Thursday, December 21, 2017

Christmas is coming....

decorating the pony. bless her she's such a good girly.

realised its Winter Solstice today.. wishing happiness and peace to  everyone. x

Friday, November 10, 2017

marching marching

we're getting out and about, marching down the road.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

I just watched a tourist video for this town. looks lovely... but in my grumpiness I have this to say,,,
-they do tourist adverts like this for Scotland too, quite different from actually living here, in the cold and the wet. difficult to find decent decent jobs and affordable housing. the violence, not even hidden anymore, the drugs, people seem proud to be involved... children left to fend for themselves... overcrowded prisons.. is there anywhere in the world actually ''nice'' ??-

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

retirement with a view

Abbey has settled nicely into her retirement and is looking lovely and relaxed. 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Abbey and Quince

 it was always my dream to have these two girlies... this was the morning Abbey was leaving to go to her retirement. hope to visit her in a week or two. this is the one decent photo  from a series of about 20 where they wouldn't stand, moved around, made faces at each other, i had my eyes closed etc... lol
Quince is convinced she can't have her front feet lifted to be picked out... we're working on it... the hoof trimmer is due this weekend so she might not have much done this time. her fronts look like they've been cut too short anyway so they need to recover. Abbeys feet are perfect.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

ooops... bought a pony....

I have decided to retire Abbey from riding, she is 17 but has spooked violently all her life and its getting worse, I sometimes think she can't see properly but vets cannot give me any clue.
she is returning to the people I bought her from and they are retiring another welsh cob called Glen, 22, so she will be his companion.

and .... ooops... bought another one...
a horse I know from a few years ago, another welsh cob.. I do like them... Quince, she is 12 and we've been out a couple of walks together now so hope to start  getting out for some longer rides soon.
Abbey on the left and Quince on the right , picture from a few years ago. 

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

no objection to men in dresses....

 quite clearly a man in the background wearing a dress.... lol
this episode .... wondering if there is a special club somewhere for trek bloopers.

Friday, August 25, 2017

a humorous article?

well its tongue in cheek humour, about how a woman feels about her life now she has given up drinking alcohol ..... and I see echoes of my own thoughts in there... here is the link if you would like to read it

Monday, July 24, 2017

good girls

 Ellie and Abbey,

a rosette each for Horse Agility

Sunday, July 16, 2017

the cats whiskers

somewhere in the reflection in those feral welsh eyes is a small sparrow, chirping merrily from the top of the roof.

this is reposted from June 2006. I was just thinking of wee Daisy today. my sweetheart kitty. I miss her very much. 

Friday, May 12, 2017

homemade skin nourisher... video makes it look simple

Sunday, April 23, 2017

road trip

myself, my daughter Rosie and her wee dog Luna, road trip today to visit friend Sandra who I've not seen for a few years.
set a goal of visiting two people a month to keep friend connections alive.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

March..... like time marches on and on.

a warmish day in Januarys where I let Abbey out without her waterproof rug on, she got good and muddy, stayed in overnight to dry off, she was groomed clean and rug back on to go outside again. I think they like to get good and dirty and its because I like her clean and ridable that I keep the rug on.
Abbey is my little Welsh Cob, we're not up to doing much in bad weather.... Endomondo has us at 16 miles for February and that's more than I would have guessed so not too shabby. even at age 17 she needs to be kept in regular work to behave, we rode out with company on Sunday, then by ourselves yesterday, there was a warmth in the air and she was very chilled after some initial ''monsters'' that we have to pass to leave the yard.

I  got a FREE ticket to go to the Parelli Masterclass next weekend to watch!! ticket... my hotel is costing £140 and petrol costs sharing the drive with someone already going will come to about £60....
so that's my excitement. I put a load of stuff up for sale and have raised £35 towards it , anything helps really.

Monday, February 06, 2017

all my angels

 think all my angels were having a meeting?? there were more on the gravel leading up to the car too. I have a lot of angels, miss all of them
 moved some of the snowdrops from my garden to the farm for 'in memory of', this fat leaved snowdrop I think is 'cats whiskers', nice big flower with lots of green inside, they are for Eric, the farm's old dog.
and a wild type snowdrop with narrow silvery leaves, a gift early on in the garden from my friends dad, who has now passed on, so this brings him to  memory too. these are over Daisy and Smokey. I am a bit sad Tansy is not near them... but its only a body.. and she'll be remembered with them always, many blessings xx

Friday, January 06, 2017

wee Daisy

this is Daisy... on top of the shed.... she's 14 here.
sadly she was put to sleep today, just old age , nearly 18 yrs old.
over the rainbow bridge with her sisters now. good girls. xx