Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Saturday, November 30, 2013

tis the season to be grumpy... tra la la la la

only seen Abbey in the dark all week, she decided now she is frightened of the torch... the same torch we have had for years... bless.

oh how I laugh... start at 8, an hour for lunch and finish at 5....... well three weeks into the new job all I can say is that I definitely start at 8 anyway.

a few friends have mentioned horses having a break and having the winter months off work, I'm  not sure how I feel about that but it currently seems to be happening.

and its cold... how acclimatised you are to central heating and double glazing... now I have neither.

Friday, November 08, 2013

high anxiety

I feel like I am in limbo land.... I am moving to a new job tomorrow, working with horses and staying in the caravan on the yard, cats are coming with me too. Abbey is already there.
I am looking forward to the life and the work there.

however...

my flat remains unsold and I will continue to try to sell it, or perhaps let it out so it can go some way towards paying the bills involved with owning it. I am no longer able to afford it.... my anxiety being that I will go bankrupt and all the nasty nasty invasive stuff that goes along with an investigation into that, the fact that they can force me to sell every single thing I have including the car and Abbey.... and the long term ramifications of that will follow me the rest of  my life, never being able to get another loan or mortgage.

I truly can see myself , in years to come, living on the streets with a trolley containing my wordly goods.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

the 'curtain'

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this has been out latest thing to practice. I think Abbey is doing very well with it.

Friday, October 11, 2013

are we seeing the same thing..

reflections.. horses have monocular and binocular vision.. and blind spots... they will raise. lower and tilt their heads to focus on something...
and excellent hearing...
so those invisible monsters I can't see.. she can see and hear them, rushes to protect me from them by leaping sideways ... lol.. bless.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

moving on

from mid November I am moving to and will be working here
https://www.facebook.com/groups/eastertonequineclub/
http://www.easterton.com/index.htm

I am looking forward to the move , and the hard work.. ha... perhaps going into the winter is not the best time to start but I will get used to it. Hard work and hopefully get back to a normal sleeping pattern from being tired out, just at the moment I wake constantly during the night.. more of a long term panic attack than anything.
It creates its own problem in that the wages earned are not enough to pay the mortgage on the flat... it hasn't sold, and I feel I can't keep my life on hold any longer so here goes.. I will have to become 'bankrupt' or 'insolvent', whatever that involves or whatever the outcome. I am at the end of my financial strain and about to break. hey-ho, life........

Thursday, September 19, 2013

not kicking the bucket yet

I often open the stable door to find this.. sometimes she has both feet in... she split the sides of her last pink bucket, I think this one is half an inch wider so she might find it a better bucket to stand in... lol. I love my pony.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

whoohooo, another day out

 a gathering of like minded souls.. the rain didn't stop us... just to have a friendly day and some fun with our horses
 my friends daughter with her lovely arab... doing the impossible with the hula hoop.... bless him
 obstacles to play with
we are all dressed up against the rain and cold... enjoying the time out.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

big pony, wee pony


perspectives.. taken about five seconds apart.. big pony, wee pony...

Sunday, August 18, 2013

clever chaos: art party: glitter bottles

clever chaos: art party: glitter bottles: Unshaken on the left, shaken on the right. Nothing is more fun than a glitter bottle! We've made many different kinds over the years...

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

couple of horsey days

 carriage horse at Coxhill Stables, Candie. took lots of photos this is the one I  like best.
 me and Hugo at Horse Agility training, on a loose hand hold, this is the third time I have played with him and he  just gets better and better.
very careful with his feet through the s-bend, doesn't knock the poles at all.

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

BEACH!!

 a short notice trip... would I like to go??
 oh yeh we love to go!! I was thrilled!!
 our first beach trip
 and our first time away out in a long time
 Abbey was very good, she has never been to the beach before
and she got her toes wet... but not any deeper... lol. bless.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

pictures of the day.


a day out to watch some riders do western training, I took a load of photos and these are my two favourites.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

I am the poor relation

Friends.. few and far between and some far away... I just realised I've been 'left behind' by a friend of many years....
My recent years have hit me very hard financially and emotionally. Try holding it all together as much as I can, through having to leave a house behind and live in one temporary room... I've never been financially well off but now there is not a penny to spare, so no I can't join in the plans for travelling, even just visiting is hard because petrol costs too much. I can't go and do the things other people want to do ....
I can see the other side that it must be hard, making the effort to ask me if I want to go to something.. getting the answer time and time again that I can't afford to.. or that I have to work because taking time off work means losing money and I need the money.
I can see it would be easier just to start taking off and doing things with other people and then telling me all about it after you've been.
There is a good possibility that I've done this to people in my life myself in the past, just moved from one day to the next and done different things.





Saturday, July 13, 2013

sunny weather!!

the weather has been hot and dry enough for a good spell now. here's Abbey just had an all over wash.. which hasn't been done before as I never thought it was warm enough!! in four years!!
so she is now very clean and somewhat unimpressed. bless.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

social media

I find myself moving away from the 'blog' and towards more popular social media. its and instant access, lots of people on it, people you see in person every day are on it too...
has this blog become the social media of  my past?
theres a lot of happy memories on here.
opinions and photographs, what are they to me now?
I don't know.
the other social media becomes a great waste of time, accessing it several times a day seems to be the normal pattern. unfortunately I have a lot of time to waste at the moment so that's what I do.

Monday, May 27, 2013

reposting..Robbie at Trec 2007.. to remember him

Robbie in his lorry on the way home
Barbara Ann drove him in a Trec event today
with Dave and I as 'grooms'
and he won these, and as its a special event, the grooms got rosettes too!

what a fabulous day that was. lovely weather and good company. Robbie reached a lovely old age of 23 and was put to sleep recently, he had a couple of old age related issues which meant he was getting unhappy in his life, his owners have the best thing for him as always through his life they did the best for him always. bless.

Sunday, April 07, 2013

beauty

I unfortunately don't understand a word.... and don't have to, just look at the fabulous photographs.

http://ekokayak.wordpress.com/

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

re;posting "exotic vines"

"Everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was."
Robert Louis Stevenson


a friend sent this quote to share and a photograph of this exotic Glove Vine of North America, thought to be very hardy but prey to gardeners who pinch things. . . .

going through some old posts and found this from April 2007.... lol. xx


Thursday, March 07, 2013

Smokey Tiptoes

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she's a cute kitty. this is her blanket...

Friday, January 25, 2013

wee walk on the lane

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wee movie of us walking back down the lane, this is the link to the map http://gmap-pedometer.com/?r=5722652
bareback riding, just a quick walk along the lane and back before going to work  yesterday, glad we did as today was dreadful weather.