Annual hernia

Yes it’s that time of the year when I risk life and limb, as well as a hernia, lugging the tree in from the garage. I knew it was heavy, but spotted the weight on the side of the box. It’s 65lb (over half a Pip).

No wonder I look like something out of World’s Strongest Man each year. Well that’s a Christmas tradition too!

Every year, I say I’m going to get a smaller tree. Then I put it up and remember how much I love it!

At least I only have to move it twice each year.



I had a little bit too much fun in the Christmas display today. I may have peaked too early and bought some new baubles. Yes I know it’s November. But they are so pretty! Excited about putting the tree up. Not this month though.

Lorry life

I had to take a horse to Newmarket this afternoon. As it was getting late, I pulled over by the gallops for a pit stop. A sausage rolls, Pringles and a coffee in a lay-by is proper lorry fare.

While sat there I watched a man throwing a spanner into a tree to get a drone down. 😂

It’s amazing the things you get to see if you stop and admire the view.

Gone early

It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas. Not my tree, that still needs to be lugged in from the garage. This is the one at my Chiropractor’s. I was covering reception today so got to have a lot of fun decorating it.

Then I spent the rest of the day looking at it and fiddling with the ornaments.

It looks a bit bare in the middle, so will be working on when I’m back tomorrow. 👏🏻

Get mooooving

I needed to clear my head today so I went to have a chat with the cows. They’re not great conversationalist, but good listeners. I then went to see Cyril. He’s looking resplendent in his Autumn colours.

I bumped into one of my neighbours who referred to me as ‘the train girl’. Well I did stop the horns so I guess that’s quite apt. It’s almost a year of silence now. It’s utterly blissful I can tell you.

She opened up and told me some things that were on her mind. As we parted, she thanked me for listening. She hasn’t realised how much it had been bothering her. People seem to feel comfortable talking to me about stuff. Good job it’s part of what I do. Seems I am a good listener too.


Woke up feeling a bit better today. So, of course, I totally overdid it in my excitement. 🤦🏻‍♀️

I also had some healing needles from Colette. They definitely helped.

This evening I took Ruth to meet the other men in my life. First I took her to meet Cyril (my wisened old tree) for a hug. Then on to meet the main man himself, Buddy. He was overjoyed to see me, pausing from inhaling his hay for at least 30 seconds! 🤪

It was about 3/4 of the way back that I felt my energy tank drain. So back on the sofa and another early night for me…. It’s progress.


I felt rather overwhelmed today. It happens. There’s a lot going on. And some days it gets to me. I’m tired after a busy few weeks. So I did when I do when I feel overwhelmed. I went for a walk. Fresh air, the great outdoors and trees make me feel less overwhelmed.

I found a massive oak tree and gave it a big hug. We had a chat too. It looked very old so guessing it’s seen a thing or two. Kinda puts things back in perspective.

On my way back, I saw this message hanging outside someone’s house. Made me smile. If only it was that simple…