Moving Forward in 2018

I love a new year. Everything is fresh and new and I find a new determination that I lack at the end of a year. For me, the new year is all about moving forward and although I love to write a philosophical, motivational blog, this is not that. I actually want to write about literally moving forward. Perhaps because I am not the owner of particularly long legs or perhaps because I am very […]

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The end of my judging journey

It is the end of my judging journey and it is ok. After finishing a law degree, I followed my path to becoming a lawyer. I found myself working on a murder trial at the Old Bailey which is probably a dream of so many aspiring lawyers. I sat there numb. It was not what I expected at all. Hours of detailed discussions of a 14-page list of mobile phone records were very different from […]

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So, that was Christmas.

How was Christmas for you? Now, continuing the theory that I am a bit of a dreamer, I accept Christmas was never going to live up to the expectations or picture I had put on it, I didn’t anticipate it being quite such a failure though. After feeling a bit of a cold coming on, I diligently took some cold medicine, snuggled up with a hot water bottle for an early night so as to […]

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10 ideas with 10 days to go: Christmas Gift Guide

I don’t think I could really call myself a blogger if I didn’t do the occasional gift guide, it seems like the thing to do. I have never done one before, so in the words of Miranda’s annoying friend (what was her name?!) “Bear with”. I have really enjoyed reading other bloggers so have quite simply jumped on the band wagon and here you go! Plus I love Christmas and start thinking about what to […]

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The Dress

Three years ago, I saw the dress. The shape, the colours, the style, all so perfect. I turned to the Mother and said “That’s it. That’s the dress.” Mother looked at me confused so I had to explain further. “That is the dress I shall wear to my book launch event.” Mother looked equally confused so I had to explain further. “I haven’t written the book yet but when it is published, there will be […]

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November Equestrian Blog Hop: Ambition

I have many short comings but lack of ambition isn’t one of them! I knew I was ambitious from an early age -if I was going to do the Nativity, then I wanted to be Mary. And in horses it was no different, from the moment I sat on one, I was planning my show for the Supreme in the main ring at Hickstead.  The last few years have been tough and knocked me back, […]

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Ascot Races – Prince’s Countryside Fund Amateur Charity Race

I come from a racing family – my grandfather was a racehorse trainer, my dad a jockey, my aunt a champion lady jockey… However, apart from the occasional visit, I am not as involved in racing as you may expect. After taking Joey to his first race meet on Friday though, I fear the bug may have skipped my generation and hit him. He loved it. We did have a really great day supporting Southerly […]

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Winner, Winner, Chicken dinner

I knew eating chicken for supper the night the Equine Blog Awards were announced was a good decision! I think I am still in a state of shock from seeing the tweet which said “Rising Star 2017 is How Very Horsey”. It genuinely means so much to me. I don’t have as big a following as some of the other finalists but so many people voted and cheered me on, it was really special. Plus […]

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October Equestrian Blog Hop – Halloween: Finding the fun

This month’s Equestrian Blog hop is all about Halloween, yard traditions, All Saints Day celebrations with horses and yard friends. But the truth is, I am not a big fan of Halloween. Growing up, my Gran was so truly English that she saw Halloween as something “very American” so not for us – saying “cute” was also frowned upon.  Also, being on the top floor of flats means trick or treaters frankly didn’t bother with […]

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Movie night anyone?

Ophelia and Brian have kick started my annual desire to hibernate. The heating is back on , the wooly pjs are back out and the wood burner had its first fire last night. With that comes the need of movie nights and so I was chuffed when the team from The Horses Mad Network got in touch with this list of Horse movies for some inspiration for tonight’s viewing…. 5 of the Best Rated 21st […]

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