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Hi, I'm Nicola - welcome to a blog about family travel around the world, without leaving the UK.
I love travel adventures, but to save cash and keep my family's carbon footprint lower, I dreamt up a unique stay-at-home travel experience. So far I've visited 110 countries... without leaving the UK. Join me exploring the next 86! Or have a look at the "countries" you can discover within the UK by scrolling the labels (below right). Here's to happy travel from our doorsteps. See www.nicolabaird.com for info about the seven books I've written, a link to my other blog on thrifty, creative childcare (homemadekids.wordpress.com) or to contact me.

Tuesday, 26 June 2007

Shoeing a horse

Nicola, Pete, Lola and Nell want to travel the world with a difference. We hope to get a taste of many countries without adding to climate change (with needless emissions from aeroplanes) or having to waste hours of holiday time in airport terminals. We hope our adventures inspire you to take a Grand Tour of your neighbourhood. This post is from Lola

Today we went to a blacksmith, with 2 horses called Charlie and Drummer, Fleur, Sally , my mum and me. My sister , nell, didn’t come ‘cos she’s allergic to horses. The blacksmith was called Martin and was very nice, sweet and kind. The horse he was shoeing was very difficult, so he did a very good job.Drummer was being very annoying all the time. They used burning flames to put the shoes to put on the horse’s feet. I didn’t think the smell was that nice but other people did.
It was a very good day out.

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