Goodbye 2013

Well this is the end of 2013 and apparently it is customary to look back on the year to reflect.


A few things have happened to me and mine and what doesnt kill us makes us stronger.

For Me?
1 spinal op
1 ankle op
2 lots spinal anaesthetic jags under sedation
Riding (a little)

Hospital by air-ambulance
Hospital by ferry
Hospital by bus
Hospital by van


Fivla and Vitamin were famous – Shetland ponies in sweaters
Hammy cut his nose (you would never know – as good as new now)
Velvereta lost her foal
Melinda had Zoot
Bozz-Bozz, Arcturus and Pippa went to new homes

Celt dies
We rescue Loki
Wuss takes to living upstairs
BeAnne has a fatty lump removed (not lipo!)
Jack soldiers on


My blog has evolved and moved to WordPress.  Huge thanks to my very capable friend, Nick Miners, for all his help with looking after this transfer and for stepping in when necessary to write the blog for me when I am indisposed.  Appreciated.


To all of you who brought me horses to snog, fed them or looked after my animals, children and me, an enormous thank you too.  Your constant help and presence made life so much easier.


I have won Haynet Blogger of the Year for the second year running – so proud!


So that is the brief round-up. I will continue writing this is blog and, if you continue to read it, then that is a bonus.

Happy New Year.  2014 is Year of the Horse!


8 thoughts on “Goodbye 2013

  1. Barbara M. In NH

    I have enjoyed your posts so much this year! I’m not a rider and don’t know horses, but in was in Shetland for a knitting tour in May and learned about the horses in cardis….I’ve been enjoying ever since! Happy new year to you and the entire family, human, equine, canine and cat!

    Barbara M. In NH

  2. Jen Breese

    Happy New Year! I’m so glad my friend told me about your blog. I love all the pictures and following your adventures. Best of everything to you in the upcoming Year of the Horse.

  3. Judy

    I have just eaten haggis for dinner tonight . Thought it might be a good time for our first tasting. Not bad!! Have a healthy, happy and prosperous 2014 and thankyou so much for keeping us animal lovers entertained


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