Chicken dinner

Another full on day for me. Early start too with a jumping lesson at 8:15am. Not sure either us were at our best but we came, we jumped and we learned.

Then a speedy turnout to get down to Simon and Harry’s for a long overdue catch up. Anyone would think we were having chicken for dinner… Thankfully there was lots left for us.


Chatty woman

Today has been one of those lovely days where I’ve got to catch up and chat non-stop. First with a number of client’s at the chiros.

Then with Anni as I got to met her new puppy Ruby, who is as adorable as her photos. And we had our first ride together of 2023.

Finally I met up with some of my Virgin Ladies for dinner. I am all chatted out. Who am I kidding?! I could chat for England.

Lost & found

A few weeks ago, I lost my favourite yard hat. It may be a little thing, but it was also a hat that I bought in Boston. So it had a bit of sentiment to it too.

This morning I was lamenting my lost hat as the one I put on was very uncomfortable. I‘d searched high and low for it. I guessed it must have fallen out of my car at some point.

So imagine my surprise when I drove to the yard a different route and saw a hat stuck on a post. I stopped as I knew I’d been that way before and it was indeed my hat!!

It looked like it had been through the mill a bit. Nothing a trip in the washing machine won’t sort. So happy to have it back.

Rainbow hues

Spotted a double rainbow as I walked out of Buddy’s stable today. I’m a big fan of a rainbow. They make me feel hopeful about things. You can’t have a rainbow without rain and sun. We need that light and shade in life too.

I’ve been in a philosophical mood today. I had some really good conversations. I’m a big fan of a good conversation too.

There’s so much doom and gloom in the world at the moment. It’s easy to get sucked into the negatives. But there is so much beauty all around us.


I love it when the daffodils appear at the yard. They seem to pop up overnight. It may have been cold today but Spring is definitely in the air.

I love Daffodils. They’re such cheery flowers. They also remind me of Wordsworth. I studied his poem when I did my A-levels:

‘I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.’

I was going to call my dog Wordsworth but I ended up with a Shelley instead. Well one poet for another.

Small whale

I headed down to Suffolk today to meet up with a friend. We went out to a local pub for lunch and I made the fateful mistake of ordering Fish & Chips. When will I learn that this is usually code for ‘Small Whale & Chips’.

It was bloody good though. And so was the company.


Buddy and I headed over to Easton for a lesson with Simon Grieve. After a busy week, I was feeling a little jaded. Thankfully Buddy was in good form.

A couple of blips, but lots to like. Simon was complimentary and gave me a few notes to work on. Mostly keeping my hands stiller. I can get a bit flappy. I know this. Today I felt like Animal from the Muppets. Thinking of him made me laugh I can tell you.

Thankfully I didn’t look that bad. Or so I was told. And I was very lucky to have some videos. I can feel a montage coming on…


Today Buddy and I rode out with Jan and Sam. They’re celebrating their centenary this year, how cool is that?! Jan is 70 and Sam is 30.

Talk about life goals. I hope Buddy and I are going strong at 100. We’re not doing too bad for 66!!

Three Lions

I’m back home after a full on two days at St George’s Park. It’s been so much fun. I’m one of those special people who loves running around like an idiot making sure everything goes smoothly.

It was a great venue too. You can’t help but feel inspired when you’re surrounded by images of legends and so much memorabilia and trophies.

I left Burton-on-Trent later than I’d planned with another Burton on my mind. Today was the funeral of a friend’s partner, Steve Burton. Steve was a lovely bloke so I wanted to be there to show my respect. And support a family who’ve been a great support to me over the years.

Balloon arch

I’m slightly in love with the balloon arch we had at the event tonight. It’s been a very long day. But a very successful one. The feedback has been great. And my client is very happy.

I’ve been on my feet so long, they have their own pulse. I‘m now officially off duty and can have a drink. I will sleep very well tonight.

I consider myself very lucky to have created a business where I get to do so many things I love. And people pay me to do it!

And I have some wonderful clients who trust me to do a good job.