Monday, August 24, 2015

saddle fit

saddle just returned from original makers , it was sent off to be widened  to fit Abbey better.. and had some D rings sewn on at the back to attach the picnic bags too.
now to try to get out on a picnic adventure...

Friday, July 24, 2015


I love this herd of horses, they're so chilled out , relaxed and feeling safe.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

extraordinary feeling of love

unconnected to the video... this happened today, visiting a house for work
I was standing, quietly waiting, I realised I could feel the house was so full of good atmosphere and love.. it was like being wrapped in a warm blanket of love,  I just rested there for five minutes until I had to go, it really was quite extraordinary, so I stood and accepted the love and felt thankful for it.
how awesome.
I know nothing of the people who live there,  I think that they grew up there then inherited the house so will have spent many years in it.
I imaging a happy, happy, loving family for generations.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

and again.....

Abbey nice and relaxed after her journey, we're back at our favourite yard which is close enough by to pop down twice a day if needed.. conscientious and knowledgeable owners,  a nice big field with lots of horses to chill out with , and some nice riding nearby without too much fuss. We've ridden over 15 miles this week , more than we've managed for a long time what with being busy and moving house three times this year...
Daisy and Smokey Tiptoes are with me in my room , they get out a few times a day for as long as they like. Rain or food brings them back in...
I start a new job tomorrow, nothing rocket science.. going round houses cleaning them, I hope I get on okay with it, its reasonable hours for reasonable money.
Money makes the world go round.. anyone disagreeing with that please contact me for details if you can send me donations towards keeping  my world going.. I need them. cheers.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

lazing in the sun

Abbeys summer coat gradually coming in, the weather keeps going warm then cold again so don't think the horses know what to do..
not been doing a lot of riding, just 20 mins a day up and down the drive bareback,  as I've been saving up to get my saddle adjusted to fit better.. she has widened (got fatter.. lol) so I won't use it till its been sorted.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Organising Your Backyard for Summer, guest post by Kaitlin Krull

Organising Your Backyard for Summer
Kaitlin Krull

After the snow has melted away and your garden is finally showing signs of life again, it’s time to enjoy your outdoor space. But before you send out invites for tea parties and bonfires, you and your garden need to get your acts together. Check out some of these tips for organizing your backyard to help you have the best summer ever.

Come dine with me
Your home isn’t ready for summertime entertaining until you’ve created an outdoor dining space. Less is definitely more when it comes to eating outside, so give your garden patio or decking a rustic theme with wooden furniture and repurposed jugs and jars for storage. Hang some fairy lights above the table for the late nights spent with friends and loved ones and you’re all set. Bring on the Pimms!
via Apartment Therapy

Party games
Equip your outdoor space with lawn games for your next garden party and you will definitely win entertainer of the summer. Bowls, croquet, and badminton aren’t just for the elite and stuck up; it’s all about having fun! Even a net and football can turn the calmest of get togethers into an energetic, competitive time. Just make sure no one takes it too far and you’re all still friends at the end of the party.
via Country Living

Fan the flame
If your garden space allows it, why not create a fire pit to keep the outdoor party going on those warm summer evenings. Homemade pits have the most rustic appeal, but if needs must, feel free to use a chiminea or metal/stone fire pit instead. Leave some folding chairs or waterproof cushions nearby for impromptu s’mores roasting and ghost stories around the fire.
via DaisyMaeBelle

Let kids be kids
If you have children, most of your outdoor time this summer will undoubtedly be spent chasing them around with a bottle of suncream and playing endless games of hide and seek. Give the kids their own space in the garden with a play house, swing and slides, or some sand and sidewalk chalk. If you’re very, very brave, you could even give them a mud kitchen. Just make sure the hose is handy after playtime.
via Life in the Dub Lane

A touch of green
It may sound redundant, but by adding some plants to your garden, you will see an instant lift in your outdoor space. Besides keeping your existing greenery trimmed and pruned, having some organised gardening projects on display will encourage you and your family to spend more time outdoors and will undoubtedly look great when guests come over. Choose easily maintained plants and flowers so everyone can participate in the gardening.
via Kelly Moore

By cleaning up after every party and play session, you will be able to spend your time enjoying the warmer days and can make the most of your summer. Use these tips and your imagination to get your garden ready for summer. You will not be disappointed! Now, if only the weather would cooperate with your plans.

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