Welcome to blog! I started it in 2020 to chart my recovery from breaking my ankle (hence the name). I guess no-one saw a global pandemic coming. It's turned into a place where I can talk about the things happening in my life, my horse and my cats. Enjoy!
Well it’s good to know that one us is feeling well. Buddy broke through the fencing today and went for a gallop round the fields. 🤦🏻♀️
Horses are so weird in winter. Most things want to hibernate. Not horses, they can be super high energy. Yesterday we did a fair bit of jogging out on our hack. I say we. So time to up the workload again. Thankfully I’m getting more energy all the time.
Once he’d cooled down, we had a lovely chilled out ride. Guessing someone got rid of a bit of energy first….
I got a science lesson when I got back home. Lit the fire and smoked the house out. The smoke wasn’t drawing. Quick google and it said it can happen if it’s been cold. Cold air is heavier than hot and all that. It suggested putting a blow torch up the chimney.
Well I don’t have one of those (and I’m not sure anyone would allow me one!), so stuck the hairdryer up there instead. 😂 It worked!
So 2020 was going to be my year. The year I got my life sorted after being served redundancy notice from my job in November 2019. The year I ticked off more things from my horsey bucket list. The year I got my mental health back under control and reduced stress in my life.
I had a plan. And it was a good one. Then the plan changed dramatically on 2 January. I came off my horse at speed and broke my ankle. Badly. Like all good equestrians, I got back on and rode back to the yard, sorted Buddy out and then drove myself to A&E. That’s where this journey really began...
I was sent home from A&E and told to crack on, only to receive a phone call later to say they’d missed a fracture (and a rather serious one at that). Whoops! So fracture clinic on 3 January, surgery on 5 January and home to recover.
I started this blog as a way to chart my recover back to the saddle. As I cleared clinics and competitions out of my diary and wondered what the next few months would bring, it's been a safe space for me to say how I'm feeling.
The new plan was to get a new job, to keep Buddy is kept ticking over and recover from my injury. Another good plan! I didn't expect a global pandemic, lockdown and all that happened in 2020.
This blog has changed over time but it's continued to be my safe space to share the things going on in my life, with Buddy and the cats. Enjoy!
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