The last month or so has been an incredible struggle for me, due to various personal reasons and mock/year 10 exams really seemed to put the icing on the cake. Ever since i was a tiny tot, i have always loved going to pretty gardens and houses, taking photos and so on has always put a smile on my face. Being the lucky gal i am, i have a very talented mum who loves painting, drawing and gardening so these kind of places fit us to a T. seeing me go through a very low point in my life made my mum extremely unhappy and so to put us in better spirits, we decided to venture out, accompanied by my sister to a local house called Kelmarsh. Fortunately the weather was beautiful.
Now that my aunties horse has better settled into her new stable, i have been riding her almost everyday and spend most evenings with her. She is a 13.5hh pony and her name is spotty (no, we didn't give her that incredibly creative name) Unfortunately she had an unpleasant start in life as an Irish cart horse and often went to Appleby horse fair and is scared of sticks and water because of this. incredibly she has only ever refused one jump and despite having very short and tense strides due to her previous surroundings, she has softened and lengthened her strides beautifully and i am very proud of her.
I have also started my training for my duke of Edinburgh award, which involves a two day expedition in which i am expected to plan a route, cook my own food and make camp for a night. i, for one are actually looking forward to it so so much. which is odd since last time i went camping, the tent blew away and nearly blew off a cliff. i hope to take lots of photos and will update you when the time comes for me to do my practice expedition (20-21st july)
i am aware of my appalling absence, it has been exactly one month since i last posted, which is naughty (smacks hand). i have a couple of posts which will be up very soon and my birthday coming up in a couple of weeks.