Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Back in the saddle

After 10 years or less of not riding I have gotten back in the saddle on a lovely ex-polo pony (actually she is a horse) called Snickers. She is calm, safe and nice to ride, great for someone who has not ridden for a period of time. She needs work as she has not be ridden for a while and I need brushing up on my skills so a perfect partnership for now. Sadly I can not jump her because of her tendons, overused and abused! However, for now I have no need to go jumping just light hacking and a bit of schooling in the manage is fine. Once I get more confident and gain more experience I would love to find a horse to ride that can be jumped and perhaps do some local competitions, I would love to do a one day event someday. I have no intentions on buying, the horse world is expensive I have also been there and done that.

Wish me luck, maybe it is a phase I am seeking out to rekindle my past or maybe I will take it further and compete again.

Sunday, May 27, 2012


I had a lovely few days with my friend in London. We met at a cafe near Harrods where we had wine in the sunshine. We then went into Harrods to find birthday presents for my kids where my friend decided to spend quite a bit of money on them. We are all very grateful for her generosity and we love the play house that she got but the others presents are for their actual birthdays.

Harrods is fun but it is not what it used to be and some of the toys in the kids section can be brought cheaper online or in Toys R Us however, when they have items in store that is Harrods only then there are some real treats.

Harrods even has a very pricey dog spa and some very expensive puppies, 2K for a puppy is a little extreme when most breeders charge 400-900 for a pup. Not sure how they justify it other than there must be people out there that spend money just because.

All in all it was a fab time.