Thatch the way

Check out this stunning location I went to today for a client meeting. It’s an old farm building that’s been turned into offices.

I’m so thankful that I get to go to different locations and do so many different things with my business. And my life.

The older I get, the more I crave experiences and memories rather than material stuff. I love the life I’ve created. Don’t get me wrong, I have my challenges, stresses and disappointments. But I’m grateful for every lesson, opportunity and challenge.

Faith

This came up on my memories today. Not sure what was going on when I posted this 7 years ago. But it’s just as true today.

So much is out of our control. Having faith (whatever that looks like to you) can be really hard. Especially when things are wobbling. I’m spinning a lot of plates, it’s inevitable that some will wobble from time to time.

Let’s face it, sometimes you just need to put the world to right with some good friends, not take yourself too seriously and do the things you love.

Hail Buddy

I’m coming out of my malaise. Rover, my ‘black dog’, is heading back to the shadows once more. I’m processing more layers of my onion. Things I thought I’d resolved, clearly need more investigation. It’s exhausting so I’ve been really kind to myself today.

Thought I’d take Buddy out for a hack to clear my head. The weather had other ideas as we got trapped in his stable due to a hailstorm. So we headed to the indoor school instead.

Thank you so much for the messages, comments and love you’ve sent me. It helps more than you know to know I’m loved and supported.

Rainy day

As an equestrian, one of my most used apps is the weather. Totally failed me today as it didn’t really suggest it would be quite such a wet and miserable day. Oh well, luckily most of my plans were indoors.

I love the sound of rain. I find it rather peaceful. I also love words. So to find there’s a word that sums it up, makes me very happy indeed.

Sanctuary

Back from spending time with two of my favourite people, Simon and Harry. Their place is a sanctuary for my soul and lightens my heart.

We talked, we laughed, we walked. I was greeted like a long lost friend by their dogs and horses. They all love Auntie Pip.

Lemurs

I went to the zoo today for an impromptu outing. I love the zoo. I especially love Lemurs. So it was wonderful to have such a special moment with one today.

He came over to see me and held my hands through the glass. He stayed like this for ages. Just staring at me as I stared at him.

Just wonderful. Maybe he recognised a fellow Lemur. 😍

Birthday treats

They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Seems it’s true with horses too. Buddy loves cow parsley, so I picked him a bunch as a birthday treat. I failed miserably on the present stakes yesterday. Good job he’s the forgiving type. I think he enjoyed it, he practically inhaled it!!

Grow your own

Today saw the return of exciting times in the greenhouse (not a euphemism). As I started the day in the potting shed.

Potted on the cucumbers and planted out 6 hanging baskets of tomato plants. Didn’t have much time, but it’s a start.

Need to clear out the beds to plant out the courgettes, squashes and pumpkins I’ve been given. Lots more tomatoes and lettuces to be sorted out too. Anyone want some yellow chard? It’s gone a bit wild!

I do love growing my own. One things for sure, I won’t starve this year.

Bluebells

Well today felt like we’d gone back to winter! It’s been torrential rain, hail and very cold. Rather fortunate to time it right and be able to hack in the sunshine.

The rain has meant that the bluebells in my front garden have exploded! I do love bluebells.