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A Dream is a wish your heart makes ~

A pony tale
When I was very young, I held a quiet dream that one day I would have the chance at having my very own stables complete with my very own two ponies. 
Fastened to the pages of my scrapbook, I have a picture I drew as a child of this special dream of mine.  In this picture, scribbled enthusiastically with pencil and splashed lovingly with colour - two very beautiful ponies share a hay feast together, standing peacefully beside a tree.   

Sometimes I look at these two precious gifts of mine - and have to blink twice to truly believe my dream came true.

* Don't give up on yours ; )  xXx

Easter wishes

Faith & family & friends! 
Happy Easter  XxX
* Blossom on the trees * Daffodils and Tulips * Ponies losing their fluffy coats * Early morning sunshine * Birds nests tucked away on branches

These are a few of my favourite ' spring' things.  With Love 

Sweet Dreams ~ for worriers!

' I dreamed a dream in time gone by ... ' Les Miserables

Many of us value the importance of a good nights rest to reset our mind, body and soul.
Letting go of the events of the day to rest and recharge is something we all need to do, to stay physically and emotionally healthy - yet so many of us struggle to settle in the evenings and close our minds to the worries that seem to have a life of their own as soon as the street lights come on.
 I thought I would share some helpful hints that may just make settling down for sweet dreams a little easier in some way ... 
Message to self: Take note! ; )

Little things that may help calm your thoughts, before drifting off............. *

Firstly ...

Before you settle down for the evening - make your room a place of calm and safety as much as you can. Tea lights, soothing music in the background, soft lighting, inspirational quotes and positive affirmations beside your bed, or in a favourite diary - they all can aid a sense of peace and…

Spread your wings ~

Discovering your wings  ... 

' Look up and beyond the clouds ' 

Morale lifting Monday message!

I thought this was very much worth sharing today With Lots of Love  xXx 

Old fashioned girl in a very modern world ~


 Maybe it's just me, but sometimes I find myself quietly yearning for the time when gentleman stood up when a lady entered the room and please and thank you were spoken with sincerity and not to simply appear polite and courteous.. although people are so wonderfully able to express themselves now more than ever - it seems to me that somewhere along the line, the gentle intricacies of genuine kindness and open communication have been lost? 
Maybe I am being over sensitive but I cannot help but feel desperately hurt when someone takes their mood out on me and the way in which people can so forcefully criticize even the smallest of mannerisms you may have -  There doesn't seem to be an understanding anymore of what is acceptable and what isn't?  I very much believe people should listen to their inner voice and be true to themselves without judgement on any level - but I fear this can also mean that people can often forget how they may be affecting others in their pursuit t…

If happy little blue birds fly ...

' You'll remember me when the west wind moves...'
~ Eva Cassidy ~

'I've got a pocketful of sunshine'
~ Natasha Bedingfield ~

' Dear Old World. You are very lovely and I am glad to be alive in you '
~ Anne of Green Gables ~

' How can you see places like this,  and have moments like this and not believe?'
~ A Walk to Remember ~ 

Editing my blog x

Just a few little touches to add a country feel to my blog space here
 ... bringing the outdoors, indoors ...

'She designed a life she loved'  ... Author unknown
But what a beautiful idea to follow

Mid week encouragement

... When life gets tough, never lose hope ...

Being Brave ...

This weekend I had a very special moment - something my anxiety levels have struggled to let go of since my blog began at the beginning of January.
It may sound silly, but it's a step in the right direction for me and I thought I would record it here to encourage bravery when I have 'overwhelmed days' and 'tearful moments.'
It was such a beautiful sunny Sunday morning that I just knew I had to embrace the opportunity to put on my riding boots and take my 'little horse' ( as I affectionately call her) for a ride ... just us...and the woodland awaiting us outside the meadow gate. 

I have struggled with finding the courage to do this for so long, not because I am scared of my pony or anything like that - but because I am terrified that I may be seen by someone who knows me, and they question my integrity and sincerity. My internal dialogue of fears has spun every possible scenario of something terrible happening in partnership with that....Odd I kn…

Believe you can and you're half way there ...

I got home today to find this lovely uplifting message (and gift ) waiting for me ... 

Believing in yourself is never an easy thing to achieve - it may go in waves - one day you feel as though you can reach your dreams and you feel worthwhile and strong and valued. The next day, a simple disapproving look from someone can make you lose heart in everything special that makes you - you. 
It's tough to master. 
Having a loving support system around you does wonders to foster glowing self esteem and confidence, but the most difficult struggle is to believe in yourself when no one else does.
This a very steep hill to climb...
Thankfully, the non believers I have experienced in my life so far have come from outside my family, and not within it...yet for some people even their own family forget that a gentle smile of reassurance or a kind word can mean the difference between giving someone their wings, and taking them away. do we believe in ourselves and believe we can - when no one e…

Mindfulness with horses

A nice moment today shared  on my Mindfulness with Horses website ...

~ 11/3/16 ~

Mothers Day Creations Xx

Sometimes the nicest way to say 'I love you' is by showing someone - and if pockets are empty, getting the creative juices flowing can end up being such  a special way to show you care - with a personal touch lovingly bestowed upon your project - even the smallest of gestures is sure to say a very big ' I love You '...  

 A lovely idea for a Happy Mothers Day gift or birthday pressie
from little ones!

(Created Courtesy of my darling nephew!)

~ Children's hand print bunting ~
 All you will need: * A4 Card *String/ribbon * Basic Paint set/brush *Hole puncher *Scissors *Pen/pencil
*Paper plates *Willing to get a bit messy! 

For the hand print bunting - painting aprons at the ready!

* Simply choose your favourite colour paint and pour a nice amount onto your paper plate.
* Press hand(s) into the paint - and carefully lift it out to reveal a colourful hand!
* Taking your card, press your hand onto the card firmly, and wait a few moments before gently lifting it away - There should b…

Deep thoughts ~

Reflection for Saturday Eve Xx

Mindfulness 'With Horses in mind' Xx

 Horse Quotes ...


" They lend us wings so we may fly .."   " The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horses ears .. " " A horse is a mirror to your soul .. " 
" There is something about the outside of a horse, which is good for the inside of a man.."
Horses give you courage when you do not feel very brave ~ they offer calm and peace because they always live in the moment ~  and waking up each day knowing there is a beautiful creature eagerly awaiting your arrival ~ is sure to ease any anxiety about facing the day ahead ... 

That's the reason they are special to me.

With Love xx

Friday 'Feel Good Quote'

Pick up those hooves - and live for the moment! 
* Author Unknown *

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Because your dreams need you to believe in them  . . .

Spring Forwards! xxx

Spring ~
Spring is a time when new life begins again. Blossoms appear on the trees, daffodils emerge - that instant shine of yellow, dotted about the countryside, is a positive reminder that Spring is nearing.
I think, as Spring is all about new life and starting's an excellent opportunity for us to begin a new chapter of our own.
We can dust off the cobwebs from Winter and spring clean our minds for a fresh beginning. As the daylight lasts longer in the evenings, and the sky is lovely shades of blue ...there is a very uplifting transformation happening right before our eyes...almost encouraging us to follow suit...and do the same!
I thought I would share a few helpful hints to keep you in good spirits as this beautiful season unfolds...

* Re-evaluate *
After a long winter of heavy rainfall, cloudy days, darker evenings and mornings - many of us find our energy and mindset a little more forlorn and lacking in positivity. Spring can be a wonderful chance to awaken all that ma…

Animal angels

Calm & serene - Horses are always in the moment - We can learn so much from them

Every moment I spend with my beautiful herd restores me in mind, body and soul


Moments of Calm ~

" Coffee & Candles " ~  Peace

Creating moments of calm throughout your day can really encourage positive mental health and emotional well being. It's tough at moments to consider doing something kind for yourself ... we can often feel uncomfortable about taking a few minutes of our own -
I am beginning to learn and understand the value in it and the importance we must place on ...
A) Taking care of ourselves. B) Gathering our strength. Resting our bodies. C) Allowing time to settle any worries in our mind. D) It's okay to press pause - It's not selfish - and if someone tutts and rolls their eyes or resents you having to say 'no' just for a short time - then it probably means they need to follow the 'be kind to yourself' routine too! 

To take care of those that need us - we must be strong ourselves - and a few moments throughout the day to recharge is invaluable in helping us be at our best - We can then give the best of who we are to others with a …

Our Favourite place xx

There is so much more to 'home' then just being at the place where you live, sleep, cook ... To some, home is wherever their loved ones reside or wherever their family is. To others it might be in the arms of a best friend....or perhaps a special location that holds wonderful childhood memories.
Some find it when they come back to their house after a busy day, and are enveloped with warmth and security by a place to call their others it is simply a dream worth striving towards...sometimes it's as simple as a safe roof over your head, with a clean, dry place to sleep. 
Maybe your home is wherever you feel most at peace ...
We all innately search for a place to call home ~ even within ourselves...that moment when everything connects inside of your heart/mind and an overwhelming feeling reassures you that .... 'You're happy. You've found yourself. It feels right. This is what you are supposed to be doing...' 
  That is when there is no place, no fe…