners (presumably as it meant he was able to walk more slowly, and less far), but he was absolutely lovely! My next lesson is on Friday, and already I can’t wait. If I make enough money, I’d definitely want to get a horse.
I’m now watching Brainiac: Science Abuse, which I rediscovered on YouTube. It’s such a great show, especially the first couple of series which Richard Hammond presents, and brings back a lot of memories (casual shout out at this point to 2coldfingers who introduced this show to me, and who was primarily responsible for my keenness in science in the first place, I owe you one)!
Generic chore things today have included collecting more sun cream, sending off an extra contract to Chile, as well as making arrangements for my work permit once I get to Santiago.
Finally, congrats to my sister, who got her results for this year today. She managed to survive her first skirmish with the Tripos with a First, which is marvellous!