A brief CV: born, raised and educated in England, learned to ride in 60s (first pony at age 13), graduated in French in the 70s, worked in advertising, magazines and interior design
Married and moved to France in the 80s, did an awful lot of building work at home and professionally, acquired two horses and three cats in the early 90s
Briefly rebelled against middle age and became a long-haul air hostess in late 90s contrary to everyone’s expectations (including mine) to assuage late-onset wanderlust
Relationships: no children, siblings or parents, just one husband, three horses and some very good friends
Horses: Aly, 16hh chestnut Selle Français with mainly Anglo-Arab blood bought in 1990 aged 6, now retired*; Pie, 15hh skewbald of indeterminate breed, bought in 1997 from neighbours because he kept escaping to visit Aly – taught my husband to ride, now also retired; Pom, 15.2hh dappled grey PRE (Andalusian) bought in 2009 aged 8 – epitomises the saying, “Be careful what you wish for”! Aly, Pie and Pom are the horses’ alter egos, named for their colours in French. Chestnut=alezan: Aly, skewbald=pie bai: Pie and dappled grey=gris pommelé: Pom. Names have been changed to protect the innocent!
(*Aly passed away on 14th November, 2012 – he is sorely missed, but will remain an integral part of this blog and the header photo.)
Occupation/preoccupation: looking after the horses, house and garden and reminding myself how lucky I am to be free, fed and healthy in this uncertain world. Oh, and trying to avoid any further bone breaks.
Thanks for dipping to the blog, I hope it will be “au revoir”…..