First of all I should start by apologising to you for the lack of posts recently. Life has been pretty hectic (as I’m sure it is for all of my lovely readers) and something has had to give, which unfortunately has been the blog and riding my beloved horses, over the last couple of weeks. But rest assured, I will be much more organised from now on and with so many exciting things to share with you in the coming weeks, it will be an easy job! I would also love to hear from you as to what you’d like to read, what style guide items you would like to see featured or if there’s a specific occasion or event that you need an outfit for but you are not sure what to choose so get in touch!
So I just wanted to check in with you really and let you know that I am still alive! What better way to do this than by sharing with you my greatest passion and introducing you to my best friends…
Ali, aka the Princess on the left, super glam and super naughty! Panda, the true queen bee and oldest pony resident at the Limes has been here for nearly 13 years and DD aka Dolly Daydream on the right is my youngest, most chilled out member of my team.
With the mini heatwave that we have been experiencing here in South Derbyshire and Staffordshire over the last few days, work at the farm is in full swing and it’s all hands on deck. Whilst my Brother and my Dad have been super busy baling hay and silage and now this morning kicking off Harvest 2016 properly by starting the combining, my mum and I (when we’re not at work) have been taking care of the pregnant residents and day to day chores at the farm. We’ve have 10 piglets and 2 surprise calves this week so it really is all go! But tonight, with the weather being a little cooler (well only just) and the lure of stubble fields on the horizon, I have finally managed to get out on the horses.
Who doesn’t love a bit of stubble?
Any horsey person will tell you that there is no greater sight then a big empty stubble field, it’s the epitome of summer horse riding and is right at the top of the pile with things I love most about the Great British summer along with picnics, Pimms, light evening and BBQs…. As an amateur eventer, that hasn’t actually been eventing for a while much to my disappointment, cross country is of course my passion. Show Jumping I also enjoy also but I have to confess that dressage is always at the bottom of the pile for me – when I get in to it I really enjoy it, but given the choice I’ll always take the open field and jumps. So the sight of a stubble field plays straight into my love of cross country, it fills me with excitement (and sometimes a little fear as Ali is not the greatest behaved horse in the world!) and is the best way to de-stress after a long hard day at work.
Since a child I have been unable to resist the temptation of a stubble field the wrong side of an open gate, even when I am supposed to be schooling or not even supposed to be riding! and my impatience has been known on more than one occasion when I haven’t waited until the combine is out of the field much to the annoyance of everyone tractor driving. I have also been known to walk home whilst watching my horse gallop off in the distance after said tractor meeting…
So I thought I’d share a little bit of my summer lifestyle with you, it’s not all fancy days out at exciting places and shopping (far from it actually) but this is part of my life that I enjoy the most and am lucky enough to have the privilege of experiencing. Although I don’t say that at 6am when I have to roll out of bed to muck out before driving an hour to work…
I hope you’re all enjoying the glorious sunshine and apologies for the lack of contact, be sure to look out for new posts on the blog coming very soon – as I said there’s some really exciting things that you won’t want to miss!
Happy Summer! X