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Rime and Roses

This weekend I picked roses in the garden, which still held a subtle perfume of summer …. Then, the next morning winter arrived, just in time for Christmas. A frosty, misty morning full of sparkling promise And the boys loving … Continue reading

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Do you like wild mushrooms?

So that’s it then. I’ve slung the flip-flops to the back of the wardrobe, put away the sun-loungers and washed the last pair of shorts. I love this time of year. The leaves are still green on the trees, there’s … Continue reading

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One Door Closes, Another Opens…

Before I go any further, I want to thank all of you who read and responded to my last post.  Losing my lovely old horse hit me hard and the genuine sympathy offered by my blogging friends was truly touching. … Continue reading

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Cornucopia!

Since my last post at the end of April, I’ve been slowly getting my strength back after the plate was taken out of my leg.  What I didn’t expect was that it would be like having a crutch kicked away, … Continue reading

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Garden Treats

A welcome, not too violent storm freshened the air last night and brought welcome relief to my old horse, Aly, who has had great difficulties with his breathing in this last week’s mounting heat.  And though the rain brought down showers … Continue reading

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Horses, Gardens and the Hopalong Kid

I haven’t had much to enthuse about in a post whilst my broken leg has been slowly healing.  Our garden and fields are all sloping to a greater or lesser extent, so getting about on crutches – I had to … Continue reading

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The Colour Purple – Royal Flush of Spring

Since my altercation between a horse and a hard place just over a month ago, my horizons – and my energies – have been strictly limited.  But at last the leg is starting to heal and even if I can’t get up to much … Continue reading

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The Battle of Broken Knee – Part 2: The Optimist Strikes Back

It’s about time I got back to picking a soundtrack for the latest post and what else could it be but Ian Dury and the Blockheads’, “Reasons to be Cheerful” – just groovy and grubby enough not to be too Pollyanna-ish!  … Continue reading

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Life Interrupted – or why the silence…….

Many apologies to anyone looking in for a new post recently – especially to Michelle, who has been a fascinating correspondent and whose blog is thehorsemaster.wordpress.com.  I broke my leg on 11th March and have been in hospital most of … Continue reading

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Horse or Garden?

It’s so easy to be over-optimistic isn’t it?  In our corner of South West France, spring is always stop/go.  The first little bulbs show their pretty faces and you start thinking better weather is just around the corner…….. So when … Continue reading

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